What’s On The Menu

What’s on the menu
in our restaurant of love

Do you want it spicy
and really hot
Or sweet and sugar-coated
Fresh, surprising,
Nourishing or
juicy and full-flavoured

We can have an appetizer
Or go directly
to the main course

Do we drink champagne
or passionate, red wine

Do we eat slowly
or jump head over heels
on fast food

Do you want me to taste
your songs one by one
On my lips and on my heart
I will feed you my
poetic words
and will let you swallow
my melodies of four stars

And then
do you want a dessert
to cool down
Or do we go for
another round?

©RoseGirl2019

See also: In The Chinese Restaurant

Having It All

Let the wind come
Let the rain fall
We will dance without clothes
We will thankful kiss the ground

Even if we need to wander
With the sky as our roof
With no other belongings
Than each other and our hearts

We will still have it all
since we have the love

©RoseGirl2018

Farts Of Poetry

I write so much now
I almost write about every fart
of our journey together
Here’s to the free creative expression
Every feeling, every experience
I catch it in lines of poetry
And then,
Even in a fart I’ll find the beauty

©RoseGirl2018

Dancing In The Rain

This Sunday morning
When I woke up
I looked through the window
And it was raining and raining
The kind of weather
That would make you depressed

But then I imagined
How each raindrop contains
a bit of our love
And how the heavens are showering
it divinely
It made me want to go outside
And to dance in the rain
On this blessed Sunday morning

©RoseGirl2018

Synchronicity

I thought of you and then
At exactly that moment,
There was the noise
of fireworks in de sky outside!
Wow, God is giving me a sign!
My inner world, outer world
and the universe align
Such a synchronicity!

(Though I must confess
I think about you all the time
So the miracle might be
less big)

©RoseGirl2018

Secret Love Spies

Shhtt… silently I sneak to you
And sneak around to see
What you are doing
What you are putting out there
in the open sky

And shhtt… silently you sneak to me
To see what I am doing
As you like the art
to secretly observe
And you are just
as sneaky as me

We are secret love agents
We secretly spy on each other
But we also know it from each other
So apparently,
we are not that good at hiding
this secret spying
As you see right through me
And I see right through you
But at least, it’s utterly
romantic

©RoseGirl2018

The Sun In My Sky

You’re the sun in my sky
The flower in my field
You’re the colours of my rainbow
The bird in my tree
You’re my Spring after Winter
The water in my river
You’re the coral in my sea

You’re the chocolate of my cake
The flame of my candle
The exit of my maze
You’re the oasis in my desert
The painting on my canvas
You’re the heart of my matter
The love poem on my paper

You’re the cheese of my Netherlands
The dike of my land
You’re the altar of my church
The castle of my sand
You’re the wizard of my magic
You’re the king of my kingdom
The American of my dream
The Irish of my coffee
The ‘you’ of my poem

©RoseGirl2018

Spring In Autumn

On this cold, dark, rainy
windy November day
I’m in Spring
As I walk with my head in the clouds
Butterflies inside
and everywhere around
My heart a flower that is blossoming

I dance in the rain,
I fly with the wind
I warm the cold
and burn the sun
back into the sky

It has no doubt
Everyone can see
How completely
in love I am
with you

©RoseGirl2018

How The Two Lovers Of True Love Are In Heaven And Prepare Themselves For This Life’s Incarnation

I say: ‘My true love, before we descend
to earth again
Let’s first check the script
of our new life’

You say: ‘Good idea, my sexy sweetie,
It’s a soul contract we have
So we need to sign
it first.’

‘Hey! I thought we are now
in our ego free state
Why then do you
still call me ‘sexy’

‘Your sexiness is timeless,
my sexy sweetie
And even as an angel
you are very sexy.’

‘Okay, as I am without ego
I will not be flattered
But let’s now read
the contract

Oh look what I see here
Oh man, oh man
We will have an age gap
You will live on the other side
of the world
But Mr. Destiny himself
will bring you to my country
And what do I read here
What the hell!’

‘We are in heaven, sweety’

‘Oh yeah, sorry
But oh man, oh man
First you will be really hot with me
But then you will act coldly
And temporarily
We also need to separate

You won’t tell me yet
that you love me
And then I need to trust
and have faith blindly!
Whereas I will reassure you all the time
That you are the love of my life
I will shout it from the rooftops!
This is really not fair
I’m not agree
Can I complain somewhere?
Who wrote this crazy scenario?’

‘It is God
who made this all up
As we need to learn
certain lessons
And he then made
a story of it’

‘Holy shit!
Do you see how many tears
I will cry
about you!
Rivers and rivers!’

‘Yeah, but then read here
How much turmoil
you will bring to my life!
And I need to freak out
about you all the time!

‘I think I liked
our previous life more’

‘May I remind you,
my sexy sweetie,
That you have been killed
In that lifetime
And then it was me
that needed to cry
those rivers and rivers?’

‘Yeah but this is really
a bad story, my cutest cutie
It’s too absurd
No one will believe this
It’s all really not fair
what you will say to me.’

‘But it’s me that will suffer a lot!
As we have this age gap
I need to spend
a big part of my life
without you
And all alone!’

‘Yeah, that’s true
Poor you, poor you.
But maybe,
we can adjust it a bit
I’m willing to sign
But at least,
can I have a romantic wedding
with you in the end?
Oh and can you also add:
I want a romantic white wedding dress
Oh and another thing:
Chocolate cake.
I want a lot of chocolate’

‘You can have it all, my sexy sweetie
But remember, we are in an ego free state
Why then this craving for chocolate?’

‘Because angels do like
chocolate very much too.
But it’s time for you to descend now
Don’t forget, my cutest cutie
Even though,
you won’t see me yet
for many years
I’m always around
I’m always by your side
And I will already appear in your dreams
And you will long for me in your songs.’

‘Okay, I won’t forget
Our love is stronger than strong
Let’s do this,
High five, my sexy sweetie
See you on the other side
That’s the spirit!’

©RoseGirl2018

How The Two Lovers Of True Love Share Their Love Story On Stage

‘Why are all those people
in front of us, my cutest cutie?’
‘We are on stage, my sexy sweetie’
I say: ‘Oh no! I just woke up,
I’m not even dressed up properly’

You say: ‘Don’t worry, my true love
You always look good and sexy
Even if you would be
in your pyjamas
or even with your hair messy.
But all those people came especially for us
They want to hear about our very special love
And we gonna share it with the world’

‘Oh yes, I will tell them
How we met four years ago
How our eyes locked
And oh man, oh man,
How heaven came to earth
And then, and then!’

‘Take it easy, my sexy sweetie,
You start to shine so brightly now
You provide your own spotlights’

‘Sorry, but I cannot help
Because when I talk about you
I always start to shine
I adore you,
I love you so truly
Already from the start.
And look at the audience
They are in awe
I think they really find it sweet

But now I will tell
about what happened next
I will tell all details
about our sweet love story

How you started to run
And I started to chase
How things got a bit complicated
How you did everything
to push me away
You made up stories
And even let a friend do
the dirty job’

‘Oh no, my sexy sweetie,
Can we please leave this part out??!!
Look at the audience, they are all in shock!!!
Let’s not make it too realistic!’

‘No, because we are building up
to the most exciting part
We don’t want it to be too boring
Every story has its struggle
After rain comes the sun again
And it all made our love even truer
And we both grew stronger

So now we come to the spectacular final
How of course, we’ve found each other back
But in fact, we never lost
As we have this special heart connection
Anyway,
then we lived very happily ever after’

‘Ohhh my sexy sweetie,
it even brought tears to my eyes
And look at all the people
They are cheering,
they are clapping
I think it is a huge success
And now we can end the show
And sing our happy love song’

‘But I prefer to dance
And you can sing
Or I will say one of my poems’

‘No, let’s have it all
We dance, we sing poetry
We play the music together’

‘Ohhh my cutest cutie
You want things really
to be wild
You are so romantic
It is getting so exciting
And oh man, I want to do
some other things with you
that are a little bit private
Let’s do that in the after show’

‘Good idea, my sexy sweetie
we’ll close the curtains
And then we’ll have our own
wild private after party.’

©RoseGirl2018

How The Two Lovers Of True Love Have Their First Fight

Previous: Flying Into Our Tale

‘Oh shitty shit!’ I say
And you ask:
‘What is the matter, my true love?
‘My cutest cutie,
I wrote in my poem
That we need to fly into our tale
But I took it a bit too literally
And then I jumped from above.
I can imagine a lot
But unfortunately,
My fairy wings weren’t there
So then I fell
down to the ground.’

‘What the hell,’ you say
And I say:
‘Yes it is truly true
I have this tendency
to take things too literally
Especially when it comes to
what you say, sing and do.
And then another habit,
I also tend to make in my mind
Bad scenarios all the time.
And then I panic about it.’

‘What the hell! you say,
Oh no! my sexy sweetie!
And then you keep telling me
that I need to fly
And you keep wondering
why oh why I don’t do it.’

I say: ‘Yes indeed you need to fly,
My cutest cutie!
And to overcome your fears
And to just fly over to me’

You say: ‘Stop telling me what I need to do
Cause if I get it correctly
You are the one that needs to fly
You need to fly out of your mind
And to trust the better stories!’

I say: ‘Oh shitty shit my cutest cutie!
If I get it correctly
Do we have our first fight now
It’s starts to get really exciting.’

You say: ‘Yes I do think so,
my sexy sweetie,
but I love you anyway’

I say: ‘Ohhh I love you too!
And our true love can survive anything.’

You say: ‘Indeed. And the good thing about a fight,
is that we can make it up,
so now kiss me.’

I say: ‘Oh yes let’s kiss,
for sure
Let’s take that very literally.’

©RoseGirl2018

Guitar Heroes On The Battlefield

Meanwhile on the battlefield the two lovers of true love are again battling with their minds….

Here we are
And instead of swords
we now have our guitars of true love raised
To defeat the monsters
of our mind

There is a doubting creature
coming my way
It says: ‘Things will never work out’
I scream at you over there:
‘DON’T WORRY, CUTIE!
I TAKE THIS ONE
AND WILL DEFEAT IT
WITH A SAD SONG!’

I raise my guitar
And start to play:

‘Oh doubts, I am so sad
I cry and I cry
all day long
I am so desperate and depressed
And all seems
completely useless’

I sing my song but
even after I’ve finished
the monster still
isn’t gone.
It is a rough battle

You scream at me over here
‘OH SHITTY SHIT,
IT DOESN’T WORK MY SEXY SWEETIE!
NOW LET ME TRY IT
IN AN ANGRY WAY’

You raise your guitar
And start to play:

‘I don’t like you anymore,
stupid doubts!!!!
Now fuck off
And fuck yourself
I shout it all out loud!!!’

But the monster is still there
And there are even more
I scream at you:
‘OH MY CUTEST ROCKSTAR!
I LIKED YOUR SONG BUT
THE MONSTERS DON’T SEEM
THAT MUCH IMPRESSED!’

I raise my guitar
And start to play
I try it in a scared way

‘Doubts, you make me shake,
You make me tremble
I am on edge
I want to hide,
I want to run away’

But the monsters are still there
They don’t seem scared

You scream at me:
‘DON’T BLAME YOURSELF,
MY SEXY SWEETIE,
AT LEAST,
YOU MADE ME SHAKE
WITH YOUR SCARY SONG.
NOW LET’S TRY IT TOGETHER
WITH A SING ALONG.’

We raise our guitars
and start to play:

‘Oh doubts, oh doubts,
we are all in this together
Let’s sway, let’s clap our hands
We are all each other’s friends.’

I scream at you over there:
‘I THINK WE MAKE IT TOO COZY
LOOK, WE ONLY HAVE A BIG
AUDIENCE NOW
WITH ALL THOSE MIND MONSTERS .
BY THE WAY,
CAN WE PLEASE STOP
SCREAMING IN CAPS LOCK?’

You come over to me
We both drop our guitars
Our eyes meet
Our eyes lock
We drown
And gone
are all the mind monsters

©RoseGirl2018

Previous: Super Strong In Our Super Love

Super Strong In Our Super Love

Meanwhile on the battlefield
the two lovers of true love
are still battling with their minds….

Here we are
with our swords of true love raised
There is a doubting monster
coming my way
It says: ‘He doesn’t really love you’
I take my sword and cut its head
I look at you over there and scream:
‘I BELIEVE IN YOU, SWEETHEART!’

There is a monster coming your way
It says:
‘This is not true, she will abandon you.’
You take your sword and cut its head
You look at me over here and scream:
‘I BELIEVE IN YOU TOO, HONEY!’

It seems to be an ugly battle
Once you allow the monsters
of the mind come in
They appear everywhere
But we stand our ground
And one by one
We cut the monsters out

There is a nasty thing
in front of me
that makes bad stories
about the future
But with all of my force
I cut it in several pieces

You scream at me over here:
‘GOOD JOB! BY THE WAY,
WITH YOUR SWORD
YOU LOOK REALLY SEXY!’
I scream at you over there:
‘THANKS! YOU LOOK
VERY CUTE
WITH YOUR HAIR SO MESSY!’

And then there’s a monster
that tries to convince you
not to look at me.
I scream at you:
DON’T EVEN DISCUSS WITH HIM,
DON’T FEED
THE MONSTERS OF FEAR,
MY CUTEST CUTIE!’

You scream at me:
‘YOU’RE RIGHT, MY SEXY SWEETIE!’

And then in the distance
We see a whole new army
getting ready
‘OH NO! You scream at me
I scream at you:
‘OH YES, NO PROBLEM!
WE JUST DON’T ALLOW THEM
TO COME IN NO MORE!
WE ARE DONE, MY SUPER HEROE!’

And so we win the battle
We are so bold, we are so brave
We are so sexy, cute and sweet
But above all
we are super strong
together in our super love

©RoseGirl2018

From The Rooftops

I could shout from the rooftops
And let the birds sing it
Send my messengers around
Let the sun declare it in the sky
And let the air hum it, vibrate it
Let the flowers bloom it
Bring it into the world
by words of poetry
by dancing footsteps
So everyone will know
That I love you
And how much my heart bursts

©RoseGirl2018

The Most Beautiful Poem

Everywhere you are
Wherever I go
You are always around,
my fairy man
I am always with you
You are always within
No days without you
No place where I cannot find you
Your presence surrounds me,
infuses me
As the most beautiful poem
sung by the wind
And written in our hearts

©RoseGirl2018

Flying Bike

I ride my bike
Under a clear, nightly sky
The stars surround me
The moon is behind me
She’s got my back

And I am weightless
As I glide
effortlessly
over the roads here
in this town

I almost fly
It’s like I go to you now
And I could cycle
miles and miles and miles
Towards the west
A smile on my face
Stars before my eyes

Is it the moon
Or is it you
That fires me
Through the Dutch
nightly sky

©RoseGirl2018

The Recalcitrant Poem

I want to rhyme in schemes
But my poem doesn’t let me to
I want to find the harmony within the A,B,A,B
But my poem wants the A,F,B,G

I want to find perfect words
But my poem likes pure expression,
raw words, flowing like a rough river
directly from the heart
I want a garden with borders
but my poem likes the wild flowers
and the uncut grass

I want to write an
intellectual
metrical
composition in
symmetrical
verses
But my poem does
whatever it wants

And now, at least,
I want to end it all in style
But my poem says:
Just do whatever you like

©RoseGirl2018

Toast To Life

São Jorge Castle, Lisbon

The queen is at her castle
and overlooks the city
that spreads majestically
down by the river,
into the valley
and over the seven hills

Life is good to those
who toast to life

©RoseGirl2018

The Day You Were Born

The day you were born
heaven came to earth
Flowers bloomed,
birds serenaded,
the sun shined
All celebrated
your unique expression of life
Angels blew their horn
and spread the word that
you had arrived
You, free spirit
that came flying from above,
held within the seeds
of so many songs yet to be sung
You were born to be love
and be loved
by me

©RoseGirl2018

Tram 28

Lisbon, February 15th

I glide up and down the hills
trough the narrow alleys
on tram 28
This vehicle of romance
that shakes me into nightly daydreams

And suddenly
I am in a movie in black and white
And my heart starts to beat excitedly
Because – who knows –
At the next stop there is a man waiting for me,
holding a red rose
in his hand

©RoseGirl2018

Too Big For A Poem

What to do
with a love
that is too big
for a poem?

Should I adjust
the poem
Or should I make
the love fit?

No,
I’ll leave
the poem the poem
I’ll leave
the love the love
And then I’ll leave
you with it

©RoseGirl2018

Sweet Words

Let my words
come close to you
They are my hands,
my lips,
my breath
They tenderly caress
your face
Embed you in
pink satin
A soft
whispering
on your skin

Just a few sweet words
for you
To taste me
To soothe you
To kiss
the bitterness
away

©RoseGirl2018

Love Doves

Is it true
that today
heaven’s blue looks
even bluer than blue?
And the houses of white
are brighter than bright?
People who pass by
give me their smile
And palm trees
of greenest green
wave excitedly at me
Doves do a love dance
Then go up into the sky
I let me,
let you go
Birds just need
to fly

©RoseGirl2017