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Below is the poem entitled WITHOUT ANABEL'S SMILE which was written by poet Andrew Crisci. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Without Anabel's smile,
I am a forest without a tree,
a universe without its golden sun;
and with a loner's heart,
I'll forever search for my lovely and unseen star!
Without Anabel's smile,
I'm tossed by the be thrown into the sea!
and with little hope,I easily lose heart!   

Some women are easy to love,
and Anabel's name fits these tender words;
a real woman stands by her adored man, 
and gives him all she can...
Anabel...lovely Anabel,
everything turned awfully sad...
when our beautiful star fell
from the August sky to the silent earth!

Without Anabel's smile,
life becomes a flower without spring,
an empty hand that holds nothing;
and mine waits for her distant hands
to touch me and make me come alive...
and if destiny is kind, we will dance!

Anabel...untrue Anabel, prettier than an unreal goddess:
have you found another sweet-heart...and settled for less?

Copyright 2008 by Andrew Crisci

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  1. Date: 4/3/2011 1:55:00 PM
    Andrew, just wanted to let you know, though it's two + years late, : ) this is is great! I was reading about the Canzone Form and chose one of the examples listed, which happened to be yours. Beautiful. Hope your weekend has been lovely. Always, Audrey

  1. Date: 7/4/2009 3:10:00 PM
    Wow what a great poem I'm sorry you had your heart broken, but there will be better days to come! Congratulations on your wonderful featured poem! Its Great!!!! Laura :)

  1. Date: 6/30/2009 5:56:00 PM
    It's a real puffy piece with creative air. I felt sorry for you until the last lines. Those are better-man-lines. Real women are hunted by many and won by few. The sad part is in the game. If you catch her, she might not be real for you. The chase is endless and all along, that real one was next to you.

  1. Date: 6/30/2009 9:47:00 AM
    Wow! I love the form of this poem!!!

  1. Date: 6/29/2009 6:38:00 AM
    congratulations on your poem being featured God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 6/29/2009 3:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Andrew. May you have many more.Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/29/2009 2:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured.

  1. Date: 6/29/2009 12:33:00 AM
    Very inspiring and full of emotion. I enjoyed reading it. Congratulations. I have also a featured poem. Ernilando

  1. Date: 6/29/2009 12:05:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature poem this week Andrew Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 7/20/2008 1:34:00 PM
    Very emotional poem that is full of admiration and love - I hope the stars are in your favor and your love is re-born - best wishes