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Phone Tag

by

Genesis Knowles

We stood there staring
But didnít make eye contact
I knew you were there
And you knew I was there
But we refused to look at each other
Me, telling myself to ignore it all
You, filled with anger hid your face
We almost spoke
But remembered everything
And provoked the silence
That slowly paved the distance
That we would be walking
To get away from the presence of each other
And it felt like there was a sinister force
Laughing at our pitiful empty hearts
For causing such a diluted relationship
I walked to the right
You walked to the left
Although we really imagined walking forward
You didnít even smile
You didnít even make any notion
That you still were there for me
I tried to erase it all
And to paint a new picture for our year
But you felt the need to disregard me
My words
And the sight of me
So now I am just waiting
Silently
Patiently
Listening to my depressing music
For us to start playing phone tag


The Sword

by

Genesis Knowles

The struggle of my life comes before me
I bow down and kneel on one knee
I become so infatuated
And so diluted with no self esteem
That everything that surrounds me
Disappears
I am handed two weapons to use
One sword to escape with
And one heart so I can refill mine after it breaks
I look up at my destiny
And a tear rolls down my face
Because I know that this could be the end
That everything goes down from here
And that my emotions and my thoughts
Will become bruised in shades of black and blue
I know that I can not turn back
And I know that this will be the fight of my life
The fight for my life maybe
And as I approach the battle field
I say I quick prayer to the heavens
Even though I know that this struggle
Will be against my eternal father
And as I take a deep breath
And pull out my heavy sword
Every moment of happiness
Flashes in front of me
And as I stare into the dark eyes
Of my joy, fear, love, and obedience
I tighten all my muscles
For I am about to destroy everything
That Iíve ever cared about
But as my everlasting enemy
Rips through the horrid zone
And stabs me through the stomach
I refuse to fall down
My pride stands too tall for me to lie down
Eyes blurry, I ask for forgiveness
And God grants me life
For I have proven myself worthy
And obedient
To my father
And to myself
As my wound heals itself
I feel stronger
For my battle for eternity has ended in less than a minute


My Tower of Security

by

Genesis Knowles

My tower of security
Falls over in a crash
Creating a mood slide
My intuition
My hopes
Came crashing down
Fires were started
Great riots of my fear began
I tried to sit in the corner
Where the shade could disguise me
So as I ran through the broken glass
I cut my feet
My toes bled a drop of blood
And it became my pool of tears
I cried
But climbed to shore
The sky turned black
My heart beat raced
I held my hand to my chest to silence
The pounding
All my peers stood there
With mouths and eyes wide open
I screamed to them to help me
As a rose vine shot out of the ground
And grabbed me
Wrapped me up in its thorns
They said nothing in return
Time was frozen
The milkman sat motionless in his seat
The birds stopped flying in mid air
Staring soullessly through their sockets
Thunder boomed about the sky
Causing reactions of boldness
I couldnít control
Lightening surrendered life itself
To the devils, the hell beasts, and the vampires
To dwell in our minds while sinning in
Such a manner
Spring begins
The colorful flowers of all dimensions
Release their fragrance
The scent stimulates our minds
The crack feens join unaware of who they are
An earthquake shakes the ground
Causing a downfall in life
People die
Cancer
AIDS
Accidents
Funerals are set up on every mourning block
Acid rain falls to the ground
Burning poisonous holes into our skin
Showing us that we have blood
That we are human
And that we have a heart
God points his gun at me
Pull the trigger
Iím not scared
Even though I am shivering spontaneously
Forget fear
Forget love
Concentrate on God
Ask him what he is saying
He takes the gun and points it to the mountain
Volcanic lava fills the world
We swim with the fish
For we have more to see
Nobody has seen everything
So I run onto the main street
Ashes clogging my eyes
Brush them off and wait for the vision
Follow the light that nobody is pointing to
Go on stage
Faint into the spotlight and dream
Imagine "peace"
Go into a coma
People shake you and splash water on your face
I could wake up
But that tower of security stands in my way
I am still too insecure
I have no self-confidence
And my mind keeps going blank
I see black when my eyes are open
The major disasters of the world stop
As my sleep goes on
People remain human beings
The milkman and the birds can deliver their business
Everyone is so happy
As I lay in my death bed awaiting my call
I walk through a white hall
Doves keep flying out from behind me
I notice that I have wings
I touch my face
It is finally so soft
I always knew that this day would come
No troubles for me
Or my surroundings
Everything fades away
As my mind absorbs the spirituality
I sink beneath the 20th century
For I am labeled "insecure"
In the tower of security


Silence Is Surely the Cure

by

Genesis Knowles

Cry to yourself
Hide beneath
Close your eyes
Grit your teeth
Donít tell them
Sink away
Burn the thoughts
Do not stay
They decide
To leave you out
Ignore the world
Have no doubt
Shun them off
Slide behind
Kill the people
Free your mind
Stop the tear
Rip your head
Break the silence
Rest silently dead
They donít know
What they do
Too ignorant
Their blood is blue
When they ask
Donít tell them why
They shouldnít live
They should all die
For what they have done
Has killed you inside
They smile at you
Confide, confide
Reach away
Release the pain
Fall down
Go insane
Stay silent though
They donít care
They arenít friends
Their brains are bare


You Make Me Complete

by

Genesis Knowles

At one point in time
You were everything that mattered
You were the one to make me happy
You were the one to make me sad
You disappointed me like crazy
You were everything that I had
I remember smiling just because you were
I remember being angry just because you were
I felt so low when you were down
I felt such relief when you were satisfied
If you were happy and laughing
I was the happiest person in the world
I know that you though so much more though
I know that you though that I tried so hard to make you mad
That I would do the things I did just for that reason
I never meant to hurt you
Ever_
It was so out of my intentions every time you felt bad
I only wanted to make you see what you used to see
Everything that you saw in me
Everything that I wanted to be
I wanted you to see
I wanted to be the one to make you shine
I wanted to be the one to wash away your sadness
I wanted to be the one to hold you in my arms
Everything that I wanted
Was for you
I never felt the need to make you jealous
Or to make you say those things that you said to me
I just wanted to be your everything
Every moment
Every day
Every second
I was thinking about you and only you
Every time anyone touches me
Every time anyone says how much they adore me
I break down inside
Because that is everything that you did
I canít imagine myself laughing the way I laughed with you
With anyone else
I canít even begin to think what makes my day complete
If you arenít completing it
Precious moments
Memorable times
What are they without you?
You are everything that makes my life the way that it was
It hurts me so to think that
You thought_these were just foolish games
But what are they?
They were desperate attempts to make you understand
The way it felt with me
They way it felt to touch my hand
The way my hair smelled
How my skin felt
What kind of heart that I actually own
What kind of soul do I actually have
And what kind of love that I actually hold
Horrifying yet deep
There is no other love in this world
That I could actually keep
Insane yet I cannot deny
Without you in my world
I donít know how to get by
Mysterious yet true
There is no one in this world
That I want more than you
While feeling everything that I feel
I donít know what you are thinking
I wonder if your feelings are the same
Do you think about everything?
Life is empty without you
By my side
I am wishing
I am hoping
I am praying
For the faith and the courage
To get me through the lonely times
All I should remember
Are those days
And yet I cry
And it feels as though I cannot get by with out you
I know that life goes on
Even if it is without you
I should believe that there will be hundreds of you
That will be one million times better
For me
This loneliness will sink away
My empty heart will find fulfillment
And I will find everything
Everything that I want
And that I have had
Once again