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Lux's Chapbook
« on: May 01, 2018, 01:05:45 AM »
A collection of poetry/lyrics.

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Re: Lux's Chapbook
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 01:13:55 AM »
I SAW YOU
Jul 2, 2016

If the ocean can slap the rocks
mighty enough
then born is the soft sand

I knew the storm's name
at least that

You set the time and place
the eye where to be dead calm
yet one of us never showed

I saw it was a game
at least that

If the gales can carry the sand
far-flung enough
then born is the hushed beach

Promises mean what to me now
they're only weather

I can see your metamorphosis
your mind constantly changing

If someone can use the beach
clever enough
then born is the colorful glass

Apologies I no longer look for
nothing stuck to time, did they?

At least I saw the name
of the same eerie storm

Your promises and apologies
presumed too much, too much of me
Your absences and silences
consumed too much, too much of me

That struck dead
my concerns

I'll be at the hushed beach
where there's colorful glass
strewn across soft sand
the eye dead calm

Heard you tried to find
our place
I never saw you

This world's shaping into
someplace strangely new
right, at least, I knew you

Heard you tried to find
our place
I never saw you

This world's becoming
someplace without you!
Right, at least! I saw you!

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Re: Lux's Chapbook
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 01:24:06 AM »
AN INCH AWAY
Jul 2, 2016

White ash raining, was that my fault?
Have I blown them out, every match you gave me?
Peer through the keyhole, and you'll see me
The tallest summit; far-off wall of ice
Had I built that blackthorn fence?
Your arms got caught, shredded red
Still reaching, God why, for a way
You floundered at the perimeter today

It's outrageous your smile's contagious
I'm fairly sure you already knew
That your hazel eyes hypnotize
Photos spiraling down, was that you?
Maybe you're somebody to think about

Can you tell me how?
How to let my guard down

Your lips sewn shut, wrists tied up
You blazed through the battlefield
The dimming minefield years built me
I raised up an immovable blade
Slashed both your pretty palms raw
When you tried lowering it down
You were just trying
To subdue the barbed beast

Can anybody tell me how?
How to let my guard down

Monochromatic photographs
Spiraling down
Smoky salt, yes that was my fault
Raining down on every wound
You came up closer, bloodied
I'm nowhere ready
You reach out and grasp air
Suddenly shaking
You were so close, you were right there
Only but an inch away

Then that avalanche! That was my fault
I tore the both of us down

Can you tell me how? Can anybody?
How to let my guard down

Yes, that was my fault!


Yes, that was my fault!


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Re: Lux's Chapbook
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 01:32:02 AM »
WATCH THE CLOUDS GO
Jul 2, 2016

jackson pollock splash across the loud lake
quarters clinking down sparing time
the backs of their sun-kissed hands brushing by
and each droplet shines like the eagle eye
the blooms of their rain-dropped lips brushing by
dragonflies vibrant purple, orange, teal
zig-zagged in the hot and sweet summer air
when she drank dr pepper from the can
this plethora of taste, gulp, ecstasy
ruffle of the eagle feather in the wind familiar
faint cologne and book pages off his neck
she pulled him in close saying "dance with me!"
"and hold me at the bottom of this lake!"
"under twinkles where no one's watching..."
tugged his bottom lip with teeth soft and slow
if she were able to choose and she'd choose
she would be a wolf dashing through backwoods
chasing the brave he who would swoop eagle
she pulled him in close saying "love the way!"
"you make my life feel, want to make!"
"you blush more than tingle..."
shook her hair in his face, resting her head back and teased!
"let's fly out to iceland or even maybe greece..."
she pulled him in close saying "love the way!"
"you make my sky shine, you're the world!"
"the words I want to explore..."
don't get up, eagle! let's watch the clouds go bye
don't get up, eagle! let's watch the clouds go bye


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Re: Lux's Chapbook
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2018, 01:37:27 AM »
MOUNTAIN GREEN
Jul 2, 2016

Smoke comes my father
I can feel it but can never keep it
contrails in the sky
watching pictures singe and burn

Long reach lighter's better than a lighter
better than a flimsy match
curiosity's hungry
better than decay

Glass pipe's better than a grape-flavored blunt
better than a paper joint
generosity's absurd
better than rotting

Fire comes my brother
I can stir it but can never save it
scorched marks on the floor
watching flowers toast and flare

Do you think if I climb that mountain green
maybe I can fall through a fantasy?

Fire's better than my brother
better than rotting

Smoke's better than my father
better than decay

Might even meet a man who loves his family
who keeps his pictures and flowers awake


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Re: Lux's Chapbook
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2018, 01:42:05 AM »
NOW THE FUSE IS LIT
Jul 2, 2016

Background was I! Marble was I!
but forget me no more
Louder am I! (bang bang)
Scream will I! (bang bang)
Laugh loud will I

Behind was I! Under was I!
but bury me no more
Louder am I! (bang bang)
Scratch will I! (bang bang)
End loud will I

I was alone! I was alone!
Bang, forget me no more

I was alone! I was alone!
Bang, bury me no more


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Re: Lux's Chapbook
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2018, 01:51:47 AM »
HAPPY ENDINGS
Jul 2, 2016

This is the summer of goodbyes
No season more bittersweet
Here comes the highways and skies
No reason but the tar is mine
I keep letting home
Go

Box up my life, zipper it shut
Throw them in the back of the truck
Stop yelling at me
You don't know how to balance your
Things fall apart, duct tape them
Shut

Cirrus clouds scrolling slow
Golden goats laughing low
Miles and miles of cornfields
I keep letting home
Go

I'll pull myself together
Put my affairs in order
Pieces of the pounding, pounding
Past

Bottle up my heart, hold its sand
Keep it close along the highway ride
Stop hating on me
You don't know how to say the right
Things shatter far, let fly my
Sand

Writhing wind kissing my face
Fat flies resting on my arms
Miles and miles of intersections
I keep letting home
Go

Look back to headlights
Float by eighty miles an hour
Glows in the long
Night

Guitar twangs for the journey
Angry drums for the story
You keep telling me
That you don't like who I am
Things fall into place, odyssey
See

This is the summer of goodbyes
No season more bitter
Sweet

Here comes the verdicts and cries
No reason but make this world mine
I keep letting home
Go

Burn up my grief, set it on fire
Drop a ring in deepest sea
You say you know me
That I can't ever leave
But watch me sail ah
Way

Yonder, yonder baby
I'm in love with the sunset
Happy endings without
You

Younger, younger baby
I'm in love with the sunrise
Happy endings without
You

Without!
you

Without!
you


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Re: Lux's Chapbook
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2018, 02:02:09 AM »
HOPE YOU FORGET ME
Jul 2, 2016

I don't recall much but I remember you
before I knew it you were fading from me
how that must feel to know I lost someone I loved
shouted, called out, didn't get an echo
all I see are windows spare and far of your life
can't be there anymore where I was unwanted
kept seeing your face, kept searching your name
feel I gained as much as I lost, more or less
but I waited too long, didn't get a goodbye
all I see are white lies, ghosts and graves, in your eyes
must've been alcohol, must've been the full moon
must've been chocolate because I don't remember

I don't recall much but I remember you
not even an echo, not even one goodbye
it must've been a dream or was it a nightmare?
you are the horizon, I hope you forget me
cos I can't get ahold of your hands anymore
they kept slipping away or were they ever there?
you are the ouija board, I hope I stay away
cos I can't get ahold of your hands anymore
they kept slipping away or were they ever there?
hope you forget me, I hope you rest in peace
cos I can't! get ahold! of your hands! anymore!


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Re: Lux's Chapbook
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2018, 02:07:08 AM »
BEHOLD
Jul 2, 2016

When my eyes close at night
All they see are stars
They watch them right with you
They study until sleep
When my eyes doze in light
All they see is your pair
They watch them watching mine
They stare in my soul deep
They paint bright your dark gaze
They turn nights into days
When my eyes chose hindsight
All they see now is care
They watch them once rewind
They our hours weep

Darling I can see you
In daylight at midnight
Angel I can see (ooh)
They our hours keep
They turn nights into days
They paint bright your dark gaze
Angel I can see (ooh)

When my eyes doze in light
When my eyes close at night
Darling I can see you


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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2018, 02:14:57 AM »
SUNSHINE IN MY EYES
Jul 2, 2016

I want you as a friend, so dumb I know
Lemme just say great to have met you
But my heart breaks we are no more
My smiles struggle to be brave, they're not fake
It was so great to see you working fine
But my heart breaks we're outta time
Moron why am I crying in public
Maybe we were friends this entire time
And my love keeps getting left behind
I look over my shoulder at you
And turn around and wait a little
You're waving around the corner or gone
Only Lord knows where people are going
Faces I engraved I kept in mind
I really thought I was going to stay
If life was so great it was thanks to you
My heart breaks thinking of sunny goodbyes
Yellow, yellow sorrow! Yellow, yellow woe!
Life was so great, lemme just say thank you
But my heart breaks saying goodbye sunshine
Moron why am I crying where they can see
Why am I crying when I am smiling
Crying, waiting, at the yellow ending
Yellow, yellow sorrow! Yellow, yellow woe!
You are sunshine
In my eyes
Does it matter if I can't
Can't see you
You are sunshine
In my eyes
Does it matter if I can't
Can't see you


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Re: Lux's Chapbook
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2018, 12:55:30 PM »
Hope you don't mind comments here in your thread!

Your poetry is lovely :-) thank you so much for sharing it. 

"Monochromatic photographs
Spiraling down"

Is probably my favorite. I hope you continue writing!

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Re: Lux's Chapbook
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2018, 02:53:35 PM »
Oh yes you can comment away! Thank you!
<3

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Re: Lux's Chapbook
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2018, 07:55:58 PM »
Find more of my work at Poetry Forum here:
https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=286969.0