Tomorrow I have four and a half (I’ve already written the first half) Spanish paragraphs due.
Ah, pues. (Oh well).
I’ve decided that my GCSE controlled assessments can wait. I mean, what are exams right? Especially the ones that can potentially shape your future? They’re practically pointless.
I don’t have much to write about today, so I’ve decided to share another few of my poems. This time they are taken from my third collection, ‘Lovestruck’. Interestingly – and ironically – the first one is called ‘Bilingual’. I actually wrote it when I was supposed to be doing my Spanish homework (do you see a trend here?) and I was thinking about this guy – yes, it is slightly personal, *blush* – and then I got sidetracked… and really annoyed, actually, and so I wrote this.
The second one is called ‘Guessing Games’, which was my first attempt at rhyming poetry. (I’m not a huge fan of rhyming poetry…) But here they are. So, you know what to do!
Bilingual (From ‘Lovestruck’)
I speak English. You speak English.
We only speak English.
Or at least, that is the only language we can speak fluently.
Does it feel like,
Most of the time
We are speaking two different languages?
Your words are obscure
Sometimes, what you say has no
It doesn’t fit neatly back into my way of thinking
And just when I finally figure out ONE word
There are eighteen more to translate
Sentences are never simple
I have to string together highly-complex
Conjugated, conditional verbs and nouns
Tenses even I don’t understand
To force you to read between the lines.
I thought your alphabet would be easier
But it’s just like reading hieroglyphics
You have no key. No chart. No
You just have to… know.
There are no cognates. Nothing remotely
About the things you say
Everything I say is easily lost
You misinterpret the clearest messages
Sometimes, I just WISH
That you would talk
Guessing Games (From ‘Lovestruck)
You look at me
I look at you.
You smile at me
And I do too.
You look away, which I impute
Is down to me.
You’re kinda cute.
You look back up, your smiles unfurls
My heart does ballerina twirls.
Electrically, you shuffle in.
Your smile could cause a saint to sin.
Your searching eyes, they pierce right through
I’m now neck-deep in your gaze too
To which my breath has no escape
My heart it whispers, “Listen, wait.”
Then you lean down close to my ear
And whisper… but did I mishear
The compliment that you just paid
Was not for me, but for that jade!
I see her… and she’s mesmeric!
But you moved from ME pretty quick…
That’s not what I thought you would say
I should have got a play-by-play
Deep down, I wished that you’d see me
What you had called her, lovely
I will not play this game with you,
I will not guess, just tell the truth
I’m running circles, can’t you see
The impact that you have on me?
I give up.
I hope you liked them. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before but I’m not the greatest at writing love poetry, and I don’t think that this collection is as good as the other two. But, you know, I thought it might be nice to get some other opinions. Please do comment and let me know what you think!
Adios, mis amigos!