You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...


-Walt Whitman


28.1.09

rootless tree


WORDS SLIT THROATS, invisible blades,

Painting wounds and scars when sunlight fades,

On this skin made of sand and stone,

On this heart once touched and now alone.

Tears burning my eyes, flooding my palms;

Salty rivers singing lamenting psalms.

Lost voices amplified in whispers;

Pained lips talk under frozen fingers.

Hurts grow in stealth like cracks on walls;

Walls of my heart as loneliness falls.

Trees go rootless, hearts undiscovered;

Rabid dogs waiting to be murdered.

Every breath taken is hope poisoned,

Withering blue roses I once owned.

First seeds of grief grow into sharp weeds,

That smothers the sun my soul needs.

I needed time but time cannot wait;

Stitching hurts and saving faith,

As white as bone, as free as ashes;

Dancing in the winds filled with wishes.

Words lurk in the dark unnoticed,

Heard only by hearts pain had kissed.

Love is a ghost most beautiful,

Haunting this heart forever hopeful.

My feet walk on rusted knives searching;

Lost in worlds swarming with hearts screaming,

Silenced solely by pure love or death,

Killed by lies underneath your breath.





30 comments:

gentle said...

"WORDS SLIT THROATS, invisible blades"

i like this image! :)

Cutter Pilar said...

ang sakit naman.

RJ said...

Beautiful and lovely verse, mate! I'm sure Shakespeare is fidgeting around his grave right now!

Whew! How I wish may narrative article nito, mas maganda siguro.

[Bakit palaging frustrations sa pag-ibig ang tema rito, Roneiluke?! Padalhan mo na nga ng love letter, kung sino man siya. Sigurado, hahanap-hanapin at mamahalin ka niya.]

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

"On this skin made of sand and stone,
On this heart once touched and now alone"

whoever and whatever, this seems familiar.

strong words you got here.
di ko alam kung paano i-eemote ang nabasa ko, hehe..

great piece.
cheers!

Bryan Anthony the First said...

tulaan talaga ha
woof!

Dhianz said...

reply on "on the coffin rock" post: hayz!... nainluv akoh... gusto koh 'ung pagkakuwento moh... parang na-feel koh.. ang sarap nang feelings nah 'un... kahit w/out even sayin' anything u juz know dat u love each other... ang sweet! ... yeah like sabi nang ibah... w/ how u tell d' story... parang napipicture namen ang scene... hey u can really write a good book... a luv story one... that'll be nice... luv d' post ron! =)

rootless tree post: kaw ren gumawa nang poem nah yan... ur so talented naman tlgah... ang deep... galing moh... how can u write like dat... walah lang tlgah siguro sa system koh ang magsulat nang ganyan at maging kasinggaling moh... ang dme dme mong alam na words.. ang galing moh... walah lang... hanga akoh sau... eniweiz... sabi nga ni josha... minsan nga masaya naman... mag-joke joke kah... hehe... pagpatuloy moh lang na pahangain kame... 'ur really a talented writer... saludo akoh sau... sige.. take care of urself k... GODBLESS! -di

free_angie said...

Your comment in my blog...
wow..para pala kay pareng eli ito. hehe! nice job :)

---
a life without love is no life at all --ever after.

Opo para kay Kuya Eli yong peom.
Share ko lang sa kanya.

Tama ka life w/o love is no life at all...
Para walang meaning buhay mo non.
Love talaga ang dahilan kung bakit nagpapakabuhay ang tao.
Maraming Salamat sa pagbisita sa blog ko....

Masyado ding makapagdamdamin ang blog mo ah?
Visit ako palagi dito...Salamat ulit....

God Bless Us All!!!

REDLAN said...

ganda ng poem. galing mo talaga!

eli said...

ibang klase...ang galeng naman. pahiram ng poem mo ha. hehe tnx

dabo said...

this delivers the pizza on time and hot.

nice work ron...dark and brooding. lalo na yung "rabid dog waiting to be murdered"

Denis said...

roooooon namaaaaan


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hehe sorry, this week is just waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay toooo sad


(tagal ko tuloy nppress keyboard haha)

Mugen said...

Astig! I like the way you weave words. Lumilitaw pa rin pagiging hopeless romantic mo :)

gravity said...

waaaah. this poem cuts deep. poignancy at its finest. you really write with so much passion ah. write on! =)

KRIS JASPER said...

for some unknown reasons... bat kaya ako nakakarelate?

and your background sound... cool

lucas said...

gentle: it's the first line that formed in my head. this line inspired the whole poem actually :)

cuter pilar: ouch! hehe!

RJ: wow... that was flattering. naimagine ko tuloy si shakespeare na nasa kabaong. waaaa!

ang dami ko na kasing narrative. i missed writing poems kaya ayun.

kasi frustrated ako sa pag-ibig. hindi ba obvious? hehe!

dylan: really? hmmm... but thanks, mate! kahit ano na lang maisip mong way ok na siguro..hehe! peace out!

bryan: makitula ka na rin! :)

di: wow...thanks di. i agree. parang when you say nothing at all ang tema. hehehe!

hindi kasi ako magaling mag-joke. corny kasi ako. hehe! baka langawin lang. hehe! seriously. :)

angie:
hehe! my life is dedicated to deconstruct mysteries or life and of love...hehehe!

you're on my roll, angie :)

red: thanks red! hehe! akala ;ko pang bed-time story mo na naman eh..hehe!

eli: thanks, eli! sige ba. basta ibabalik mo eh. hahaha! korni ko! waaaaaa!

dabo: thanks for your insight, mate :)

nagutom tuloy ako bigla dahil sa sinabi mong 'pizza'..hahaha!

denis: malungkot ba? hindi nman maxado! haha!

mugen: thanks :) really? i tried to be less cheesy on this one..haha!

gravity: thanks, mate :) keep writing too. i'll read :)

KJ: delusional ka na rin siguro kaya ka nakakarelate..hehe!

i love damien rice :)

Mac Callister said...

this is great!im speechless

Fjordan Allego said...

grabe! iba ka talaga sumulat! iabang iba.. mala Shakespeare! bat di ka sumali sa mga literary contests?

http://fjordz-hiraya.blogspot.com

kalansaycollector said...

iba ka talaga ron! ;)

Lance said...

you never fail to impress, mate...
keep it up.. =)

PUSANG-gala said...

I have known you---I have learned how to love poems even though I still have the same problem with slow comprehension---just like math problems......takes time for me to analyze it....keke

flamindevil said...

astig ka talaga.the best parekoy.

eli said...

sige, kailan? sa katapusan?hehe

Ishna Probinsyana said...

yes naman. Ang galing talaga oh! =)

Pero sana gawa ka naman ng happy piece. yung tipong mapapangiti at kikiligin ako kapag binabasa ko? HAHAHAHA. Kase naman. Slit throats. Blades. murdered. tears. burning. knives. death. ano pa ba? lol

pero di nga. Ang ganda. Ang galing mo naman!!! Yan na lang kaya pagkakitaan mo? :D

madjik said...

ouch..kelangan ko yata humiram ng valium k kj hehehe.

nice one ron.

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

Hay... Tinamaan ako...

JoShMaRie said...

naknampoooch. ang pogiiii! hahaha. :)


sana magkalablayp ka na lucas para makapagbasa ako ng masayang post mo. pero... parang ayoko rin na maging masaya ka. hahaha. joke lang. baka kasi pag masaya ka na hindi ka na magsulat. may mga writer na ganun. may writer's block kapag masaya. :)parang ako lang. :)nyahaha.

lucas said...

mac: thanks, mate :)

fjords: thanks, mate :) sumasaliako dati. hindi naman ako nananalo. hehe!

kalansay: maraming salamat naman :) iba ka rin naman eh..lahat tayo unique! hahaha!

lance: thanks, mate! mukhang busy ka na naman ah... peace out!

pusang-gala: wow..baliktad tayo... i hate math and anything with numbers! hahaha! thanks! :)

flamindevil: hehe! thanks!

eli: kapag may pera na! hehe! o nasan na yung story na sinasabi mo? hmmm... malamig ang valentimes ko tiyak! haha! peace out!

ishna: wala kasi akong masayang maisusulat. hehe! ewan ko ba? emo nga talaga siguro ako :)

i am condidering it btw :)

loved your playlist!

madjik: hindi pa naman ako kasing lala ni kj..hehe!

keitaro: sapul ba? hehe! :P

josh: nako mukhang matatagalan pa yun. enjoy mo muna mga emo posts ko..hahaha!

thanks, josh :) :)

FerBert said...

masokista!

sarap nyan.. lol

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

A tree without roots is nothing...

Haha!

It hurts because it's true. Reality bites!

lucas said...

ferbert: haha! masarap ba? masokista ka siguro noh? hahaha!

richard: i agree. a rootless tree may appear normal, but in reality

it's dead.