Sleepless Nights

Clouds Linger

Lost in thought
Where does time go?
Searching for answers
Finding only questions
Leaving accusations behind
Forever in doubt

Looking toward the past
Hoping for a future
Trapped in between
With no where to go
From sleepless nights
Dreams are rekindled

Once choices were easy
Youthful days long ago
Energies ran free
Passions held firmly
Paths were clear
Now clouds linger

Weary but unbroken
Choices still remain
Fewer than before
But there nonetheless
Time to collect things forgotten
Before they’re gone forever

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

Clouds Linger

 

Drifting Away

Lost in the Moment

White lace caresses
Silken desires ignite
Satin and lace
Becoming one
Thoughts yearning

Calmness descends
Restful mind awakens
Nerves tingle and pulse
Sensitive hairs prickle
Whispered breath excites

Blindfold isolates
Ropes end longing
Stillness engulfs
Sensations tingle
Drifting away

Words caress mind and body
Pauses heightens pleasure
Hot breath on moistened lips
Flowing
Scents fill the air
Excitement rises
Every breath pulsates

Tender flesh quivers
Lips on silken thighs
Moving higher
Just out of reach
Yearning for release

Heartbeat races
Beads of sweat pool
Relentless words spoken
Sensual and forbidden
Freeing all inhibitions

Breathing quickens
Straining for release
Lost in the moment
Contact is made
Muscles spasm
Wave after wave
Shudders through
Mind and body

Strong arms engulf
Hands caress
Guiding
Prolonging

Blindfold removed
Ropes untied
Reality shatters dream
Mind races once more
Longing to return again

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

Lost in the Moment

Echoes Remain

The following poem was written for Debra Lane‘s Picture Challenge that she is hosting on her Blog Words Across the Ocean. To jump directly to all the poems for the challenge click on #PicturePromptChallenge. Below is my entry and below that is said picture.

Hollowed Out Dreams

Hovering between the sky and moon
Twilight lingers and becomes imprisoned
As dusty velvet curtains are pulled back
Revealing torment and darkness beyond

The theatre of a once vibrant life lies silent
Only echoes remain on the empty stage
An ever fading moon weeps into the mist
As shadows wander aimlessly in the gloom

Passions shelter in hollowed out dreams
Decaying desires lay strewn in the wings
A spectre of loss circles endlessly
Temptation and regret soaks the fabric of being

Waiting for the audience that never came
For the playwrights that forgot their lines
Once expectant eyes now stare back in reproach
Desolate and alone, longing for the final curtain call

Copyright © 2015 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved

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Micro Poetry Times Five

Some things are meant to be
And some things never will be
It is the things lost in between
That make life worth living

Is this really the only rout?
Thoughts turning inside out
Memories always in doubt
Asking what is it all about
While trying not to shout

Sitting at the bottom of a glass
Swimming through lost time
Tasting passions flowing by
Imbibed thoughts wander still

Caught in this brief moment in time
Lost worlds collide, forming clarity
Fixed illusions dissipate into nothing
Words coalesce, framing perceptions

Awaken to bird song and sunlight
Eyes sticky with last night’s dreams
Soon washed away and forgotten
A morning like any other

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

Passions Embraced

This week’s poem for the Facebook Group Poetry in Motion, a picture prompt (see below): 

A Journey of Awakening

Life lived in seclusion, a comfort of sorts
Moments lost forever but never forgotten
Lost in a wilderness of self doubt and fear
Born from rejection and feeding on pain

A heart broken and torn from a jilted love
Left standing alone, lost in bewilderment
Habit and rosary replace wedding finery
Life of devotion for many, never for self

Prayer and study fade into the distance
Thoughts longing for ungodly caresses
Memories surface and the body yearns
Hidden desires creep forth in the night

Alone, exploring mind and body freely
Repressed passions flow in the darkness
Unholy thoughts move into the daylight
Searching for that kindred spirit to share

Hushed voices begin a journey of awakening
Habits of old discarded as sacred oaths shed
New holy vows exchanged with a silent kiss
Secret desires freed and passions embraced

Darkness ebbs away as starlight fills their eyes
The sweet scent of flowers in bloom surrounds
Floating on a feeling of euphoria and calmness
Born in pain a life in seclusion blossoms again

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

A Journey of Awakening

Haiku Ten – Four

Soulful eyes embrace
Delicate soft lips to kiss
Beauty in full bloom

Lie back in comfort
Watch the flakes float by and dance
Whispered thoughts of spring

Longing for darkness
Peace and serenity shines
The light of sadness

Echoes fade in light
Shifting winds and silent flakes
A gentle snow falls

The snow has fallen
All rejoiced at the beauty
Then there was silence

Passions sharing thoughts
Amidst cold winds and dark skies
No blossoms in bloom

A cloak of wonder
Unseen to unknowing eyes
Hidden from within

From this point of view
Gazing into eyes so blue
Tears like morning dew

Frosted windows blur
Thoughts stir of days long ago
Your thoughts guides me still

Lost in thoughts again
Memories of you burn bright
Shadows moving in

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Reflective Pools

A Stillness Echoes

A moonlit shower bursts overhead
Reflective pools collect memories
Shadows flicker as streetlights dim
Retreating into dark corners unseen

A weary traveller moves aimlessly
Thoughts blur into the silent haze
Time stretches with every footstep
A stillness echoes as ghosts linger

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A Stillness Echoes

Ribbons of Silk

Bellow is my posting for this week’s prompt on the Facebook Group: Poetry in Motion.

Borrowed Words

Seduction timed and on cue
Passions borrowed
Desires rehearsed
Lost in darkness
Cold and grey

Disguising a bitter taste
A chocolate cover envelops
Wrapped in red satin and lace
Tied with ribbons of silk

The story unfolds
Tales rewritten and retold
Shifting syntax
Underlies the difficulty
With loss of insight
From words that no longer excite
But safewords nonetheless

Pages torn from a book
Scene after scene
Learned to perfection
Yearning to be directed
Guided and comforted

Alone and unsure
Imagination drifts
Open and exposed
As secrets are revealed
With words borrowed
Longing for release

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

Still the Rambling Thoughts

This is an erotic poem inspired by….Well now, that would be telling wouldn’t it?

Contentment

As the clock ticks
Thoughts begin to wander
Fingers begin to ponder
Silken hose
Soft skin
Sweet scents

Hands slide on quivering thighs
Silent ripples of pleasure course
Tender caress with strong hands
Spreading, opening and exposing

Cool air ripples over electric nerves
Heart races
Breath quickens
Anticipation

Ropes tied
Bonds forged
Blindfold darkens
Words whispered
Soft caresses
Still the rambling thoughts
Directing
Guiding
Nurturing
Shaping

Desires ebb and flow
Open to the core
No where to hide
Exposed
Giving freely
Surrendering

Total trust
Total freedom
Total release
Taken further than thought possible

Senses freed
Thoughts vanish
Darkness banished
Passions flow
Contentment reigns

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

More Haiku, Tanka and Micro Poetry

Haiku

Soft milky white skin
Grey eyes in circles of blue
Deep desires awaken

First snow drops appear
Sheltering in early warmth
Reflecting in light

Soft petals unfold
Silken sensual beauty
A sweet scent excites

Visual splendour
Longing for a gentle touch
To nurture and grow

Haiku afternoon
Words carefully set in place
Searching for rhythm

Loss of your smile
Absence of joy in those eyes
Solitude of pain

It’s our last best hope
A universe of wonder
#FreeBabylon5

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Tanka

White frost on roof tiles
Grey smoke rises from chimneys
Blinding morning sun
Birds gather at dawn for warmth
Mist lingers in the silence

Weary eyes open
Lost moments in time unfold
Adrift and forlorn
Thoughts linger, fears forsaken
Shadows stir in morning haze

Rushing water flows
Serenity held in time
A stillness surrounds
Mists linger in morning sun
As sweet memories echo

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Micro Poetry

Thoughts emerge
Words written
Texts sent
Waiting in anticipation
Read with excitement
Thoughts diverge
Smiles escape
Desires met

Searching dark corners
Sheltered from storms
Smouldering embers
Hidden and alone
Caress kindles passion
Joy bursts forth
And lingers

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