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To Breathe "You" In....

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To Breathe "You" In....

Your beautiful name, echoing throughout my thoughts

"Everyday!"....But I never tell you this?

Sometimes when I breathe, I close my eyes to imagine

Breathing, everything that you are, to me, deep within....

And it is then, when I can feel your heart, beating, next to mine

As I hold you in my arms, my soul melting, to these rushing waters, inside

These dreams of countless moments, that I dream, with you by my side

Sometimes it hurts, so profoundly, this pain, when you are not there

These endless reflections, which tear at my being, my existence

Mixed amid smiles of longings, of what I hope, may someday be!?

Every beat, every breath, every second of my life

Filled with you, and you alone, forever in my sight!

I do not need to paint these things, upon a canvas of colors

For what good are they, to me anymore? 

When all I want, they can no longer hold; because, they hold not "You"

My eyes are saddened sometimes, as they desire your beauty, but find you, never there

My soul~How can I explain this, yearning that I have!?

How? As I question, what happened upon this path?

For it seems so long, since I have felt this way....

These searing flames, more and more, everyday! 

And all I know, is that right now, as I breathe you in

A thousand years, would not be enough, time, to share with your life

Anything, less than eternity, I believe, would tear me in half

This, is how much, I truly love "You!"

And not even the most amazing words, within this world, that were ever written

Could make it any truer~As I gaze, into your endless eyes ~

I would give you the stars, this I know, as I have given you my life

To walk along the shore with "You"~To walk, through the tides of time....

Is all that I shall ever want, and all, that I shall ever need!

Watch me bleed, without your splendor, here ~

Can you feel my passion? Can you feel my love?

Calling to "You," within every moment, that I wake

Dreams, inside my heart~My raging soul, which burns, for "You"

A torch, until the ends of time~Can you hear it, calling too!?


To breathe, your beauty, within....

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  1. Date: 6/13/2009 4:46:00 PM
    my dear friend john thanks for taking the time to comment on my poems,you are so kind to me,you ve asked me a question and since you dont do soupmail i answer here,many times my writes are about me or someone very close to me,yes that Haiku was about me infact,reflecting a dark moment,but it never lasts long cause God is great and everyday is another present so it isnt fair to feel darkness in all this light--thanksnfor being a loyal friend,hope i am to you too,and hope all is well for you;)-c.c

  1. Date: 6/10/2009 10:59:00 AM
    Wow! JOhn, this piece of heaven took my breath away! You have a way of touching the heart and you do it with elegance and style. Soup mail calling you friend!

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 8:45:00 PM
    Dear John, Another Awesome POEM my Friend "Anything, less than eternity, I believe, would tear me in half" Powerful Words Superb Write Thank-YOU for your comment on "The Heart of POET -- Listens The RED SOX are losing to the Angels in the sixth "GO SOX" ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 4:45:00 AM
    I hope the lady you penned this for appreciates these powerful emotions and tensions! There are few men that will pen such emotions and whilst such feelings are very personal, it's so uplifting to share and know there are those caring souls out there! Smiles. Thanks for your lovely comments, hope you are having a lovely day, Happy Easter, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 10:37:00 PM
    amazing passionate wonderfully penned,glad i was lead to it-bravo as always-charma

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 8:19:00 AM
    Dear John: What a beautiful poem, filled with your love, right from your heart. Really eloquent. Love, Janice Herzog xoxo

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 2:18:00 PM
    I love this its pretty and so so sweet

  1. Date: 3/7/2009 7:35:00 AM
    How are you doing John? good I hope, this made me cry,seem to be doing that a lot lately, truly beautiful, take care with love Ann.

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 7:20:00 AM
    aww this is beautiful written, full of passion and full of love and kindness. hope you are well John, you in our thoughts and in our hearts, love diane and all God bless you

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 7:24:00 PM
    Beautiful I hope She realizes how lucky she might be I could feel your passion Don't ever give up on your dream your friend Sherri thank you your comments to me

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 6:23:00 AM
    Wow! This poem is amazing! I especially love the tital! Oh, and thank you sooooo much for your to kind comments. Yes, they are fictional, dont worry! :) much much love, ~Catherine

  1. Date: 3/1/2009 7:01:00 PM
    Thank you John for your tender comment, and caring nature after reading my last poem. I was writing about my Dad, who spent his last few years living with us, after he couldn't be alone any longer...those were memories of that time, as we were losing him. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. We all have those times, I've been thinking on this rainy day ...and writing helps clear my mind. ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 3/1/2009 3:44:00 PM
    This is passionate, deep, and exquisite...from the torches of the soul. I especially love the title, 'to breathe you in'...very beautiful. Thanks for all your kind words-- I am not deliberately trying to avoid you, I just get hung up...I will always welcome your emails, comments....I just have so much going on, and I've been stressed out! So take care, my friend....your writings were a breath of fresh air.:) Love, Sara

  1. Date: 3/1/2009 11:33:00 AM
    A wonderful, passionate write John...Thank you for sharing...How have you been my friend? It's been a while...May all be fine... Take good care, Farah

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 9:52:00 PM
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my write… you have just made my day! To see all that you have written … I actually composed onto my write!! I didn’t think ‘Alive with Nature’ would be understood with so much passion… I am glad I decided to share it with my fellow soupers! Thank you, John! Take care… do well… and write wonderful poetry! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 9:50:00 PM
    what a way to capture a girl's heart.. the passion in this one is stunnin'… all the words so beautifully penned to capture a moment and thought! Wonderfully described… your feelings! Thou, so sad… feel for you!! This write was so soothing too read this morning! Each lines so beautiful… I have so many favorites that I don’t know what I want to mention… lovely piece and great work of art you have painted! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 7:35:00 PM
    Dear Moon Child friend, indeed I can see our shared sign in the wonderful poetry you write. You are a man of great passion, filled with deep love. It shines in your brilliant poetry! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 7:06:00 AM
    You have the gift of writing such beautiful passion-filled love poems. The heart in this just cries with love and deep feeling so tearfully. Well done, John. ~ love, Carrie

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 5:05:00 AM
    Beautifully penned from your heart, John. It flows with loving tenderness and a subtle, though still powerful, yearning. A declaration of attestation of loyalty, and perhaps of Faith? Truly, you have the heart of a romantic! This is filled with wonderful metaphors and imagery...ones we can all enjoy and appreciate.:) Wishing you and yours the best...God's blessings to you! Love to you, Mikki

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 9:54:00 PM
    And I promise I won't go away. Please don't be sad, John. Everything is fine. I would never want to make you feel badly. Sweet dreams to you too, Jon! Love, Robin