On the Edge

On the edge…
Enveloping from within, choking me
It creeps…moments so fast
Other times it barely rises

On the edge of darkness
…holding at bay
It gorges my energy…
Levels low…escape…how?

My wings clipped
Feathers falling
I struggle to rise
As the black invades my mind

Pete Ibbertson 23 November 2012


Bile in the pit of my stomach rises
That “knowing” feeling
Of unspoken words
Lurges upwards…then drops

Why does that phrase feel FATAL
What was before….real…imagined?
Much was real…the rest…my dream
Falling for the possibilities

Stepping back…not letting go
Friendship forged & strong
Will weather the changes

Those words…I love you

Pete Ibbertson 22 November 2012


To temper the ache
I must find a way
Time will past
The ache will stay

Unfamiliar territory
Emotions strong
Heart ache is real
Resolution; perhaps

For I am damned
Mind, body & soul
Until that time
Walking away; never

To see it through
To know
Means being damned
Acceptance of ache
Pushing on

Pete Ibbertson 6 November 2012

Souls in Fushion

The archer’s bow
Extended alight
Burns hot
Stead fast & bright
Strength within
Knows no bounds
My soul however
Requires calm resolve

There you stand
Quietly watching
Cooling, wet
You soothe Me
Your music flows
As does your stream
Monitoring My heat

It is in your servitude
If you have the desire
The devotion
Allowing My flame
Close in Our passion
Without dousing the fire
Without burning you dry

For passion envelopes Us
Fire & Water
Two elements; opposites
Souls in fusion
Steam rising
Never dying

Pete Ibbertson 23 October 2012

Piano Girl

Yet an inner strength
Shoulders, arms, hands & fingers
So fine, refined
I watch as your long fingers
Seemingly float over the keys
The curves of your back
Your breathing given away
You know I am watching
My gaze penetrates
I listen as you play
The same notes
The chords a clue
The subtle cues
I know your body
Our language
You are mine

Pete Ibbertson 20 October 2012

Release Me

Release me
Fold back the layers
Caress my soul
The ache is strong
I need Your touch
To hear Your words
To feel You

Release me
Undress my heart
Remove the shackles
The chains that bite
My flesh is Yours
Naked to my core

Release me
The shutters are gone
My mind is clear
For only You
Free my wings
Let’s me Soar

Pete Ibbertson 20 October 2012

Pain Sharp

A test anew
Trials, doubts
Too soon
Pain sharp
Heart felt
Pain sharp
Worth it
No doubt
Breath deep
Pain sharp

Pete Ibbertson 30 September 2012

Shifting Sands

The dance of a new…shifting sands
Learning is slow…although thought fast
Defensive in misunderstanding
Everything taken personally

Emotions run deep
Worn like a badge
Knowing one should pull back
To control; to balance

Fears creep; no hold they get
The heart has leaped
Too soon; it’s known
Dull ache resides

Pete Ibbertson 21 September 2012


Distance is a mind fuck
Loving someone
Without touch
No kiss

To feel their pain
With no caress
No reaching out
To console

Easier they say
Just walk away
Easier for whom
For my soul, no

Love has
No boundaries
or timeframes
Be fearless

For my soul
is touched
by another afar

I am fearless
with love, with pain
To continue
My souls’ only option

Pete Ibbertson 4 September 2012

Souls Touched

Joyful, a warmth washes over me
Surreal, the violin strings lash at my core
Tempos changing, piano keys lightly touched
Beautiful Soul, heart aches

Desire so strong
Heart fuelled…pumping
Smiles true, eyes sparkle
For you my Soul is touched

Never again the same
Aglow in new knowledge
An awareness so strong
Tomorrow is anew

For you were there before
Souls touched
A life time ago
Together again as if never left

Energies are free
We collide…we kiss
Entwined in destiny

Pete Ibbertson 22 August 2012