Category: national poetry month

National Poetry Month Challenge: Love’s Duplicity


Hey Peeps!!


DAY 20!! Enjoy!

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LOVE’S DUPLICITY



“I knew that there were three words to say that would change this person’s world. Three words that would change our relationship, I would then possess the title as ‘his girl’. I’m not ready for this yet, it is moving a little too fast. But if it’s not said, he may go; I want whatever we have to last. How can he love me in such a short period of time? It’s easy to mean that I love him, if I’m speaking from my mind.”

“I don’t know what it is about her that made me fall in love so fast. If she doesn’t feel the same way then how can it last? She’s different from everyone else, that’s why she’s so special to me. My love is true for her; I feel it in my heart deeply. She’s taking a while to respond but I’ll give her some time. I want it to be real in her heart like it is in mine.”

“I don’t think that I really love him even though I said so. After I returned I had no feelings. Where did they go? I have to tell him the truth that I lied to keep him with me. Three little words that will make him stay are the same words that’ll set him free.”

“How could she lie? Knowing how much she meant to me. Saying she loved me, knowing it had no meaning of sincerity. I was pulled into the world of deception, not able to see beyond the lies. Her love was an imitation, a delusion in disguise.”



Copyright © 2012 by Yolanda Allen. All rights reserved worldwide. Poem from book Blues of A Sister

National Poetry Month Challenge: The Silent Kiss


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Poem 19!!


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THE SILENT KISS


His gaze penetrated into me

I could feel the stare in my bones

Falling into his deep chocolate eyes

I suddenly wished he were gone

Reading my every expression

His eyes searched every inch of my face

Not wanting him to touch me

He moved forward, closing the space

When our lips kissed

What force made me close my eyes?

What drew my arms around him?

I succumbed to his passion before I realized

After our lips separated

No voice did they impart

We held each other’s gaze

The silence sank, like music, on my heart

Not a word to be said

I left the passion where it needed to stand

Slowly I walked away

Letting my fingers slip through his hand



Copyright © 2012 by Yolanda Allen. All rights reserved worldwide. Poem from book Blues of A Sister

National Poetry Month Challenge: The Breakfast


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Poem #18!! Check it out! 😀


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The Breakfast…Part 4


I noticed her as soon as we made our entrance

I watched her eyes following us to our seat

I saw him take a glance

And my heart rapidly started to beat

Did she know I was his wife?

Didn’t she know it’s our one year anniversary?

How can he ruin an important day of my life?

How can he break the vows he made to me?

Before the food even came

I put my ring in his hand

“I know about your love, whatever her name”

“I saw you at the beach having sex in the sand”

He stared at me, eyes filled with shock

He couldn’t find the words to speak

I didn’t need to hear any excuse

So I just rose to my feet

I walked over to her at last

With a smile, I extended out my hand

“I hope you enjoy your breakfast,”

“As much as you enjoyed my man”


Copyright © 2012 by Yolanda Allen. All rights reserved worldwide. Poem from book Life’s Journey

National Poetry Month Challenge: The Bath

Hey Peeps hope you are having a marvelous day!!

Here is Poem #17!!

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The Bath…Part 3


I awoke to wet kisses

Disturbing thoughts made my head hurt

I pushed his face away from mine

I suddenly remembered her satin panties and Hawaiian skirt


“What’s wrong with you?” he asked

I didn’t say a word

“Why is your ring on the nightstand?”

He had his nerve


The water from the shower fell on my body hard

I wanted to wash away the nastiness I shouldn’t feel

“Can I join you sweetheart?” he asked

Those words made fire burn from my head to my heels


I felt his arms around my waist

It seemed like I was being suffocated by the steam

Flashbacks of the beach popped in my head

My nightmare was his dream


He started kissing me the way he kissed her

I pushed him away with both hands

He looked at me with confusion

“What? You can’t make love to your husband?”


Copyright © 2012 by Yolanda Allen. All rights reserved worldwide. Poem from book Life’s Journey


National Poetry Month Challenge: The Bed




Hey Peeps so wanted to share Poem #16!!

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The Bed…Part 2

 I just laid there in the cold bed
With the covers pulled over my head

Determined not to let my tears fall

I was shocked more than anything at all

Just before I was about to sleep

I heard the sounds of your feet

The door shut and your clothes hit the ground

Tiptoeing to the bed, making the slightest sound

You laid on your back and sighed deeply

I placed my ring on the stand beside me

I thought of the two of you and nothing more

I knew you were sleeping peacefully when you began to snore



Copyright © 2012 by Yolanda Allen. All rights reserved worldwide. Poem from book Life’s Journey


National Poetry Month Challenge: The Beach

Okay…..I’m back on track now!! Shall we continue ha!!

Day 15!!

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The Beach…Part 1


I watched you interlock your fingers with hers

You entangled her silky locks around your hand

The desire burned deeply within your eyes

You caressed the body covered with sand

Water rushed against her body

Not expecting the water to be as cold as that

She made a soft sigh, grabbed your shoulders

And put a slight arch in her back

I watched you follow the curve of her breasts

With your fingertips, making the slightest touch

Your tongue slowly made circles around her neck

She smiled like she just wanted you so much

You began to kiss her all over her body

From her feet to her knees

You began to massage her thighs with your mouth

As she yearned, you pleased

As your bodies interlocked

With pleasure, her toes sank into the sand

As I watched you, I wondered

Did you think about the ring you placed on my hand?



Copyright © 2012 by Yolanda Allen. All rights reserved worldwide. Poem from book Life’s Journey


National Poetry Month Challenge: Catching Up

Okay so I missed a few days, I shall make no excuses ha!

But here are poems from the days that I missed

Days 12-14

Arctic Soul


Someone come put your arms around me

I’m standing in a place so cold

So cold, ice can form in my mouth

It’s freezing my soul

My heart can’t pump enough blood

Through my body to thaw it out

My heart is so icy right now

I don’t know if it’ll ever defrost

My face is red with pain

My ears are bursting from the cold

My spirit is so passionless

It’s freezing my soul



The Letter


I received a letter today

A letter from my fiancée

Saying that he wasn’t in love anymore

For six months now I wasn’t who he’s been caring for

He left to visit his mom six months ago

It was only supposed to be for two weeks though

He called everyday especially the first week

After a month less and less he called me

I had his mom’s number. I called every now and then

Same story every time, “he just stepped out with his friends”

“Could you tell him to call when he gets home?”

“I’ll give him the message” then there’s the dial tone

The only ring that came from him was the one on my hand

I had no answers for his actions, I couldn’t understand

In that letter that I received today

The one from my fiancée

It said that most of the time he was home dodging my calls

He’s not in love, he’s not coming back, and that’s all




2:00am

Who is calling at this time?

The caller ID say “private call”

Somebody must have something important to say

Calling at 2:00 am and all

There was a deep voice on the other line

A voice familiar to my ear

Hey, what’s on your mind? I asked

“I just had some words I wanted you to hear”

I really don’t have much to say

“Okay but I have something to talk about”

I don’t know if I want to listen

“Please just give me some time to talk it out”

It’s 2:00 am, this couldn’t have waited?

“I wanted to apologize to you”

“I didn’t do that when I wrote you last”

“When I visited my mom, I ran into someone old but new”

“I got caught up and didn’t know how to react”

“Old feelings started to flow into my heart again”

“I couldn’t call so I wrote the letter instead”

“I didn’t know how to tell you I wanted the relationship to end”

“I just wanted to apologize for treating you that way”

“I just want us to try to get over it”

“I know this may be hard for you, but…”

Don’t worry I can forgive, even if I don’t forget



Copyright © 2012 by Yolanda Allen. All rights reserved worldwide. Poem from book Life’s Journey

National Poetry Month Challenge: You Can’t Hurry Love


Hey Peeps!!! Day 11!!

Oh man…..posting these poems bring back memories geez!!! I remember the incidents that inspired these poems. Most of these that I’m posting were written when I was in high school….lol

Enjoy! 🙂

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YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE

It hasn’t been long since we met

You already say that you love me

When I don’t say it back, you get upset

But I think it’s too sudden

I can’t say it to you

Because I won’t mean it

I want to be truthful to you

So don’t rush things

You can’t hurry love

So just be patient

The time will come soon enough

I think it’s worth waiting

Don’t push me too fast

I want to make sure love is what I feel

I want this relationship to last

So my feelings need to be real

You’re one of a kind

I care for you a lot, that you know

I just want to take my time

Love you with my heart and soul

I hate to keep telling you this

But you worry me so much

For the last time

You can’t hurry love

Copyright © 2012 by Yolanda Allen. All rights reserved worldwide. Poem from book Blues of A Sister

National Poetry Month Challenge: Not Goodnight But Goodbye

Hey Peeps!! Day 10!

I remember the incident that made me right this poem soooo many years ago. I was 16, and I had went out on a date with a guy that I had a major crush on. And for some reason after that date, I knew that I would not be going on a second date with him. I was a “good” girl back then and he was into playing games, although I liked him a lot, I wasn’t gonna be strung along. 

Anyhoo…..I remember after we kissed an episode of Moesha (the singer Brandy’s sitcom) played in my mind when she had said to her boyfriend, why does this feel like a goodbye? I felt like that after I kissed him. So it gave me the idea for the poem.

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Not Goodnight But Goodbye


Why does this feel like a goodbye?

Like the life has just drained from me

I am numb to your touch

Has your love set my heart free?


When did our words go so silent?

When did we take the wrong turn?

It’s like your kisses are left in the dark

And our fire no longer burn


Why does this feel like a goodbye?

Like my heart has turned so cold

Our memories are starting to erase

It reminds me of the poem, Arctic Soul


The space between us is getting wider

The air…the air, I can barely stand to breathe

When did our birds stop singing?

When did our days become so cloudy?


I used to wonder how deep was your love?

If I could trust what I saw in your eyes

But now my emotions just slip through my fingers

As my lips say goodnight, my heart says goodbye



Copyright © 2012 by Yolanda Allen. All rights reserved worldwide. Poem from book Life’s Journey


National Poetry Month Challenge: The Poet





Hey Peeps!! Poem # 9!

I love sharing my work with y’all!!! 🙂


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The Poet

Girl,

Did I tell you I met a man?

A very interesting man indeed

When I saw him, only my eyes were open

My heart opened up when he began to speak

Girl,

Did I tell you about this guy?

His looks can make a weak eye go blind

I tasted every word that dripped from his lips

They had me shivering down my spine

The words seem to creep up my legs

Like a caterpillar on a leaf

So soothing was his words

I was intoxicated beyond belief

His voice enfolded all around me

Penetrating into my soul with ease

I feel he’s already made love

To my heart, my mind, everything within me

Copyright © 2012 by Yolanda Allen. All rights reserved worldwide. Poem from book Life’s Journey