• After Forever

    April 4, 2020 ishabelle

    When I was in high school, I was deeply infatuated with someone. It’s funny to think about it now, but back then, I was a tortured soul. I was so insecure. I’d never wear my heart on my sleeve. The only place I’d let my feelings out were on paper, in stories and poems that mirrored any young girl’s life. I’d say, for a fifteen, fourteen year old (I don’t remember exactly how old I was when I wrote this),…

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  • Aesthetics

    April 1, 2020 ishabelle

    I remember writing this when I was in college. I wasn’t always conscious of meters and iambs then. I preferred to write as freely as I wanted, only thinking of rhymes and imagery. I am still not too conscious of those even today, but I think I wrote more freely then, as opposed to the more contained stuff I work on now. Anyway, you be the judge.   Where will I find poetry If you are all of literature to…

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  • Revisited

    April 1, 2020 ishabelle

    Here’s a poem I wrote back when I was such a poet. I don’t remember anymore why I chose this title. I do know that there was a phase where I liked using one-word titles only, so maybe that’s the reason. Anyway, I read this today, and I think I should use this quarantine days to get into poetry again. It’s been so long since I last felt like this. You put both my heart and my soul at ease.…

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  • Revisited

    December 17, 2009 ishabelle

    It’s been so long since I last felt like this. You put both my heart and my soul at ease. I have forgotten what loving felt like; I have stopped hoping that lightning might strike But you came in, and you changed everything. You gave life and love a whole new meaning. You’re the ray of hope when the world is bleak; You give me strength when my spirit is weak You’re the beacon of light in the darkness; You…

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