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As I See Him

He has the chiseled features of a handsome Nordic God,
With perfectly placed brown eyes beneath a noble brow.
A skilled sculptor planed those cheekbones up so very high
And decided a deep dimple to his chin to then endow.

His arms are strong but gentle and make me feel so safe.
I want to be held in them as long as I shall live.
He has a sunny nature and he’d rather love than fight.
Before I’d give him up, I’d rather have my heart pierced with a shiv.

For twenty years he’s filled my life with unadulterated joy,
And is a loving father to his daughters and his son.…….. 
And now this present is the past, it has been fifty years,
Since God sent angels for him and I felt my life was done.

I have his features firmly planted in my heart and mind.
I see them when I’m sleeping and every minute I’m awake. 
As I’m aging he grows younger and more handsome every day,
But I’m hoping in God’s Heaven that will not a problem make.

Written fro Frank's contest "Word Portrait"  April 15, 2013

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 5/2/2013 4:45:00 PM
    Congratulations Joyce...

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Joyce, a nice winning poem in the "WORD PORTRAIT" contest :-) *LINDA

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 7:12:00 PM
    A beautiful and touching write Joyce....I can feel the love, was a pleasure to read. Congrats on your win! Hugs

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Joyce, very touching. loving poem, I enjoyed reading it. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 7:51:00 AM
    I have often given the same thought, as you spoke in your last two lines, about the loved ones whom I have touching and eloquently written dear Joyce!

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 5:17:00 PM
    How wonderful it would be to grow more handsome with age. Great write and I want whatever your husband is taking. Thanks for your kind words about my poem O'er the Battlements I Do Roam.

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Just lovely Joyce..

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 3:08:00 AM
    Joyce, it's gorgeous! - Thank you. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 2:50:00 AM
    Wonderful write, should score high. Good luck.