Fruits of Thought - by Imajica Hyrill-Askosa



I sat and gazed in silent awe
Upon a scene of the sky and sea,
And the brilliant sun that hung between,
Glittering the shores with golden light.
As I watched, the blue of the sky
Deepened to grey, heralding the close of day,
As even the illuminating sun must sleep.
There, atop the headland far away
Etched in silouhette against the sunset
Rising fairy like, as if covered with silvered net,
A tower, bequeathed to us from olden days
Much like a turret blonging to a castle of dreams.
It stood tall, and seemed to me to beckon
As wolves sang a mournful song
To the sun's retreating beams.
Still, dusk leaves lazily from the sky
As the shadows crept slowly o'er the scene.
The tower, standing still as if it were to lower
Day's light, lest it stay too long.
Stars broke through the sky,
Hurrying to meet the moon
Lest she so soon in her melancholy radiance
Be hidden from their loving eyes.
I sat and pondered thoughtfully all I had seen
On that beautiful starlit night,
How- Amongst all this silent majesty
A place is still found for me.
A lowly atom as insignificant as I
Should be set free o'er all creation,
To be still a revelation,
And will always be until I die.


You, the artist
     (me) Your canvas
     Green Blue Purple Red
Your composition Bold and Devastating
the Intensity of Movement-- Provocative and Surreal
Your Technique quietly disturbing
a Breakthrough for such a young Artist
Your subject matter-- How Profound!
and of course, your command of the palette
Truly remarkable genius for color...
     Particularly around the eye there
     the depth of that violet-- an inspiration to us all
     those bold blues and greens, a brilliant fusion of color
     (not to mention) that fine tremble of crimson along the lower lip
Your years of practice in the studio have really paid off!!
     as I stand before the mirror admiring my reflection,
     I smile.
Baby, this one is your masterpiece.

The Battle (from the literature board in Mileth College)

Sword clashes with axe
The rogue behind me,
Laying out the traps
The monk close by
With the beothaich ready
The priestess drained
Healing an old warrior.

Oft we have fought this battle,
Aisling and goblin face to face
This battle will begin anew,
Most likely in a different place
My age does not affect my skills
But perhaps fear will be the test.

In the end, Grinneal, my final resting place
Will look to me better than the town I live
Before I leave, my final act of grace
To use crasher for the goblin before me
Retiring, still Aisling and goblin,
Face to face.

Dance of the Falcons

Looking across the smoke clouded field of honor
The light wind softly parts the acrid wisps
Of the pungent miasma that engulfs the scene.
Residue left of battles never far enough distant
From scarred spirits seeking fight or flight.

In those brief interludes between total occlusion
Faces peer across the battle torn void and see afar
That which causes their motal hearts to beat faster.
Each instinctively knowing that the other feels
Such hope and such fear both stark and overwhelming.

Does he know that she is a queen amongst her peoples?
Has she determined how he is a chieftan amongst his own?
Two strong ones moving warily closer across the void,
It is the legacy of battles past alone that haunt them
Two strangers who stand resolutely against the tides.

May the falcons fare well plying easily against the breeze
As if this thing mattered most and all else mattered more
Than the prey below; A hazardous gift of nurturing sustenance.
Caring and love let out like a grand banquet for the taking
If they do not but too quickly seek lonesome flight away.

Things I've learned

I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned that no matter how much I care; some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life but whom you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do but to the best you can do.

I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people that’s important. It’s what they do about it.

I’ve learned that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I’ve learned that no matter how thin you slice it; there are always two sides.

I’ve learned that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned that it’s a lot easier to react than it is to think.

I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you can’t.

I’ve learned that either you control your attitude, or your attitude controls you.

I’ve learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is in the beginning, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I’ve learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned that learning to forgive takes practice.

I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it.

I’ve learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned that my best friend and I can do anything or absolutely nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I’ve learned that true friendship grows even over the longest distance, same goes for true love.

I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want him or her to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all he or she has.

I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed you.

I’ve learned that your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem odd, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families don’t have to be biological.

I’ve learned that no matter how good a friend is, they are going to hurt you every once in awhile and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean that they don’t love each other. Just because they don’t argue doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned that sometimes when my friends fight, I’m forced to choose sides even when I don’t want to.

I’ve learned that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.

I’ve learned that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned that there are many ways of falling and staying in love.

I’ve learned that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves get farther in life.

I’ve learned that no matter how many friends you have, if you are their pillar then you will feel lonely and lost at the times when you need them the most.

I’ve learned that people who don’t even know you can change your life in a matter of minutes.

I’ve learned that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.

I’ve learned that the paradigm we live in is not all that is offered to us.

I’ve learned that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned that people you care about in life are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned that although the word "love" can have many different meanings, it loses value when overly used.

I’ve learned that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe.


Temuair Poetry

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