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Rai 06-05-19 23:11

Poems
 
Here's a couple of poems I've written that I decided to record in video form. I'll post the text version as well. I dunno why my voice comes out so quietly, it doesn't seem that way in the recording, just in the final edit. I need to work on it.



Torn Heart:

You took my heart and tore it up
You smashed me with your words
Took away my mind, my soul
Banished them to the end of the earth

I was a package ready to be unravelled
Open to possibilities and the new
To you I was no better than trash
To use not reuse, left me cold and blue

I listened to my heart, yet didn’t hear
Fell through the cracks of pain
Held your words soft as silk
Was left to cry, left out in the rain

My hopes rose then were lost
From the light into darkness
A flower trying to grow and bloom
Petals falling, crumbling brown like rust

I’ll take my heart and I’ll fix it
Glue in the cracks, patch the holes
Pretend like all is back to normal
Your love was fake; I’m ready to play a role.

**

This one I posted already, but wanted to include it in this thread.

It's TR fan fiction:



Alone in the Dark of Heart and Mind:

Alone in the dark of heart and mind.
I look for a way out, to leave the past behind.

Wading through a swamp of memories
I may as well be climbing mountains and trees.

My history is dense, my future unclear
I hunt for a truth like I'd hunt for deer.

With caution I'll move pace by pace.
Take my time, I don't know what I could face.

Each new thought is another turn in a maze
I Need to find a way out of this haze.

I step into night when I need to find day
I struggle to find the right way.

My way ahead is like a scraggy wall
I'll need to take a leap of faith, try not to fall

If I can find courage, hope and sense
Maybe I'll break down this lonely fence.

I feel like I'm wondering into a dark cave
To save myself, I must be brave

To stop myself from being trapped
I can't let my energy be zapped.

I must fight to beat this confusion
Use my senses to see past an illusion.

Alone in the dark of heart and mind
To myself, I must be kind.

**

I hope you like them. I'm hoping t get more than just 2 views :p.

tlr online 07-05-19 15:03

Thank you for sharing Rai.

biscuits 07-05-19 16:10

I LOVED the torn heart poem!! Especially the last few lines. This is a wonderful piece :tmb:

SunDormant 07-05-19 19:07

The first one is lovely and melancholic.

The second one, I couldn't help but picture Reboot Lara saying it. It'd suit perfectly for a trailer, in a similar fashion as the "Reborn" trailer done for TR2013 (preferably with no live-action commentary, as that made it a bit cringy for me :o )

Rai 07-05-19 19:39

Hey, thank you for listening/reading! :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by SunDormant (Post 8085808)

The second one, I couldn't help but picture Reboot Lara saying it. It'd suit perfectly for a trailer, in a similar fashion as the "Reborn" trailer done for TR2013 (preferably with no live-action commentary, as that made it a bit cringy for me :o )

This one, as fan fiction was written with RB Lara in mind ;).

Rai 21-11-19 00:13

This one I wrote years ago, based on a fictional relationship:

Do you Remember?

Do you remember when you picked me flowers
when we first met?
That was the day my love for you
was set.

Do you remember when we danced on the beach
under moonlight?
Or when I called you from the bus depot, in labour
Oh what a plight!

Do you remember when our son
scored a goal?
You were so proud, camera in hand.
Or when he saw a dear little foal?

Do you remember sailing over ocean,
making plans under a foreign sky?
Those were the days I thought
our love would never die.

Do you remember our plans,
our fears, our dreams?
Thatís all forgotten now it seems.

Do you remember when
you said your last goodbye,
and I tried so hard not to cry?
Do you remember?
I do.
It tears my heart in two.

Rai 05-02-20 19:34



I have your love in my sight,
but being with you, is not my right.

You're in my heart, in my soul,
but being with me, is not your role.

I'm nothing without you by my side,
I guess I'll try to keep my pride.

I kept my love away from you,
there's nothing left for me to do.

My love for you is in my mind,
there's nothing like it, it's one of a kind.

There's nothing like it, in the end,
the love we share is just pretend.

Rai 10-09-20 23:58

Another poem. Sorry my voice is so quiet. I don't know how to make it louder. Maybe I need to buy a mic :p.

https://youtu.be/opsMMc35axs



Strength.

Take your pride and write it in a letter.
Send it to yourself and it will make it seem better

Hold your truth in the palm of your hand.
Donít let it seep through your fingers, like grains of sand

When life is too bleak, turn on the light.
The darkness is weak, when youíre willing to fight.

When the man in the moon is staring at you,
Tell him the sun can play this game too.

When the river threatens to overflow with loss
There is no bridge too long to cross.

Even the most delicate flower with petals unfurled
With inner power, will rise up to meet the world.

The strength in you is not a balloon that can pop,
Itís a beautiful bird that can fly and not stop.

Reach out for the help that you need.
Thereís nothing to fear if you take the lead.

Thereís no shame in going down the slide,
Just know with time youíll swing with pride.

tlr online 11-09-20 01:27

I really like your poems.

larafan25 11-09-20 10:50

You have such a nice voice. Very Reboot Lara-like.

I love the poem too, super sweet. Hope you get inspired to show more. <3

Rai 11-09-20 13:27

Thank you so much :D.

TrustyBow 11-09-20 17:07

Great poem! Your voice could cure cancer :jugoflove:

Rai 11-09-20 18:17

Thank you, Trusty *blushes*

TR1249 12-09-20 17:34

They're really beautiful, loves it :hug:

DOPE 12-09-20 22:18

your poems are really beautiful :hug: “strength” in particular got me quite emotional and your voice really brings it to life. I wish you’d put out an audible series or something lol

Rai 13-09-20 18:24

Thank you so much TR1249 and Dope. :hug:

BlueCake 14-09-20 07:13

You sound like TR1 Lara to me... :cln:

Rai 26-10-20 19:23

I'm flattered, BlueCake :)

**

A Tomb Raider one this time. I haven't recorded this one.

Bold and brave running through the world carefree
Where do we go this time? What sights to see?
Jumping and climbing, no time to waste
We're not tourists, no local delicacy to taste.
Weapons ready, there could be an enemy
A wolf, a bear or random mercenary
Thinking cap on, this could be tough
Dodging traps, these ancients play rough
Let's make a camp, upgrade our gear
I sense the artefact could be near
Don't you see, it's all in good fun
In blizzard or storm or a day in the sun
We travel lightly, but are always prepared
In our adventures that we have shared

wmcintosh 26-10-20 22:19

Absolutely beautiful, listened and followed along as you spoke.

Strayyy_ 26-10-20 22:25

Those are some very good poems! :D

wmcintosh 26-10-20 22:31

And, read the ones you didn't have videos for. Prefer to listen and follow along though.

Rai 27-10-20 17:24

Thank you for the kind words :D

Mr GaGa 28-10-20 04:40

Nice to see a fellow writer. I really enjoyed your work Rai. I'm a published poet myself, here is one of my poems that got published in a book earlier this year :)

Spring Flowers

I watched your elegant bare sandal less foot crush down the grass
Aqua Marine perfected nails defined sublime beauty at last
Golden blonde hair complimented the visual of a crisps morning sunrise
Electric blue eyes took me by surprise
Please come back and be untimely still
I just need another glimpse from my third floor window seal.

Perfume that completes your pale sun screened skin
Peach flavored soft lips make me subtly grin
I lost my way following your finely crafted thighs
Ignored all of your obvious made up lies

You had me from the start on that sunlit spring day
Knocked all of my impenetrable defenses away
Your very voice was like a poem with every syllable you say
Such a shame I couldnít find the crucial words to make you stay
The bitter sun has set turning the clear blue into dark bright star skies
I promise Iíll think of you before I finally close my eyes

Tommy123 29-10-20 00:19

These are all so beautiful! Thank you for sharing

Rai 18-01-21 18:44

I did this Tomb Raider poem as a Secret Santa 'gift' on twitter. I thought I'd share it here. I haven't recorded this one as I'm doubtful anyone would want to hear it.

Egypt Claimed It's Prize:

As the storm swirled around me
I could not find the way.
Like the sand in my hair, Egypt had found me
I knew it wanted me to stay.

The winding path might confuse me
my way forward is not so clear.
No ancient trap will ever stop me
whether left or right, I do not fear.

The whisper of ghouls surrounds me
their secrets they will never tell.
Yet the myths and legends will allow me
to solve the puzzles left, so well

A hint of a shadow won’t scare me
no monsters will be too big
The guardians of tombs will try to fool me
lead me astray from where I need to dig

Trinkets of silver and gold could tempt me
Of all things once lost, not new but old
Magic spells or nature’s way won’t bind me
they’re there to be found and to hold.

The curse of the land may pause me
the answers I seek I’ll always know
Those wrathful Gods won’t trap me
the consequences of action I will sow

While no climb will ever trouble me
along the way to my final goal
Those rocks may fall to stumble me
to the tune of my own fate, I will roll.

My name is Lara Croft, you might know me
My story is yours to bend
My fate is in your hands, so guide me
If I should ever escape Egypt, well…

The End.

lance6439 19-01-21 01:20

You write so eloquently. Loves it! :jugoflove:

Cat Woman 19-01-21 15:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rai (Post 8247539)

A Tomb Raider one this time. I haven't recorded this one.

Bold and brave running through the world carefree
Where do we go this time? What sights to see?
Jumping and climbing, no time to waste
We're not tourists, no local delicacy to taste.
Weapons ready, there could be an enemy
A wolf, a bear or random mercenary
Thinking cap on, this could be tough
Dodging traps, these ancients play rough
Let's make a camp, upgrade our gear
I sense the artefact could be near
Don't you see, it's all in good fun
In blizzard or storm or a day in the sun
We travel lightly, but are always prepared
In our adventures that we have shared

I just read/played all your poem posts, but I really liked this TR reference one. Can picture and hear Lara saying this. You should consider compiling them all in a book. Very well done. :)

Rai 19-01-21 18:18

Thank you Lance and Cat Woman. :D

tlr online 19-01-21 18:55

Always like reading your words Rai. Thank you for sharing too Mr GaGa.

Rai 01-02-21 19:45

Thanks Justin!

I decided to record it. Rubbish pics, but I don't have any Egypt pics. Perhaps I should play TR4 again and take some screens :p.

https://youtu.be/CyYPyHQVzRg


tlr online 01-02-21 20:30

Thumbs up from me. :tmb:

Rai 02-02-21 10:07

Thank you again, Justun. I appreciate the support.

Lara_Fan1 02-02-21 12:10

Great poem Rai such a pleasure to listen to :).

Also, Iím just gonna throw this out there but Rai for the next voice of Lara.

Maggie99 16-02-21 18:35

Hi,

I guess these poems come from your heart. I mean a heartbreak is never easy and it sounds like you were honestly hurt. Well, writing poems is such a nice way of getting rid of old shadows from the past, isn't it?

I would like to read some more, but I'd rather see you improving during that. I mean in your love life and heartbreak.

Ever written a song before?

Best wishes, Maggie


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