I have written several poems and would like to know how to go about getting them published. If you could give me some information I would greatly appreciate it. I have attached a copy of two of my poems, I would appreciate any feedback you can give me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
**And Then There Was…**
I was four years old,
All pink ribbons and fluffy mittens,
The blood trickled down my knee
And my bottom lip wobbled dangerously.
And then there was you.
A shaky hand reached out and grasped mine,
Pulling me to my ruby slippered feet.
In one hand you held mine, in the other, a bag of sweets.
You fished out a love heart and held it out nervously.
“ Best Friends”
And then there was us.
I was thirteen years old,
All love letters and self conscious fidgeting.
I watched her dance with him,
My fluttering heart sinking like a weight,
Overflowing with rejection.
I felt your hand squeeze mine
As a solitary tear rolled down my cheek.
I fiddled with the buckle on my dress and when I looked up
You gave me a smile, and a red lollypop.
And then there was love.
I was eighteen years old,
All mini skirts and mascara.
Cocktails and nicotine ran through our veins
And we staggered arm in arm in a drunken jig
Declaring our friendship to the world.
The lights came from no-where,
I felt your hand leave mine,
Never to return.
Your body crumpled like a chocolate wrapper,
You closed your eyes for the last time,
And then there was heartache.
You were eighteen years old,
All crisp white shirt and sleeping.
I laid a hand on yours and felt the chill of your skin.,
Unable to utter a sound,
Unable to shatter the silence, unlike my heart.
I leaned down and kissed you goodnight,
Trying not to feel the lifelessness of your lips.
Laying a single red rose on your chest
And a love heart next to your hand.
“ Best Friends”
And then there was me.
"Save a Rainbow For Me" was written in memory of my older brother who died when i was 12.
**Save A Rainbow For Me.**
I don’t what to think of you,
I don’t know what to say,
But there’s been a dark cloud hanging over me
Since you went away.
I want to hate you for leaving me,
Why didn’t you say goodbye?
Did you really want to hurt me?
Did you want to make me cry?
If that’s the case I’ll say well done,
It certainly did the trick,
Sleepless nights are familiar now
You’ve had me worried sick.
I know that you can’t call me
From way up where you are,
I don’t suppose there’s telephones
I don’t think they’d reach this far.
I often sit and talk to you
But I don’t know if you can hear,
I tell you all my worries
And share with you my fear.
There’s so much I want to tell you,
So much I want to know,
I want to ask you where you are
And why you had to go.
Are you always watching over me?
Do I make you feel ashamed?
I’ve made mistakes that you made
I guess in some ways we’re the same.
I wish that I had had the chance
To see you on that night ,
To hold your hand and say goodbye,
And kiss you sweet goodnight.
I often thought of joining you,
When life was getting hard,
I thought that I could share your cloud.
Go swinging on your star.
But I know that when I saw you,
You’d be sure to tell me no,
You’d tell me that it wasn’t my time
And you’d tell me “back you go”
You’d tell me not to worry,
But I’d have to wait my turn,
That you’d save me a rainbow next to yours
Till it was my time to return.
“I’ll send the angels down for you”
I bet that’s what you’d say,
“They’ll fly you here upon their wings
But you’ll have to wait for that day.
For right now you have things to do,
People you need to see,
But know you’ll never be alone
Remember you’ve always got me.”
What I’d give to see your smiling face,
Your eyes of green that shine,
What I’d give for you to hug me tight
To feel your hand in mine.
You may be hidden in my heart,
A happy memory,
I may not see or hear you,
But by my side you’ll always be.
© Labyrinth 1999