Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Poem: Untitled

I watched myself become spangled

With the rays of the stones glistening

In the underworld of your heart

Everything fit me, for the first time

I heard the bells of Aphrodite yonder

I felt the echo of the slave freed from the cages of the colonial kings 

My eyes felt peace and showed veneration

I could look forward to love with rhythm and sceneries dipped in the early morning yolk of cerise pink. Amarula. And burnt cinder wood sunshine 

I could bow before the gods that felt the religion in the intricate columns of my toes

Without relying too much on what came out of my mouth

No war between north and south

I could find you. And that alone could make me smile.

Monday, Tuesday through everyday

There was no degradation nor suspension,

And parents quarreled far less than was typical of themselves

I couldn't hear the disagreements portend to dark days on the horizon

My mind imbibed whatever came through the gilded labyrinths of my soul

And if mistakes don't haunt me, I could swear only your hand could fit there

You were me, and i was you.

And that alone can make

Me dance

Without moving my body.

Because a world with you bby my side 

Is a world of extraordinary things and strange feelings.

©Raeezjacobs. Poetry. 2013.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Poem: Love In Rio

Love in Rio

I said love me

With all your guts, your screwdrivers, 

Your carburetors, and your difficulties

I said love me

Through your pang of insecurities

Your monstrosities, and your many conspiracy theories, 

love me like you love 

what was once the 60s

Set aside your guard for me

I said you're going 

to do nothing but love me

The way you love old movies, causing fights, getting head while driving, 

and the way you love 

doing the Samba in Rio 

on friday nights  

Set aside your indecisiveness 

Let me help you make up your mind

Let's run face first into the mystery of a holy night and

Let's end up surprised

©RaeezJacobs. Poetry. 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Poem: Beautiful Mistake

I'm gonna embrace you

Even though you're wrong

I'm going to make the

Beautiful mistake 

Of colliding with your body

In the daytime

And in the middle of the night

I'm gonna let you

Take over me

Like a shadow of the alps

Over the earth below

As the sun sets behind it

I'm gonna let you

Change colours on me

And repaint me

Like i'm your muse

I'm gonna be at your disposal

In the name of youth

And for the sake of a thrill

I'm gonna be your teenage dream

Making you scream my name

With your fingers 

Walking through my head

Like a clan of warriors

Across grassy plains

I'm gonna give you a 

Reason to remember my name


©RaeezJacobs. Poetry. 2013