she spoke pearl

By Six-Out

she spoke pearl to me
like the pale ashes that fell from her waxen wings.
and she always told me. to listen
because the sky was trying to tell me of
all the things I never cared to know.

when her fingers hit the ivory keys that unlocked
the meaning in my words. she sang
with a voice like snowflakes on hot concrete
and she'd beg. the stars- they keep on burning
while she's holding her flashlight to the sky
screaming.

I can turn it all white.


and. she's breaking pieces of porcelain
pallid like the shards stuck beneath her bleached skin
she tells me to ride the spectacle. because tomorrow
the stars might stop breathing so bright.

and I put my finger to her lips. she kisses.
moves beneath my skin. and she speaks silence.
so frosted with allure. and her lips part.
I tell her no.

she's said enough.




and we bathe in the color. she speaks silence.
tonight. we're both a little less.
than broken.

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© 2007 Jon Rodgers
Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2007.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Morbid_insanity On Tuesday, December 23, 2008, Morbid_insanity (76)By person wrote:

    "the stars might stop breathing as bright". that has to be my favorite line out of this. it keeps me coming back, you really are a brilliant writer

  • Morbid_insanity On Tuesday, August 19, 2008, Morbid_insanity (76)By person wrote:

    this has to be like the tenth time i read this but, i got something different this time. like i get the beauty but i also get a sense of sorrow that just exudes. it made me a little teary. still just as beautiful though

  • Anth On Wednesday, March 19, 2008, Anth (1142)By person wrote:

    since your new post *diamond* i read through all the she spoke poems again, i love them, i hope you post more in the future

  • Malice In Wonderland On Tuesday, March 18, 2008, Malice In Wonderland (1023)By person wrote:

    I've missed the way you make me eyes well... Scholar

  • Dei On Wednesday, January 9, 2008, Dei (706)By person wrote:

    I think this is my favorite

  • Sin On Tuesday, September 18, 2007, Sin (1179)By person wrote:

    Jon this is beyond beautiful...your words are romance and sadness ~K

  • unspeakable truth On Tuesday, August 7, 2007, unspeakable truth (104)By person wrote:

    Gentle sweetness...The ending took my breath away. Scholar

  • Morbid_insanity On Tuesday, August 7, 2007, Morbid_insanity (76)By person wrote:

    this was like awesome it leaves a smile on my face. this hit me in my inners and shook me. excellence on paper. thank you for this, its been a while since I read something that moved me like this

  • A former member wrote: this poem speaks pearl. the word choice is beautiful; everything fits together and flows so well. I'm in awe. Thank you for your comment and welcome x

  • Drayvinio On Monday, July 9, 2007, Drayvinio (19)By person wrote:

    Wow especially the ending. I love the imagery behind it.

  • A former member wrote: That...had to be the best of the series..and I've read them all. I know I don't comment much on your writes. You've got enough others stroking that ego of yours to full staff...

  • A former member wrote: But this was gorgeous...like snow and summer sheets and everything lily pure and stained with night...

  • Mylissa On Thursday, July 5, 2007, Mylissa (853)By person wrote:

    beautiful..simply beautiful.

  • Rhys Ki On Wednesday, July 4, 2007, Rhys Ki (72)By person wrote:

    *had to come back later that day to leave a comment*...... Good...job...lovely...

  • Rhys Ki On Wednesday, July 4, 2007, Rhys Ki (72)By person wrote:

    *in so much awe that speach is impossible*.........*takes another breath because I forgot to do so while reading this*

  • Army Barbie On Thursday, June 28, 2007, Army Barbie (324)By person wrote:

    I think I stopped breathing. Jon you write so..delicately that I just want to curl up on a stack of your papers because I'm sure I'd feal beautiful with your words on me. The second stanza...has me lock jawed. I'm speachless now.

  • A former member wrote: whispers frozen in somedays that never come...sheer loveliness!

  • Alanarchy On Thursday, June 28, 2007, Alanarchy (1123)By person wrote:

    This is tenderness.

  • A former member wrote: This was so vivid. All the white, all the like television snow obscured by flashes of beautiful clips and stills. Flashbacks and epiphanies. Beautiful. Absolutely exquisite.

  • Tania On Thursday, June 28, 2007, Tania (197)By person wrote:

    god.. so perfect in every which way...beautiful.

  • Mahakala On Thursday, June 28, 2007, Mahakala (209)By person wrote:

    *melts*

  • Err0r On Thursday, June 28, 2007, Err0r (367)By person wrote:

    'I never cared to know' I love the image portrayed with this sentence. Lovely write hun.

  • A former member wrote: you make my heart skip a beat sometimes.

  • A former member wrote: Damn...This is so good six...I effin love this...This is one of the better writes i have read in a long while...Cheers...~OttO~

  • PoeticHellion On Wednesday, June 27, 2007, PoeticHellion (192)By person wrote:

    I love you.


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