jonathan Juarez

(Orange CA.)

Forbearance


we never argue enough to know
that i stare into the sun with nothing in mind
i stare at the ocean with nothing to find
what can be of this empty page
i'm not a sage
but i age
what can be of this
the collective tendency to ignore
the guarded wisdom of rage

we sing songs into dust
admitting the briefest fits of righteousness
we read books into dust
omitting, fading the briefest righteousness
breathless and torn
like two strangers
all we ever were
like two strangers sometimes
something has got to give

don't you know that i'll be around
enough to catch the sunlight
to feel the oceans mist
without much to say of it
but everything is in the way
streets outside your window
days outside your day
it's here at home i'll wait
while we've been away

if there's nothing left to have
and if its all that's done before
you'll come apart and you'll go black
close your eyes if its not fair
close your eyes and you'll come back
to be what you always thought you wore
a strangers heart without a home
as bare as bare can bear

Submitted: Monday, September 17, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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  • Romeo Della Valle (9/23/2012 9:02:00 PM)

    Impressive! A reservoir of powerful and and meaningful words along with rich imagery! This well penned and poignant write clearly shows your Beauty and Talent! Keep it up dear Jonathan since I can clearly see your potential in the Poetry World! Keep giving the World more food for thought! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep writing and reading other poets writes so you can enhance your knowledge and writing skills! Romeo-NYC (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (9/17/2012 4:29:00 PM)

    Wow! You are rhyming words! ! I'm so impressed (and yes...a bit jealous; -) but only at how well it
    works..this could double as some exquisite song lyrics to everyone's favorite song in the world..
    with the right melody! Home run, I'd say. (Report) Reply

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