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Beautiful Fear

Posted: June 12, 2015 by gracebannister in 2015, GraceB

My love for you is miraculous,

Like the waves that crash against the glimmering shore.

Now, as I cling to the edge of the world,

As my strength slowly ebbs away,

Your memory comes to me,

– A moonbeam in the consuming dark.

I recall the way you held me:

Warming my heart and comforting my soul.

Giving me strength much needed,

to look my horrors in the eye.

And there, among the darkest of my demons –

I saw my love for you.

For that was my fear.

And as I let go of it,

I saw you.

Only you.

Always you.

Waiting to catch me when I fell.

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Parting of Ways

Posted: June 12, 2015 by gracebannister in 2015, GraceB

Goodnight moon.

Goodnight sun.

Blessed night to everyone.

Goodnight stars.

Goodnight sky.

How I loathe saying goodbye.

Goodnight my family.

Goodnight my friend.

This fragile day has reached its end.

I love you all and this is true:

Tomorrow I shall be seeing you.

So cry no tears for now we part.

‘Tis not the end,

but a glorious start.

For a Friend

Posted: June 12, 2015 by gracebannister in 2015, GraceB

scShall I compare thee to a drop of sun?

A shining ray upon our hearts.

Thou ’twas more lovely and more temperate:

More beautiful, were you, than any of us.

But alas, Little Lamb

Your Night hath come too soon.

But now I must say:

Your eternal sunlight shall not fade.

For Death,

Hath not truly taken you.

For so long as we sing.

For so long as live.

Thou shalt not be forgot.

For this love is eternal.

Omniscient

and omnipresent.

And Forever shall it transcend –

Even Death.

Pearl Grey Love

Posted: June 10, 2015 by gracebannister in 2015, GraceB

I love you pearl grey.

– in a way that is not a way.

With so much of my foolish heart,

And so little of my unforgiving mind.

My love for you is neither here nor there.

It is pearl grey.

– a whispered breath,

And no spoken word.

I love you in a way that is twilight

– that is moon beams,

That is all the rough waters.

The way I love you is still.

Very still.

It is quiet and secret and sacred.

Because I hate you too.

For so long we’ve danced this dangerous dance.

Living in the valleys of passion and pain.

I love you.

But I hate the way I love you.

And this is why I love you pearl grey.

In a way that is not a way.

You are my pearl grey

The Looking Glass of Lies

Posted: March 17, 2015 by gracebannister in GraceB

When I was young in Wonderland,

I was never still.

I lived among the apple trees,

My heart was on the hill.

 

From my back grew ivory wings,

For I was free as day.

All I knew of sorrow was for

Those who could not stay.

 

When I was young in Wonderland,

The way was never clear.

For I could see the demons,

They told me not to fear.

 

I was young but not a fool;

I opened up my eyes.

And there I saw among the people,

A Wonderland of Lies.

The Condemnation of Two

Posted: March 17, 2015 by gracebannister in GraceB

The room was dark

And quiet, and cold.

I came seeking peace.

And you,

Solitude.

I guess I interrupted.

But Still,

Side by side we stood,

By the shattered glass.

No words.

No touch.

Only whisper of stirring breath.

As we stared up;

Up, into the blank, ivory sky.

And there,

Surrounded by snow,

In the bitter, frigid air,

We found our secret warmth.

But,

As the winter fades,

And first dawn’s light begins its break,

We both know the truth.

To seek one another,

Is to condemn the other.

And so,

With gooseflesh skin,

We part.

Schizophrenic Soul

Posted: March 17, 2015 by gracebannister in GraceB

Spinning, dancing, whirling:

The spirits that haunt my eyes.

Some cry out in melodic tones;

Others cry out in lies.

I listen to the voices,

That no one else can hear.

I know not if I enjoy them,

Or if they’re my greatest fear.

The finest line of Life and Death:

A dark and dangerous game.

And at the twilight of my dawn,

I shall bow and take the blame.