The Love We Defined

*This poem is inspired by and also a response to the poem  “My Meaning of Love”  written by JTGiftedpen*

Your presence leaves me breathless

so many nights I’ve spent restless

waiting for you

just to be held in your grasp

and to taste just one kiss

so that my dream can become  a reality.

Standing on the edge, holding my breath

takin it all in

seeming too good to be true.

Perfect, made just for me.

From head to toe.

 Our fingers intertwine to never let go

holding on to a love that can’t be defined or imagined

a love  not even our souls can phantom.

But it all seems so right.

For once in my life, can I have this moment?

All mine. Forever imprinted on my heart

where love has left its footprints.

Pieces of me, pieces of you

together we create a whole new being.

We gave love a whole new meaning,

When God breathed life into two  souls, destined for one another.

Diving deep without a chance to catch my breath

a cooling calm that leaves my soul refreshed.

Taking my hand to lead the way on our journey

keeping my heart safe within reach

a bond both sacred and deep.

A trust built on faith.

A foundation of truth.

A relationship designed by God for a greater purpose

than just you and I.

We were given a task to be set apart and redefine

 a new hope,

that can endure,

a passion that breeds creativity

to feed two souls with two hearts

 that beat together in harmony to a special tune

that we like to call



Death by Poison

What started as affection

grew into an infatuation of pure lust.

Wanting to be held,

to fill a void of lonely nights.

Lying in your arms

with a wondering mind

and a restless soul

with a guilty conscience that won’t let up.

Something that once felt so good,

now a burden to my spirit.

All I wanted was to be held,

but a simple touch wasn’t enough.

The kisses I once craved

are now venom to my lips,


seeping into my heart

destroying the one thing I held sacred

a peace

now lost.

Lying in your arms, with a bruised heart

that has become numb to the pain.

Your eyes are pits into a dark place,

a gateway to death

that sucks the life left in my soul.

Trying to fight, but the poison of your lips is too strong

and I’ve lost the will to resist.

Taken over by the venom

as my eyelids grow heavy, everything within me suffocates.

My soul dies a painful death as it is infected with a numbness that overcomes my whole body.

I breathe and open my eyes to find,

they’ve become the pit into a dark place of pain and poison,

 where there’s no turning back

once you’ve entered the gateway of death.

For Our Sake

I don’t want the next guy to have to pick up the pieces

or listen to me cry and count the reasons

the last dude broke my heart

the next guy shouldn’t have to play that part.

Why am I holding him hostage, when all he wants is a chance?

Nothing too complicated, just simple romance.

But I won’t allow him past my wall

Having a hard time letting go of the past, because I’m scared to fall.

All he wants is a piece of my mind

but I’m still wounded, so I need some extra time

to heal the bruises from past love affairs.

I just hope that when I’m done, he’s still standing there.

I only want to be the best woman I was created to be

But loving my flaws is also a part of  loving me.

I know I’m not perfect, maybe even a little damaged

but I promise my imperfections won’t put you at a disadvantage.

If you meet me half way, that’s all that I can ask

I’m willing to hold on tight and hope that this new love will last

I don’t want to be scared, so I close my eyes and leap

I put it all on the line for you, my heart is yours to keep.

Sacred Treasures

Beach sand between my toes

calm waters crawl onto the shore.

My soul bathes in the purest light of the sun

illuminating the beautiful thoughts that lie within.

Love lies in the tip of your fingers

caressing my skin.

Finger to finger.

cheek to cheek.

eyes that read the secrets of my spirit.

Palm to palm

nose to nose

the scent of eternal bliss.

The forbidden taste of passion on my lips.

Seeking the treasures of my soul

baring all that is precious.

Vulnerable and exposed.

Lost in the infinite sea of love

that surrounds us on our own island

where our footprints

have captured the purest moments in time

as reminders of the treasured memories we created

and the sacred covenant we’ve kept

imprinted in our hearts to never be forgotten.

  True love always leaves behind its mark

(c) Alexandra McClain 7/8/2011

First post for Innovative A.R.T.S blog

Recently posted my first post for the new blog I started Innovative A.R.T.S. This blog is dedicated to spotlighting young people with talent and sharing it with others. For my first post I did a spotlight on HBO’s Brave New Voices. BNV is a youth poetry slam contest. The young children that participate in this event are both diverse and talented.

To read more about Brave New Voices young poets I’ve provided a link below:

Role Play

I’ve been the victim

but I’m moving past that,

and I’ve realized I’m much stronger.

Now I know there’s life beyond the pain.

I no longer have to hold myself captive,

or beat myself up over mistakes.

I’ve learned to embrace my imperfections,

from these mistakes I’ve learned many life lessons.

I don’t have to be the broken hearted girl,

or victim to my own pain.

I don’t have to live life in a cycle,

That’s not the role I wish to play.


I let my soul bleed

everytime I open up to you,

but all you do is dig deep in the wound.

I pour my heart out,

but you simply ignore the pain.

Apparently my feelings are only a game.

My soul is dying,

but nothing can heal

this emotional bruise.

 My spirit is done trying

our love was a tragedy.

My heart no longer beats.

My bruised soul bleeds.