Sign Your Name on My Skin

Sign Your Name on My Skin

A Poem by Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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I never asked for you to bring me a garden full of lies ...............

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Sometimes I cannot keep part of me
from asking the stars
where comfort can be found
without weaving the desperation
I feel under my skin
into a rope
that wraps around my tears of sadness.
I am left watching hours
take in the days
and never quite understanding how laughter
can tell someone to call out to the sky
then break and run
on the legs
of sheer madness.

My skies shouldn't tell me to get lost
inside of all I know
when I long to create an ocean of language
we both can plainly speak
without ever feeling any pressure.  
When tomorrow rings in the beginning
of what lies under all that I know to be
held in a distant place,
draped in shimmering hope ,
shall I watch you
write your name on my skin
while I cry out in pleasure?

I never asked for you to bring me a garden full of lies
where one has to work
in the shadows of forgetfulness
inside of a life with a smile that fades
as I regain my sanity.
The truth can be grown in silence
then burn brightly
as part of nothing and still lie beyond
that which soothes our hands
when they tremble
because we can smell the crow
we have to eat so humbly.

Listen to the lines you missed
when you stepped
into the shoes of a man
who no longer relied
on all of his senses
when you began your journey of echoes
where stars once danced.
Do you remember empty promises
as they run through the days
silent..........
even though you sing?  
Take a chance and lose your mind
when you find there is no way out,
as you rush to remind your tears,
of how they sting.

© 2012 Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm


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We don't pick the ones we love and sometimes those we love are "mad". We have to learn to accept what is given to us and not change what can not be changed. Everyone has flaws and if we truly love someone we won't see them as flaw but as their own uniqueness.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

8 Years Ago

Thank you Poetic Beauty :)



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Such a lovely flowing piece of a heart's emotion!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

8 Years Ago

Thank you Shia :)
This is shimmering loveliest in it's finest garb, although attending a most sad event.
Love every word from start to finish, took my breath away...it's affecting, and it languishes long after the read. You hit it out of the park again Neva. Just stunning.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

8 Years Ago

Thank you Frieda :)
Frieda P

8 Years Ago

It was my pleasure for sure :)
This is so beautiful, even in its sadness. Lovely write.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

8 Years Ago

Thank you K :)
KAOlmsted

8 Years Ago

Always my pleasure.
Brilliant piece of work

Posted 8 Years Ago


beautiful and breathtaking!

Posted 8 Years Ago


You have weaved such a beautiful story within your words that touchs a heart!

Posted 8 Years Ago


This poem poors with brilliant lines!
100/100

Posted 8 Years Ago


Life would be so much easier if we could actually control who it is that we love, and who we don't . . . real love just happens, whether ya like it or not, and sanity goes out the window 'cause it's not important anyway . . . when was Love ever sane and logical?

Posted 8 Years Ago


I especially like the title choice. There were some lovely lines.

Posted 8 Years Ago


your poems are wondefull! well writen, i loved it! :)

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Added on August 14, 2012
Last Updated on November 21, 2012
Tags: lie, skin, stars, promises, sing, silence, man, shoes

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

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Hello, I am Neva, 4i, from Atlanta, Georgia. My latest book and videos: My latest book - Mailing Letters to the Moon rm_f1st('6','182','true','false','000000','av2j3.. more..

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