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Below is the poem entitled A DISTANT ECHO which was written by poet Michael Poyntz. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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It is the impossible…is it you 
I had felt your presence seconds before
the softness of your voice
swept once again across my life’s landscape
harvesting all of the passion that
I have only known, tasted and shared with you
so very long ago...a  lifetime ago
your voice…that sweet warm voice
that once dissolved all of time herself for me
a voice whose soft murmur alone
could strip away any resistance in a heartbeat
to take and to give
the scent of hunger, passion and timeless moments
loves perfect trilogy…amoré came so easily to us

I used to inhale your perfumed fragrance
as if my very life depended on it 
I held you in my arms through the night
as a stranded man holds belief to his chest
thoughts of your kisses haunt me still
a kiss so staggeringly soft that
its memory alone brings tears to my eyes
and now, a distant echo from a forbidden past
we had said our goodbyes in Italy long ago
and yet the taste of you has lingered
on my lips as if your touch could never end
unimaginable…you can never truly say goodbye
to the one that enfolds your dreams
takes you to your knees…over and over

I turned instinctively to face the imposter
how dare she mimic to perfection
the one true voice of passion in my life
there have been others since
I could never lie to you
but l have loved only you and my love I do 
It is the impossible…it is you


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  1. Date: 12/28/2012 11:29:00 AM
    Michael, congratulations with your poem featured on this awesome endings week of 2012. Wishing you the best of 2013 to come... luv * Linda

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 2:35:00 PM
    this write of yours has much meaning to it, its profound with a deep passion. i feel how it would be so impossible to love this spirit after so many years of silence.very creative. -Always&Foreve Lynette

  1. Date: 11/9/2009 12:32:00 PM
    This poem oozes emotion and feelings Michael, nice piece >> James

  1. Date: 11/8/2009 5:01:00 AM
    I am deeply touched and inspired by your deep emotional words in this poem.. it speaks volumes of your passion and love and the intensity of your heart and soul.. thankxxx for sharing.. Soup Mail shortly... Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart"