Category Archives: Poetry

Letters

Letters is the latest full moon inspired poem from Charli. And there it was. Some letters are just more valuable Trace the gold outline, the smooth curves C like sea or cat she stumbled Clumsy fingers grasping at the sound A silvery kiss or a sharp scratch That leaves a jagged imprint on your skin

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Eastern Soul

The sun bleached ghost clothes shifted in the late summer zephyr Gathered on rails, a shabby huddle of refugees, limp and hopeless Dusty cobbles burning through summer sandals etching like parchment The Arabic symbols inscribed forever on her soles, seeping into her skin Freckled shoulders weighed heavy under the oppressive sky A deepening burden that

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Once it was Spring

Once it was spring and the butterflies in her mind Fluttered and drank the honey nector Danced as each second passed, her footprints hurried on the golden streets A courtyard snow globe of blossom and the boy waiting. Once it was spring and a thousand blissful days belonged Of plane tickets and trinkets and notes

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Seeking Mermaids

Take me down in the turquoise sea Where blue crabs scuttle and silver fish flee Lead me down below the waves And let’s go seeking mermaids Bring me to our silent place Where haunting echoes kiss my face Take me into kaleidoscope lights And let’s go seeking mermaids Place a white shell inside my palm

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Black Judgement

Black. I let it take me. No skipping carefree from the oily sea that seeps into the dry cracks of my bones, putrid warm. Its diamond crests scooped and closed in that sculpted box Saved and safe, my happy place Our laughter trapped inside, a grotesque musical box for the insane. The scent of seawater

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She Lives

It’s been some time since I wrote poetry, busy busy in the content marketing world! Here’s one I wrote tonight whilst sitting on my balcony, it’s called “She Lives” and I hope you enjoy it. She lives in that cool night breeze A minty kiss on your cheek that wakes you gasping A faint scent

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Remnants of You

Remnants of you is the new poem from Charli Says…   Today I tidied you away, filed your love letters under your name Today I tidied you away But tell me what I’m supposed to do with the faded shirt that smells like you Today I found a box for you, a turquoise one with

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Castle of the girl

In the eastern tower, her favourite step by the worn arrow loop Cold sea winds seep into her eyes spilling to a defiant tear on one cheek That weak Autumn sunlight paints a shaft of her pastel hair a fiery ochre Cheek pressed to the chalky stone, there are no shapes to be seen  

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Fault line

Something’s broken in your ocean, a strike-slip fault, a tiny motion A space that shifts to cause commotion, a fault line in our intersection Something’s fractured and I can’t mend it, a surface tear, I can’t repair We slid past ourselves again, a rocky grind of phrase on phrase Something’s shifted and I jolted, a

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In The End

Your yellow stone with the pointless edges In the waves, in the bay, in the timeless weather Your tourmaline weak with the dying sun In the rocks, in the pools in the starless climbs Desisting weight a shallow bruise In the beige, in the sands, the sponge shoreline Your ripples blended, your flecks worn away

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