Ahhh love  

serenepoet72 65F
45 posts
9/6/2006 3:30 am

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10/4/2006 12:52 am

Ahhh love

Some new writes, on an old theme, new to me...


I danced barefoot
through a valley of thorns, nettles, burrs, and disdain
with needling pains attacking the tenderness of my feet
drawing blood, and causing rivers of tears to well in my eyes
yet, still I danced

I skipped like a child
glee and innocence ruling my incoherent mind
guiding me like the messiah to the holy land just beyond the horizon
across dandelion fields strewn with mines, traps, and fearful phantasms
to a valley, and a mountain full of adolescent dreams, with a climbing tree
so, on I skipped

I saw you there
with rough hands,
a stern poker face,
and your oh so indescribable eyes
like beacons
smiles, and auras, still hidden from view
till the moment when our hands touched
and the static like spark of a likened soul
coursed through the veil, through this barrier between us

"Why do you wait here for me?" I asked,
as you patched the wounds on my marred feet

"Because...", you smiled,
"you humbled me."

In the echo of your words
I heard those long lost answers
and forgot for eternal moments that my feet ached
to my core
from years of traveling solitary inside
and being barefoot

I Apologize

I apologize
for not possessing that fleshy portal
from which you were birthed
the one that carried you, molded you,
and laid you safely at the feet of Gods
the one that created something…no someone, unattainable

I apologize
for not being that first set
of honey flavored lips to meet your own
as childhood fades into adulthood
and dreams change from innocent
to ones full of maddening passion

I apologize
for not being the one to vow I do
before your God, and friends, and family
for not being the first to bare a child, a ring,
and a promise of forever and ever and ever
as I change my name to match your own

I apologize
for not being the one whose shoulders
were sodden with tears and regrets long held in
as a your life giver, your father, died
and was carried to a better place without pain
except yours, and dreams followed

I apologize
for not being here for you, with you, sooner
as I battled friends, family, society, and…death
and waded through the murky depths of hell
to find myself at last humbled, yes humbled, by you
and bathed in a love unlike any poets could ever fathom

I am sorry I was late
and that I could not make time stand still
or turn it back even for a day
and grant you all those firsts, lasts, and forevers
for that…I apologize

Stay Still

Shhhhhh…Stay still,
don’t move,
lie motionless
and allow your pores to open
so that your scent will waft,
and linger, upon my own
bare skin
Then, as the day wears on
and we are apart
I can rub the small nub of my nose
across my own flesh
and inhale you into my lungs
keep you there,
in my mind
with the memories
of making love for the first time
in this lifetime,
and the last time,
for a lifetime-today


For Steve

TayTheFunnyGuy 34M
1 post
9/6/2006 5:14 am

Fan-fuckin-tastic... I really like your stuff... I think Stay Still is my favorite, very sexy.

MerryPesosCalve 54M

9/6/2006 11:38 am

Abosolutely wonderful writing- very thought provoking! I can't wait to read your book.

__Huntress__ 56M/59F

9/14/2006 3:37 am

This is not the kind of blog you simply breeze through ... I'm having this with my coffee Saturday morning so I can savor the richness of all of this ... fantastic !


tenorsaxxman 67M

9/15/2006 3:26 am

I am very humbled by the depth of your writing, the passion of your words. My own feel very shallow when I read yours, yet I feel a kindred spirit dwells in both of us. Thank you for the gift you give all of us in Blogland. Saxman.


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