Butterfly Cigarette 

Written by Elysian Huyz 

I am a mother of two
soon to be mother of one
and then mother to tombs 
casted so delicately that
no one can see.

But they were just kids!
Kids that didn’t get to
play in the rain,
suffer from malaria
once a month,
get discriminated against.
They didn’t get the chance
to make the same mistake 
I made like giving birth 
twice before turning fifteen.

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Deciphering the thoughts of a broken Scribe

Written by Elysian Huyz

It always sounds so beautiful

in my head at first

until it shatters into air size

atomic particles and fall

unto a blank sheet of

photoelectric paper as a

scrambled puzzle.

Some words get lost in thought

others lose essence, stutter

and fail to glow in the dark.

It usually starts as a spark,

an ignited tingling in my heart.

A word, a line that lingers and

meanders into a sea of parables that

even I sometimes do not understand,

other times as a rhythm, a rhyme

that sings into a lonely child’s lullaby

reminding him that the stars on his

ceiling are fake.

A flood of fluid emotions that drowns

clowns in a tea cup filled with air,

stripping him of the candle that makes

his smile funny to strangers that need it.

Poetry,

Writing,

It eludes me like the feelings I

try to catch up with but stumble upon,

falling on inverted letters, words,

riddles that am supposed to make

meaning of but fail, to catch the

butterflies that float in tiny spaces in

my head, fail to dance with the dragons

that breathe memories that leave sun

burns on my chest.

It confronts me again

something I’ll ultimately fail to understand, like

How sounds make meaning to the deaf

How night makes difference to the blind.

How am I to explain to you

how feelings are coined, create equations that result

in questions like how babies are formed,

with just words, words that do not magically create like

let there be light or minds ignite.

This is what am enburdened to do;

Make ships fly, help dry bones rise

Make tears into fluids that seep into veins

and leak into brains to tell a troubled mind

that someone out there feels the same way

as you.

ART : Linnea Strid

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Empty Awakening

Written by Elysian Huyz

After a long time I saw you

In my dream again,

and by long time I mean

Six months and two days.

Nothing had changed,

We were still enemies

I still hated but wanted ou,

You still had that careless look,

Like I wasn’t even there.

The difference?

I didn’t wake up with heavy eyes

or a troubled mind.

You were gone in the night

and gone after I woke up.

It just didn’t matter anymore!

Art: Netanel Moran

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ILLUMINATED

Written by Elysian Huyz

Numb to all pain but that which hurts The scars on wrists scream in testimony

But I just gaze in thoughtless wonder At the wounds that make this all bearable
The pain doesn’t hurt less cos
Pain knows pain
As skin knows blade

Take a moment from outside the circle Come see how red blood cells sickle See only the horror of our ways
As the poison flows through open veins But wait, look!
The shadows go brighter, screams less louder,
In one moment everything fades into nothingness,
Silence traps tranquillity in my erupting mind.
I don’t hurt me…I hurt those that hurt me;
The monsters and voices that keep calling
The choices and mistakes that keep reoccurring
The chronic insomnia that leaves me stalling.
This is how to take away their power. In one flash of blade peace finds me Then leaves again
Paving way
For predators to return to their prey High court, supreme judge..
You don’t know where it hurts
Just where it cuts
Stop treating the wrong cause, Accusing the wrong source,
You only making it worse.
Its all…
Candle wax, burn scars, skin holes Flying darts, hidden marks, Broken parts, fading laughs Needle sharp, lonely heart.

Art: South Yorkshire outsider artist Paul

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Dotted Lines

Written by Elysian HuyZ


The sun set on my face this morning

Awaking me from my slumber

tickling my thoughts to laughter

At the very mention of your name.

As long as the sun stood smiling

my heart kept aching for you

knocking on my chest,

Just to hear your singing.

The sun tricked me and fell asleep

Leaving me at the mercy of your absence.

I miss you…!

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letters for a certain nobody. #2

Fallen Alone

14th April, 2017.
3:42 pm.

i miss the way your heart used to fuck mine in the middle of a crowd, as everyone looked over at us, without ever seeing how fast they slammed against our ribcages, while we tried to cage our flailing valves and aching veins that were too tired to scream, and yet too obstinate to stop fighting.

it’s all too very still now.

my body has lost it’s rebellion, and my mind has lost it’s battle, as they both stand silently over the tomb where parts of you lived within me long ago. everything that moves today, does so in denial- because acceptance hurts.

you could sew bones back into their sockets, and joints back into their folds, but the tears at the creases where you folded my breast as a keepsake cannot be joined anymore than you can reset the calendars to sail back through…

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Heart of Gold

Written by Elysian Huyz


Dry your eyes
Life is going to come back to your bones
Stop your cries
You’re surely going to grow old
So let those fears go
Crack a smile to every sad mile
All you need is just try
Leave all your failures far far behind
Your plans will soon fall in line
Cease your worries
They’re all going to come back home jolly
Don’t give up praying
Persians can’t stop rain, answer is on its way
Never stop loving
She might feel the same and its never a waste
Just stop running
No one’s chasing, breathe, it’ll be okay
Awake, cease the screams
Your fears are fake, its all just a dream
Give yourself a break
You’re no machine or perfect for love’s sake
Forsake such melancholy
Be merry for someday you’ll be happy eternally

Art: Scott Burdick

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Heathen

Written by Elysian Huyz


Our father

Who art in heaven


Its been a while, 

My name is heathen


If you remember

We spoke twice last year


Anyways that’s by the way

That’s not why am here


Well, I know am an infidel 

That’s why I kiss and tell


Forgive me if you can

If not I await hell


You see mama hasn’t been well

My pride has kept my knee unbent 


Its getting worse

Am at a critical loss


I am much to blame

I caused her too many troubled days


Now I know we’re not good friends

Never in good terms


This is where our ends meet

So let’s make a deal


I’ll give you my soul

My life if you please

Just give mama a new beginning.


Amen

And permit me to walk away.





At the end I win

Cos the soul was yours all along




Art : Luke Hillestad




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Halimah


Written by Elysian HuyZ

How this smile of yours weakens my ability to stiffen  walls around my heart

Allowing the tiny arrows of love to radiate from your eyes into my chest

Leaving me helpless at the mercy of your love

Ifemi, the roar of mountains and the silence of heaven wouldn’t part me from your gaze

My heart is yours now, do with it whatever you please

And you can feed it to dogs or keep it safe close to yours

However, whatever you do, I’d love you all the same.