Double Edged Sword

You criticize because I have secrets in my soul,

but there’s so much more you haven’t told.

You hide behind your perfect mask,

while all I do is stand here and ask.

Ask what the hell is going on,

but all you tell me is to hold on.

To wait a moment while you make up your mind,

while the perfect answer you try to find.

You tell me what my gullible ears want to hear,

then you wonder why I have so much fear.

Why I hide behind my perfect barrier, create a strong exterior.

You’re a lover with a heart of a traitor.

And I have no time for your disguise,

my only goal was to make you mine.

But you hid your heart behind a perfect storm

and storm navigation was never one of my skills,

I guess our love, you were trying to kill.

It’s time for me to stay still because this was not my, but your will.

-M.A. Fernández

© 2015 Marlin Alicea Fernández, Soul to Ink. All Rights Reserved

Day 7- Eucalyptus Me

Day 7

Take a walk until you find a tree you identify with, then write a poem using the tree as a metaphor for yourself or your life.

Rainbow-eucalyptus-truly-one-of-the-most-amazingly-beautiful-rainbow-colored-trees-on-earth.jpg Image:

Dark and mysterious, a calling face.

Smooth and beautiful but firm in its place.

Mixed colors, a mixed race.

Distinctive features, for a unique soul;

Always ready to grow.

Showing a one of a kind glow,

after letting all the pain go.

An inner bark that’s ready to mature,

Finally found it’s cure.

Eucalyptus me. Ready to be set free.


© 2015 Marlin Alicea Fernández, Soul to Ink. All Rights Reserved