Author Archives: chester maynes

About chester maynes

poet, and a lover of music and books.

And i Still Write

i become a platform of different voices,a picture of several faces.my words have hit you hard,or make you proud, elevate you,or inspire. i build a world with rhymes or without.my adjectives are dark or sharp.These early mornings,these late evenings,they keep … Continue reading

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we are the extraordinary

theusual they are,but we are the extraordinaryin our own world. theycan’t feel whatwe feel for each other. we are the extraordinary,better than the pain in our yesterday,better than the hate on our streets. 2020

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Your Empire Of Fascination

I desireto be your empireof fascination, to be yoursocial butterfly,your life of the party. I’m buildingmyself, a characterin good progress. You’ll bedrowned in myocean of dynamics, immersed inthe volume of mykindness. I am your magnet.Pulling you closerto me, unceasingly, and … Continue reading

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This Common Chair

I sit on this common chair.Staring strangely at the cloudy moon.My mind conceives a beautiful sorrow.The vision of white sands drags me somewhere. Am I dreaming on this common chair?Transporting to a foreign dimension,My body collides with the supernatural.I don’t … Continue reading

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swim

can you let meswim on my own,with all the freedom,without boundaries,without judgment from you? i had a pastthat showed me howhate channeled throughthe stones, the knives,the hands, the words. when anger, when jealousy,when slaps and hitshave put you in a … Continue reading

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Rolling Street

The dirty smokescling to my eyesand at the distanceare the turmoils ofthe day. 2018

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flaws

your narrationbrought me far intoa realm of awakening. telling me storiestrapped into theirown scheming plots, leading me to noticemy own mistakes, bringing me nearin front of the mirror, staring directly at myown eyes, heaving madnessin my heart like crowded automobileson … Continue reading

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The Letter

Dear God,You breathe life in meafter all these timeswhen i wander at the seasand the waters almost drowning meYou are there and the truthhas freed me so wonderfully though life on earth is not easyand troubles come my wayYour hands … Continue reading

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submarine

you’re there at the bottomof the challenger deep.all my noise you can’t hear.all my tragedies you can’t see. and all my feelings you don’t notice. why don’t i understand?why do i have to understand?your disappearance breaks my heart.you left without … Continue reading

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Break With You

Hurt.That’s what you feel. Abandoned.It’s too much to handle. Crying is an outlet.Music is an antidote. I left you by yourself.Our sea of summer gone cold. Breaking with you is not easy.I grieve in this painful ground. 2020

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