Time Slips Away

Here is my poem for last weeks picture prompt for Facebook Group: Poetry in Motion.

The Glow of Limelight

A concrete tomb of memory surrounds
Thoughts and past life roams free here
The dancer stares into empty space
For the briefest moment time slips away

Fifty years ago, it seems forever now
On a lighted stage she showed them how
A Sleeping Beauty like none had ever seen
Soon to be destined for the silver screen

Movements made with delicate precision
Then a moment of doubt and indecision
A fragile mind that could not be controlled
Reckless terrors took their gripping hold

Lost in a pit of self loathing and destruction
When all cries for help meet with obstruction
Ending on a deserted road one dark rainy night
Never again to dance in the glow of limelight

Fifty years ago on a lighted stage she showed them how
Remembering aching limbs and flowing perspiration
With memories of applause she takes her final bow
Exit stage right, Sleeping Beauty dances forevermore

Copyright © 2015 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.

The Glow of Limelight

Haiku Ten – Two

Whispers through the night
Joy is released with the dawn
In each others arms

A land full of cheer
A breath of magic survives
Price of admission

A romantic heart
Dances upon slender threads
Invisible bonds

As the pale light dims
Roses release sweet nectar
Tear drops shaping lives

Me and Malt Whisky
Gives inspiration for verse
Glenfiddich’s the best

Lazy summer eves
Laid back with an easy mind
Sweet smell of lilacs

Sleep encircles me
A longing for one unknown
Daylight feeds the pain

My passions unfurled
A lull amidst the chaos
Sharing thoughts as one

In my dreams always
Graceful curves, enchanted eyes
Mary Louise Brooks

A ribbon of words
Shifting thoughts dipped into ink
My type of writer

Copyright © 2015 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.

It Started With a Song

The Dusts of Time

It started with a song
But it’s been so long
After you nothing’s the same

The cracks in our love spoke loud
Drowning out the sweetest of sounds
And when your memory weighs heavy
I call for you in the night

I knew I wanted to be with you
When the DJ played that song
Dancing through the night
Holding hands in morning light

I found the words to make you mine
Shaking off the dusts of time

It started with a song
But it’s been so long
Together we were strong
It started with a song

Sitting in the rain holding back the pain
Light grows dim with the rising dawn
You were the reason for me to hold on
Then you left me and now long gone

It started with a song
But it’s been so long
Together we were strong
It started with a song
It started with a song

Copyright © 2014 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.