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Ghost orchid

what makes the heart feel for something it can't touch?
his tears caused contractions for his heart to pulse
floundered, looking for loves heartache to clutch
whimsical solace of her essence startles his impulse 

 shouldering the bane of a kiss that foreshadowed trifles
kooky huh? how time unleashes emotions restrained behind pride
 losing his beloved inamorata to an admirer she mollycoddles
his heart became friable to the echo of her suicide

It was the absence of a note that left his worries unverified
what makes the heart feel for something it can't touch?
Now alone and without; a lovers heart is mummified
he will never love another as much

the “ghost orchid” has become her epithet
the rules of this game have changed, misère ouverte.

 I chose Bonnie Raitt “I can't make you love me” because when I listened to it it brought 
back memories of my childhood feeling second to my fathers work. His physical presence was 
always their, but his heart belonged to his work and still is. After listening to the song  5 or 6 
times I thought of the question, what makes the heart feel for something that it can't 
touch----like love, and went from there.

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  1. Date: 11/8/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Love that song I'm trying to learn it for open mic nights PUT up the ghazal you're working on so everyone can see your progress, I proud of YOU! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 9:27:00 PM
    well done Mark...SKAT

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 1:42:00 PM
    Mark, Congrats on your placement in the Songs to Poetry contest! A powerful write with great insight...I and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 9:08:00 AM
    Great way to go with the contest..Enjoyed reading your winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 8:44:00 PM
    Hi Mark, Awesome Songs to Poetry ... congrats~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 8:02:00 PM
    wow...very powerful write, great vivid images...congrats on your well deserved win :)

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 7:29:00 PM
    Congrad's on your verse winning! There are some really cool metaphors in this verse. Light & Love