I have to go back a little to my last semester at New Paltz. During my creative writing class, my professor told us we had to write a poem for class and make it very descriptive; using minimal amounts of words. I never wrote a poem that made sense and could rhyme, but my professor assured me a poem did not have to rhyme for it to be a poem. To be honest I don't remember what I wrote but it was the first poem I wrote since deciding I wanted to be a writer.
There were multiple times that year that writing poems put a lot of things in perspective. It was 2009 and 2010 that brought on more of my poetic insights. There were a few poems that were written in regards to a close friend of mine. Who knew it would be a giant leap forward towards my first major literary goal. So here is one of the first poems I wrote which was chosen to be part of my first book the Chamber of Souls (more to come on that).
Lying on the sand,
The beautiful clear sky lets the gentle breeze flow over me.
The red hot sun radiates my body,
While my mind simmers with memories.
I’m reminded of my happiest times.
Driving around town, the music blasting, with the windows down.
One drive makes everything feel right.
My friends are all I ever needed.
A glimpse into the sun reminds me of our time together.
Waiting for the next adventure to begin;
You’ll jump at a moment’s notice,
But you never notice the one starring you in the eyes.
Now I’m here, unable move.
If I do I’ll die.
Wishing I had the strength to tell you,
But fear I never will.
The lights are fading fast.
There’s a shadow standing over me.
I notice her eyes one last time;
I love you.