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The Crystal Ball

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The Crystal Ball

You held me in the palm of your hand. Handily, you palmed the surface of my shivering soul. Soullessly, you divined its flaws, plotting, preparing. Preparedness would have helped but who can prepare for love? Love in all its hormonal glory rising, raising the hopes of the hopeless. Hope, the dandelion seed in the hot wind of pent-up desire, desirous of only you, the scent of you, the touch of you, you who held me trapped in reflection reversed, reversing right from wrong, within the crystal orb. Orb of eye, orbiting, endlessly trapped upon the glassine surface, surfacing only long enough to breathe, fogging the image held. Held with the controlling hand with its tattered remnants of life, lifelines committing crosshatched-mutiny upon your thin white skin. Skinned by your gaze, I retreat deeper into the silvered glass. Glass over my weary heart, encase it eternally, I cannot run. Running is not an option for those condemned to love so. So, round I race within reflection, thought and mind mindless, chaste and chasing a siren dazed. Dazed within the image of your crystal ball, I lie. Lie to me and tell me…I’m the apple of your eye.

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  1. Date: 3/11/2013 11:41:00 AM
    Splendid and original write the emotions you portrayed within the crystal ball! Congrats on your win! Hugs

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 6:54:00 AM
    Hi Debbie. Nice win here...Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 6:05:00 AM
    I just fell in love with this unique free-verse style. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 9:44:00 PM
    DEBBIE, ;-) CONGRATULATIONS with your awesome free verse poem, in Catie's contest....good night , LINDA

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 8:52:00 PM
    Congratulations Debbie, for your placement in Catie's contest. RAY

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 8:42:00 PM
    Wow! Debbie I like this poem and I like this style. I want to learn it. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 8:35:00 PM
    This tears me up to know how desperate the child in each of us needs recognition and acceptance and mostly to be loved. The effects however it goes, lasts a lifetime. A deeply moving poem, Debbie.

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Oh, the time I had with this's a wreath, it's free verse, and it's concrete too. But decided overall, it IS free verse. Congratulations on your win in my free verse contest. Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 12:47:00 PM
    I like this Debbie; Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 2:12:00 PM
    Love does seem like a sponteneaity of co-dependency that colors strengths from weaknesses - I love the subtle sensuality in this romantic write Debbie - a very well balanced poem, balanced perspective - J.A.B. %

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 6:01:00 PM
    Interesting work..If for a contest, reads like winning material..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:48:00 AM
    wonderful poetry, and ever so creative, just love this Debbie

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 9:07:00 AM
    What can i say..Unique sweet ma..big hug

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 6:44:00 PM
    such fun form in this one. I see you've called it 'wreath.' I think I would have called it 'spiraling verse.' Anyway, your unique creativity is shining bright in this lovely poem. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 4:26:00 AM
    An interesting poem. It drew me in to see where you were going with this verse. Nicely done Debbie. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 4:42:00 PM
    Another beauty Debbie

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 3:58:00 PM
    a good poem 'take care~SKAT

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 3:20:00 PM
    Nice poem Debbie; How I wish I had a Crystal ball right now. I need to know abot my feature. I know where I came from - I just don't know where I'm going. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 9:24:00 AM
    This is such an interesting form. I'm not familiar with it, but it seems to me you penned this quite flawlessly!