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Somewhere

by

Sheila Marie Bryan

I long in my heart to be Somewhere,
Perhaps, far away
Where the air is clean and crisp;
The nights never turn to day.

This Somewhere I seek is peaceful,
Tranquillity rules there.
Compassion and love abundant,
And so much more to spare.

No realms of reality,
Only thoughts of happy times.
No demons to fight,
Simply, peace of mind.

My yearning for Somewhere runs deep,
As from the earth, a flowing spring.
Constant and pure as the mountain tops;
The beauty of natural things.

Half a lifetimes search for Somewhere,
Is it...can it be
That Somewhere can't be found,
By you...or me?

The search will never end for Somewhere,
For it is where I long to be.
But does it exisit, this place, Somewhere,
Or is it only within me?


Silent Cries

by

Sheila Marie Bryan

Quietly, I sit and reminise, the path that I have chosen,
Deep within my soul, longing to turn back the hands of time.
Silently, I cy; no one can see, the agony of heartache that overwhelms me.

Mornings, I wake, thoughts invade my mind,
Deep within my soul, longing to turn back the hands of time.
Silent cries; only I can hear, the pain of loss, the persecution of fear.

Dusks evening visit, there is no peace of mind,
Deep within my soul, longing to turn back the hands of time.
Silent cries; only I can see, another day has overwhelmed me.


Silent Cries (Revised)

by

Sheila Marie Bryan

Quietly, I sit and reminise, the path that I have chosen,
Deep within my soul, turn back the hands of time.
Silently, I cry, no one can see; heartache overwhelms me.

Mornings, I wake, thoughts invade my mind,
Deep within my soul, turn back the hands of time.
Silent cries, only I can hear; pain of loss, persecution of fear.

Dusks evening visit, no peace of mind,
Deep within my soul, turn back the hands of time.
Silent cries, no one can see; another day overwhelms me.


Forever and A Day

by

Sheila Marie Bryan

You placed me high above, showered me with your love,
And only for awhile, shared your little boy smile.
Tenderly, you touched my hand, and spoke these words I say,
"I'll love you forever...forever and a day."

Eyes filled with such intensity, you peered into my soul,
Saw my every need, desire, and wrote of it, you told.
Gentle hands cupped my face, and spoke these words I say,
"I'll love you forever...forever and a day."

You play the game so well, with fervor and control,
Asked me, "Will you love me, when I grow old?"
My vunerable heart you touched, and spoke these words I say,
"I'll love you forever...forever and a day."

Now, my spirit broken, yet hunger for you remains,
Silently, I weep knowing nothing to gain.
Each night, slowly, I close my eyes, whisper these words I say, "I'll love you forever...forever and a day."


Treacherous Heart

by

Sheila Marie Bryan

Oh! Heart of mine, why did you lead me astray
Betray my trust, leave me defenseless?
Pain you've bestowed upon me.
How could you misconceive?
I taught you well; trust, love, compassion.
Have my efforts been in vain?
Did you not understand the lesson?

Treacherous Heart you are!


The Lost Child

by

Sheila Marie Bryan

Little girl so innocent, shy, and withdrawn,
Quietly slips away, where has my daddy gone?
He left you Lost Child, never to return.
Young woman so pure, crying tears of yesterday,
Always on the run, belongs to no one or any place.
Fear grips her soul, and it will forever be,
Now a grown woman, Lost Child's memory.


Terminate

by

Sheila Marie Bryan

Pressure rises, my own soul I chastise.
With the burden of distress,
Thoughts spinning, never ending,
I'm becoming listless.

Heart breaking, my own soul I condemn.
My back now against the wall,
Emotions whirling out of control,
I've encountered my downfall.

Take it all away,
It's just another day,
Make it go away,
Terminate, I pray.


Gentle Rain

by

Sheila Marie Bryan

Gazing deep into the windows of my soul,
Your expression softly speaks,
And ever so sweetly,
Your words begin to emerge,
Along with a tender smile,
"Wait for me, you are my destiny,
My love, my life, my bride."

Your fingers stroke my tear stained cheeks,
And lightly brush away the gentle rain,
My heart screams in silence,
My body trembles,
As your words echo in my mind,
"Wait for me, you are my destiny,
My love, my life, my bride."

Courageously, I return a tender smile,
Gentle rain streaming down my face,
And ever so softly,
Whisper these words,
With eloquence and grace,
"My love, my life, it is meant to be,
For you are my destiny."


Katelynlea

by

Sheila Marie Bryan

He rises early morn,
Hands shaking,
Heart breaking,
Stumbles to the kitchen for coffee.
Mind weary, eyes teary,
Memories of Katelynlea.

Twenty-one years she tried,
Twenty-one years she cried,
As I watched helplessly.
Heart with desire,
Soul on fire,
Memories of Katelynlea.

Oh! God, he cries,
I saw in her eyes,
The pain and misery.
I couldn't save her,
Tho I gave her,
All the love I had in me.

Night falls,
And he hears the calls,
Of his sweet Katelynlea.
"I'll be alright, sleep tonight,
For I will forever be,
Your sweet Katelynlea."

Memories of Katelynlea.


A New Journey

by

Sheila Marie Bryan

Many paths chosen with no regard to consequence,
Turbulent rage and endless sadness has dominated my soul.
Haunted by memories and fears of the past,
Conscience ridden with quilt, frustration, and woe,
Unhappiness reaped for lack of emotional control.

Today, a new journey begins.
It will not be effortless--
For the road will be riddled with many obstacles,
Many new bridges to cross.
Reluctance, I will not tolerate.
Fear, I will conquer.

Tears of joy and sadness begin to flow
As I reflect to the years of yesterday--
For they have not been in vain.
Many lessons learned, much wisdom gained.
Now embracing the passion within my heart and soul,
Finally appreciating the grandeur of this maginificent gift called life.

A new journey has begun.