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Devin Fetter's Writings

Poem
Apr.16.2013
A shame the life you did not lead, Where love could no more scorn theeThan any broken heart to bleed Whose scars then serve to warn thee.  Would you not be better, man To not have heart denied? To start again where love began And heart's intent applied?  Or would the poet not be bornAnd scholar too, be dead? But now no...
Jan.30.2013
On Capitoline I stand, And stare out at the bones of Rome.  A city once an idea That emperors called their own.    What blood drips from her temples, And flows into the streets.  How was this place of power Ever made to taste defeat?    Some things are tall and not so wide,  Or wide and not so tall. Build it and they will come...
Poem
Dec.30.2012
You plucked my heart as from branches on a tree, And down on bended knee, I bled till green was red, And I could barely see.  You sunk your teeth in it's ripened flesh, And I cringe to feel the bite. But breathe again with brand new breath,And see with brand new sight.  Cradled in your arms I fall, Too weak to bear my...
Poem
Dec.30.2012
I know it in my heart;The Moon's reign is but a lie. For an ocean and a half apart, The sun sits in the sky. How is it that among such stars The Moon can still be bright? And not just shine but shine so wellTo dim out other light.  Yet the Moon is but a mirror, And cannot shine alone. She steals her light from others, And...
Poem
Dec.30.2012
Spirit, Spirit, where have you fled To flood my soul with fear? Absent love my hope turns dread, As distant troubles near.  Weakness is a torment,If a man was ever strong. Better be the other manWho knew it all along.  My heart is quick but failing,And what fight I have has gone. My ghostly pallor paling, As this dirge...
Poem
Dec.30.2012
Sometimes I think I know myself.Sometimes I think I don’t. I’ll do things I don’t want to do,While other times I won’t.  I think I’m not well understood, And if I am it’s rareTo find a girl who can and would, And has a heart to share.  I think the chances might be smallTo happen more than twice. If that’s the case, I beat the odds,...
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Dec.30.2012
The Moon is high and rising, And the world has gone to sleep. And I am gently sighing, As I recount the loves I keep.  One is for my mother, Who's been there all along. And two is for my fathers, Who raised me to be strong.  Three is for my sisters, And the ones that they do love. And four is for the god I...
Poem
Mar.28.2011
So this is how it works?The flames burn out,The coals cool,And the embers all but die? So this is how it feels?When the pressure releasesI can breath again,But all I do is sigh. Is my love repressed,Buried deep within?Or just below the surface,Hiding beneath my skin?  Is my love impressed? I've done all that she asked.I hid away a broken heartAnd left...
Poem
Feb.18.2011
I saw you in the city, As you drank coffee with a man. And my, did you look pretty, But I did not stop: I ran.   And unbeknownst to me, You saw as I ran away, A lad that once had loved thee, And does still to this day.
Poem
Feb.18.2011
I am loath to love you, For I know how it will end. With pain and poetry, And a heart thats yet to mend.   I fancied once, That heartbreak be my muse, But now fear loss, Having gained enough to lose.   So here I stand, not the first to stand, On legs that threaten to fall. And if I do, they'll say "Such a fool!" As I whisper, "Aren't we all?"