Velvet Swords

Away alone,
sails the sailor from a dream.
A dream that drifts into the abyss.

Serpents fill the dark void,
the children play without a care.
"Don't go there!" yells the Father.

Alas our vanity has chained us,
kept us down from the bliding light.
The children have all grown up.

Confess my sins?
Of all the miracles I've done
I seem to recall none.

Walk across the path,
the exit is the entrance,
the wise walk out the room.

Let the roses bloom,
and Nature gives us time.
Timeless soul, the body rots.
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Submitted on May 10, 2013

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Cesar Olvera

My name is Cesar I am 21 years old. I dont remember being into poetry at an early age, it never bothered me but i never considered doing it. I started writing poetry after i started analyzing the world around me. Edgar Cayce opened up my mind to things I couldn't believe. That started my journey into a more spiritual consciousness which eventually led to me reading poetry from Frost, Neruda, Blake and my favorite James Douglas Morrison, the unsung poet of which I speak of in one of my poems of the same title. Most of my poetry is inspired by the person I fell in love with but not all of my poems speak about love. Many emotions are represented in my poetry but also an analysis of what I believe life is about. To me every line has a deeper meaning than what it seems. I love music which also inspires me at times to write. Thank you for taking the time to read this introduction to my life as a "poet". Enjoy! more…

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