Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Glitter Phoenix Burns Again





















































I won't compose prose every morning you open your eyes next to me (I won't compare you to a summer's day).

I won't kiss the tears from your cheeks whenever you cry.

I won't remember every appointment.

I won't keep the sheen on my armour.

I won't know what to say sometimes.

I won't get your order right.

I'll be late.

I'll fuck-up.

But I'll write something for you when you least expect it (in summer or winter).

But I'll hold you as tight as I can whenever I can.

But I'll burst through the door as soon as I remember.

But I'll polish it until it shines again.

But I'll say something anyway.

But I'll go back and make it right.

But I'll get there.

But I'll try.

59 comments:

Dan said...

this is my favourite one in a long time :)

Anonymous said...

AMAZING WRITING!

I love this!

Nouri said...

Oh, I remember the glitter phoenix.

Court said...

This is so so so brilliant

Maggie May said...

i'll say something anyway...."

Sally said...

that is beautiful, so often we expect perfect and have a list of requirements but all that is needed is the willingness to try and to know that even when not perfect the person is trying

Anonymous said...

What if each of us believed that we are "as powerful and strong" as we allow ourselves to be?

What if we quit trying to be accepted by everyone and gave up trying not to alienate anyone and just let ourselves be as strong and powerful as we are?

Nothing extraordinary, mind you, just as wonderfully powerful as we naturally are.

And, what if we let ourself take that first step toward what we really want? Nothing big... no fanfares... just do it!

If you want to try, you have to bring someone to it... you. And, that's OK.

Remember today really -is- the first day of the rest of my life*

Anonymous said...

sometimes its a little too late...

ela said...

love it... really

A said...

this is beautifully written. =)

M said...

Splendid!

Anonymous said...

this entry saved my relationship.

~checkered skirt~ said...

for now...there's nothing i can do..
i cant just rely on clues...
not even with the way you look at me..
i'll just let you be..
for now...
i have loved you for as much as i could*..

Anonymous said...

this means so much to me

thank you

Carrie said...

This is beautiful. :) Another favorite.

Susan Terese said...

this is amazing...great job :)

Anonymous said...

i love you.

E. said...

That was wonderful <3
I'm coming up with excuses for why I should give up, but no.I'll try like I always do,cause if I don't i'll never forgive myself.

samantha said...

love the buts. (:

ashli said...

this is important.

Anonymous said...

i like how it is divided into two parts, intentional or not. that's how i understood it anyways. having to go up and down to complete each short situations. it feels different from the other writings.

vox caecus said...

crying commences...

ingrid said...

please do. you can't even imagine how much this means to me!

i miss you

Anonymous said...

this makes me cry

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. Thank you.

† [shÍñ]z0ü` said...

loves it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for more than trying*
Thank you for all you do
Thank you for every single beautiful word
Thank you for your perfect timing
Thank you for your patience
Thank you for the smiles
Thank you for being -you-

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

vonyd said...

To be "Imperfect" is "Perfect" especially with "Love." Thank you<3

Zen said...

Agrees with Dan, I like this a lot. Really like the symmetry too, btw

Aella said...

This is the words I have been trying to say ...
I love it, one of my favourite IWTFY's in a while.
Thankyou so much .. for writing what I couldn't.

kaity said...

this is one of my favorites :)

Anonymous said...

just because you didn't doesn't mean you can't. just because you haven't doesn't mean you won't.

Gabi said...

beautiful!

Chop Logik said...

This one was ideal, in every facet. Kudos, both of you.

poet said...

This appeals to me much more than the usual romancy-schmancy stuff. It's much more true. Hooray.

Greetings,
poet

misplacedfriend said...

*clapping from across the pond*
love the "burst through the door" line...painting such an amazing scene.
luv luv <3

E

Alyaa said...

this is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love you.

Thank you for being honest and trying to explain things to me. I needed it.

geraldine said...

One of my favorites too. Amazing writing indeed. :)

Anonymous said...

You care and I care and 2000 miles won't stop us.
You are my best friend.
We can try.
Love you.

Anonymous said...

Do people really still promise these things? It's all I want, the imperfect offering of a beautiful soul willing to try for me. It's exactly what I'm offering.

Anonymous said...

that is the most you can ever ask from someone... maybe all we need...

Anonymous said...

this is possibly my favourite one ever.

there is no such thing as perfect love and this shows that the realities of a relationship can be just as beautiful as the idealisms.

Anonymous said...

Trust -me-, I haven't stopped trying!

Anonymous said...

i trust you..

don't ever give up...

Anonymous said...

How can I trust you if I don't trust anyone else?

Lost in the Post said...

brilliance.

Kim said...

Yes. Yes. Thank you. You say the things I can't. You say the things we want to hear, and even if we aren't hearing them, we know someone is. Thank you.

k2 said...

perfect.

jena ardell said...

Ooooo... this one REALLY stands out. Well said. Well written. Well intended. Love it.

Indah said...

Personally, I think it is all too late. It seems like he always has his excuses and he'll never learn.

Anonymous said...

i wish my husband would say this to me.sigh.

Anonymous said...

you're sooooooooo special!!!!
i just don't get it. i mean, i thought i got it, but than i thought about it and i simply don't get it!

you're so much better than me, a whole different level of special...
it's just so hard to grasp.

i wish i'd be so special....

i love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i wish i was the one you write these for

Anonymous said...

Heaven knows I want, nay, need you with me now. So where are you?
Why do I have to come here chasing after your shadow every time?
Why don't I deserve you in person? A name. Not an anonymous "I love you. I'm not coming back?"
Say that to me with your face next to mine, with my arms on your shoulders and your hands in my hair cascading over your neck.
Say that to me as you kiss my forehead and hold me in your arms as my tears wet your shirt.
Say that to me and also talk about my crap music and my soppy letters that you read with a JD in your hands.

Do this for me and then we both can truly move on.
Till then it's just a "'til next time."

Ifyani Mohammad said...

I love this one, just simply amazing.
No one can be perfect.
We are just a bunch of people who forget things and do things wrongly sometimes, way out of expectations, way away from perfections.
This just reminds me of all that, in the simplest yet most beautiful way ever.
Thanks Iain, you inspire me to write too.

Aerielle Anne Beltran said...

This is so beautiful period. I fell in love with the words.

JM said...

this made me cry..