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Eating Away At Me

by

Jen Barkow

I run for the door.
Trying to get away from here.
Nothing but bad memories for me, as my eyes fill with tears.
I stare at the world in disbelief of what is happening.

As night approaches, I find a place to sleep.
When morning comes I'll find someplace to wander.

I pass by a pet store on Main Street.
I watched those puppies and kittens strive for attention.

That's my life. I've been struggling forever to be noticed.
Wanting to be someone's pawn, like my life is a chess game.

I've lost my sense of pride.
Where does one go from here?
I must have missed the chapter on independence when I was growing up.

I relied on you too much.
How do I let go?

I have been in love once, yet I seem to keep losing.

What is our place in this large universe?
I find myself lost more than i am found.

I, one day see myself falling, just like leaves in Autumn.


Too Many Nights

by

Jen Barkow

Many times I've sat alone in the
dark watching the world spin around me.
Saw the stars fade out and then reappear.
I always sat there and wondered where they went.

I'd sit in the yard with the moonlight shinning on all
there is to see.
And wonder, where you are, what you were doing, and if
you ever think about me.
Well if you aren't. I am. I can't get you out of my head.
Your laugh, your smile, your sweet words. They mean alot.
Sometimes I sit on my bed and flip through old yearbooks
and remember the times we've shared.
But it doesn't bring you back.
Nothing ever will, not even if I pray real hard.

You've gone to a place were I can't follow.
I have to wait my turn, when its time for me to say good-bye,
and come to be with you.

But that won't make up for all those times I was alone.
While laying in bed at night, I felt scared and insecure.

When you think about it, and you add them all up.
There were Too Many Nights.


Too Many Nights

by

Jen Barkow

Many times I've sat alone in the
dark watching the world spin around me.
Saw the stars fade out and then reappear.
I always sat there and wondered where they went.

I'd sit in the yard with the moonlight shinning on all
there is to see.
And wonder, where you are, what you were doing, and if
you ever think about me.
Well if you aren't. I am. I can't get you out of my head.
Your laugh, your smile, your sweet words. They mean alot.
Sometimes I sit on my bed and flip through old yearbooks
and remember the times we've shared.
But it doesn't bring you back.
Nothing ever will, not even if I pray real hard.

You've gone to a place were I can't follow.
I have to wait my turn, when its time for me to say good-bye,
and come to be with you.

But that won't make up for all those times I was alone.
While laying in bed at night, I felt scared and insecure.

When you think about it, and you add them all up.
There were Too Many Nights.


Dreaming

by

Jen Barkow

The sun is my enemy
The moon is my friend
Now I can sleep and
Dream of you again.

I close my eyes
And there you stand
Looking into my eyes
Holding my hand.

The softness of your touch
The sweetness in your kiss
Your smile, your body
Its too hard to resist

I long to be with you
Everyday and night for all my life
To cherish and respect you
I want to be your wife

When we are apart
I'm sad and blue
There's a place in my heart
And its waiting for you

I watch the hours
Turn into days
I want to tell you I love you
In a million ways

As I sleep, I dream of you
Wanting to hold you tight
Your arms around me, and your breath on my neck
I would like to lay that way every night

The setting of the sun
And the rising of the moon
Lets me know that I can
Dream of you soon.