02 May 2010

Poem Post: Burden

What do we see when we gaze upon a mirror?
The desires of a man hidden deep in his eyes.
What do we see when we look into his soul?
His greatest wishes covered with little lies.

His heart is heavy and his spirit burdened
With a weight that is his alone to carry.
He refuses to give up, and thus presses on
To a place that is more joyous and merry.

His eyes are tired and want to rest and sleep
From all the things he has wanted to see.
He looks up to the stars, and with a gasp,
He wonders who else sees them besides he.

He lies his head upon the grass, dreaming
Of a time when he’ll finally be laid to rest.
As he closes his eyes, he only breaks a smile,
Knowing that today’s not close to the best.
----Manny Reyes

POEM: Goodbye

My heart was torn saying goodbye,
But I know it was for the best.
We could not wait for a day
That was never meant to be.

You were but a dream with
My hopes and desires.
The only thought that'll
Ne'er come to fruition.

I wished for the day when we
Would be together, holding
On a hope that I waited
To be always fulfilled.

Then, I saw that you were
Only my dream, a thought
That only lived inside
Of my fragile heart.

My call is different from
What I thought it would be.
I see now that there could
Never be a you and me.

So I bid you goodbye and
Farewell, my only Beloved
Wishing you the best
In the arms of another.

----Manny Reyes