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Alone

by

Joshua Ross

I stand and watch
Alone
The world moves on leaving me to stand alone
Take my hand, hold it one last time.
Hold it close and shut your eyes.
What do you think about?
Why must go and hide?
Lay down your bags, stand by my side.
You're the only one for me
I'm the only one for you.
Words fill my mind.
Empty words of an empty betrayal,
Take my hand and hold it tight.
If only I could get away from these feelings I hold
If I would sacrifice everything I have
If there was anything I could do; I'd do it all for you.
I't doesn't take a genius to know I care for you
Love, cherish, respect, always there for you.
The fingers slide, please hold tight.
Don't let it go.
The sad new days
The pain that dwells as dark as the night,
Stabbing deep only like a knife.
I'm down on my knees praying,
Praying, Oh my God
Why must this be so hard?
I take your hand and hold it tight
Only you let go.
The fingers slip letting go.
I'm left to stand
To watch you leave,
Alone.


Lovehell

by

Joshua Ross

Love is the most wonderful thing in the world.
Love can turn boys into men,
Love can turn hearts of stone soft,
Love can produce a natural high better than any drug.
There is nothing better than love or being in love.
Love is the most wonderful thing in this world.
Love can turn grown men into boys,
Love can harden the softest of hearts,
Love can tear out you apart from the inside,
Eating away at you like maggots do an old pork chop.
There is nothing worse than love.
Love is the most wonderful thing in the world.


Lost

by

Joshua Ross

Maybe I can find a place
A finer sight to see,
Find a place where I belong.
Wandering aimlessly,
I know where I can go.
Every painful day I can see;
If only I could hear you,
I only you could hear me.
When you open your eyes
When you see what is in front of you,
Is that what's supposed to be there?
Ask me who I am,
Ask me what you are.
Every painful day I can see;
If only I could find you,
If only you could find me.
Open up your mind.
Open up your heart.
Tell me, what do you feel?
Are you comfortable there?
Are you comfortable here?
Kiss me in the day,
Forever behind the horizon line.
What do you think of me?
What do you think of now?
Hold me in your arms.
Every painful day I can see you;
If only you could see me.
Together we stand; face to face with you.
Only neither can see what's there.


Unforgiving

by

Joshua Ross

Do you really know me
My dead eyes shine life of loneliness
Love is like suicide
Twisted ironies of time spent together
By the night's own light I will kiss you
I will promise to be your one and only
I will make you feel happy
I can't help but feel attached
I'm sure you know me, as I'm sure you don't
I stand unaware, lost inside your visions
Can I look up to you as you look down on me
What I needed to need was you
Do you dare to listen to a fool
You spit in my path
You disconnect me from all that is real
Destroy the mind
Destroy the body
You can't destroy the heart
To all my mistakes
To all my cowardice
Softly we stroll under blanket skies
I'll do anything to keep you here
I'll say anything to make you feel alright
I steal a kiss from your sleeping shadow
Forgotten in days of yesterday
To dust I guess
Wrap me up in always
And drag me in with maybes
Your innocence it treasure
Your innocence is death
Farewell goodnight
Let me be and have my peace
The fool who loves you
Walk away unforgiving
Don't take the time to listen
To listen to a fool


Roses

by

Joshua Ross

Dead flowers
Crushed petals of dead roses
It's strange enough to stand here all alone
I threw it up as it fell down
Fading out with long gone eras
Watched it fall as it burned
The flowers in my fist grow cold
Horizon lines seperate us
Trying to save that day
I don't remember it anyway.


Dreams

by

Joshua Ross

Lying awake I think of you
I lie down each night and cry
The tears I weep wash away the fear
the pain
the sadness
As the sky stretches from one gray horizon line to the other
As the mornings golden sun lights our path
I find my heart yearning with a burn for only one
I sleep with the pleasant dreams of you
I dream of the days that rule the night
When passion
love
and lust unite
Two souls meant to be together
Two souls meant to be united
If ever there were two hearts meant to be as one
They were ours
If ever there were two minds meant to be shared
They were ours
Your thin lips soothe my desires
Your beauty erases my fear
In the calm of your presence I lie down once again
I hear your voice
I sense your gentle fragrance
I feel your tender soul
I reach out my hands
A touch embraced by an angel
An angel sent to heal this mortal body
For my soul
A heart for my heart
A love for my love
I dream of you


You know

by

Joshua Ross

I just want you to know that I love you
That's why it hurts so bad
I just realized that in your eyes I am nothing
Not a lover, no, not even a friend
Betrayed by a companion
Salted coals harden my wounds
Perforated lines surround my heart
Opened me up, you tore it apart
Hypocritical memories
A thousand plagues force an eternal famine in my soul
I just want you to know that I love you


Hollow

by

Joshua Ross

I feel awful
and nobody cares
Wallowing in self-pity
I cry myself to sleep
only to drown in my own tears
Screams of silence peirce the night sky
Memories of hopeful dreams and
shattered futures die before concieved
I rip open my heart to find it missing
trampled upon by the sole of loved ones unknowing
Drawing upon an empty page
an empty pen sketches the plans of an empty desire
Unable to sleep I lie awake lonely
wanting the arms of one who will never come
dreaming of a day when the lover will be loved.


Never

by

Joshua Ross

I guess I never realized how wonderful life really was
How an empty void of a depressed heart could be filled with happiness
I guess I never even thought I could dream of one day feeling alive
Lost and confused I hid away a useless attempt to avoid my pain
I guess I never thought I would meet someone as wonderful as you
Someone so beautiful, someone so honest, and true
I guess I never thought I could see this world through anything other than the
colorblind idealogies of self-destruction
Soft blue eyes I found a whole world of living color in you
I guess I never dreamed I could find satisfaction sharing my time with another
Cheated and betrayed I was a hermit, happy nowhere
Yet with you I feel safe, a safe haven to express my feeling knowing that you care
I never thought I would ever be happy
Beautiful smile I found a reason to laugh to turn my frown from its forced
grimmace of denial
I never thought I would have a reason to live, to start over, a new beginning from
spit upon ashes
You are my life, my joy, my hapiness, my color
To me you are art, the priceless masterpiece of my life
I guess I never realized how much I love you


HuH?

by

Joshua Ross

Why must you be so beautiful?
Why must you be so kind?
Why do you have to be so caring?
Why do you have to be so wonderful?
Why do we have to be such good friends?
Why do you make me so happy?
Why do you make me so sad?
Why do you have to tease me?
Why must you ignore me?
Why must you hold me?
Why can't we have fun?
Why can't we hold hands?
Why do you treat me so bad?
Why do you make me cry?
Why do you hurt me?
Why?
Why can't you love me?


Diane'S cough

by

Joshua Ross

To the most wonderful girl I've ever met
If only I could hold you once under the moonlit sky
Forever I dream to grasp the queen with her flowing velvet
Forever my love under the stars of the white fireballed heavens
A dream to catch a vision of ecstacy
Never falling you slip through my fingers
Yours I am forever if it so be.


Listening

by

Joshua Ross

And so I say this once again
but not listening you hear the voices of a nothing whisper
To love you is to tear my eyes out
To care for you I have lost my soul
I have every desire for you to hold you on my pedestal
To hold you in my arms
To look into your eyes and find my own
You are my mirror to a soul search I've never tried to find
A happiness well of a thirst forbidden
Your body is my desire to hide my heart
A place to dwell, shelter from the pain outside
But to love you is an irony of want and desire
The words you hear are what the heart desires
But friends were never meant to share eternal dreams
I've tried and will, always, because you are the one I love
Lovers lost within the confines of a crooked understanding of one another
Desire means nothing to me, I already have you but I can't feel you
I see you but can't yet taste you
I rest and hope a dream unthought but hidden away in your heart
The key lies disguised with the false cloak of a fiendship
Friendship, yes, but a more powerful entity pulls us as kinsmen souls
I am your mate destined to be your lover
To be your friend, always to be your companion; to be your lover
And so I say this once again
And hope one time you will hear me.


Lady

by

Joshua Ross

Fool enough almost it was to be but not quite
With a renowned faith it was broken
Love taken from the rusty can
I chased the moon until I caught it But I don't want it anymore
I desire the sun and it's long ray of promising warmth
I've heard your winter
Icicles thrust into a broken vein of the brainbox
Breathe life and dance with the dumb signs and kitchen paint dye
Tuned my weaker eye I sometimes wonder if I've met my wife
Sure the stars can twinkle
Falling sky brings apocalypse unfortold
I thought we could both use a friend
And if I'm wasting your time this time you just never learned to take it
Listened but hid in the shade
I think I'm getting pale
With our own tongue the thoughts of fascist soil focuses right
And the fallen angels pick me up
It's all in the face of the ripened dreams
The lady told me


Art

by

Joshua Ross

I wish I was an empty page
I wish I was a fresh canvas
I wish to be made over
I don't know how to start it
I wish you could find me the way you want me
I wish you could sculpt me the way you want me
I wish I could be formed pleasing to your eyes
I don't know what you want me to be
I wish I could start over
I wish there were second chances
I wish I had a chance to start over with you
I don't know how to please you
I wish I could be your masterpiece
I wish I could made to your liking
I wish I was an empty page


Someday

by

Joshua Ross

And so we talked and I tried to force the words from my soul
Yet, I choked and the divine emptiness laid silent
You stared and into your eyes I fell
You loved and, as I too loved, I could not confess
Drowned in your sorrow I wrung out my desire
And the stars shined their rays and the light revealed your beauty
I cried, only for you, because you are not mine
I touched you and ran away
Stung only in cowardness, someday, I prayed
And your body screamed as does my soul
A longing and desire of only one for one
So I fell and was stricken with deep sleep
And great angels slept alongside
With pleasant dreams you held me close to your breast
The angels sang for the lovers found one another
But again I cry, for as only dream it was, you still are not with me
And I saw you and we talked
My heart filled with a joyous hope
One day I knew the heavens would sing and the sky would laugh
And I looked into your eyes and knew

Someday