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Hanging Berries


                                I was sure of meeting you under 
                                a hanging of mistletoe
                                this December

                                A fair flying flag of snow to my inner war
                                A temporary cessation still vacillating 
                                on this December

                                Out of breath and sight
                                fear of relapsing and the need
                                a bonfire to burn fallen leaves and years

                                A promise in whispers
                                kept secretly
                                binding a pact
                                Somebody sings a carol of joy
                                It's December

                                The sprig of mistletoe waits hanging
                                to exchange the prediction of happiness  
                                a berry for a kiss
                                a kiss from your lips
                                your lips... unattainable, unreachable

                                I was sure of meeting you under
                                a green branch full of berries
                                a latent foresight
                                the past must be the past
                                it's my own Christmas present

                                I was waiting for so long
                                for so long, and I deserve it
                                Everything is snow
                                and its grains, its crystals, its pellets
                                cover every day of December
                                I was sure of meeting you under
                                a hanging of mistletoe
                                Oh cold...distant, distant December!


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  1. Date: 10/8/2013 9:04:00 PM
    awesome win Ruben........ enjoyed :) LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Ruben CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for supporting the ""LONGING poem"" contest <----- Awesome!! If you'd like:-) stop by my latest poem "FORBIDDEN". Enjoy my latest blog! "ALL SHE WROTE" if you like:) AT -----> -------take care & enjoy your coming week. Love*** Linda

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 7:28:00 AM
    A thoughtful write full of unabashed longing and the one I most enjoyed ;) Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 9:36:00 PM
    Congratulations Ruben......Seren

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. Su

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 1:06:00 PM
    ruben, this poem has multi purposes for you. Good to see it again on THIS winners list. HAppy holidays and congrats to you. Can't wait to see you back again and active!!

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 7:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Ruben, all the best for the New Year xx

  1. Date: 12/25/2012 8:54:00 PM
    Ruben, ;-) Congratulations with your little Christmas win... have a nice one... always~ PD

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 1:37:00 PM
    Ruben, I love this poem--a talented write my friend

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 9:34:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your awesome win my dear friend, Ruben! love/hugs, LG

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 4:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot once more Ruben xx

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 12:22:00 AM
    ruben, I read my old comments on this one and see that I had indeed seen this one before more than once. Congratulations. YOu pulled one of your very best out of the hat for this contest. WAY to GO.

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 8:41:00 PM
    Ruben, Congratulations with your lovely deep win enjoyed the imagery. Goodnight :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:35:00 PM
    Congratulations Ruben ....Seren

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 6:40:00 PM
    Love the sexy Avatar :-) thank you' Sandy

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 9:52:00 PM
    congrats on your getting two poems thru the finals.I miss seeing you here . It's been ages, Rueben. are you ok? This poem is one of your beauties.

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 6:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry X 2 making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Ruben. Love Carol

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 2:01:00 AM
    woah! congrats bro! all the best for the finals :) love and peace! -- Amaan

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 3:52:00 PM
    GO Rueben! Huzzah! Congrad's on getting your verses through round 1 of the sites International Contest! Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 4:13:00 AM
    Congrats Ruben on your first round success in the Poetry Soup contest luv...