The Lyrical Assassins Brotherhood Poetry

Honeysuckle Dreams

I love dreams. They are a perception of what is, what could be and maybe even what was. I believe in the untapped power dreams provide for the soul, for your mind and for your faith.  The topic this week will a challence to some. If not, your goal is to make it a challenge. Push the envelope of your norm and be creative with this one. 

Shantell Cooper is a very prolific writer. Her pen is very diverse and true to life.  She speaks of life, love and diversity that she has faced and she uses her experiences to fuel her writes. Making them believeable and heartfelt.  She has been penning masterpieces for the lab for a while now and I felt it was her time to shine. 

Please welcome and support her Shantell with your poems, your comments and your well wishes.

David Cardenas
LAB Administrator

23 responses

  1. Shantell that was amazing…. best poem I’ve read this year! STANDING O! WOW… you had me in tears… powerful…. you my dear are incredible… the emotion behind it as I read it touched my soul… like seriously…. I don’t have words to say how much I admire you for writing something so beautiful…. thank you for sharing it with us… it’s amazing to say the least.

    February 8, 2012 at 6:07 am

  2. This is a beautiful poem. I love the creativity and the imagination it holds. Thank you for hosting the LAB, your really deserve it. Awesome job.

    David

    February 8, 2012 at 6:10 am

    • Amazing graphics David. Don’t know how you do it, but you never cease to amaze with your creativity. Well done!

      February 8, 2012 at 7:25 am

  3. Loving your honeysuckle dream, Shantell. I’ve always wanted to slip down the rabbit hole to see what I could find. Much love!

    February 8, 2012 at 6:29 am

  4. Shantell Cooper

    @Ashley That was the Most ENCOURAGING Comment I Have Had Thus Far since I Been Writing And It Touches Me To know That My Writing Reaches Anyone Who Reads,,, Forever Humbled my Sista…..

    @Marsha Thank You Much So Appreciate the Read and Support…

    @David Much Respect to You For Creating Such A Page to Showcase The Talent Of Your Fellow Poet… Mad Respect!!

    February 8, 2012 at 6:48 am

  5. Allen Simmons (Lyrical Grim Reaper)

    Shantell, is a very talented, extraordinarily rare jewel! She is that Diamond in the Rough treasure you find, each time you are honored to view her visions. She is without a doubt, one of my Favorite Queens of Quill! Respect sister!

    February 8, 2012 at 6:51 am

    • shantell Cooper

      Allen Thank You My Brotha PRIVLEDGE to be Able To Write Andconnect with You Through the Poetry World.. Definitely Mad Respect…

      February 8, 2012 at 7:37 pm

  6. shantell Cooper

    @Asheley That has to Be the Most Encouraging Comment And Compliment I have received Since Writing… Just know my Poetry Has APage Impact on Someone Is A Humbling Experience… Much Love From One Artist To Another..

    @David Thank You For Putting together this Wonderful Site to Showcase your Fellow Poets Mad Respect!!

    @Marsha Thank You Ms. Lady For your Support I Appreciate It To the Fullest…

    February 8, 2012 at 6:52 am

  7. You’ve woven dreams intermingled with reality here Shantell. It’s the wonderful fairytale substance interlaced with reality which is making this poem so uniquue. Love it!

    February 8, 2012 at 7:14 am

  8. Honeysuckle Dreams

    Dark shadows threaten
    Ominously
    Swallow up the zest
    for life

    Swirling churning
    Ravenous predators
    open jawed
    serrated knife

    Hanging on…
    dangling precariously
    rocking, curled up
    foetal style

    Darkness swirls
    To choke
    remorselessly
    cruel leering
    face

    a grotesque
    smile

    With strength unknown
    faith gifted
    Heavens mana
    powers the brain…

    Stripping bare
    the power of
    demons
    pouring salve
    on searing pain

    Soft swaddling
    soothes…
    light touch
    caressing

    kaleidoscope
    of rainbow gleams
    haunting fears
    at last disintegrate
    Replaced with…

    Honeysuckle dreams

    Frankie

    February 8, 2012 at 8:53 am

    • Wow, that was a kaleidoscope of emotions with a beautiful ending. Nicely done.

      David

      February 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      • shantell Cooper

        Thanks Fam… 🙂

        February 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      • Thanks David, I try! 🙂

        February 8, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    • shantell Cooper

      @Frankie This Was Absolutely Perfect Fit to the Poem I Love this as well As Your Writing Technique… Thanks Ms. Lady…

      February 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      • Thanks Shantell, you were a very hard act to follow! 🙂

        February 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm

  9. Queenschan

    Shantell…this piece is a invigorating look at another form of how your pen can bend. I have seen you in raw form but this one right here has rendered me speechless

    February 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    • shantell Cooper

      THANK you Queenshan That Means Alot Ms. Lady..

      February 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm

  10. Honeysuckle Dream
    By David Cardenas

    As I close my eyes I drift into a peaceful slumber
    No traffic, no airplanes, no chaos, no thunder
    My hands are open touching the dry wheat as I walk
    And under the moonlight night, I hear as single voice talk

    From the dark, you begin to approach like a ghost
    Your words are like sweat honeysuckles opening my nose
    For so long, I was dead inside, numb to the world around me
    Walking aimlessly through the fields until you found me

    You touch my check with your hand and my soul bleeds
    It screams, “HALLELUJAH” and for once I finally believe
    Believe in love, believe that life finally has meaning
    Believe in being awake, for once living is worth dreaming

    You erased all the pain I held so deep inside
    Erase the hurt that I have genuinely tried to hide
    In the same moment you have lifted my spirits higher
    And no man on earth can even attempt to turn out this fire

    Yes, it was you who made me want to breathe again
    And your soft kiss to my lips made my head spin
    My heart is pounding, inside, I shake as we embrace
    And finally, Happiness is the morsel that I taste

    I now know what true love is and how it feels
    As these feeling I have inside slowly begin to build
    You are all mine and I am yours; a fabric perfectly seemed
    And I never want to wake from this sweet honeysuckle dream

    February 11, 2012 at 5:17 am

  11. SHANTELL COOPER

    DAVID THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL AND YOU ACTUALLY HAD ME WANTING TO PER-FECT THE PERFECT HONEYSUCKLE DREAM…
    THANKS FOR HAVING ME A PART OF THESE AWESOME SCRIBES…

    February 11, 2012 at 6:26 am

    • Thank you for blessing with your words and for hosting for us.

      David

      February 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm

  12. Shantell my Sistar Queen i enjoyed this beautifully scripted piece. You have so many poignant jeweled points for the awakened. Thank you for the treasure of a piece.

    February 11, 2012 at 8:43 am

    • shantell Cooper

      Coming From the Oracle Herself Is A Big Compliment Thank You My Poetic Sista Much Love Back….

      February 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

  13. The Failed Immortal

    Shantell that was rediculous…nice

    February 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

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