Life Goes By

A Poem of Desire
Trying to be everything

Feeling like nothing

Wanting something

Unsure, uncertain

Hoping, dreaming

Wanting more

Life goes by

A daily chore

Lost in chaos

Trying to see

A different way

To live, to be

Too many options

Twists and turns


Crash and burn

Waiting for nothing

The timing right?

Wait forever 

Restless nights

Choosing wisely 

Over cautious

Life piles on

And leaves you nauseous


And overworked

Find the fun

Or go Berserk

Melting down

Start afresh 

Life goes on

To where, a guess

Trying hard

To be here, now

Love yourself

If you’ll allow. 

I Spoke

A Poem of Regret


I spoke to you poorly,

I faced you with shame.

I spoke without thinking,

I spoke only to blame.


I listened to nothing,

But the voice in my head,

That fills me with anger,

That fills me with dread.


I shout, curse, chastise

Unsure what I’ll gain

I shout trying to drown out

An unspoken pain.


I fear I may lose you,

It wakes me at night.

I fear I may lose you,

Yet it makes me contrite.


I wish I had listened,

When I instead I had spoke.

But passion had moved me,

My frustrations broke.


I speak to you now

and I promise to try

To hear what you say,

and help you get by.


DS Coremans

Written: Friday, 22 September 2017- 20:15

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