Heart Strings & Key Strokes

Jan 12 2014
"You are an ocean.
Strong enough to sink ships and level ground
But gentle enough to carry lifeboats to safety
At times tranquil,
At times turbulent
None command,
But I envy the moon
For having such influence
You are an ocean.
Vast and untamed
That is why I pity anyone,
Foolish enough to bring a map."
Possibly the beginning of a new poem. I like the idea, but it’s a bit hard to wrote about the ocean without sounding cliche. We’ll see where this goes. 
Oct 10 2013

Canons - Álvaro Jesús Ibarra

"On days where you feel less than perfect

I’d keep you up to read you poetry.

Detailing the way your laugh lines become staffs for symphonies

Breaking into your cheeks like canons

Like canons

Like canons

So that whenever you felt like fishing for compliments,

All you had to do was reach into those bags under your eyes I left with metaphors that hadn’t even sunk in yet.”

(Source: heartstringsandkeystrokes)

Oct 6 2013

Golden Girl - Álvaro Jesús Ibarra

heartstringsandkeystrokes:

There was always something about the water

About all those deep greens and blues

That reminded me of those summers I spent with her.

The wind blowing through our hair

The waves and the sand rocking back and forth, playing tug of war with each other along the coast.

The sun kept us warm, but that was its only merit. 

It seemed almost insignificant, because well…

I had all the shine I needed.

I had my Golden Girl. 

18 karat

Strong, beautiful,

But malleable enough to roll with the tides

But that was many seasons, many moons, many, many, memories ago

And I remember it fondly, although I don’t remember it all

I don’t remember the greens and blues, the shine of gold

It’s gray.

Like that photograph we took the day we refused to share the sky with the clouds

And day by day I look back on that photograph of us

I look back on the days I had her there with me

Day after day, I remember.

Day after day, I recall the sand, the wind. Her smile.

Day after day I wait. 

Waiting for that gray photograph to take charge of my memory for me

Growing older and older like the pages of my favorite book

Growing yellow.

Growing gold.

24 karat. 

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Sep 17 2013

Golden Girl - Álvaro Jesús Ibarra

There was always something about the water

About all those deep greens and blues

That reminded me of those summers I spent with her.

The wind blowing through our hair

The waves and the sand rocking back and forth, playing tug of war with each other along the coast.

The sun kept us warm, but that was its only merit. 

It seemed almost insignificant, because well…

I had all the shine I needed.

I had my Golden Girl. 

18 karat

Strong, beautiful,

But malleable enough to roll with the tides

But that was many seasons, many moons, many, many, memories ago

And I remember it fondly, although I don’t remember it all

I don’t remember the greens and blues, the shine of gold

It’s gray.

Like that photograph we took the day we refused to share the sky with the clouds

And day by day I look back on that photograph of us

I look back on the days I had her there with me

Day after day, I remember.

Day after day, I recall the sand, the wind. Her smile.

Day after day I wait. 

Waiting for that gray photograph to take charge of my memory for me

Growing older and older like the pages of my favorite book

Growing yellow.

Growing gold.

24 karat. 

(Source: heartstringsandkeystrokes)

Sep 11 2013
"

If you promise to give my world life, then I promise to push you to your limits and carry you along with me.

If you promise to be with me through the storm, both before and after, I promise to blow away the debris.

If you promise to fill me with all you are. I promise to be your vessel. With the power to grow us as big as the sky itself.

I promise.

If you’ll be my rain, I’ll be your wind.

"
Álvaro Jesús Ibarra

(Source: heartstringsandkeystrokes)

May 2 2013
"I want a woman that can dance.
I need a woman that wouldn’t be afraid to learn if she didn’t.
I want a woman that can sing.
I need a woman who doesn’t mind being off key, as long we sing together.
I want a woman who thinks I’m funny.
I need a woman who’s got some jokes of her own.
I want a woman that can make me happy.
But most importantly, I need a woman whom I can share it all with."
Álvaro Jesús Ibarra

(Source: heartstringsandkeystrokes)