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Love Orchestrated by God

Abed this angelic night bound by quiescent beauty,
yearned thoughts of whence the birth
of our yester-years proclaiming
loves first scene waltzes
through thy interior
monologue. In great
measure is our
immediate
kiss miles away
on the outskirts of
different land. Persuading
life on end to amble
midst ninth cloud holding
hands. Oh how this 
instant she
remained
taking form
as treasures in
favor of thy last name.
Enraptured at moment is
her warmth skin embraced
with mine...(SIGH) Fingers extend,
tracing single by single the tears about thy face...knowing that love at last
came upon its indissoluble place. Thank you God for orchestrating our lives this way.


Pace, INK-U-SCRIPT
11-04-2014

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The Long-Suffering Wife

Believing that marriage was ordained of God; 
that, like a seed, it needed constant nurturing, 
she sowed her deep devotion with a hope 
that stretched beyond an ordinary scope. 
That hope scanned schisms that had left her desolate-
until it reached the heavens with her prayers.

Time and time again, her spouse complained or failed to do small things
essential to cementing the marriage bond.
With unusual restraint, she held her tongue, forgave. . . and listened.
If matrimony were the fire in a hearth, she supplied the kindling and the logs;
then lauded him for twigs that on occasion he tossed in. 
Some nights she’d lay a weary head upon the chest 
of the one she called her husband (when he was fast asleep and didn’t know). 
In those moments, she felt the beat of that heart he never showed to her.

With humbleness she supplicated God 
that she might find connection with her mate.
She wondered and she wondered why. . .if thoughts, invisible, 
which were transmitted to the Lord, were able to be recieved by Him,
why could not her words, directly spoken to the one on earth she loved, be heard?

Daily on her knees, she telegraphed celestially with a faith most extraordinary. . . 
and wisdom came. Her love would not be broken, and she grew. 
The seed she’d planted took root too and grew until there came a time. . .
she laid a graying head upon the chest
of one that was her husband (not just in word only); 
a someone who now watched HER as she drifted off to sleep. 
With his heartbeat strong in her ear,
she heard him whisper softly, “I love you” as he kissed her cheek goodnight.


For Audrey Carey's "To Err Is Human to Forgive Divine"


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Reach For The Stars

Rising before me, are your eyes,.. like the stars
Embracing the light, while reflecting the moon
A room filled with people, ...yet it seems we're alone
Closer you've pulled me, as we dance to one song
Hearing old music, that we knew long ago

For, you and the night, have been here all along
Over the moon, where we wanted to be
Reaching for stars, in our own magic way

The questions I’ve asked, I know you have heard
Here and hereafter are just steps apart
Each step brings me nearer....be still, gentle heart!

Some things are intended, that we never part
The place I belong, is always with you
All things I have longed for, I've had from the start
Reaching for stars,  .... I climbed over the moon
Stars shine in your eyes, as we dance to old tunes

-----------------------------
10/7/14
For the Romantic Contest
Sponsored By Regina Riddle


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I Do

Tossing and turning not a wink of sleep in sight Visions of her beauty have me thinking all night Butterflies fluttering Churning deep inside Never fathom She'd be my bride She's the sunshine that falls gently upon my face The breeze through my window floating with grace The stars in the sky shining so bright warm hug at night holding me tight In just a few hours all dreams will come true as I give her that ring and we both say I do Staring from the window on the night before we wed Thinking of first moments Inhaling a deep breath Thinking of that smile which has captured my heart Thinking of his tender care A gentleman from the start Many years I've waited Just to watch him sleep Just to lay beside him Feel his toes slight-brush with my feet All my life I've waited for our dream to be At last Im gonna have him for eternity My pearled silk gown is hanging Tomorrow it would be worn Before the lord, our eyes meet the promise would be sworn From the chapel to the gardens Our entrance would be grand The waxen buds will blossom and our love would be sung


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Ode to My Husband

Ode to My Husband
What a wonderful, magical surprise! Sometimes love arrives in disguise. I never saw this coming, Never anticipated such an awesome blessing. I was at the right place, When I spied your sweet, handsome face. It was at the right time, When you called me your goddess and I knew you were mine. Until I met you, I was like a sad, little bird with no songs to sing, With only broken wings, l had to work my way through some hurtful things.
But you came along, A real man, unselfishly offering me strong, broad shoulders to lean on. It was a long, slow process getting back on track, But you were patient and willing to take the burden off my back. When I was lost and alone, you showered me with loving attention, Tenderness, kindness, and consideration. You nurtured and cherished me each step of the way, Building my confidence and trust each day. Thank you for helping my fragile heart to mend, Thank you for helping me become whole and to love again!
Entered in contest "Best love poem #3" sponsored by Poet Destroyer A (5-26-2014)


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Whispers Of Light

Melodic laughter floats on the breeze
Fire light crackles and your eyes tease
Escaping embers glow, like whispers of light
They dance and hold us, this magical night

Nothing between us, our souls exposed
Twinkling stars - a new song composed
Whispers of light, grow hot and untamed
Tonight's promise, as of yet, un-named

For years now, it's been this way
Whispers of light, between us stay

Love.......

2-9-2014
©Donna Jones


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The Prostitution of Her Love

“I’m not a machine, you know.”
He says huskily 
As she places her chocolate tipped breast
Within inches of his lips
Tantalizing him
She just smiles, breastfeeding him
His treat
And leans back and sighs 
As he gorges
On creamy chocolate ecstasy

Later, he wonders
About his insatiable wife
Wondering if he can keep up
With her little bedroom games
And trips into fantasy

Another day
He lies back in the
Exhaustion of fulfillment
About to close his eyes
When he hears her weeping
Trying to stifle her sobs

Should he pretend he doesn’t hear?
He is so tired
She quiets down
And before sleep claims him
He hears her whisper
“When you make love to me
That’s the only time
The only time….
You really SEE me
For those few moments
I feel that your world revolves around me
That you NEED me
To be fulfilled
The only time
You're the man you used to be
The one dying to possess me
And so I prostitute my love for you…
Hoping in these moments
To feel…..alive”

Before he can respond
She's gone
And he looks up at the ceiling and wonders
How life has changed him
His other friends complain
About their frigid wives and dull lives
So unlike his
He is fortunate
And yet…
He remains in bed
Staring at the ceiling

She cries softly on the couch
Feeling broken, used
Just a receptacle for his need
While she remains empty
She fingers her phone
Thinking of the invitation there
Very casual
A shared cup of coffee
Nothing more, and yet
She reads the real invitation
In the depth of his eyes
When he looks at her
She wipes her tears as she thinks of fidelity and promises…

He walks into the living room
Suddenly shy
She tries to cover her body
With her red see through lingerie
Her black hair covering her mascara streaked eyes

He kneels down in front of her
Pushing away her hair
His eyes searching hers
And holding them for a moment
Tilting her chin up, his lips cover hers
With a gentle longing
She gasps for breath
Shocked at the tears gathering in his eyes
His voice barely reaches her ears…
“Will you be my wife?”
She tries to draw him to her
But he takes a hold of her outstretched hand
And helps her to her feet
Gently leading her to the bedroom

And night turns to day
As he makes love to his wife
Satiating her soul
Realizing her every fantasy
He says all the things he’s felt, but never said
As he ravishes her…
His woman, his bride, his wife

The mid-morning sun
Caresses her face
And she awakens
To find herself
Where she’s always longed to be…
Nestled safely
In her husband's arms

E Ghali
05/20/03


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Timeless Love

They met at first around sixteen,while they were in their teens.
A young man tall and handsome, a girl with many dreams.
Years later they did meet again this time he was smitten.
It took some time to hook this girl, eventually their history written.

He had a plan to marry her and move her from her home.
She'd have to leave her roots, the only thing she'd known.
Leave her home and family was what she had to do,
The love they shared was eternal even though it 'twas brand new.

This love they shared was a gift,their faith was also strong
They both loved many similar things like fishing, books and song.
Seven children blessed their lives, they started their own tree
So strong this love they shared, became one large family. 

Both worked hard to raise them, devoted to each one,
They shared their love equally to each daughter and each son.
Education and faith were important, practiced with daily prayer
They fed and clothed this family with love and tremendous care

Each child was very different and different paths they took.
Educators, artists, builders, Lawyers and even cooks.
Each child found their partners, some added children to each branch.
All love music, all loved to read, a few even like to dance.

Their children had more children and the two were greatly blessed,
With lovely grandchildren with many traits that both these two possessed
What remained from the love they shared twas passed down through the line
A love this strong must be shared and it surpassed all time

Four generations have now developed from these two whose love began
So many years before when both had shared a plan.
Each twig shares a piece and resembles one or the other
For this love story that's been described was about a Father and Mother

I'd love to say they share a life together here today
But God had different plans in mind, for one he took away
The void he left was devastating to everyone you see
Hardest on the one for which he shared atop the tree

The plan these two created at the time they were entwined
Continues on by one so strong , who giveth all of her time
To the tree these two created which grows branches to this day
The love created by these two shall never go


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Afloat On a Lavender Sea

Decades yawn and stretch across the years, traveling up the stairs, around the chairs coiling around the door of one small room that was groomed by the sun of a Saturday afternoon... Floating on a sea of a hardwood floor I'm prone, on my back, on a lavender rug Examining the nail of my left hand thumb hearing you express, that you aced your class I had confessed, to missing you more each day linked only to you, by that ivory phone and a ring on my finger, that bound our love and blinded our eyes to the doubt of youth... Invitations in the mail, and a church on hold There was a cake on order, and a cold hard world You were glued to my ear, I was entrapped by a cord that tugged on the wall, with every word Light from the yard is scored by the blinds but, there on the floor, prone on my back, I'm bound by the cord that tethered our lives Linked to your voice, where love was wound Hovering over the sea of cold hardwood, I had a pillow of shag of a lavender rug The days stretching short and our vows yet untold A cord getting stronger, that time would unfold
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The First Flower I Chose

The First Flower I Chose


You were my rose, the first flower I chose
A beauty so fair, such shine in your hair
You I chose, the finest ever love rose
Asked on a dare, the prettiest girl there

Soon we wed, pretty flower graced my bed
Nights sent such bliss, heaven I did not miss
Flames in bed, want no other instead
Honey that kiss, love never was like this

Years together, in good and bad weather
Loving every night, touching sweet just right
Joy our weather, sweet kisses a feather
Sexy the sight, your naked body at night

My rose did cast, true love that did so last
I held so fast, to that ship's greatest mast

08-31-2014

Contest- Form Sonnet
Regina Riddle 
Contest Name , Sonnet on a Intimate Relationship 

Syllables Per Line:  10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10  
Total # Syllables:  140  
Total # Lines:  17  (Including empty lines)  
Total # Words:  114


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Sins and Virtues Chapter Two

Turning her back to the wedding guests Lust throws a bouquet of Poison Ivy and Venus Flytraps 
over 
her head.  Stepping in front of Sloth, Envy snatches the the bouquet out of the air.  "Nice catch Envy" 
said Sloth with slow slurred speech.  "Thank you Sloth and I do believe green is more my color".  
Turning around to see who caught the bouquet Lust wasn't a bit surprise to see Envy holding the 
Poison Ivy and Venus Flytraps.  "Well Envy I guess you're next to be wedded off" stated Lust.  Pride 
motions for Hatred to release the owls.  Unlocking the huge cage Hatred releases the owls.  Slow to 
take flight the great owls flap their wings and ascends into the darkness.  "Let's get this party 
started.  Turn on the music" yelled Greed.  As the sins partied the night away the sun came rising in 
the country Tranquility.  "Are you ready to spend all eternity together?"  Loyalty asked Love as they 
stood on their balcony.  "My dear, dear, husband soon to be you already know the answer to the 
question you ask".  As Loyalty and Love stand locked in a warming embrace being kissed by the 
rays of the sun the two share a kiss of their own.  Beep, beep, beep "Well this is a perfect time for my 
communicator to beep" breaking her embrace with Loyalty, Love answers her communicator.  
"Hello Faith how are you?"  "I'm fine Love and how are you?"  "I'm ready to start this new era in my 
life".  "I'm looking over your wedding file.  Are there any last minute changes you want to make?"  
"No Faith everything's perfect".  "I'm outside of your house waiting on you Love.  Let's get going".  
"I'll be right down.  I have to go Loyalty".  Grabbing Love by the waist and pulling her close Loyalty 
whispers in her ear "Are you sure this is what you want?"  "I've wanted you when I first saw you.  
Now if you'll excuse me Faith is waiting for me". 
Written by Keith Edward Baucum aka Red Seven aka The Green Poet aka The Brown Philosopher


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You Are My Life

You Are My Life


You made the moonlight turn so blue
as you took my heart away with you
Love never before hurt like this
our love, all of you is what I miss

This house suddenly is ice cold
my soul feels a million years old
Once these rooms saw romance grow
now you miss me deeply this I know

For none have ever loved as we did
you were the hot sexpot, I the lid
My darling think back and just feel
how deep was our love, how very real

Think back to nights on the beach
the destinations we both did reach
Cries you swore were from pure joy
you my princess, I your hot loverboy

Wherever you are look at stars above
long as they shine we'd stay in love
That oath you made just for our lives
such love is forever always thrives

Darling , please bring my heart back
I am a train , wrecked off the track
Hear, this is my last desperate plea
bring back all your sweet love to me!

R. J.  Lindley

June 22, 1977

note: This write so long ago saw my sweetheart
 return to me but her vow to stop her drugs failed 
and she ran away again to do her drugs. I never
defeated her addiction. I lost her, my life shattered
but our spirits were made to shatter from lost love
and then later reform.
I have the poem in my hands complete with the vow she
signed written on the back.

I XXXXXXX swear to never again do drugs
signed, XXXXXXX Lindley, 
June 25, 1977

Sadly that vow lasted mere weeks...


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Will you marry me

A whirlwind romance, so many feelings…
Dancing around my heart, so thrilling.
I said “I love you” first and felt a little vulnerable…
Finally, he said it too and I felt incredible.

We held hands every night, kissed and whispered…
All about our thoughts and  passions, ideas and inspirations.
I began to feel a part of me was missing without him….
And he said he felt the same way I did, fully content with me.

A million words later, past the first of the “I love you’s”….
We began to bring up the bigger questions, the kids and houses.
I told him I would be happy with three and he said one would do…
But slowly we decided on two, the perfect number for a family.

We became so close it felt like I was undressed in his sight…
Even when I was fully clothed and closing in on a fight.
The mutual trust, the bond, the feelings that corresponded…
All a part of the relationship we had grown into something special.

He said, though, that he was sure he didn’t want to marry…
I felt a little like the first girl who had ever been told this detail.
Two months into the relationship, though, he got down on his knee…
Gave me a hopeful look and spoke the words I’d been hoping to hear.

Will you marry me? He said it with a smile into my eyes.
I looked back and responded quickly,… “yes” …
This would be the beginning of a long and lasting love…
A true joy, hope and faithful love that had been sent from above.

Will You Marry Me? - Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Judy Konos


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Falling Into Her Vision From The Start

Falling Into Her Vision From The Start


The sky bent to her loving will
losing her brought an epic chill
Never ever would I let her go
she the angel whiter than snow
Music sounds when she walks in
she my lover, my eternal friend
Days we traveled in love's embrace
I deeply lost in her sweet grace
No power could ever stop my ardor
every time apart so much harder!

My heart she gave again its birth
I love her for all I am ever worth
Those long nights we burned in bed
never did I ever fear to tread
Path to her sweet treasure trove
I ran, leaped and delightfully dove
Each morn her face sang to my soul 
it was she that again made me whole
My All bent to her loving desires
she the Sun fueling my sexual fires!

Yes, she happily ate my burning heart
As I fell into her vision from the start!

 09-27-2014


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Willow Tryst

Without words I follow you
Into the willow's sheltering shade,
Leaves softly swaying sweet welcome
Limbing a tree serenade;
Overhead song birds keep vigil
Watching love between man and maid.

Tambour rythym of two hearts
Racing, impetuous and free,
Yearning for love's sacred moment
Secretly shared with a willow tree;
Two lovers tryst, my husband with me.

October 5, 2014


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THE MOSAIC

 

The portrait of marriage a
Mosaic,
Made from hundreds of pieces, 
Large and small but all of the 
Same importance, 
Together put 
In 
A masterful way for the desired outcome 
To attain:  
The completion of the portrayal of  
A relationship, a life to last

Unfortunately,
No one has ever been blessed all 
Pieces to amass
As 
To perfection the given portrait to 
Produce
For 
Always some parts will be missing or 
Not the desired ones would be in the
Right place
Thus
The portrait never gets done to 
The artist’s complete satisfaction 
However, 
A good artist has to keep in mind the 
Essential parts
That 
Should never be missed from any mosaic
Of the sort:
Trust escorted by honesty
Selfishness coupled with admiration 
Sensuality tied with affection 
Love united with devotion 
And 
The X factor, that the majority never 
Under consideration takes: 
Synchronicity
For
Without it, all efforts will sooner or later,
Fail!



© Demetrios Trifiatis
   08 OCTOBER 2014 


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A heart transplant

A new heart has been born, 
newly form,
emotionally transform.
Its eyes can now see,
university of love has school me,
at night continue to spoon me  
and continue to flow like a 
stream through me.
Risen through the dark of a night,
real love shines your brighter light,
widen the sight of my eyes,
never to say goodbye. 
Love you lift me in so many ways,
inspires my lips to say, 
a feel that erupts more and more each 
day and like a rain you flood me in so 
many ways with the words I often try 
to say but I'm now her to stay, 
I'm here to obey.
Faith of steel I feel you so don't mind 
if I couldn't help but to steal you and
through this life I'll forever reveal you. 



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Pledge of love and loyalty

This pledge that l,Ntando, make today serves
as my guideline that I shall follow
happily, ungrudgingly and tirelessly
for the sake of our love life.
Indeed l am well aware of the fact that
the beauty of this pledge does not only lie
in word alone but in action as well.

For that reason in every season
I shall show steadfast commitment
to the implementation of this pledge
with a great deal of astuteness.
I therefore commit myself to be your
devoted and delivering husband for
all the years l shall live with you
on this earth.

I shall treat you with the love and care
you deserve as my wife.
Indeed l shall treat you with
the distinction and dignity
that is befitting of the queen of my heart.
That body, that bone, that breath
shall be my mine to treasure,
for sure;
a dearness to promote and protect
for dear life…and love!
I shall stand by and with you in all the
situations of our life.
If the situation demands that we sail,
sail we shall together.
If the situation demands that we
climb,
climb we shall together.

I know very well what l am getting into:
I am getting into a marriage that is
overflowing with blessings.
This marriage- with our mutual
commitment-
will stand the test of time.
I know very well what I am getting into:
I am getting into a relationship that
brims over with a transforming power
of love.

This marriage-with our
mutual commitment –
will transform naivety into maturity
troubles into challenges
pretence into practice
pride into progress
bachelorship into companionship.
I pledge to be your steward and partner
for all times.

I shall value the consultations
and decisions that we make as
husband and wife.
As head of the family I shall do nothing

 

to derail our love train for anything else
least of all for personal and selfish reasons.
Now and forever

I am your lawful and loving husband…
This pledge that l, Nothando, make today serves
as my guideline that I shall follow
happily, ungrudgingly and tirelessly
for the sake of our love life.
Indeed I am well aware of the fact that
the beauty of this pledge does not only
lie in pronouncements but in practice
as well.

For this reason every season
I shall demonstrate untiring love
and loyalty to you;
a love and a loyalty that is a living
embodiment of our marriage vows.
I therefore commit myself to be your
honouring, supportive and loving wife
for all the years l shall live with you.
I shall treat you with the love and care
that you deserve as my husband.
Indeed I shall treat you with
the dignity and nobility that is befitting
of the king of my heart.
On my mind it is always fresh
that I am the flesh of your flesh.
Green or grown

I am the bone of your bone.
I know very well what I am getting into:
I am getting into a relationship that
elevates me into a kingdom of wifehood.
I shall endevour to put my family first
with all the rights, obligations
and privileges that come with wifehood.
I shall endevour to wipe off and ward off
loneliness and lostness from our relationship,
seeking nothing but your companionship;
banking on your stewardship,
sinking together any hardship.
Since you are mine
I shall not do anything else to undermine
our relationship for personal
or egotistical
reasons.
Now and forever
I am your lawful and loving wife…


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Dandelion Dream

-Dandelion Dream-

I stand close with a fistful of flowers
My tiny bouquet made of dandelion dreams 
They fade with one gush from the wind
I stand close with a fistful of flowers
Holding on tight to jagged leaves 
Sprinkles of sand fall over my needs
I stand close with a fistful of flowers
My tiny bouquet made of dandelion dreams 

~SKAT~


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Love Will Triumph


**V** \ / \ / v He is her knight in shining armor in all angles and sight… He has all the courage to go and ask her hand, From the woman’s father who’s well-known as a noble man; Words of humiliations, he swallows them all, He is a commoner but his love for her is so true and pure. Despite their opprobrium, he keeps fighting for his great love, In a humble way, he begs for her parents’ blessings knocking their wooden heart; Bowing before her father… he implores… Making faithful promises to keep forevermore. His heart of gold and few hectares of land enough dowries he can give, all for his dearest one. For she’s their only daughter, their lovely princess very precious, and so pretty-she really is. The suitor’s words are passionate, fervent and firm, The man is so adamant, he still refuses him, His words continue…spewing cogent powers… Finally melts her mother’s heart--- His struggles to win her and be both blessed will soon be over, He’ll surely conquer for his love is so great proven to last forever.
Sept. 17, 2013 9.25 pm ©2013by Leonora Galinta First Place Contest: Epic Only Judged: 9/24/2013 Sponsor: Greatest Poet PD Ninth Place Contest: In Honor of Painter Charles Haigh Wood & His Painting Judged: 10/1/2013 Sponsor: Poet Isaiah Zerbst


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Passionate Love

I want you..
And I was made just for you
I'll make love to you
All the night with you

Feel my heart that burns in fire
Look my eyes that full of desire
As our bodies ignite in passion
Our souls chain in a strong union

Carressing every part of you
Gives me satisfaction
Dancing in the hymn of love
That just the two of us can hear it loud

Nothing seperate me from you
No one could make me feel like the way you do
Our passion for each other binds us together
And our love for each other makes us FOREVER!


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To My Wife Grandpa Murray's voice

I wandered and travelled
Nor knew where I'd gone .
Life became a problem;
T'was one long cruel song.

My problems seem to multiply;
They came from every side.
I vowed to find the answer;
by this I would abide.

I looked into nature
And tore apart my mind.
Then put them on the table
To see what I could find.

I found that I'de been greedy
and avaricious, too.
Whenever projects of mine failed
I put the blame on you.

I found that I was lonely;
I thought you didn't care.
But what I really didn't know
Was you were always there.

You tried to fill the void
That always was in my Life.
you tried to ease the sorrow
You've been a real good Wife.
 
                           Yvette & Grandpa Murray  
          From James Murray to , Janet Murray ..his beautiful wife.
" In great respect of Grandfather Murray's poem he wrote for my  Grandmother Murray "


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EMBERS OF TIME

Twists and big turns in the name of real love
Either it will mend or break a heart
If this feeling of love, its author is God
Involved persons then must render their part

He logs more on oceans and she on land
Friendship to sweet soulful romance, began

No phone-lines nor e-mails nothing advance
With only black pen and paper on hand
Both of them, grab take that one lifetime chance
Thirty five years now, they are on love dance

Skin gone sag, wrinkled. Hair now thin and gray
Holding hands while walking like good old days
Romantic dinners. Roses. Gifts and cards.
Hugs, kisses... "I love you", their darling say

Ageless enduring in embers of time 
Blazing better within embers of time.

written in iambic pentameter by:

olive_eloisa
1:18 am
April 04, 2014


__________________to my parents.. :) Praise GOD!
CONTEST: EMBERS OF TIME
SPONSOR: Gail Angel Doyle
1ST PLACE, praise God .. :)


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Tomorrow's Signature

Yesterday sent its regards in a farewell
letter, 
A gesture of fate intact, sealed for the 
departed,
Or better yet, the progressive harmonies
of God, such as we are. 

It was perhaps the plot of the universe, 
When we slept in yesterday’s hands, 
And I asked you the question of 
continuation, 
In hopes of fading away mutually, after one
last bloom. 

Heaven must have spied on my everlasting 
request, 
Because with your pearl vision directed 
towards me, 
And your soft veil of ebony near me, 
You agreed, with no hold of hesitation. 

So under the chapel’s protection is where 
we coast now, 
And a road less traveled is scattered with 
our footprints;
While I did lead with company, along this aisle 
of anticipation, 
The stares of 1000 miles did not present themselves, 
Until your walk was introduced, thereby polishing 
this floor into glory. 

As I stood in the patience of joy, a distance was 
illustrated between us, 
You pressed forward and this negative space lost
its existence; 
As you approached with the tranquil touch of 
summer, 
My nerves fell sober, and I knew that which was 
parallel before me was art, 
The speechless beauty, I favored in sight. 

The preacher spoke a traditional verse, as our 
eyes locked in perfect reflection; 
Declared through spoken word, was the 
confirmation of our ribbon in the sky, 
Crowned upon your precious finger was the 
weight of symbolism, 
Silently glowing through the everglades; 
With no restriction, we explored the middle 
ground in unison.

We exited through the heart of the sun, cherishing
the unfamiliar heat; 
It appears that life’s divine notary has signed off 
on the greatest equation ever solved, 
May our souls forever write in this blessed ink.  


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A Love Song To A Beloved

‘‘A friend once in his youthful flight 
Had found a beauty delight
Though distance stretched them in mileage
But their love was destined to find a page’’

A lark that sings in the morning bright
Ke-ke-li, O Kekeli! My beautiful light
The hanging garden upon my sight
Hands of fate has woven a happy home
A love of current, stronger than the Law of Ohm
Invigorating, a love connected at heart
Which God designed never to part

Where there is love,they say there is a way
Our love I believe is here to stay
Kekeli, my beloved, sing me a serenade
A song of an angel’s grade
That in heaven’s clime pervade
Sing it across space and time
And make it last like a rhyme

My beloved Kekeli! You’re my light
You’re my Hephzibah, my only delight
Thou art fairer than Friedan Betty
Thou art matchless in beauty
So calm and inviting like the blue sea 
Beauty not to be told but for eyes to see

Behold my mistress of fair skin 
Eyes of diamonds, pure and pristine
O Tell me, you whom I was made to love
One, unique in your choicest apparel
Lips of zebra stipes set with a berry
The hanging petals of a blossom cherry
Chief among all my thousands buddies
O Kekeli! The only ruby my finger shall find
And wouldn’t be ashamed to be called uxorious

"For as a young man marries a virgin
so shall your sons marry you, and as
the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you". Isa 62:5



Details | Free verse | |

A Beautiful Reverie

Here I lie beside you
My heart goes thump.thump.thump.
My soul dances inside you
Reveling in the texture of your own.
Electric and flowing 
The currents of our love
Glow like neon lights
Illuminating the hope in my eyes.
Though we're not moving
I feel so incredibly alive
Invincible to my past
Untouchable by all who lack
That gentle touch of when 
You lean in and brush my face
Your lips grazing my skin
Softer than a butterfly.
And then you gaze into my eyes
I fall into your depths 
Twirling like the autumn leaves
Melting into your smile 
Your soul reminiscent of summer.
You pull me into your arms 
And for a moment I'm lost 
Breathless and in awe
Staring in the face of pure exquisite love 
And there you are - holding it 
Glowing in the moonlight of my stare.
My heart beats - its drum pounding away
Echoing a song thats lost its words
I touch your cheek and smile
My hands cant stay away
My lips s l o w l y, draw near yours
Hovering, and then - 
Part, a soft warmth against them.
My eye lids pulling shut
Dragging me into a silent heaven
I pull away - and what seemed millennia
Lasted only a moment, a second in time
But this is our love
This is what you do to me
You make me invincible and fragile
Lost forever in a beautiful reverie.


Details | Rictameter | |

Our Love Ascends to Heaven






Heaven awaits til our last waltz amongst the wind, mimicking that of yesterdays...(Sigh) Nature applauds as we continue in harmony; never ceasing til the last tear. Dust we form... transcending to Heaven
Pace, G INK-U-SCRIPT 09/05/2013 Contest Title: Just Nine Lines Visual #1 1st Place Winner


Details | Free verse | |

Once Upon A Time

This is a poem about the future I'd love to have with the boy of my dreams.
None of this has actually happened yet (besides us falling in love with eachother) but it's how I would like it to happen.

Once upon a time, I became the luckiest girl in the world. I fell in love with a gorgeous boy with blue eyes, and he actually loved me back. He was like my prince, he treated me like his princess and would do anything for me. Today, we're united as King and Queen. It's been years, but walking down the aisle I'm still staring at the cutest, most perfect guy I've ever seen. When our lips finally meet after parting to say "I do", it tastes like Heaven.

Once upon a time, I married a gorgeous boy with blue eyes. And today, I saw those perfect blue eyes light up when he first held our little girl in his arms. She's got her Daddy's blue eyes and just a little bit of her Momma's brown hair. She's going to be spoiled and loved more than possible. She'll know we support her no matter what, and she can tell us everything. It will be perfect.

Once upon a time, one set of blue eyes became two, and we were made into a family. Now, that second pair of blue eyes is walking out the door to college, with a suitcase in one hand and a boy's hand in the other. He better love her and treat her just as well as her Daddy does.

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a gorgeous boy with blue eyes. His hair has dulled and grayed but his eyes are the same, and they've seen a lifetime's worth of happiness and love. My baby had babies with the boy she walked out the door with, and I can tell she loves them as much as we loved her. Now it's her time to live.


Details | Ballad | |

The Third Option

when one must make a decision, 
you think over it carefully.
when this decision effects only you, 
it can be easy. 
but when it effects some one else, 
it becomes difficult and confusing. 
when you must make a decision for yourself and another, 
your judgement can become...... blurred.
one choice is good for you,
and the other better for the other.
what if whats good for you will ruin the other,
and whats good for the other will ruin you.
should one do for themselves,
be happy while the other suffers.
or suffer while the other is happy.
the answer is simple.......
if you love them, 
then you will sacrifice anything for them....
and if they love you,
then there is a third option,
an option in which no one suffers.
this is true because love is a separate choice all together.
no one should suffer.
and both should be happy. 
so i think when there is love,
there is no decision,
there is only whats right.


Details | Romanticism | |

A kiss to last Forever

If it be my wish
I'd endeavour
to maketh this heavenly 
hunger satisfying kiss
to last forever.

Her welcoming warm arms
to provide sanctuary and safety
that soothes the inner child
I Lose myself in her soft caress
and harbour my heart and soul
She is the sculptress
and I the thing she moulds.

Her tender love to be liken a flowing 
calming river
that flows with such invigorating emotion
deep inside of me
Her fragrance  as sweet as the honeysuckle
that attracts the flirtatious honey bee.

One love one heart one dream
one flesh until we meet see our final sunset
and take
our last breaths
and rest together
on some grassy land
after our mortal  death,




Peter Dome, copyright.2014. Jan.


Details | Free verse | |

How I Met Your Mother

Kids,
I once vacationed in the company of silence,
It was an unconscious scene bestowed upon
me;
Although I had a calling that answered my 
purpose, 
A myth of joy existed outside this career, 
I was left drowning in limbo, without an 
excuse; 
But there was a witness, who studied my trail 
without cause, 
And without apprehension, she helped to resurrect the 
the location of destiny; 
Allow me to reminisce on such. 

For it was in a previous portrait, that I encountered 
a dozen roses; 
Of these that I held, there were none that exceeded 
a brief touch,
A momentary scent that never returns; 
Now understand with this expression, it is not a
boast I intend to create, 
For I was seeking that gentle grip, in hopes of it never 
departing;
I continued a cold failure, never realizing the warmth of 
victory that smiled ahead. 

I settled on the peak of solitude, as my faith passed
away in obscurity, 
And yet, beyond these frozen eyes, there existed a 
narration of fate, waiting for my company; 
For you see kids, I’ve walked past the casual frame 
of your mother, 
And misplaced my sight, I’ve missed her spirit by 
petty inches, 
And when there was a vision of opportunity, my space
was occupied with trivial games. 

Then one day, I discovered a possession that linked 
heaven and earth forever, 
An umbrella your mother left abandoned; 
And yet, it was through her innocent misfortune, 
That I discovered her abstract songs, played upon
by the perfect key, 
Her heart that sits in prosperity, from the charity of 
deeds, 
A collection of beauty, your mother gracefully 
owns; 
By the time we crossed into cupid’s lair, I knew 
already, the verses of duality were written true, 
And with that, the perfect stranger discarded her 
title, 
Leading Renee into popularity; 
Hello became the endless quote, we spoiled into 
memory. 

As the task of life left this page briefly open, 
I responded with a mutual exit, confirming these 
lips of joy, 
And with revelations of challenge forever slayed,  
I peacefully fell, forever breathless. 


Details | Acrostic | |

Lekker contest

L ooking good she thinks, looking slim
E yeing the glow that's coming from within 
K nowing that all eyes will be upon her
K neeling at the altar will be LEKKER
E very person will have eyes that stream
R econstructed legs has allowed this dream

D oesn't know when pain will ease
R emarked on the baskets of doves for release
E yes now misted over Tad must be my guide
A t the stroke of 12 ,my husband will be at my side
M aking me for sure the happiest bride


Details | Personification | |

The Strange Marriage of Love and Pain

Love and Pain
Decided to get married
I know it seems strange
For you would have expected
Love and affection to want to tie the knot
After all…they were similar
They socialized in the same set of word families
The artistonyms
Love and passion also wanted
To be forever joined
That everyone condoned and blessed

But, oh, how everyone laughed
At the strange request
Of Love and Pain 	
To be wed
“What’s wrong with your head?
You two are from different worlds
From antonym slums
You can’t unite
And become one!”

Love held on to Pain
And would not let her go….
He smiled a knowing smile
“There has never been
One of us without the other
We belong…
For only when you truly encounter Love
Will you experience Pain.”

Pain shed a tear
And yet she smiled
“Where Love exists
I hover near…
Have no fear
Our union will produce
Beautiful babies
Love sires Joy
A darling child
Love fathers Peace
And Tranquility, in turn
These are the children we will bear
But do beware
Love can’t survive, without Me
For how would He know
How would He be certain
That he is alive….and well
Were it not for ME!

And so Love and Pain
Were wed
Amongst great fanfare
It was a match made in heaven
For never did they depart
One from another

Love and Pain?
Not so insane
Everyone did testify
That one did not come
Without the other
They were tied together
Inseparable
Nothing could come between them
Except their little babies
The most beautiful mixed babies
That eye shall ever see!
Sweet harmony
Of Love and Pain
Who lived.......companionably ever after!

Eileen Manassian Ghali


Details | Haiku | |

haiku and questionku contest

LOVES TEARS

love is in the air
clouds like billowing hearts...
lightening hits target


LOVE CALLS

noise of loud thunder
drowning out all reasoning....
body answers call

LOVES NEEDS FULFILLED

loves seed planted
well watered will grow....
Is wedding ring needed?


Details | Rhyme | |

Remembering When

  
I remember when: on an August day, while on a Caribbean cruise
My echo rippling across the sea as I vowed Forever; "I Do"
Take thee LENORE for the Eons of Eternity, my ever Loving WIFE
Entwined as One, Forevermore: the Banns of me and YOU

I remember when; I impatiently Lifted the Pure White transparent Vail
I remember when; we sealed our Vows,as our fevered hot lips met
I remember when; we danced our first dance as Husband and WIFE
Our Hearts beat together as one, with a LOVE I would never forget

I remember when; Dad gave us his blessing with a sweet LOVING Toast
I remember, the sparkle in your Emerald eyes, as we shared our wedding cake
The sensuous wink, the body language, the silent whisper of LOVE
Soon in ecstasy, together as One, two LOVING bodies shall quake
                            --------------------------------------
I remember when; "Dad" said "Lenore is my first born, my baby girl"
"I have given her to YOU this day to have and to hold, ALWAYS and FOREVER"
"She now is YOUR Eternal Wife, the fullfillment of the void in YOUR Life"
"LOVE her with all YOUR Heart, for the Eons of Eternity, ALWAYS and FOREVER"

I remember when the setting sun, touched its reflection on the Caribbean Sea
I remember seeing Lenore's silohette, in the halos of the double sun
I remember thinking, soon we will retreat to the tranquility of our Bridal Suite
As we finally get to know each other as we entwine together as One

I remember when with a thundering roar, the Flagpole's mooring snapped
I remember the boom sweeping across the deck: knocking Lenore over the railing
Surely this was a dream, a daytime, nightmare : a moment I could never forget
Until my Eternity, the agony, pain, and sorrow, of this Broken Heart,Forever wailing

Inspired by the contest "Remembering When" Sponsored by Debra Squyres

In Memory of my Beloved Wife "Lenore Ellen (Adams) Johnson"


      




Details | Couplet | |

The Lovers Dance

It was their night they shone bright as they danced their sweet dance
Two lovers embraced in their world of romance.

They laughed and they cried as their eyes locked in stare
It was their world for this moment as if no one was there.

And their steps they so flawlessly glided in tune,
To a melody that touched everyone in that room.

Their passion brought envy to onlookers there,
Who secretly questioned their own love affair.

But as the night closed and came to an end
The lovers were blind to what lie round the bend.

The house and the cars and the jobs that went bad
The kids drove them crazy and their savings were drab.

So they fought to hold on to the things in their life,
That caused them so much of their pain and their strife.

They fought with each other like enemies do,
And dismissed in their life everything that was true.

So when sickness and hardships and troubles occurred,
Their vows to commit seemed truly absurd.

Their home and their kids would now take a backseat,
For their moral obligation they chose not to meet.


So I Ask …
What happened to that dance they danced so well?
With passion and truth everyone could tell.

What happened to their dance where they held so tight?
What happened to the wonder of their glorious night?

What happened to the words that charmed their ears?
With a passionate rhythm that brought them to tears.

What happened to those vows that poured from their heart?
The “I love you forever and till death do us part”.

For these aren’t just words we borrow for the day,
From another who tells us this is what we must say.

We say them cause it’s what we feel true in our heart,
It’s a God given blessing we commit from the start.

But these words are now lost as they fall on deaf ears,
Since the pain and the struggles they’ve created these years.

So the lesson here learned dear people of odd,
Is that love is so fragile but made strong with our God.

So stop fighting for power and money or need,
For all of this nonsense is only our greed.

Keep God in your life and he’ll walk you through,
When heartache and pain and losses ensue.

For why commit vows in the eyes of our God,
And not call on him when life gets too hard?

For the truth of our vows we are all meant to see,
is that marriage is not, made of two, but of three

If reading these words ring some truth in your heart,
Decide that today you will make a new start.

Go hug your spouse and say something kind
Don’t let the small stuff cloud up your mind.

We’re all just lost souls who are trying to cope
If  not there for each other then where is the hope?

You see, the anger, the fight
that in us abide, Is only the insecure child inside.

So rise up above all this fear and this pain,
And see all the beauty that there is to gain.

By trusting in God and his will for you
Together forever he’ll see you both through.

For life is too short for our miserly ways
cheap on our love hence dreading our days.

He made us to love in all that we do
To wake up each morning and start us a new.

So pray for your spouse, ask God to be kind
To the person you prayed in the beginning to find.

They’re still the same person you loved from the start
But life and it’s troubles have hardened their heart.

You vowed that you’d love them in sickness and health
Now is your chance to show God what you felt.

So rise up my friend, don’t say that you’re through
For what if your loving God gave up on you?


Details | Free verse | |

Groundswell Girl - Named by JB

Enter a storybook tale
Where I can be 
The heroine you hail
Lucid dreams of soft reflection
A touch heated with lust and desired protection
A breathe a gasp as we succeed 
Join the fairytale with me
Valiant night within dark eyes
the right movement and I make them shine
like moonlight on the steamy hot spring
care to follow for a little dip with me
Trailing like the water at my fingertips
Grasp me around my hips
As close as the breeze on my skin 
Whisper lies as I let you in 
Lips mumbling up my thighs
bare heart exposed to the sky 
fire burning in my veins
Am I a mistress of this lust or simply a slave
Trembling with desire
Take me till we've lost count of the hours
enter this storybook tale
Where I can be the heroine you hail


Details | Free verse | |

THE WEDDING RING

               


                " one piece of diamond ring,"    

                 leads to a milestone journey.   







Written by: AiyaH De Torres
Entry for :Just Ten Words Poetry Contest by nette onclaud
4/8/2014

** 6th place Winner**


Details | Rhyme | |

Love in Episodes

Such explosions of love ecstatic
from fumbling youths and naive romantics.
In wedded bliss when passions flowed
two people alone in honeymoon glow
Flammable pleasure, ignitable moments to treasure,
we did love, we did fight, You and I.

Like awaited episodes of a reality show,
responsibilities began to gnaw as they grow.
The candle of love flickered with breath abated
claiming its due from fires deflated.
Though loving was tender still quick to temper
we did love, we did fight, You and I.

The children gone and the house deserted
alone again with our quality time protected.
A simple touch, a gentle nudge then smiling,
at such an age one mistake saw patience flying.
Eyes bleary, hard or hearing but recalling clearly,
we did love, we did fight, You and I.

The rocking chair now sways to silent music
only in the eyes can one realise, such beauty.
Smoldering fires of love and reined in emotions,
memorising every tryst with pledges of devotions.
Blessed with so much given and oceans of raw passion
in abundance we lived as God promised, His love unrationed.
still we hated, we had to fight, but we did love You and I.


Details | Terzanelle | |

The Magpie and The Butterfly, A Terzanelle

I look out upon a lonely Magpie,
I feel a great stirring deep in my heart,
As he gracefully glides across the sky.

He’s always searching for his other part,
The Butterfly to whom he gave his soul,
I feel a great stirring deep in my heart.

But he does not know that he is still whole,
Even when apart she is still with him,
The Butterfly to whom he gave his soul.

For that’s what love means, it is no whim,
Giving yourself wholly to another,
Even when apart she is still with him.

And the Butterfly is with her lover,
Knowing the greatest gift that one can give,
Giving yourself wholly to another.

My heart is yours for as long as I live,
I look out upon a lonely Magpie,
Knowing the greatest gift that one can give,
As he gracefully glides across the sky.


*Decoding: reading the first line of each stanza  forms a message to my “Magpie” from his “Butterfly” (as does the last ;) )


Details | Couplet | |

The WIDOW'S DAY

THE WIDOW'S DAY


He’d been dead for forty years
But she carried on each day
Got up at eight and dressed
Ate luncheon on a tray

No bride was kissed as well
No groom felt more complete
And one year was their gift
When Fate served them defeat

She should have followed him
But life grabbed her instead
Who is to say what’s better
The living or the dead

Each day as sun drew low
She tossed a glass of wine
Lolled on the white porch swing
And took a dip through time
His shadow found her then
She touched his rugged face
It emphasized the fact
No one would take his place

And though she craved wild nights--
Cold loneliness was cruel--
she lived her life alone
becoming no man's fool.

Victoria Anderson-Throop
12/30/12  ©


Details | Quatrain | |

Your Hand

I come looking to take your hand
We can no longer stay apart
This day I have forever planned
You have captured all of my heart

My darling I've longed for this day
Two of us together as one
In my heart I hope you will stay
Our hopes and dreams have just begun

Come take my hand darling please
For you are the light of my life
I say this while down on my knees
I would like you to be my wife


Details | Free verse | |

missing piece

i sit here thinking about the days.
remembering the time we first met.
i was crying in the rain,
feeling the water and the pain. 
until you came, and wiped my tears away. 

you were like an angel in disguise, 
you never ever fail to make me smile, 
you were a stranger in my world, 
but you made me realize my worth 
when you touch my hand
i know that you understand. 

I feel so safe whenever i'm with you, 
the way you hug me tight when i feel blue. 
you are just like a dream come true. 
i wouldn't need anyone else but you. 
and from now on i offer you my heart.. 

so i thank you for coming into my life,
for bringing the sunshine and making me feel alive. 
you made my life complete, 
baby, you're all i need
you are my missing piece. 





PS:wrote this 2 years ago. i had this poem hidden and reserved for Mr. Right. :-)


Details | Rhyme | |

Because of You

With the beginning of each new day.
When I look at you I say,
"How could have I been so blessed?"
As I take you in my arms and caress.

It's only the beginning for us,
With a life time of love and trust.
We have family and friends,
That we count on and depend.

They share with us their love,
That only comes from God above.
Because of You, Lord, our love holds true.
This I know will see us through.

For richer or poorer, 
In sickness and health,
For better or worse, 
Till death do us part.

Our new beginning, a new start...

"Dedicated to my husband of 23 happliy married years."


Details | Rhyme | |

I Love You

I looked at you when we were young!
I saw a future of love and hope.
I looked at you ten years later,
our love and trust could always cope. 

I looked at you as twenty years past,
thinking then our love could not last... 

I walked away and then came back
to the love we once had...
Now eight years later time flies by,
we live, we love in times good and bad. 

I sit and look at you and imagine ten years from now...
Hoping, believing that time will keep our vow... 

To have and to hold until death us do part,
your hands, tenderness and love keeps my heart. 

Together we walk hand in hand,
forever bound to walk this land. 

To walk in love and faith and trust,
to have, to hold, our love a must... 

You were my love when first we met,
and will forever that is no bet... 

I love you my special friend and wife,
I always will, for the rest of my life...

I love you...

Your husband...


Details | Rhyme | |

The Last Lover

Somewhere, she is -----

   calling my name....

   upon a breeze not blown;

My love without her is but a shadow,

   a ghost of things to come....

   how empty this vessel

   which could be a vessel of love entire -----

To walk with her upon the thread of eternity,

   and stop and sit midst her glory,

   for the rest of heaven

   I scarcely shall see,

   but lost in her eyes

   (my soul mate)

Only one man shall dream -----

I shall hear from her what no man has heard:

" You shall be the last...."  


Details | Sijo | |

Summer Love

Lapping waves, boat gently rocks, lone seagull screams from overhead.

Sun setting on horizon evokes feelings of happiness

Wedding Day, honeymoon cabin, remembering night of love


Details | Romanticism | |

The Little Things She Doesn't Do

It's not always just the things she does
That makes me love her
But also the little things
she doesn't do 
that mean so much to me
things I do so appreciate
that many may not even see.

But the reasons why I love her
are as numerous and prolific
as the leaves on a thousand
flourishing trees
As countless as the stars
that twinkle in the velvet 
pin cushioned sky
as plentiful as the fish
that swim in the sea.

She never ceases to surprise me
by the things she does and says
because she makes everyday
a wonderful glorious
summers day.

I have been truly blessed
beyond my wildest fanciful dreams
I appreciate everything she does
no matter how small
and I could spend from now to eternity
just how much she means to me.


'Pure fantasy'.



Peter Dome.copyright, 2013 .Dec.


Details | ABC | |

THE FORTRESS OF LOVE

THE FORTRESS OF LOVE


Every marriage has its bumps in the road
And they can pop up at any time.
We must learn to navigate them safely 
With fairness, faith and open mind.

No matter how far in your marriage you’ve gone
The highway of love has its rules.
The excitement of sex, trust and affection
Never tolerates self-serving fools.

They say marriages are made in heaven,
But so are tornadoes, lighting and thunder.
Cold hearts and hot heads never solve anything
They just destroy what we love by blunder.

 Boredom, frustration, irritations and anger
 Douse the spark between you and your mate.
 More of the same fails to feed love’s flame
 Till you wake up to find it’s too late

Human touch sustains the release of endorphins
For both the giver and receiver.
Never be afraid to hug your partner.
For the language of touch is a reliever.

Always remember to support your spouse
When times of dilemma arise.
The fortress of love will sustain your marriage 
If you speak less and listen more, you’re wise.

By Tom Zart













Details | Free verse | |

She and the Bumblebee

Lady, with blossom buds in thy hair....

   how fortuitous for me the day is sweeter 

   in the shade of your presence;

   what tall stock thy stem, and flowered

   your bulb of precious petals,

   crimson as the weeping rose....

Longing thy eyes, and bright with hope

   so quickly we became friends,

   laughed 'til after hours,

   deciding the fate of the world,

   holding hands in some cozy little cafe....

   pulling away....

   quick blush smiles,

   the patter of rain....

   two inflamed hearts....

But she wants to know what he wants....

   (he does not know) but has grown

   lost in her eyes, and her 'gentile' smile

   (he wanted her to be happy)....)

To adore her a little more,

   before she would leave and find Prince Charming....

But she said she was an ordinary woman,

   with ordinary needs....

   a flower among many, waiting

   for her little bumblebee;

He must take her pollen just so,

   and have none other in his flight....

   and rest so buzzing upon her feminine delights,

   and crawl gently into her heart

   the leap of a King....

   what a Queen to find ----

And educate the dark of his mind,

   she so easily (wonderfully)

   so displayed in the simplicity of a cafe,

That her one flower among numerous found,

   what a fate in the midst of romantic bloom....

   but I had flown no more (with broken wing)

   though buzzing, rested upon her soul

   (and poised an answer of a man with ordinary needs)

   (I, a little bumblebee....)

       


Details | ABC | |

Dear Love

Your lips make for a gentle kiss, 
your arms make for a perfect hug. 
Your hand is a perfect fit for mine. 
You're the one I love having beside me, 
you're the one I want to share my heart and life with. 
I wish I knew what I did to deserve you, 
because I would do it again.


By William P. Darnell Sr.


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

SO blind

   All this time I have always had my doubts,
Not the person led to believe is what I found out.
   To be deceived and lied to for oh so long,
Down deep I knew there was something wrong.
   Head over heels I had fallen in love ,
Always thought you were sent from above.
   How the knife is twisted into my side ,
So much pain I can do nothing but cry.
   These memories of what I thought was real,
I'm confused and I don't how how to feel.
    Is this really possible that I did not know,
Through all this time it never showed.
    Such an evil thing to do to a man ,
Especially the lies which he could not stand.
    How cruel and cold your heart must be ,
To carry on as you did never letting me see.
     Hard to accept all those moments  so dear ,
Realizing they are now my greatest fears .
     What was to be Joy and Happiness,
Replaced by the feelings of a loneliness.
   Never did I imagine this happening to me ,
Thinking that you and I were meant to be .
   It's a very hard thing for a man to accept ,
When he finds out that he's been tricked.
    Was it the money or the control you had ,
Maybe because you are really just that bad.
    Some day soon for this you will have to pay ,
For the sins against me and your evil ways.
    Goodbye to you  who ever you are ,
For in this heart you have left brutally scarred.
Tac.


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Thank you

Thank you – Zamreen Zarook

Thank you is a sweet word in the nature,
You may be a guy of adventure,
May be you are a person of agriculture,
What matters is your architecture.

Never forget the people, who guided you,
In no degree neglect who were with you,
Don’t ever overlook a creature, who gave a smile to you,
Because, you will meet them above you.

People forget the past due to selfishness,
They have no time to remember their unawareness,
Society, most of the times behave in awfulness,
They will understand when their lives come in to bitterness.

Be a person to thank and remember,
Don’t consider them as December,
Because, you might need them in November,
So, always be as a good subscriber.


Details | Rhyme | |

Just Because I said I Do

Just because I said "I do"
doesn't mean that I am through,

through with life before I met you
and the reasons to forget you.

On the night I knelt before you
signing how much I adore you,

it was more than words I uttered
more than sounds casually scattered.

Just because I said I do
don't forget that it was true,

just because others who've done it
had a second thought and shun it.

Mark me , babe, wives are still ladies
despite any amount of babies.

Just because I said I do
doesn't mean that you are through,

there is a long way to go
for me never to say no.


Details | Free verse | |

The wedlock rose

The wedlock rose!

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If our marriages are made in heavens, why are they broken in this world?

If we tie the knot for life, why so soon nothing is left to be said or heard?

You made me feel like the brightest star, now I'm under the darkest clouds!

My wedding dress with your dying love will be buried in divorce's shrouds!

I think I haven't changed, I am the same charming lady you loved so mad!

You tell me I'm not who you thought I was, how all good in me turned bad?

With you I were dwelling in the skies, in a galaxy of stars with the full moon!

Your change of hearts had me crestfallen, sending me down to this lagoon!

Holding the bouquet of fresh red roses you gave me bending on your knees!

Dropping their petals into water, I'm sending 'em on their separation journeys!

But once they are not the part of the flower, they'll lose their bloom and wither!

Just like we both are now lifeless statues, not the lively souls the way we were!

If only everyone who walks the aisle remembers that the wedlock is like a rose!

With so much fragrance, color and beauty, why'd a few thorns slit sacred vows?

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Poetry by Dr. Asghar Nazeer (LinkedIn profile http://sa.linkedin.com/in/drasgharnazeerlinkedinprofile)

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Details | Rhyme | |

The Family That God Gave to Me

The Family That God Gave to Me I think about the family, that God gave to me... And think about where they'll spend eternity! I think about the good times, that we've had. And the trials we've faced... Both good and bad! God helped us to overcome adversity together! And proved his faithfulness... Today and forever! He showed us the Godly path, that we should follow... And promised to be with us! Today and tomorrow! He's proven how much he loves us! And how much that he cares for us! Thank you my lord, for all you do! Where would we be? If not for you? You've proven yourself over and over again! Thank you so much, for being our friend! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Narrative | |

Dreams Of Reality

Dreams Of Reality
By Nate Spears
Published 2013 in “Death OF A Rose” By Nate Spears

A difference of a world a way
A distance of a different kind
Love is blind and divine
Hold my hand
Let us touch the sunshine
On this hill of heaven we stand 
I pray

From one another 
Life and the world will never take us
Unless it’s together
Then we will become forever
Never leaving each others presence
Our bond becomes stronger in living
With every day
I stare into your glare
Wishing we live on; and long 
Strong and healthy 
We will grow old
In a happy union together
Looking beside me
Coming to a reality
You’re not there
My dreams are not reality 
My love has perished. 


Details | I do not know? | |

Marriage Proposal For Eternity

I kneel and hand you this ring
That symbolizes our marriage and eternal love 
Maybe it's intuition
Some things you just don't question
Like in your eyes
I see my future in an instant
And there it goes
I know I've found my best friend
I knew I loved you before I met you
I believed and dreamed you into life
I have been waiting all my life for you

I've found my meaning to live again
I am complete now that I have found you
Anytime I need to see your face 
I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where love is born and secured
Sweet like fine sugar

I don't need to try to explain
I just hold on tight and if it happens again
I may move into to your heart
Look into my eyes they are not telling lies 
I'm the kind of person who endorses a deep commitment
Getting comfy seeking true love is what I live for
A smell of perfume knocks me down to your command 
It's like I'm down on the floor inside our heart
And I don't know what makes love and perfume
Have so many similarities that make two people bond 

Using symbols, using words can be linked

When love shoots it should be aimed for eternity
Eight things that make our love’s constitution strong 
I believe Jehovah God makes marriage last
I believe the sun should never set upon an argument
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the most attractive features are the heart and soul
I believe that family is worth more than money or gold
I believe the only ones who disagree are players or evil spirits
I believe forgiveness is the key to true happiness
I believe in love surviving death into eternity

I want to move in time with you
I want my heart beat match yours
I want to feel your hand in mine
And do all the things you want me to
The autumn breeze that comes from the mountains
Will be the legitimate witness of my proposal for our love 
So I ask you to take this time to answer would you marry me?


Details | Alliteration | |

Welcome To Our Future

Welcome to our flawless future,
where everything is bright and beautiful.
This is our home- a priceless picture
of our world so wide and wonderful.

The day we met was a date with destiny
the skies sang and the Sun did smile.
My heart was placed on a special scrutiny,
your love made the waiting worthwhile.

Safety is having you always by my side,
peace is knowing that you will never leave.
Joy is a feel of your arms at eventide,
Love is the cord to which our soul cleave.

We count not day and hours but moments;
time melts on the platter of pure love.
We do not count errors but exquisite events,
knowing we both have a point to prove.

Sickness and death cannot do us part,
you are me and I am you; we are one.
Heaven is the hills of love, sweetheart,
we will meet there in the glorious morn.
(c) 2013
Adeleke Adeite


Details | Rhyme | |

The Right Thing to Do

Written 7 March 2014
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Bruce and Jennie, both were 10,
Had been playmates all their lives.
One day, Bruce proclaimed,
“Jennie… most good men have wives.”

He professed his love for her.
Jennie said she loved him too.
They decided that getting married
Was ‘the right thing’  to do.

So, Bruce went to speak to her father,
Who was doing yard work at the time.
“May I speak to you, Mr. Johnson?”
“Sure, Bruce. What’s on your mind?”

“Sir, I love your Jennie;
And Jennie, she loves me;
But we need your permission
To be married… to be “We.”

Impressed by Bruce’s courage,
He knew this confrontation must be tough.
He smiled and asked, “Bruce, are you sure
You love my daughter enough?”

Bruce’s face became stern, he said,
“Mr. Johnson, let me tell you…
I love Jennie so much…and she loves me.
We’re both sure it’s the right thing to do.”

He was moved by Bruce’s ardor,
But permission was not his to give.
So, quick as flash, he responded,
“But Bruce…where will you live?” 

“Sir, I measured her room;
Then I measured mine.
Hers is 40 percent bigger.
We’ll live there.  We’ll be fine.

If we have extra stuff,
We’ll keep that in my room.
We’ll keep our places neat and tidy.
You won’t even need a broom.

And both our parents can save money 
On babysitters too.
Even if you do things on the same night,
You’ll only need one sitter, not two.”

Mr. Johnson was impressed with his logic,
But this marriage idea was no longer funny.
He smiled and said, “That’s good thinking, Bruce;
But what are you gonna do for money?

“Why, Mr. Johnson, I get twelve-fifty a week allowance;
And let me remind you, Jennie also gets ten.
Throw in our birthdays and Christmas cash….
Why, we might even have money to lend.”

Desperate now, he thought, 
“Next, I guess they’ll want a car.”
Then he asked, “But Bruce, what if you have kids?”
"Aawww," blushed Bruce... “We’ve been lucky so far.”
 


Details | Rhyme | |

My Only Flame

My Only Flame

Love, like fire, is all-consuming,
And forever should be blooming.
Endless courtship is not a game.
As we watch each year’s seasons turn,
My torch for you will ever burn.
No regrets giving you my name.
You always will my soul inspire,
Forever be my one desire--
My first and last and only flame.

Originally posted in June 2014


Details | Rhyme | |

God's Purpose of the Rainbow


There’s many people who claim they’ve nothing to “hide!”
They tend to use the rainbow
 as a source of their “pride.”

But if you read in the book of Genesis, it is revealing.
God’s purpose of the rainbow had a different meaning!

The rainbow was there when much
 of mankind disappeared!
There was a promise of God that was so very clear.

He promised to never again destroy man with a flood.
This was his promise...  An extension of his love!

It was never intended as his approval for perversion!
Mankind still needs a Jesus filled holy conversion!

The colors of the rainbow can’t wash away sin’s dark stain!
This can only happen by the
 power of Jesus’ name!

The colors are beautiful…  But man’s heart is filled with deceit!
Without the soul cleansing power of Jesus… 
 We’re never complete!

No court decision can give the freedom that many desire!
Only the power of the cross can
 change you this very hour!

The only way to find equality with God, is through the cross!
Without his words of truth…
We are forever LOST!

Look past the colors of the rainbow!  Seek the power of the blood!
Then you too, can be changed from
 God’s power from above!

By Jim Pemberton   


Details | Dramatic monologue | |

love not taken

let no soul take your love and memories from you
they belong to your heart , they belong to you
not for one person to minimize all you have cherished and saved

the many times you have loved , the passion , real fire
in all the memories of loves present or past
holds a passion,  holds a hot flame of desire 

Let no one person rob you like a thief 
for your love that you have had even, if brief 
holds the magic and scent of the passion that you crave

unlock the door to your memory
and open what is yours 
It is yours to remember,  it is your love that you have saved.


Details | Alliteration | |

My Love

My love I can not find you anywhere, 
I feel like I lost my soul somewhere, 
because you are my soulmate, 
and us being apart can not be fate. 

You did not leave because you wanted to, 
It just was just something you had to do. 

I was not right, All I wanted to do was fight, 
and knowing you was the love of my life, 
yet I would not make you my wife. 

I know that's what you really wanted 
and now I am feeling haunted, 
by the things I should have done, 
and you being the only one 
I ever loved and will love forever, if it was'nt for me we will still be together. 
 
But you are gone 
and I can not go on, 
so I must say good-bye, I'm leaving myself to die.


Details | Rhyme | |

The Happy Dress

It’s a mother-in-law’s right, her prerogative 
To ‘drop in’ on her son almost any time,
But a mother-in-law should always be prepared
For almost anything she may find.

So, Mother Cready dropped in unannounced;
But as she approached her son’s front door,
Suddenly it opened.  “Ta Da!  Do you like my happy dress?”
His young wife stood there in her ‘all in all’…nothing more.

“Oh, my word!” Mother Cready exclaimed with surprise.
“Why are you naked?  Are you insane?”
Just as surprised, the young wife pulled her inside.
“Please, Mother Cready…if you’ll just let me explain.

You see, when Mac has had a rough day,
When he’s been under a lot of stress,
Sometimes I meet him at the door
With a smile and a kiss in my happy dress.

It always relaxes him and makes him happy,
Then he makes me very happy too.
It works for Mac and me, Mother Cready;
Maybe it would work for you.”

“We’re too old for such.” scoffed Mother Cready.
“Perhaps if we were young like the two of you.”
But, on her way home, she decided
She was definitely going to try it too.

So, she bathed and put on some nice perfume,
Fixed her make-up and her hair.
She was thinking some very sexy thoughts,
But she had to hurry…no time to spare.

She heard her husband’s car in the driveway;
And as he approached their front door,
She threw it open.  “Ta Da! Do you like my happy dress?"
She stood there in her ‘all in all’…nothing more.

She saw a little grimace cross his face,
But that was not the worst.
Then he said, “I appreciate your happy dress, my dear;
But maybe you should have ironed it first.”

ALTERNATE LAST VERSE

“Well…your ‘happy dress’ could use some ironing;
But my birthday suit could use some starch.”
He kissed her. “Bet you and I can work it out.”;
And off to bed they marched.


Details | Rhyme | |

Together,Forever

I call it a blessing from above
And I know everyone wants this to have
Everyone is looking for it
But only few can found it

I'm lucky I'm one of that few
And I've been blessed to found true love in you
It's like a dream came true
To be loved by the guy I loved too

To you,I felt the undefined happiness
For me,for all the guys you are the best!
And I want you to stay for the rest of my life
Coz' I really need someone like you in my life

I consider you as a blessing sweetheart
So I give to you my sincere HEART
I love you forever
And I hope that God will guide us to be together..forever


Details | Dramatic monologue | |

When a man loves a woman

When a man loves a woman..

He listens to how she’s feeling more than what she’s saying,
He will put her needs and desires before his own,
He will let her into his heart, and work to get into hers,
He will reinforce her as a woman, build her up, and encourage her to take risks, 
She will know he always has her best interests in mind,
She will be confident in her endeavors knowing she’s supported and loved,
Her beauty and desire will never be a question, in her own mind,
Because her beauty and desire will always be mentioned and nurtured,
She will know the relationship is worth more that the conflict,
She will know she’s cherished, because she feels cherished in the comfort of his arms,
He will make her a priority in life,
He will be inclusive and inviting
She will be able to trust him with her most intimate thoughts,
And know it will never be used against her,
She will feel free to express herself and be vulnerable with him
He will kiss her with all the passion of the first time,
He will do all this and more, 
Even when the color has faded from their very first photograph,
He will do this and more because he loves his woman.


Details | Free verse | |

Midnight Lullaby

I wrapped all my tears, to see you smile.
you are the best, always by my side.
I tell you my feelings will get you crying,
you must think I’m out of my mind.

You don’t know, what I know,
all the angels let me go.

We were born to teethe and die,
you will grow to be so fine.
Fall in love, feel your softer side,
Remember me when life is kind.

When you go, let me know,
don’t walk away like the world and go.

Life is rough and the world unkind,
fight them down and you will be fine.
The truth of live is a brutal sight,
make no mistakes, you can learn from mine.

You have a strong heart, you are unique
I treasure times when you smile at me.

Live the life, I could not find,
be there for me, when I say goodbye.


Details | Free verse | |

The Autumn Affect

There's something unspecific about the autumn nights
A certain shade of color that uplifts my inner child's eyes
Beside a cashmere moon Venus and Jupiter shine bright
Complimented by a sea of blinking infinite twilight
The scent of burning oak lingers in the air from home made fires
Reminiscent of a time when this man was just a child
Careless and so free to dream and any dream to live
Like feathers floating across a field carried by the wind
As a gentle breeze blows through the leaves shivering delightful gloom
Unlike flowers of springtime the disheveled autumn vibrance bloom
Leaves crackle beneath my feet along the skeleton tree path
Where I try to find my peace or a song to make me laugh
The air is so much crisper and also soothing when I breathe it in
Underneath a starry sky and brighter constellations of Heaven
Amidst the trail I pass a lovely couple holding hands
While their children run aside frolicking in a playful dance
An old man and his wife admire the view from a wooden bench 
With smiles on their face as if nostalgia is still their closest friend
Its these specific autumn affects that bring me sorrows and joy
Reminding me of all theses things Ive wanted as a man since I was a little boy 
Its times like these that I wish I wasn't always so alone
Because I would light an fire with my family and call it home


Details | Personification | |

My Beautiful You - A Poem for Valentine's Day

Like the fragrance of honeysuckle clinging to the vine,
Like sea spirit salt rides the inshore breeze,
Like the sun dappled fields of summer, please...
Be mine... my beautiful you... be mine.

Like the flowers I bring you every so often,
Like the ones I should bring you every day,
Be wild and pure and wait there for me,
To see and to take you, my beautiful you.

Like the curves of your body, bending
Behind the glisten of the glass shower stall,
Like sweet nicknames floating down the hall...
Be my mystery ever unfolding, my beautiful you.

All the holidays, like yesterday, I still remember, 
Wrapped up with you around the tree…
Leaves falling round us in a crisp September,
As we walk through our seasons, you and me.

And now the twilight's chimney smoke calls us,
Back to the hearth and home we've made,
With little ones who look like you and me,
Our love's perfect union, our soul's sweet serenade.

Through all the days of our days, I'll need you,
So be the breath I cannot live without, 
The April morning's rain - mist for my midsummer's drought…
All the holiday's I remember...
Leaves falling round us in a crisp September.

The fragrance of you floating through the hall,
Into my soul's senses, please, be all...
Worth recalling, worth living and dying for...
My beautiful you, my beautiful you...

Be Mine.


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Details | Narrative | |

The Woman and the Fisherman

There was a young woman living by the sea.
Her house was on the shore owned by her family.
The house of a fisherman that was tall and slender,
Was built on an island opposite to hers.

It was a starry night when they met.
Fisherman was on water preying fishes with net.
He saw a woman drowning in the sea,
She was caught by his baits accidentally.

The fisherman came to save her;
Brought her home and offered food and water.
Under the moon,they laughed and talked,
Footprints marked the sand as they walked.

The moonlight flashed in both eyes,
Hidden feelings suddenly arise.
Hearts were pierced by Cupid's dart
Filled the place with love and art.

Came the sun rise and ended their night,
Woman needs to go home and leave his sight.
Poor young fisherman can’t defy;
Hugged her and kissed goodbye.

Days have passed but memories still in mind.
On the balcony she sits, staring on the opposite side.
So she went to the opposite island to see him,
But found fisherman and his wife and child with him.

The woman stepped back and went to the shore;
She drowned herself for life’s not good anymore,
But someone stopped her and grabbed her.
It was fisherman who gladly said “You came back” and pulled her out of the water.

Out spoke the woman, --”You’re now married, so let me die!”
“What? I’m not married, you’re telling a lie!”
“I went to your house and saw you with your wife and child!”
“That’s my twin brother”, the fisherman smiled.

Now, it’s the fisherman and the woman living by the sea,
In an island where they both dwell happily.
With the moon above, they exchanged their vows so quiet,
On a lovely night where the stars are bright.


Details | Ballad | |

Kiss the Rain

Kiss the Rain 

By: Tyner Twine 

'A ballad I wrote based on the Piano Music By: Yiruma'.
Dedicated to the man I used to know

As I take a glimpse
On the endless sea
I felt the oceans
Between you and me

Our fates never crossed
Our love was lost
Through the tides and waves
Of our destiny 

The day you swore to be
Forever with me
Was also the day 
That you've left me be

To be by the side
Of another bride
And I am left with pain
As I kiss the rain

And so tonight,
I’ll cry to sleep
Hoping dearly that someday you 
Will come back to me

But dreams aren't true
I clearly knew, 
That today
I have just lost my most important ‘you.’

(Instrumental)

((You and I both knew we could never fight it, that we could never evade it, 
that we could change…But I know that amidst the smile you hide your pain…
the pain that I can’t ever share from now on…because I have lost you…
and you have lost me.))

As the waves grew
And we drift apart
Please meet my eyes
To say your goodbye

But you looked away
And left all the pain
Deep in my heart
As I kiss the rain

And so tonight, 
I cried to sleep
And hoped someday that you
Will come back to me

But dreams aren't true
I clearly knew,
That tonight,
There will be no love from ‘me and you’

So love, I’ll say goodbye,
And hide the tears to cry
Your fake smile will haunt me down
Until I die

For we have loved so true
And lost ‘me and you,’
Left with scars and clouds,
And tears from heaven

As I feel the rain,
Wash down all the pain,
Our dreams reached out 
And died in vain

Please stay by my side,
Hold me through the nights,
As we fight in vain,
As we kiss the rain.

Yet why am I alone in the rain?


Details | Imagism | |

A Farmer's Eyes and a Sailor's Shadow

A thorough yield
On a farm field of far east
It took me time to realize
How far I am to my far east of coast

Call of my weather
Call of my winds
I sailed further and farther
To my naked coasts
Naive songs, Nimble rains
Nile of rivers, Nascent clouds

Reaching this far
I kissed my earth
Ground of my grief
Glory of my ghosts
Glad is those leaves
However scanty they are

Cast is my shadows
No longer they hide
My colors and my figures
They cast numbers on stars
Measure their light
Scope my winters
Scale my summers
Scanty my rains
Scuttle I wish my springs

Now let me see my greens
Their leveling heights
Their leafy gaze
Their spiderly gesture
Their primordial texture
Now let me be slow
In company of my greens

#Poem by +Gokul Alex


Details | Ode | |

Ode To Marriage

Can I have this hand in marriage dear,
Can you grace me with "I do",
Let the angels sing to Heaven,
Let my heart soar with their tune.
Let us seal our love for we two,
Let no others interfere,
Let Evil, with his one good eye,
Attempt to trick and snare.
Let Age pass on his cares to us,
For bound, we are as one,
We'll ride the heady winds of joy,
Until another song is sung.
Until another song is sung, my love;
We'll drink the drink of fools;
Let passion be our compass,
And a blinding trust our rule.
Let us plant the seeds of new life,
That through Time will resonate,
Let our names be always dear to those,
Who set them on their fate.


Details | Narrative | |

Shame and Honor- A True Story

“You want me to give you my daughter’s hand in marriage….
without the blessing of your family on this union?”
My father sternly eyed the love of my life.
I was quaking inside…
Why did this whole thing have to be so difficult?
Why did WE have to be modern day Romeo and Julliet with the Capulets and the Montagues out to kill our love? Why?

“You have MY blessing on this union. It should be enough.  
It is all I can offer. I am willing to be disowned by my family, if need be.
They have threatened to throw me out.  I am willing to pitch a tent on campus 
and live there if that becomes a reality. That is how much I love your daughter.“

My father was quiet for a moment. What a decision to make!  In a community
where shame and honor ruled supreme, he had to decide whether to subject
his daughter, indeed, his whole family, to public disgrace by making it known that she was not wanted, or to bring her joy by granting to her the desire of her heart...this young man.

My brother was not so giving. “How could you? Don’t you know the
things she is saying behind your back? You are dragging our good name in the
dirt.”  I couldn't understand him. How could he not care about his best friend's love for me, his sister? Was honor that important? I would soon find out…the silence was unbearable.

“Had I not known that you are a man of honor, a man of your word, and that you can stand up to your mother, I would not do what I am going to do now….which is to promise you my daughter’s hand in marriage.” 

My heart skipped a beat as I let out a sigh of relief.  My man beamed at me. How proud I was of him. Our love would pay the price of shame, for there is nothing more honorable than to love and be loved, no matter the cost.

For Kim Morrisen's Contest
Tell me a True Story
June 19, 2013





Details | Free verse | |

Last Kiss

Open your eyes to the ever turning skies 
I want to here with me through the night 
My heart yearns into your soul 
Burning as if newly lit coal 
I bravely submerg the embers 
That the time I have can be spent with you 
And I remember each kiss every moment 
I was caught in your love that for just this day I remember 
So what happened was a chance for your love 
A time that I kept in a locket tied with a kiss 
 I wanted you to feel, to love, to slumber 
And to awake in my arms with that times kept bliss 
I lay silient in an umber


Details | Dramatic monologue | |

love in Marriage by Weston Gregory

Love in Marriage 

For this reason, love precious joy
is shared, expressed; 
that within the confine of marriage 
its significance, are memories 
though sometime small 
hold the most potent experience.

Marrraige is a give and take
love is a give all you can take 
marriage is equal estate, 
love gift offering keeps you
fill while never sate.

For satisfaction, love though 
is not lacking in conviction,
marriage on the other hand
is truly the best one, 
offering completion one to 
another to safe guard our 
institutions.

From seeing its growth, 
feeling its unadulterated dose,
love in marriage truly make for 
the best strokes.

of importance, not to be side tracked 
are the loveliness of our children 
when mom and dad tie the knot.

A bond of inclusiveness
A bond resolved on two people
promise to share in matrimony 
love for all eternity.


Details | Elegy | |

One Day

You will want to come back one day
Like the crashing of a waterfall
Hard yet soft at the same time
With variations in light
Swirling, reflecting off the water 

You will want to come back one day
Like a butterfly on a journey
Flying high, steadfast
Silhouetted by sunlight at dusk
Elegantly shinning

You will want to come back one day
Like a trees search for light
Extending it's branches directionally
Frantic to find the missing sun

You came back one day
Patina beautiful, aged gracefully
Like the floors in our home 
Beautifully antiqued like our lives


Details | Light Poetry | |

You Alone

Look at you, you have found my heart
With love I stare into your eyes
With passion I devise
I can not part with you or can not stop the things I have started

So I raise my hands to embrace you and you alone

Look I walk by your side and I found my self crying
With your hands so soft with gentleness
With your smile so beautiful with carefulness
I do notice life with you without sighing

So I raise my hands to embrace you and you alone

Without a fear of losing you, you are in my visions
With beautiful roses by your side 
I love you more than twelve times
Without doubt I do love you, I care for you and you alone

So do not walk away 
Please lets talk about things anyway
With feelings of letting you go is make me ache in the heart
Do not stop believing my passion has fallen apart

So I raise my hands to embrace you and you alone

Look I want us to grow old with each other through years of journeys
With hope of sharing life of fulfillment that gives us memories
With this I hope to give all of my faith and I hope it is not to late
I Look into your eyes with such full life because you have been my life date

So I raise my hands to embrace you and you alone

And you alone

So I raise my hands to embrace you

you alone



Details | Couplet | |

Ohhhh Rain : Shower again

A small romantic rain poem dedicated to hubby.
wrote by Mrs.Madhavi.Suyog.Pagare

"Ohhhh Rain..Shower again!!!!! "  

Showering in the rain, 
Draining the pain!
Enflueraging the essence of arenicolous sand,
Feeling blessed porting on this beautiful greenary land! Trees were roaming 
under fiercing winds,
Thanks nature for benevolently so kind!
Sip of sizzling coffee With Caramalized sugar,
Cheers hubby to accompany me my gelling agar!
Wanna capture this Driplets of aromatic water nearby lake,
So that I can make an icy snowflake!
That's amazing, "but ohhhh God,  I wish my honey is here".




Wrote by Mrs.Madhavi.Suyog.Pagare  


Details | Prose Poetry | |

Nature In Our Garden

                        

Today opening my door to descent the steps to visit my garden
makes my dreams come true, my green garden enlightens 
my heart most of the time i spend it there, whispering with 
my roses, watching the very old green trees, watering the 
green grass, i love it. 

Suddenly my heart starts beating just found an envelope with 
white roses sleeping at my doorsteps, anxious to discover the 
sender, with a huge smile my surprise, it was from my darling, 
he wrote:

You are the woman of my dreams, I am taking the liberty to 
announce, you are my reason to live, if you are not in my life 
I will not tolerate my existence one moment longer, I need to 
become stronger to carry you towards our love nest share our 
hot body, love the love that will slowly put off that burning fire 
between us under our green trees very soon.
                                 
Lay your roses down, free your hand to hold mine, together, 
we will walk towards our green garden and dream of that day 
when our eyes will meet to become bride and bridegroom 
surrounded by the green trees everywhere, friends clapping 
so hard for us to engage with that beautiful touch of our lips, 
a sign you belong to me forever. 

Will you marry me my woman with green eyes? Oh! yes yes 
I screamed not realizing he is not here but a letter in my 
hand, the invitation for my own wedding, how blessed we are.
                               
The weather was happy the full moon lighted up the outside 
view to watch my roses blossom and maybe tomorrow we will 
walk together not only to get married we will upgrade our 
thoughts to the highest peak,we will reach our goals by living 
as one, we will enjoy whenever we can and endure when we must, 
we will not anticipate trouble or unhappiness about what may 
or may not happen, but we will walk towards our green garden, 
soon as husband and wife. 

We will not allow any obstacle stop us from becoming what 
needed to be successful, in love always, my heart was 
instantly beating towards positive thoughts a husband to love 
to sleep with, to cook, to wash, to wake up in the morning have 
our cup of coffee in the fresh air, i will stand by my man, 
no matter what.
                                   
A beautiful marriage in my green garden, all surrounded by huge 
green trees ancient as this house belonged to my grandfather
and I inherited it.
I felt like getting married with all those greeneries surrounding 
our guests i will place 100 white chairs on each side on the green
grass, and the aisle in the middle with green ribbons on the chairs,
at the end will be the priest standing behind a white table on it 
a beautiful green table cloth the chalice and cross next to the bible  
between white roses and greeneries. 

I need to sleep to wake up early run to my garden and prepare
the roses to share and whisper to me how beautiful they will 
become on that unforgettable day, the green grass will emerge 
to beautify their existence for our guests, the huge green trees 
will wave endlessly with the wind, a flow of some breeze.

We will be married as soon as he walks through my door,maybe today, tomorrow or after tomorrow.
Now we became a family with my green garden it will live to shine and
share the amazing wedding of two lovers married at last with the green 
beauty of our garden.

At that moment my thoughts tried to trick me in a discrete 
conversation saying, how do you know you will be happy? 
can you guarantee that happiness will exist? those were my 
repulsive thoughts, disregarding them, i shook my head
with sophistication a vigorous reply we will become
Thee couple in love forever. 

Our unique marriage in our Green Garden Of Eden was televised that day
a huge surprise to us and our guests by a close friend as a wedding gift. 



Therese Bacha                                                                 
 20/5/2013
              Contest for PD. Nature.. Win N0. 8


Details | ABC | |

MARRIAGE SEX AND ROMANCE

 MARRIAGE SEX AND ROMANCE



“Some other time, I’m not in the mood
Why cant we just cuddle and watch TV”?
When couples drift into the celibate zone
It’s not long till someone will flee.

Sexual fulfillment helps preserve love,
 Parenthood, marriage and self-esteem.
Those who maintain it avoid saying no
To be blessed by its pleasure and gleam.

While dating we tend to be more romantic
Putting forth the best of our charms.
Sharing dinners, long walks, and lustful weekends
As we spend more time in each others arms.

How many times have you said “not tonight”?
Exposing your happy home to harm.
Today’s crushing deadlines leave little time for love
Leaving partners with sorrow, sadness and alarm.

So share one another with red wine and time
Dial your own number and leave the phone off the hook.
Enjoy some romance, sex and laughter
Improving your mood and the way you look.


By Tom Zart

 



Details | Italian Sonnet | |

Sing with Chimes

Semovedly thine voice shall have no echo to hear.
Inly there be only hollowness to see no distant.
Natheless hardy wind, thou shall be inconsistent.
Gradual flow upon thee, wilts bring many a tear.
Wellaway can be withered upwards into cheer.
Iwis my heart and thou will bloom constant.
Thole stint without thee voice, time is non-existent.
Hark thy sweet melody showers over my fear.
Courage of mine shall champion forthcoming tune.
Heavenly fairies shall dance for both our souls.
I shall cherish and marry in month of June.
My love will grant me all musical controls.
Erelong our passion will bloom as we swoon.
Singing with chimes enriches our passionate goals.


Details | Rhyme | |

FOREVERMORE

When I hear your name
My heart beats faster than usual
It's not that I am ashame
But It's just your name is too special..

Can't control the feelings
When I am with you
Can't stop smiling
When you hold me like you do

When you hug me then
I feel like I'm in heaven
You are a blessing from above
And you are the reason why I loved

I'll promise to love you FOREVERMORE..
And I will cherish you until the end of my borrowed life
And I will keep our precious memories as long as
we see each other in our next life..


Details | Rhyme | |

What Does Marriage Mean to YOU

What Does Marriage Mean to YOU?

What all hear various definitions
 of what marriage means.
Not realizing the consequences
 this often brings!

There’s often a lack of commitment and faithfulness.
Many still looking for a true source of happiness!

This institution, that God set up as a husband and wife.
Needs to have his spirit,
 to guide our life!

It’s no wonder why, there’s many falling apart!
It’s causing heartache and many broken hearts!

No court in the land can wash away sin’s dark stain.
When adultery happens, things aren’t the same!

May we all seek to ask God
 to strengthen our home!
He’s there to help us!
 When we feel all alone!

We need the blood of Jesus to daily cleanse us!
He wants to do this!  Because he loves us!

Jesus remains committed, faithful and strong!
His word will teach us what’s right and wrong!

May we seek HIS guidance and council!
You’ll find, that he is always most helpful!

Please Jesus… Heal the broken families
 across this nation!
For only you can provide
 a much needed foundation!

By Jim Pemberton  


Details | Ode | |

The symmetry of love

How can Euclidian geometry
Describe such perfect symmetry
Such soft and velvet hills
Of love, and drink, it fills
How can such perfection of bend
Of dune that dips to dimple
Be caressed – not a ripple!
As age has passed by
Untouched, as tips of trees the sky
The blue veins tattooed
Under skin inverse to soot
Inverse to rhyme, sublime!
Warm to the touch, the tongue
The taste, the subtle kiss of peach
Always just
Out of reach
The moonlight surrounds the lines
So softly, so sable-brushed
As your sleep smiled breath
My love against soft pillows crushed


Details | Ballade | |

In the twilight hours

In the twilight hours

In the twilight hours
We walk the streets alone
Bear and I in the inky darkness
I like to be on my own
On these precious morning hours
When I sink within my soul
It's in the wondrous morning times
When me, I feel so whole.

Then when the walk is over
I do my best to write
A lovely song for you alone
It gives me such delight
To write you words of love, and bliss
For you're my precious one
And I have need to do this thing
Way before the day's begun.

I guess that I'll be writing thus
Until the day I die
I am a wordsmith naught much else
And within my heart there lies
Two ton of love, sweet, tender love
And all of it for you
I am the troubadour of love
So what else can I do?

15 October 2013 @ 0552hrs.


Details | Dramatic monologue | |

Hey my Honeybunch, You let my first Wedding Anniversary unforgettable


           Guys I would like to share my FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
                          wrote by Mrs.Madhavi.Suyog.Pagare

 Hey my Honeybunch,You let my first Wedding Anniversary unforgettable.. 

        Hey guys, you know what?? I had got a pleasant surprise from my hubby.It was our 1st Marriage Anniversary on 24th April 2013. Actually we both had tight work schedule..and hubby was at pune..It was too hard to digest that v couldn’t meet each other..but some hw prepared mentally that its ok.. will meet @ weekend..After few hours bro called and said that he is going to organize party for my in-laws and mom-dad n he said..your hubby wont come bt he askd me to conduct party tonight..I got too upset bcz f dis again..dat hw cud i without hubby :(( but after few minutes i got clue frm my momma n i ws at the top f my world..everyone was waiting to cut the cake n my eyes wer desperately searching suyog..hotel assistants wer asking quite oftenly "shall v bring the cake n i ws like..no no wait..just wait.." but later dey brought the cake aftr bro's signal..n dey started clapping n played music for wishing.. Everybody said : Now stand n cut the cake..he won’t come..my bro also said how eagerly u bin w8tin n searching fr him bt he really wont cum..my bro n my family members not only confused me but hotel assistants as well regarding suyog's arival but i said where is my hubby??????? i wont cut the cake without him..gt too too upset again n emotional :(':(' was trying his phone bt he avoided my cal n msg popped out..he is busy with other manager..talk later..gt really upset bcz f dis..den i felt now seriously he won’t come..Suddenly i had glimpse f suyog n i ws like is it suyog??????? dat ws the touching moment....gt too too excited n my happiness was beyond bound..Everybody around me laughed.He hugged me n wished me..I too wished him..later we cutted the cake n he gave me nicely decorated flower bouquet..Really Suyog “You made me insane..you made me sick..men..in your love..Without you my life will be incomplete..” Heartiest congratulations to you my Honey!!!!muahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and I wish you to b as my life partner fr all seven birth's..n lastly thanks fr hp pavilion lappy,beautiful sarees n amazing jewelleries.. :) :) /\./\ 

Wrote by:
Madhavi.Suyog.Pagare



Details | Epigram | |

SECRET OF HAPPINESS

SECRET OF HAPPINESS



If a morsel

Of

Egoism on the altar of love one sacrifices  
Each day 

Manifold 

The gains of heart and soul in happiness  
Would be!



© Demetrios Trifiatis
 13 NOVEMBER 2013


Details | Sonnet | |

BEAUTIFUL LIES

      


                      Beautiful Lies

        Gazing on your beloved face sublime,
        Love’s mist reflection blazes in your eyes--
        Because I know I have so little time,
        I whisper kisses with the same old lies.
        Each time I vow that I will never leave.
        Tho caught again bereft that I must go.
        The simple truth too cruel to believe
        And hiding truth retains our lovers’ glow.
        Reality is killer to love’s plans,
        No matter how both lovers promised true.
        No man's vision has passion more consumed
        Than my yearning eyes nourished sight of you.
               You slept---and I slipped silent through the door--
               Donned uniform and headed back to war.

             
 written 12/10/2012  (alternate ending for the 21st centuray average man)

                         Beautiful Lies

        Gazing on your beloved face sublime,
        Love’s mist reflection blazes in your eyes--
        Because I know I have so little time,
        I whisper kisses with the same old lies.
        Each time I vow that I will never leave.
        Tho caught again bereft that I must go.
        The simple truth too cruel to believe
        And hiding truth retains our lovers’ glow.
        Reality is killer to love’s plans,
        No matter how both lovers promised true.
        No man's vision has passion more consumed
        Than my yearning eyes nourished sights of you.
               She sleeps---and I sneak silent through the door--
               Now dare to seek the playoff football score.



Details | Rhyme | |

Cowboys and Angles

Cowboys and angles fell in love
one day the angle loves the cowboy 
I am a angle my boyfriend is the cowboy 
forever and ever we were in love before
we got together 7 months ago 
we both have had 
a bad relationship before 
we get togther it have been 
8 months now we might fight now 
and than but it is making 
things work out when we fight 
I fell like cring but I say that 
I'm soory and make up


Details | Free verse | |

Love Poem Number 2

The first time I glimpsed your beautiful smile,
I couldn’t believe you were real, my ideal!
Your beauty captured my attention and soul ,
I could sense it immediately, you make me whole.
Now the distance between us and every moment apart,
is so painful and sad, it blackens my heart.
For you, my heart longs, your gentle, kind touch,
Your smiles, your pure love, its all just too much,
For my lonely sad soul to be far apart,
I crave you, I need you, you are my sweetheart!
Now that you have come into my black and white world,
Color abounds, and rainbows unfurled.
A new joy in my heart, for love once again I am filled,
A new hope, a new faith, happiness re-instilled.
You are my true joy, and hope for forever,
Im thankful for you and Im glad were together.


Details | Romanticism | |

Until Then

until the sun stops shining,
until the sea water stops being salty,
until the fire denies for being hot,
until the care of a mother fades,
until the stars at the universe are fully counted,
until then my love towards you will never die.


Details | Lyric | |

Tropical Getaway

Carpooling in the Monday traffic jam,             
Wondering what we are and who I am.
Since we’ve already raised a family,              
Is there anything left just for you and me?
Seems each day is just like the one before.           
Exactly what have we both been working for?
So many years lost from nine to five...              
Making ends meet, but barely feeling alive.

I wanna find us some tropical getaway--        
Somewhere lost where the locals play;
With fishing boats and mango trees,                 
And spicy scents carried on the breeze.
I wanna find us some island Shangri-La—      
A quiet spot with no hoopla...
Some place where it’s easy to hide,                   
That can’t be found in a tourist guide. 

I wanna find us some tropical paradise             
Where nights are warm and folks are nice,
And green birds sing exotic melodies                
While monkeys play high in coconut trees 
We could lounge in that tropical paradise,         
As bonfires spark like fireflies;
Watch lovers dance while steel drums play        
Calypso tunes from dusk till day. 

I wanna hold you close on an empty beach,
With a full moon just out of reach.
We could sneak behind a big sand dune
And celebrate another honeymoon.
Let’s forget about all the noisy mobs,               
Grown-up kids, and annoying jobs,
And swing in a hammock made for two—         
And snuggle close,  just me and you. 

(Chorus) 
Bamboo torches and starry skies       
Will be mirrored in your big brown eyes.
We’ll dance away each endless night,              
Lost in love, with no dawn in sight. 


Details | Rhyme | |

A Very Inviting Temptation

A Very Inviting Temptation! I remember of a particular situation. I was offered a very "inviting" temptation. The situation I was in... I didn't belong! And lost any sense of "right and wrong." At first... I felt no guilt or shame. And brought embarrassment to my family's name. I tried to explain this to my wife and kids. I heard; "Dad... please... no more fibs!" The Godly principles were "tossed to the side," As the sin inside caused arrogance and pride. Soon, all in my life that truly mattered... Was gone! My life was empty and shattered! I was sorry for all of the problems I caused! This time... I took a moment to pause. I cried to God to rescue me from my sin. I confessed! Would God help me once again? I read in the Bible of Jesus’ grace and love! This time the help I needed had to come from above! I asked him for a fresh and brand new start. He removed the stain from a broken heart. He restored to me the joy I once had. I'm so blessed! Jesus has made me glad! Jesus is the reason I'm here today! I LOVE HIM more than words can say! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Ballade | |

A message of love

A message of love

Love it be the sweetest thing
I have found this out
I didn’t always know this though
It’s sweetness I did doubt
I never, ever gave, just took
As I treated you like a slave
I do not want much in this world
But forgiveness I do crave

I was the product of my dad
Who treated mum this way
That was what they taught me then
So when it came, my day
To marry you, my sweetest one
I thought that’s what men did
But now my angel listen well
Can’t keep my feelings hid…

I now know love so very well
It’s not the way I thought
Crazy feelings all the time
All that stuff comes to naught
For this, it cannot last forever
But true love really does
And Lord it’s such a wondrous thing
Though it don’t cause much fuss

It’s in those little things we do
As each day comes along
It’s about that old togetherness
That hold folks oh, so strong
It’s such a joy, but one can’t see
Like he does, when he is old
That love grows sweeter every day
Though the life force grows more, cold.

18 August 2013 @ 0531hrs


Details | Concrete | |

Negative Poles

 

					        I--      love
			                     	you	  still
				          but I 	    can see
		          That our paths		  have gone awry
		     Our parallels				   have turned to Ys
	 And I do not know					how to say goodbye
                                            and so I won’t.


 				       Oil and	    water
			         emul---		        sified
		       have come				   apart
	           like cur					       dled cream;
	      Fision							      has split
                                              the nucleus.

				     I only	              hope
			     our flight		         will stop
	   While you still seem		             a part of me;
       If our limit is      					       not infinity
   I at least								      will know where
to											                  reach
                                                 for you
			 .


Details | Rhyme | |

My Angel, My Treasure, and My Life

Throughout my dark and gloomy days, you are my light
You are the treasure that I seek through the night
A King held with such value, your skin made of gold
You are the warmth I need when I feel so cold

Your beauty, only an angel like you could hold
Honestly, it seems so hard to unfold 
Your presence, a cure for my pain
Like how the sun shines its way through the rain

Looking through the glass
Watching the sunset, as the clouds leisurely pass
I think of you
Creating such a peaceful feeling, just like flowers do

You are not evil, you are sweet
You are also wise and very elite
You are my one true love
And to me, you are just like a beautiful singing dove


Details | Rhyme | |

Healing Can Only Happen When the Pain Is Gone

Healing Can Only happen,
 When the Pain is Gone!

Healing can only happen, when the pain
 and damage are gone!
It can only come about, when there’s
 no “lists” of wrongs!

People need to move ahead, and put all
 of the past behind them!
And seek God’s forgiveness, 
so his grace can find ‘em!

Too many carry a load of sorrow
 and grief that they can’t afford!
They need to bring everything to Jesus,
 and make him their LORD!

How can we experience healing,
 if the suffering is still there?
How will we ever be able to love others,
 and truly care?

May we all seek the kind of healing,
 that only Christ can bring!
May we allow him to remove
 all pain and suffering!

Jesus…  We need your healing now!  More than ever before!
It is your love that we must learn
 to treasure and adore!

Please come now and refresh us with your awesome love!
The sweetness of your Holy Spirit, is a gift from above!

Thank you God!  The pain is gone and the healing has come!
All praise, glory and honor to Jesus!
 God’s anointed son!

By Jim Pemberton   10/19/13


Details | Prose Poetry | |

Smile

Kill a smile with a kiss
The demise of it will visit you in your dreams
Never will I let you
Drown in a pool of angry thoughts
I will be your unexpected smile
Every time I bring u roses b4 valentine
A wet poem I would recite for you

I would make you my 1st rhyme
your heart-beat will rhyme
Twist my beat box
Into a love song
A cartoon I would paint in your heart to keep you smiling
Your twin smiles I would define in vernacular
Though I speak no language from Peninsula
My parents will define your beauty as African splendor
Black mother nation
Smile please smile


Details | Rhyme | |

Regret

Regret

Regrets I have so many
But one that drags me down
Every time I think about it
My face takes on a frown.

It was the day I left my wife
Though why I do not know
All I know with certainty
Is that I hurt that lady so

I never will forgive myself
The remorse is hard to bear
And everywhere I try to go
The furies, they are there.

I know until my dying day
I never will forget
The day I left my wife behind
It fills me with regret.

8 August 2013 @ 1720hrs.




Details | Rhyme | |

There's A Web of Temptation And Sin

There’s a Web of Temptation and Sin!

There’s a web of temptation and a lot of sin…
That brings slavery and a strong bondage within!

Throughout this land, there’s an evil surge!
While many lives, seem to be getting “submerged!”

Being submerged, into a life, that many believe in.
They become perverted, but want all to receive them!

The “love and acceptance,”
 that many desire.
Puts them on a tightrope!  A very thin wire!

As the web of temptation and sin begin to grow.
It brings a bondage that damages the soul!

They may want to have “love and acceptance.”
But in their hearts, needs to be a godly repentance!

May the holiness of a righteous God be stirred!
That all will come back, to the truth of his word!

His son Jesus, came to the cross! He bled and died!
That through him, our lives can be totally sanctified!

Only the power of God, can bring a needed restoration!
He gives to one and all… 
 A heavenly invitation!

Whosoever will… Come now!  And accept him!
Won’t you take the time, to really know him?

Don’t allow the web of life to destroy 
and overcome you!
Come to Jesus now!  He really does
 LOVE YOU!

By Jim Pemberton


Details | Rhyme | |

Growing In Years

He is my gentle seduction
that makes me lighter than air
he holds onto me firmly
so I won't up and disappear

Not that I don't love him
but in fact, I love him so dear
but remember, I told you, 
he makes me lighter than air

He has to be my angel
God sent me, I, unaware
for years I stopped dreaming
I guess out of lonely fear

But today, I woke from dreaming,with him kissing my ear
how perfect our love is, in our older years
enjoying those simpler things like cooking
fishing or just holding the other near

He is my handsome husband
the father of my children, our truest bliss
soon the grandfather to the symbol
of all these growing in loving years


Details | Rhyme royal | |

Dreams - An iota of Hope

A poem based on relationship…”A girl in her own dreams” 
wrote by Mrs.Madhavi.Suyog.Pagare :)


DREAMS - An Iota of HOPE 

“Waked up 7 :00 am in the morning..
saw my beauteous dreams transforming..
ohh yeah..with a drowsiness yawning..
Suddenly I found myself refreshing.
Excitedly Gone near by emblazoned window..
Fearfully Viewed a gloomy shadow..
Suddenly he smiled at me through haze of smoke..
Like a fantastic sizzling coke..
Soothing music on its full swing ..
Like a glittering diamond in the ring..
He ought to give me red rose..
On his bended knees he bows..
He tickled on my pierced nose..
With which I got glaciatedly froze..
Like a tempting dark fantasy chocolate melting in the mouth..
We strongly decided and took a royalistic oath..
He Embraced his hand on my shoulders..
Which Got intact like file and folders…
Like the moon  shines in the sparkling night..
Enduringly felt to hug him so tight..
Dazzling  Eyes immersed  in each other..
Tuned together like a romantic lover..
Every nerve of  us conjoined together..
Because the love lasted forever..forever…

Suddenly a glimpse of sun came and shattered all my zestful dreams..
“”Ohhhh.. ohhhh No..Not again. Not again. No more illustrations. No one can dwell my heart like you. Please come back. No more dreams please..””

.
 Yep this feeling arised at once and will be still till our last breathe. Lasting forever. Just forever..
 We trapped in each other’s heart and now no one dare to break our love-life’s part.. Apart..

Love is the essence of life and it is measured not by the count of breathe we take..but by the moments we share together till our last breathe..



Wrote by Mrs.Madhavi.Suyog. Pagare


Details | Dramatic monologue | |

Ourselves

Ourselves

The world is filled with temptation.
The heart is filled with desires.
The eye’s is filled with it own truth.
The mind is on the breaking point of sane and insanity.

We are only human.
We are only creatures, neither light nor dark.
We are only ourselves.

Some wear mask to defeat others.
Some wear mask to defeat themselves.
Some wear mask to hide who they really are.

Here is the point where we must decide in our life where we stand.
For trust and love and kinship of your blood will be tested.

First was the temptation.
Then it sets with desires.
Afterwards either the truth or lies are spun.
And to the last who shall stand brave or break under the weight.

We speak of truth when behind us is nothing but woven lies, and hearts full of deceit.
Can you not see the hypocrite side of us?
 Ha! It wounds me to known this, even more that I am one of those.

Take heed and resist or be forgotten with all others. 
For in this life there is only good or evil, light and darkness, the possible and impossible.

Such is us.
Such is you.
Such is me. 

Our world is filled with temptation.
Our hearts is filled with desires.
Our eye’s is filled with what we wish to see.
Our mind’s is filled with things that can make and break us.


Details | Ballad | |

A Wedding Song

Like a Spring Blossom Ever changing Sits at my side, loyal and cherished ‘Til Summer then Autumn and Winter again. Year followed by year To spin our Gold and you, a Rose forever blooms and I, the branch to support your sweet bouquet.


Details | Blank verse | |

To Be

                  to be considered a poetess ~
          to be told by so many talented people here 
               This is a beautiful write , keep writing 
           I love the way you gracefully put the words together 
            
            To be the Mother of three amazing children 
                For my Daughter to tell me she is proud of me 
           for she thinks I write beautifully ~
           To be loved infinitely ..and for me to love in return 
 
            I was asked for my Autograph 3 times in a year  
                 I will not lie ...that was amazing !

            To be told " has anyone ever told you you're beautiful ?
               Well ..I didn't want you to forget ."
            to be called Yvetteishka ~
         
               to be entered in  ~The best compliment Contest ~











Details | Ode | |

The length of love

Yes, I am guilty, Sir,
Guilty as charged.
I confess, I confess
I know it must be wrong, Sir,
And wring it must be,
Because no-one seems to do it Sir,
Is there anyone but me? 

Yes, Sir, I confess
I must be wrong
Yes, I confess,
Yes, I wrote my love that song.

Yes, yes, confess I will,
That it is true
That after all of these years,
It is my wife that I love still!


Details | Rhyme | |

On This Day

I've waited this day to come
For you and I become one
Every day that has passed
I wish that we could last
 
After days,months and years we build together
Here we are now to be forever
I know that this is God's will
And I trust God for everything
 
On this day..
I'll promise to love you always
to hold your hand
No matter what we may face in future
 
On this day..
I'll promise that I'll be with you until we grow old
And You are better than anything you can compare in this world.


Details | Lyric | |

WHISKEY LULLABY

written 17th Sept 2013


             "WHISKEY LULLABY"
                          sung by Brad Paisley and Alason Krass

Just married, he loved his new wife,more than anyone saw
 a day after they where married, he got drafted off to war
Overjoyed to finally return home to his bride
 he walked in, to find she was in bed with another man
With just a slight second, his heart died
 pain overwhelmed his entire soul, he picked up a drink
And started to drink more every day, to try to forget
 as time passed, he drank himself to death, with a note "I'll love her till I die
they buried him beneath the willow, as she watched she filled her soul with regret 
 left to blame herself, she began to drink his memory away
As years passed she slowly drank her pain away
 they found her next to his grave, holding his picture as she passed away
They buried her beneath the willow, and they were together again
 and the angles sang a whisky lullaby
So when you find your one true love, be faithful and true
 for no amount of alcohol will mend a broken heart for whatever you do!
 

 I chose this song for my mother and my father both became alcoholics after they separated and my father passed away at the age of 42years old, my mother still lives but never stopped drinking she will be 58 years old she took off with his best friend from the age of 12yrs old


Details | Ballade | |

Sad girl rising


Sad girl rising

Let me tell you about this girl I know
My cousin, this girl be
Her life has been so very sad
But how wonderful is she
She was a wild child, till she married
And had her first born child
When she found out that his brain was damaged
It really drove her wild.

She took the Doctor through the courts
Then fought for ten long years
To get the money she deserved
And she cried so many tears
She gained a million pound at last
To help her with the lad
And yet the damage it was done
And it really drove her mad.

Her and her hubby cared for he
And gave their lives to him
It was a twenty four, seven job
But at times it got real grim
She would do just anything
To make his life more sweet
But when she got that Parkinson’s
She was close on to defeat

But no, she struggled with the odds
And though it’s ten years on
Never does this girl give up
When all her hope seems gone
She smiles, and carries on with courage
Like I’ve never seen before
She’s something kind of wonderful
She’s a hero, that’s for sure.

30 July 2o13 @ 1043hrs.


Details | Romanticism | |

Wilst Thou Marry Me

Fairest of the fair wilst thou be as wife
For thy breathe though lips elixir kisses 
Our future can allow me true immortal life

I see mine eyes transfix and I am lesser free
A willing prisoner of a royal court
Unto passion's spells and gazes slavery

As winds of change bow me to mine queen
To feel the fables of inner beauty
The Gods of blessings that they bring

And loss of love becomes, mine only fear
Also time, the marble pillars standing
Still, grandeur when thee do appear

One is to dream of love passed the morrows
Be a man and mind never deviating
Setting straighter than Eros and his arrows

To deep, pierce through the soul to heart
Binding all of us whole altogether
Like the morning shadows to the moonlit darks

This nomad here and once, now a cease to wander
Outward towards scattered raging storms 
But, in the eye the treasure is love of lover

And I must call thee mine dearest dearest wife
Surely I canst pay Venus, or then the piper 
But, under heaven what cost shall be much higher

But, mine entire heart which I give thee 
A chance to hold an angel, I ask from bended knee
And through out the world words echo "Wilst thou marry me"


Details | Prose Poetry | |

She Has Nothing I Want

I understand the importance
of remaining faithful to the one you love.
When two hearts become one, and the knot is tied,
no simple thing was done!

It really had no resemblance
to taking a stroll through the park. 
Though there was much to see
there was far too little time to sit.
It wasn't like watching a terrible film
and then badgering the employees -
no refund was available, this was it.

What I don't understand, however,
is how readily available women
are with their ammunition,
when you so much as look
in another lady's direction.
She becomes hard like a Catholic teacher,
sending me straight to detention.

The female form is a beautiful thing.
Would you not agree?
You don't have to be a guy
to notice how lovely.

I believe you should be incredibly worried
if I never looked at any other.
Even the best of us are quite stupid,
but don't call me disloyal

I believe you should have faith I won't slip up.
You didn't just pick me out of the gutter...
You planted a seed deep inside
and turned this dirt into promising soil.

That girl in the red bikini
who walked daintily on the beach
was simply that -
A girl in a red bikini
walking daintily on a beach!

The truth is I don't know a thing about her:
her favorite color or what she smells of when she wakes,
or whether she's into dogs or cats
(I know when you see a kitten with a ball of yarn, your heart just quakes).

I don't know her ticklish spots,
the perfume she wears, or what she likes to eat.
Can she down just about anything, like you,
And still remain light on her feet?

I haven't the slightest clue
for she is simply a girl passing through.
She has nothing I could ever want,
nothing that would ever hope to satisfy.
She is like a pretty picture
- a reminder of my humanity.
But with you, my dear,
you make me feel like I have wings,
that could so easily touch the sky!


Details | Rhyme | |

The Con Tom Thumb

Tinker Bell married Tom Thumb
while they were both intoxicated on Jamaican rum.
Tom woke up in the local jail,
jumped up startled and screamed: “What the hell!”
The jailer said that “Peter Pan has pull here,
he supplies us all with real cheap beer”.
Tom inquired as to where here might be;
the jailer asked Tom just how drunk was he?
“This is Pirate’s Cove” the gendarme said
and pleaded with Tom not to puke on the bed.
“Where’s my darling Tinker Doll?” asked Thumb.
He was informed that she was at Jacko’s Bar still drinking rum.
Peter had come and posted her bail
and sprung the little trollop out of jail.
Now the con Tom Thumb sits broken hearted,
wondering how in the hell all of this got started.
The moral of this story is that when you drink,
don’t get sloshed while with that flighty little Tink.


Details | Narrative | |

Baby Mermaid

It was down on Bayou Rumpawpaw
where the self proclaimed semi-professional
fisherman Dub “Stinky” Crank first met
the lovely young mermaid by the name of Jewel.
She swam right up to Dub’s old rusty boat
and popped her head out of the water.
It was a fantastical sight to see
and I know this to be a natural fact
because I was there in the boat with him
when the whole dang shebang went down.
For good old bayou boy Dub it was
love at first sight despite him being drunk.
We didn’t have a very good day of fishing
that day which sort of teed me off at the time.
We only caught a few daggum goggle-eye
before the mermaid incident took place.
It worked out pretty darn good for Dub
and he is my very best friend so in
the long run I say heck the what.
After a short bayou soaked courtship
Dub and Jewel done went and got hitched.
I was best man that day and I have to admit
it was a very interesting but strange event.
The two had the love itch really big time
and nine months after the wedding gala
a baby mermaid came swimming into this world.
They named the little bayou beauty Coralee.
I told old Dub that those swimming lessons
we both took when we were young
would come in handy some day.
I still don’t know how the two did
the mating thing and it’s probably
best for my sanity if I never do.


Details | Rhyme | |

Wednesday August 25th, 1971

I awoke early that morning as Venus is fading from dawn's sky.
Watching sun rays skate upon the mirror of ripples,gently flowing by.
On the deck of a Princess ship, suspended between the Heaven and the sea.
The mirage of a double Sunrise,as the sun shone upon itself and me.
Today is the day I say "I DO", take thee as my Wife: for the Eons of Eternity.
Bible in hand, the captain stands in Dress Whites, as does his loyal crew.
Arm and arm with daddy,as he gives her unto me; to start a life of Love anew.
Her emerald eyes try hiding behind a transparent Pure White vail; only to fail
Her auburn hair is dancing below her shapely hips: I long to kiss her Rosa lips
Do YOU take this woman"Lenore Ellen Adams" as Your Always and Forever Wife.
I Do echos across the Caribbean Sea. I Do reverberates in the bright Blue sky. "I DO"

Inspired by Dan Kearley's Contest :"One Of Your Greatest Days

Dedicated in Loving Memory of "My LIFE, My LOVE, My FOREVER, MY WIFE
"Lenore Ellen (Adams) Johnson - Nov. 4, 1951 - August 25, 1971


Details | Haiku | |

Love

Blind love may be, Forgiving, loyal, truthful, But never unsure


Details | Lyric | |

CANT TAKE ME AWAY

Another late night trip
flying so far away
Got my headphones in
when I arrive it'll be another day
The passenger next to me
says what are you listening to
I smile and point to my heart
'cause all my music is you

You're my everything
the very air I breathe
The miles can't take me away
from the one thing I believe

I look out my window 
beautiful city lights down below
I look up to heaven 
majestic evening stars glow
But nothing can compare
to this light inside of me
It's your flame burning bright
in the distance I still see..

In the distance you're all I see

You're my everything
the very air I breathe
The miles can't take me away
from the one thing I believe

Every time I get up here
everything becomes crystal clear

You're my everything
the very air I breathe
The miles can't take me away
from the one thing I believe

..Can't take me away
from the one thing I believe 

The one thing I believe
the miles can't take me away..
from you!

Date: 6-21-14


Details | Haiku | |

Woman I Love

Beauty you can't cloak, Your Kindness as plain as day, My love, your treasure


Details | Rictameter | |

Lingering Love

                            ~ Aura ~
                     Surrounds the place
              Where a wedding was blessed
     Two souls shared their vows and their hearts
  A long life, joined dreams, love beyond measure
       Their presence lingers though their gone
                   Magic of love prevails
                       Glowing brightly      
                            ~ aura ~


Visual 1
Just Nine Lines contest 
05/09/2013 
Cecilia Macfarlane


Details | Light Poetry | |

Fateful Date

Charlotte was a ballet dancer.
Delroy was a night club bouncer.
They fell in love while on a blind date.
Both of them figured that was their fate.
Now they have been married for nigh on twenty years.
It has been filled with joyful laughter with just a few scattered tears.
When they are asked what is the secret to their marriage’s longevity?
They reply that it is constant love spurred on by much sexual activity.


Details | Romanticism | |

Forever sure

Forever more...
is how I answered her

She asked me how long
I would love her for
forever more
no less no more
I swore

No high wall or strong door
I'm sure
and my word I gave
she my love
and my soul her slave
Forever sure

Written by my son 2012







Details | Rhyme royal | |

What Kind of Spell

One day a friend asked
What is it I see the worst
that I see in you, my lost love?
And I said.. "I do not know,
But I guess,,
I hate what I love about him the most,
which is briefly, him, all in all!"

I hate because,
I can not move one
when he is not around,
I can't smile
when he is falling down on the ground,
I can't think,
because he took over my heart and mind,
I can't breathe, 
If his heart aches,
I can't wake up,
if he is asleep,
But I can be strong
when he is weak,
just because his prescence next to me
gives me all the strength I need..


True, Natural beauty, is what he holds,
in his style, in his looks,
in his personality, in his eye looks
It is true that no one is perfect,
But with all his negatives, before the positives
I DO LOVE HIM, with everything in him.. 

What kind of spell,
Did you cast on me,
To make me fall so hardly, totally , madly deeply,
In love with you..
What kind of spell,
Did you cast on me,
To make me bare the heart ache
You are making me pass through,
And passionately wait for the day
When I shall on that aisle,
Stand next you, and together start the journey of us
Forever Unite..

What kind of spell,
Is it the natural beauty that is reflected
By your pure soul, on your cold skin..

What kind of spell..
I wish I can know and tell….


Details | Sonnet | |

2 Peas in a Pod

I thank God every morning we have met
for the fun we have doesn't have a price
and the love we have we'll never forget
we both love sweet and sour chicken with rice

It is true we are two peas in a pod
and we both know that life is never fair
and we don’t share the same belief of God
Having you in my life brought it some flair

I’m almost a decade older than you
I know now age does make a difference
I know my love for you is always true
Maybe someday we’ll have that picket fence

This is much more than a marriage my wife
This is the greatest adventure of life 


Details | Sonnet | |

Treasures Of Your Soul

Silver expressions joyous loving times
Those precious moments over years divine
Snatching golden seconds when in our prime
Oh! Dashing youth "twas fate our lives

Silver expressions nestled and embrace
Memories of past sharings no mistakes
Our home, Camelot, welcomes and embrace
Youth has departed but eddy place aches

Love embowers our kindred hearts quiver
Wrapped in your ageless embrace agleam
Laughter bounces 'pon expressions silver
Noble dashing cloaked in charm kindness streams

Those silver expressions, love most divine
Once youth's folly now totally resign  

Sponsor: Gail Angel Doyle
Contest: Treasures Of Your Soul


Details | Villanelle | |

Embrace me

Embrace me like there is no other one
Time flies, we get old, changes will come
Life is short and you'll need one

Hold me deep, and as if you have won
I return to touch you now. Please..
Embrace me like there is no other one

To hold you and to keep you before you run
And if you feel there is no time
Life is short and you'll need one

Keep me close to your heart for fun
As the love I feel will keep you strong 
Embrace me like there is no other one

That will kiss you and stay for the long run
Even with cloudy skies and dark nights
Life is short and you'll need one

To love you, to make you smile and scream 
That I am here to stay, and all you need is
Embrace me like there is no other one
Life is short and you'll need one...

                                         ...Person to love!


Details | Acrostic | |

My Companion

She's like the essence of variety.
Her ability to inspire me
taste like passion when she says "Hi" to me.
She'll never lie to me.
Cause she's truth.
She's love like a harsh lesson
and more precious than a subtle blessing.
Constantly testing my sanity like a harsh whisper...
And unlike fear... her sister
I kissed her and never knew lonliness
cause this...
was not an option
after adoption of her promise
She's my companion and like my heart
we were made to be together
She is forever and to sever us... is death.
Like breath without her there's no me left.
Life... my wife... my existence
I'm so deeply in love with you
Pain... I insist this

By: Soul's Floetry


Details | Ballade | |

Those sweet little things

Those sweet little things

We’re sitting in the living room
The TV droning on
As I just sit there dreaming
Or write a little song
My lady she’s just sitting there
With a crossword or a game
An attentive look upon her face
It’s every night the same.

And yet, you know I worship it
All the time we spend together
One moment in her company
It could go on forever
All filled with peace and harmony
It’s the sweetest thing on Earth
Just sitting in that living room
It has, for me such worth.

Once I was a doubter
Of the very best things in life
My boredom caused much trouble
And gave me so much strife
But now I know it’s the little things
They’re what life’s all about
It took me such a long, long time
But now I’ve found this out.

23 July 2013 @ 1905hrs.


Details | Rhyme | |

The Stars Beyond the Sunset

Walk with me
the water's edge,
when the sun
and sea have met...
Our shadow's long,
the day is gone,
but it's not
dark just yet...
A kiss, and passion
fills our souls,
as the beauty
of the night unfolds...
Lovers now
-  in silhouette,
we share the stars
beyond the sunset...
 
Copyright © 2011


Details | Lyric | |

A love story

A love story

There lived in the heart of the country
In a place called Crystal brook
A little girl named Tahlia Rose
Who had that kind of look
That said she was a dreamer
But she was beautiful
She was a maid of so much charm
This girl, she had it all.

Her smile was like the morning sun
Her eyes were like the moon
And oh, she had a lovely voice
She sang a pretty tune
And everybody loved her so
Cause she sparkled like the stars
And people loved to look at her
They came  from near and far.

She grew up, and looked so grand 
All the best folk all around
They sought her out to marry her
But she would not be bound
By any but a special soul
Her suitor, he must be
A man of rich and sweet compassion
And much integrity.

He must love her like no other could
She must be his heart and soul
And they would love, forever more
For fate gave them this role.

Then came a man, a poor, poor man
He roamed from town to town
With a smile just like a blooming rose
He never wore a frown
Her parents never liked the lad
And banned the whole affair
But our two, they carried on
All wrapped in loves sweet care.

And so I finish off this tale
By telling all of you
That these two lovers had their day
There love it was so true
That fate did join the two as one
In a bond to last forever
Though that was fifty years ago
These two are still together.

8 September @2013 @ 1857hrs.







Details | Rhyme | |

America Is Being DESTROYED From Within

 

As sin and perversion often become integrated… So many lives and families are being “disintegrated.” Many are being driven by sin’s temptation force… It’s no wonder much of this country is way “off course.” The morality and values that once made a great nation. Are evaporating…. Leading to a “spiritual separation.” Love, honor, and respect of God… Is often a “thing of the past.” Anything of God seems to be disappearing FAST! God is our only hope! And him alone! Only he can bring healing to our broken homes! He’s the answer to this wounded nation, that bleeds! It’s only God that can meet all of our needs! He’s our provider… The great: “I am!” Won’t you reach out to him? And give him your hand? Why not give him a chance? And allow him in? A brand new life for you… Is waiting to begin! May we allow God’s holiness and love to reach down into our hearts… Asking; “Lord please forgive our sins!” Is a good place to start! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Free verse | |

The Bitter Truth

~Heart opens, Legs close~

If only 'lover' of nowadays could actualize 
What real love is and not that type they play second fiddle to.
If they could stand on their toes to solve relationship puzzles
By being rational in their approach (to it).
Then they would have found out
The true meaning of love
And would as well be able to 
Distinguish it between its counterfeit.

Real love is true love.

With love at first sight 
You can love more than once
And be heartbroken on several occasions.

Love is not sex and Sex is not love.
You can have sex and not necessarily be in love.
You can be in love and not necessarily engage in sex.

Using sex to manipulate a man will eventually fail,
Cos a man may hate you and still have sex with you.
It is self deception to think that 
Giving man sex will make him love you.

True love will never force you to engage in sex.
A man who doesn't love you,
Will not change his mind because of sex.

True love comes from the heart and is often unimaginable and unexplained.

If man tells you to prove your love by having sex with him,
You should know he is only using you as (may be one of) his toy.
And if he is attracted to you because of his titillating figure,
Sooner or later, 'better sex' will take him away from you.
Submitting yourself to him as his sex slave is a great mistake and an act of foolishness.

True love will never shame or degrade you.

If a man truly loves you, he will understand your feelings and will listen to you. 
He will respect and stand by you. 
He won't want you to get hurt
 And he will be ready to hold back his sexual desire
Until that holy night.

Be wise!

 For: Russell Sivey's "Enlightenment, hope and harmony" Contest.
23rd March, 2013


Details | Lyric | |

12 days of kiss-mas

On the 12th day of kiss-mass my true love sent to me
12 dirty undies
11 socks a stinking
10 shoes a humming
9 shirts for pressing
8 trousers 
7 days of take-out boxes
6 flagons of beer
5 D V D's
4 mischievous children
3 dozen wine bottles
2 ex partners
and an engagement ring under the tree


Details | Lyric | |

Dear Lover

Written September 8, 2013


Hey dear lover
Can you make me a believer in another
We both know that it's killing us this way
'Cause the ends of the earth still move
And the falling leaves dance in circles
All around you
Cutting holes in the paper
On which I write this letter
Saying, "I really hope that this gets better"
For the sake of involved
Before this binding resolution gets resolved

But I don't mind chasing thunder
Through the darkest nights
But if I never find the light
Then I just might lose my sight, over you
But what's the use
You've only caused me more and more abuse
That's why I write this letter
Saying, "why'd I ever think that it'd get better"


Details | Epithalamium | |

Marriage and Love

Marriage gives life to love and love gives life to marriage.

In marriage, love means:
To know in your heart you were meant only for each-other.
To know that Heaven grew you apart and brought you together after the time you were meant to be molded to fit each-other.
To discover what it is to be best friends forever.
To discover what it is to love someone more than yourself.
To discover you are actually only a half and how much you need the other to be complete.
To discover the bonds that form when times get tough.
To discover how much more joy is multiplied when there is someone you love to share it with.
Each day is a day of discovery, a day to build your love, a day to make your bond stronger.

Marriage is:
To together choose one way, not one's own way.
To respect and honor with love the other over oneself or anyone else.
To compromise with each-other but never compromising each-other.
To know you are loved, cherished and needed whether fat or thin, well or ill, chirpy or
grumpy.
To live life's summer, winter, autumn and spring always being there for one another. 
To blend as one that over the years you feel as one and speak as one.
To be savored like wine, enriched by the passing of time.
To honor Marriage is to honor its Maker. To commit in marriage is to commit to its Maker.


Details | Haiku | |

On Valentine Night

Goodnight to my love I bid you to sleep and dream May the night be wet With my own exhalt At being close to your heart Without any care For eternity For us to ring those church bells Shall Fate show mercy?


Details | Quatrain | |

I Have To Get Myself Free

As the Miami Beach sun was hot, you said that I was lying in your spot. You got my attention from that very first look. Just one short glance was all it took. You have many good things my wife hasn’t got. I have determined Layla really doesn’t have a lot. What a hasty and impetuous move I would make. I realize now that marriage was a mistake. In your trap you have ensnared me. What a complete young woman I see! Somehow, someway, I should get myself free. I must break these bonds of matrimony. How did I ever get stuck in a situation like this? With you, I can have a lifetime of marital bliss. I intend to follow you out to Minneapolis. I will take this opportunity and seal it with a kiss. Based on the 1972 film “The Heartbreak Kid”


Details | Rhyme | |

Forty Lost

Time moves on,
and soon will tell,
when asked for whom
they ring the bell…
 Forty lived
…and forty lost,
you left before twilight.
When it’s half as much,
at twice the cost,
you’ll  bask
in perfect light…
We live in castles
…made of sand,
we come as a stranger,
but leave as a friend…
Remember now,
your last first kiss,
those times will be
profoundly missed…
Your smile indeed
could cast a spell.
You learned to
play a bad hand well…
With all our hopes
and dreams in tow,
we are old too quick,
and wise too slow.
Life’s an elaborate
complex dance...
Would you live again,
if you had the chance?
 
 Copyright © 2013


Details | Haiku | |

Afterglow

In the afterglow
Her head upon my shoulder
Hearts beating as one


Details | Rhyme | |

WILL YOU MARRY ME

I longed for you and me
To be together for eternity
So I traveled across the sea
Open ocean feeling fancy free
Want to see all we could be
Add a branch to the family tree
So I dropped to a knee
Knelt before your amazing beauty
I prayed you would agree
Then I asked "Will you marry me?"

You answered.. Maybe!

Contest: Judy's "Will You Marry Me?"
Date: 9-25-14
Poet: LyricMan


Details | Romanticism | |

Loves Mirror

Blessed by virtue
Fated to be
Created by the great creator
By life giving hand
The perfect woman
of heart and soul
Only for me.

Heart soul and flesh
Merged into one
Two wanderers through life
Walking hand in hand
Toward sundown
Husband and Wife.

I am her
She is me
The reason I live
And hear beats
The air that I breath
The most precious treasure
I want and all I need
My love and life's work 
My world and universe
For eternity.




Peter Dome.copyright.2014.march.




Details | Free verse | |

Unspoken Love

She saved herself from pick up lines though she looked vulnerable
She's sooo lovable her heart definition could ruin my poetic abilities 
You cannot put a price on her she's not billable
If only her lips where adjustable my soft poetry would define her inabilities and weaknesses for the mute to scream happily ever after  
She's untouchable i O you an explanation
Her tears tattoo broken spirits uploaded on instagram
She's no twitter baby though followers invite themselves its unbelievable
I could throw nice verses in our conversation but i'm afraid i'm love blind 

I'll tell you more about her if you ask me....ask me nice


Details | Terza Rima | |

Virgin Love

I long to feel the love you had for me
When you disrobed me as a blushing bride
Your every touch of hand brought ecstasy

So eager was your tongue on lips to slide
I shivered with delight as though in dream
My heart and soul inviting you inside

Each moment an eternity did seem
My virgin robe of red dismantled then
As tears of wonder from my eyes did stream

You held me close then touched me yet again
A woman now, my body all aglow
To this our prayer of love a sweet amen

Tonight I lie in bed, embraced by shame
The fire of your virgin love is tame.

July 22, 2013
For Craig Cornish’s Contest
Terza Rima


Details | Prose Poetry | |

DAMAGED MY TRUE LOVE

written 17th Sept 2013



When it comes to love, I AM poisonous
 don't let me curse another, leave me loveless

For the first time in my life, I felt your pain and cried for your heart
 my heart finally hurts, knowing I passed this pain from the start

Please find help to set your heart free
 trust me, it's not a life you recover from easily 

Damaged goods I told you, unrepairable
 but some how, you managed the impossible

Unlovable for my entire life
 yet you had no problem, getting me to become your wife

Yes, it's been more than both of us should have ever had to bear
 at this moment, every cell in my body is overwhelmed, so I really do care

Please don't enter my life's pain and despair  
 you don't deserve it, you are so patient and filled with such love

I'm sorry I let myself fall in love knowing it would poison you
 soul mates forever and eternity, my love belongs only to you...




Details | Rhyme royal | |

One Night Only

It’s been crazy these past few days
You’ve showed me so much
As your smiles pass my glance
And reunite with your soft, tender touch
Against my cheek you drag those hands
And press your finger against my lips
Come in for the temptation
Closer… Closer….. And fall back from the kiss
I but smile, and keep staring…
Into those gorgeous blue eyes
Look away for just a second
And softly apologize…
You chuckle… and grab me from my hair
Pull me over for a long, overextended kiss
Passionate as always...
Am left in awww…. And with no way to resist
How you weaken me
When you run your fingers …
Along the top side of my shoulders
While the rest quietly linger.
Caressing the skin….
Arousing and heightening the senses
How you give me Goosebumps
And break through my defenses
Legs tightly gripped against my thigh
As you u lean your head back
As if alluring me to a death stricken invitation
And I but only whisper in your ear… Relax …
As I make my warm, exuding body
Over your soft, well poised figure
Lowering my head as to instill the first move
But abruptly intercepted by your wild vigor…
With a quick step am turned over
You… now playing the dominate role
No time to question the outcome
In this embrace of heated souls…


“Only Takes One Night to Imprint a Passion That Burns Forever”
Eliel202

 


Details | Sonnet | |

Gooseberry

It's a ripe hour under shield
And tranquil carefree splendid of the day
Quoting the splendour combination of beauty
It's the time on the lovers on board.
A butterfly pretty and pigeon beauty
Both are true and are mine
When duos redeemed, I was there
A babel of noise to must bubble
Won't I be backbitten as a backbencher?
I am an ally of the lovebirds
Background temptation must let go here
I am a friend and a best man to be
So, so and so thought should excuse my tract
And let me remain a matchmaker under zephyr.


Details | Light Poetry | |

It' s All In A Laugh

I never knew what amazing was
until I kissed my husband's lips
or felt him laugh when we danced

I had no idea he liked to play
isn't that very sad!
but he played games with me

It is wonderful that he now makes me laugh
but I am more excited I make him feel silly
until he bunny hops with me closely

As we fell we laughed and laughed
I had no idea he was that type of man
I can see he thought the same about me too

I love the way he flirts with his eyes
or that he loves my Fedora hat
and laughs when he sees me wearing it

Driving my convertible with our pit bull in the back
 but my favorite thing ever was how he loved me
I have never known anything as perfect as that

I guess you can say our love is best
when it's all in a laugh
together building new memories

Thank you Lord for him and that!


Details | Sijo | |

Temple of Life

You are my obsidian dream and I will quarry your love In the Temples of Oblivion, reveal your secrets to me! Let us strike a mortal bargain to smite the dull frame of night.
Michael Dom Sijo in a temple created 12/12/13 - resurrected 08/05/14


Details | Narrative | |

WHY I MARRIED HER

A poetess once told me,
"Power shifts balance all the time
Empires crumble
Wealth and greatness shades too.
The only prosperity you can bed forever is love."
So i married her.


Details | Rhyme | |

The Dreaming Tree



So long I thought my trust was gone
withered in a vase that sat 
unwatered neglected posterity's memory 
pressed and ordered flat

I suppose some slight yet weak desire
believed that someday still
I'd find one soul who's promise transpired 
while building false hopes unskilled

For trust is like a pillow
flipped to the cooler side
It's the hand that touches your shoulder gently
when you let down your guard to cry

It's the feeling when your turned around
lost in the land of strange
the hand that reaches leading the way
to familiar surroundings in exchange

It's the peace in knowing no matter what's wrong
you needn't look far or wonder how long
your help will come from day to day
leaning on the one who finds a way

There's a trust in a dreamer 
who's so much like you
when "soon" emerges all too slowly
two with the same dream can make it come true

This is the trust proven not wooed
so much alike you needn't explain
they knew your thoughts without having to say
for the look in your eyes gave it away

Flattery with all it's tantalizing charm
sounds sweet like honey going down 
but only as fulfilling as a country farm
in a picture with a frame going round

In this o'l world when "with you in spirit"
is the saying most commonly known...
here I stand with you hand in hand
is the proof your not alone

Trust did not come easy for me
so hard to build so easy to break
all the hidden agendas I feared
the slow to give and quick to take

But on the day we first did speak
of promises given or made
you said your arms my safest place
by what you do not what you say

For that ONE key was ever lacking
the door love enters at the start
for all enchantment love can bring
trust is what opens the FOREVER in my heart

As I think of these diamonds on my finger
sparkles halo the chocolate center stone
the thought that never leaves my heart
is the lifetime I felt so alone

A ring that tells the story
of a beauties life in the dark
surrounded now by clarity 
of the trust that owns my heart

Trust is the love I never knew
you'll live for me, I'll die for you
with tux and gown, yes and boots
in the life we've made and say "I Do"

Never again to live in wonder
if dreams will ever come true
there's no joy surpassing you see
then living a dream too long overdue

In quiet reflection of all that's been
the room you gave my heart to know
the freedom you gave then gave again
the seed you planted then watched it grow

A dreaming tree you knew in time
would bear the fruit of love
a love that took forever to find
nourished in the soil of trust







Details | Rhyme | |

A Wonderful Wife


The Lord brought to me a blessing in my life! He's blessed me with such a wonderful wife! Help me Lord to not be deceived by other things I see… May I continue to love the wife you gave to me! Help me to give her my undivided attention! And to give all of my love and affection! In my her, may I daily seek her inner beauty! And treat her like the finest diamond and ruby!


Details | Rhyme | |

The Ugliness Of Divorce


My parents taught me the Christian ways.
I was taught to obey what the Bible says.

I was proud of my parents!  I really was!
And loved them so much…  Just because!

They meant everything to me!  I was proud!
Until one day...  There appeared “a dark cloud.”

It was like a “darkness” hovered above.
Leaving their marriage empty of needed love!

Though they were together many years.
There were many cracks that soon appeared.

I say a once happy home soon destroyed.
Being with one another….  They no longer enjoyed!

How could this happen! I had wondered…
To see a happy marriage “totally plundered

As sin crept in...  And allowed to prevail.
Very soon this marriage simply failed.

May this be a warning for me and you…
That our commitment remains faithful and true!

If your marriage is heading toward separation…
Please seek God for a healing and restoration!

If your planning to have a divorce..
Jesus’ love can put it on the right course!

He can replace the brokenness and hurt within..
And can put your lives back together AGAIN!

By Jim Pemberton


Details | Epigram | |

A SINGLE TEAR

A SINGLE TEAR 


Preferable for me it is
A violent storm to brave
In the open
Than to be obliged to confront 
A single tear of pain
In your eyes!


©Demetrios Trifiatis
    7 January 2012


Details | Romanticism | |

Making Love

In a world obsessed with sex
when it ends in misery
like it often does
What can they expect.

Call me old fashioned
but don't  morals care and feelings matter any more 
or is it just one foot in the bedroom
and one foot out of the door.

For me
I need more.

I need love
to feel loved
to give love
to make love.

Making love doesn't have to start
or finish in a bedroom
but anywhere
soft caring words an embrace a stroke of her hair
showing . some one how much you care.

Being alone
Sometimes I yearn just to hold someone
feel the warmth of her body
and kiss 
that's something I really miss.

wrapped up in each others arms
by a  warm log fire
on a cold winters day.
Watching a movie together
and listening to what each others has to say.

Giving caring sharing
and maybe something more daring.

Someone you can implicitly trust 
faithful to quench your lust
a must.

Getting in bed is much sweeter
when you love your señorita
and just not for kicks.

Just as God planned
the love between a married woman
and married man.



Peter Dome.copyright.2014. Jan.


Details | Free verse | |

A Wedding Vow

The day has arrived for us to celebrate our love,
Through faith and unity, we lock each others hands,
Our souls and hearts now merged into one entity ,
May our love which we fought to preserve last an eternity,

We shared the promise of '' i do'' as man and wife ,
A promise witnessed by God and his angels,
Together as one we will walk this new path,
being sincere , loyal and faithful , never succumbing to wrath,

Let us journey to our new dwelling,
May loving each other always keep us comforted,
May providing for each other always keep us content,
I love you with all my heart,
Let our blessed union pave a way towards a beautiful start.


Details | Sonnet | |

Forget me, you, where upon your name shall shine,

Forget me, you; where upon your name shall shine,
Where, therein your heart shall not ever repent,
For by then, I will be gone without a sign
And our love with its flowers shall far be sent,
And thus my part, a lover, done and proven,
For this ain't my love that don't care your future,
But the truth that I will burn in an oven,
Tolerating my broken heart in suture,
Escorting pain along with me to the sea,
To the depths where your eyes and heart shall not reach,
If once you see my son, call him for a tea,
For I shall sing him our love and its songs each,
For now this is all I say when you marry,
That my distance is my love that I carry. 


Details | I do not know? | |

Bonded for Eternity

The Love we share for one another 
Can never be broken 
We are bonded for Eternity 

We are not only bonded 
Through the eyes of God 
We are bonded through love 
We are bonded through marriage 
We are bonded through our son also 
We are bonded for Eternity 

We may not show our love to the public eye 
We may not show it to our families 
But the love is there behind the mask 
That we both carry 
We are bonded for Eternity 

We may say hurtful things to one another 
We may do hurtful things to one another 
But the love we share Can never be broken 
We are and always will be 
Bonded for all of Eternity


Details | Quatern | |

All of Me - All of You: A Realist's View

Giving oneself over completely
to another. . . . Yes, it can be done.
Two embracing underneath the sea
is romantic, two becoming one!

But to focus everything on you,
giving myself over completely:
Is it even feasible to do?
Life requires much more of you and me.

Marriage isn’t one long fantasy.
I am glad for just half of your all.
Giving yourself over completely 
means to ME, you don’t put up a wall!

We have our own work and interests, Dear.
All things to everyone we can’t be.
Yet know when you need me, I'll be here. . . 
giving myself over completely.


(I really enjoy the John Legend song All of Me.
However, this is what I was prompted to write
after really thinking it over and looking at another
facet of what the song's lyrics could mean.)


Details | Romanticism | |

My Forever Friend

My love for so many years,
She boosts my spirit,
She dries my tears,
She arouses my senses.

I see her move across the floor,
No, glide, would describe it more,
Moving as languid as a lioness,
She thrills me with her prowess.

She is sensual, erotic,
To me she is hypnotic.
If I were a ship I'd run aground,
Simply if she were not around.

She is my love until life's end,
She is my forever friend.
Without her my life's an empty space,
For she, I know, I could not replace.

For our 44th Wedding Anniversary on 26th October

© Dave Timperley.  September 2014


Details | Quatrain | |

Your Body Language Speaks

You’re not adept at using words
But your body language can speak
Fluently of all that you feel
And expresses all that you seek

I know just from a simple look
It’s time to be at your command
Or if you want me to take control
To make you obey my demand

I feel in every single touch
Just what your heart’s trying to say
How you want to make love to me
With passion till night turns to day

And then there are those blessed times
When your arms are my protection
Or when you feel I’ve wandered off
They keep me in tight detention

When jealousy is burning hot
And you want me to heed the sign
Your arm tightens on my shoulder
And tells him, “Beware, She is MINE!”

And when you gently stroke my hair
Just before I drift off to sleep
Your fingers speak these very words:
“Your dreams in my heart I will keep.”

When I awake and see you smile
The mischief written on your face
I know that I can bring you joy
For I take you to that sweet place

When your full lips close over mine
I can sense that you are in need
So I guide you much like a child
To where you can hungrily feed

When you force your hands over mine
I know I need to surrender
I can see it there in your eyes
You want to claim not be tender

At those times when you turn your back
And you close up your face to me
I know I need to do penance
If your favor I wish to see

And though you don’t give me the words
That express your feelings so deep
Your body language speaks to me
In eloquence that makes me weep!

Eileen Manassian Ghali


Details | Rhyme | |

Prince of My Dreams

"Will you marry me daddy?"
The three year old says to her dad
The most loving marriage proposal
That her father has ever had

He thinks before he answers
This question like no other
He says, " I can't marry you sweetheart,
For I'm married to your mother"

Quite the dilemma for the three year old
Or at least that's how it seems
She says, "But you have to marry me daddy,
You are the prince of my dreams"

She's waiting for his answer
Like a balloon that's ready to burst
He says, "I'm already married to mommy"
She asks, "But can't you marry me first?"

He wraps his arms around her
And gives her a gentle kiss
Then tells his wife while holding his princess
You've never said anything like this

"Will you marry me daddy?"
The three year old says to her dad
The most loving marriage proposal
That her father has ever had


This is what my three year old Granddaughter said to my son


Details | Sijo | |

Writing in sand and stone

Writing "I love you" in the sand suggests that love is meant to fade,
That it can be washed away by life's periodic tides.
I suggest we write our love in stone, always carving it deeper.


Details | Haiku | |

Running Straight to Divorce Court

haiku:  

a final lap---
the race ends before
crossing the finish line


limerick:  

They finally took the marriage leap!
They said the vows they hoped to keep!
But while in bed
She acted dead!
He claimed he used his best techniques!

couplet:

They ran in circles on frozen ground
But when the marriage ends,....no winners crowned.......


Details | Limerick | |

my heart I gave once

once I gave my heart 
mesmerized by the start 
his eyes so sapphire blue 

I was not ready for this
my thoughts went blank 
literally speechless

had I known the tears I would be left with
I do not believe I would have let love in
this Man , he knew he captivated women 

Always me going for what I can not have 
then in return it is given , leaving me confused
the one I was seeking for sure would never commit 

Commit he did , even in front of a Rabbi 
saying only once, 1 time will I.
with all conviction I believed his lie 

I remember the Fall day he left without words spoken 
the leaves were dancing through the wind 
as if they were trying to tell me something 

the rain cried tears for me that night 
I took his sword collection down from the wall
thinking in true love I will never find again

to die a graceful poetic death with his sword
I awoke with a hangover the next day 
my heart broken  my heart ignored


Details | Ghazal | |

CLOSE HABIT

CLOSE HABIT (GHAZAL)

I sniffed a habit called close 
I cut my heart to see you close 

I kiss your hands and neck 
Each time I pull you close 

I kiss your cheeks and eyes 
For keeping your beauty close 

I kiss your pains and tears 
Each time your wound close 

I kiss your world with a seal 
Nobody jealous can get close 

I kiss your shadow and smell 
Now for worry gap you close 

I kiss your lingerie’s and rings
Behind each door you close 

I kiss your tongue and lips 
For every secret you disclose 

I kiss your divorce certificate 
Until I find someone close 

April 11, 2011 
by Mohlouoa Ntsasa


Details | Senryu | |

The Perfect Woman


                                    Perfect woman is
                          one who changed myth to mrs*.....
                               she wears my gold ring







* Mrs is the title for married women in the UK  (pronounced Misses)

Seren Roberts


Details | Terza Rima | |

Pardon Me

Pardon me, did you just take my breath away?
I don't know how you do what you do.
There are no words I could possibly say,
Baby, I am so in love with you.

Pardon me, did you just make everything okay,
With every little thing that you do?
Every time you touch me, I am blown away.
Baby, I am amazed by you.

Pardon me, did you just ask, did you just say,
To spend the rest of my days with you,
To make everything, forever, okay?
Baby, yes,  I am so in love with you.


Details | Couplet | |

Married For Keeps

Our marriage is a promise from heaven above,
That we are bind with each other forever to love,
A promise not to give up when trials arrived,
A commitment into a journey,our goal to make it last.
 
For now we are both parents the pressure arise,
But the joy is more abundant for us to don't mind,
For our child is a gift, a treasure, an angel,
The reason that we have this most special bond.
 
Whenever we are weary and our faith is not enough,
We just prayed to God, to secure our hearts,
For we will keep our promise no mater how hard it seems,
We need to keep going, for our love to keep on  surviving.
 
As we age, i can't guarantee I'll be lovable at all times,
For i know i have my shortcomings, not easy to handle out,
And i have to say i always love you more enough,
At times you are annoying,it is still you that i've been longing.
 
My love for you has grown stronger through the years,
Giving me more reasons to conquer all of this fears,
Just remember the day that i said " I Do" to you,
It was my heart's promise that i will stand by you.
 
 
 
Lane (01/26/2013)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Details | Prose | |

You've Written A Novel- The Prostitution of Her Love

True to form, Eileen Ghali spins another tale of romance and passion, a tale of a woman hopelessly in love with….her husband! The Prostitution of My Love is a captivating story of a wife’s incessant need for love, her delirious craving for attention, and the offering of herself to fulfill his every sexual desire, for it is only then when she feels that she is the center of his universe as he is of hers. 

Meanwhile, her beauty, charm, and sexual magnetism do not go unnoticed by her colleague, a handsome older man who pays her all the attention, care, and compliments that her hungry heart is yearning for. Will she be able to remain faithful to her husband or will she give in to the aggressive pursuit of this man to win her heart? Will her husband wake up in time to woo her back to his arms, or will his neglect be the final push into the arms of another?

The Prostitution of My love, Eileen Ghali’s strongest work on passion, has all the answers! You don’t want to miss this thrilling tale of love and longing.


Details | Lyric | |

Til Death Do Us Part

Feeling the breeze of your breath caressing me. 
I stand at attention of your every need. 
All that I yearn is to be your desire, 
trapped inside of ecstasy. 
Wanting and needing you to be a part of me, 
no sense of time or place. 
My only purpose at this time and space, 
is to for fill every thrill that you crave 
Until we part to our grave


Details | Rhyme | |

The Proposal

The sun was shining brightly 
As we drove around his land
And showing me his kingdom 
First, before he asked my hand

We stopped for cake and coffee 
It was almost half past two
And that tall man was shaking
When he told me I love you

He gently bent to kiss me 
His lips began shaking fast
I thought this was the moment
That he would ask me at last 

We climbed inside his Audi
Driving slowly to his farm
I thought this was the moment
When he gently touched my arm

But no, he was just helping 
Me kindly into the house 
We both walk in together 
Was he playing cat and mouse

At six o’clock he brought me 
Out to watch him milk the cows 
And sitting on the stone fence 
I watched as he fed the sows

I never thought he’d ask me
As I sat perched on my thrown 
Then came, will you marry me
And his farm became my home 

I know that’s not romantic 
In this land of poetry 
But standing in the manure 
Was better than bended knee

Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 
09.23.2014
Contest: Will you Marry Me
Judy Konos
1st


Details | Tail-rhyme | |

Bed of roses and thorns

Ooh man, life could well 
be a bed of roses
If only love alone 
sprinkled from the hoses.

If only love flowed like 
an endless stream
If only love didn't end 
like a dream.

In all certainty, the 
antonym of love
plunges you in the bed 
of thorns
Much unlike the agile yet 
peaceful dove
love grows weeds, rust 
and horns!

I so pity the lovelorn, the 
lovesick, the forlorn
whose lover flew out 
the window last morn

But I know too of pure 
loves that outlast the 
storms
for one, they didn't 
begin in high school 
dorms.

They weren't 
instantaneous and 
impulsive loves for sure
Less whimsical,
and within the bounds 
of the marital bond
their love tis bound to 
endure.
In conjugal bliss's 
hammock
fickle lovers cannot rock.
For without holy 
matrimony
Is merry go round love's 
agony


Details | Free verse | |

My Nest

Love is my nest.
It holds me
where all the world I see.
It saves me
from the ground
which my soul will never meet.

Up in a forest tree
hunters scattering in threes
they'll never catch me
I have love.
I am perfectly happy.

relaxed I am
I do not stress
for there isn't life
without my nest.

who cares what's below?
I am above.
love is my nest
My nest is my love.


Details | Lyric | |

The Rain

Do you want stars or do you want rain clouds?
Sway and if the music stops,
Answer before the next tune,
I will hear your heart’s desire
Star lights or raindrops?
 
Let me hold your waist and you hold my hand,
Dancing from star to star,
Night eyes watching us
Every pace we made,
forever near and never afar…
 
This is the first time or this happened before?
Sitting on the flight of the stair,
Leaning on the each other
Like cards building a castle,
When the rain washed the despair?
 
Sliding tears of sadness or sliding tears of joy?
Both for me are just the same,
When you are sad and lonely
You search my arms to hide,
Then you give to joy my name.


Details | Romanticism | |

Together Again

A girl whom he'd forgotten
At his door, showed up the other day
The one he'd always wanted
Just knew not what to say

The boy she longed to hold
She caught his eyes once again
Of her love, to him, she never told
But this time, all her love, she will send

Once in a lifetime, and not one time more
Fate takes hold, luck is lent
From out of the blue, a miracle occurs
Hearts reunite, Together Again

She greets him with a smile
A sparkle in her eyes
For his love, she'd run for miles
To try this thing called love, just one time

Gazing at her beauty, he feels her in heart
Remembering those nights, with her, in his dreams
And how he felt at this whole love's start
Where they'd be one forever, to him, oh how it seemed

Well this girl's name was Katie, and his Steve
And oh how tears were shed, by them both, when they were forced to leave
But in the past that was, so now he holds her hand
Two angels together, forever they'll stand

Once in a lifetime, and not one time more
Fate takes hold, luck is lent
From out of the blue, a miracle occurs
Hearts reunite, Together Again

An old couple now, a lifetime of love
They've conquered all, risen together, above
Together, all the years, oh how they've spent
And to each other, all their love they have sent

Feeling each others hearts beating every morning
Through all the decades, all the happy years
Steve's heart though, one of these days, stopped without warning
And Katie's wrinkled face, moistened with tears

How could Katie live now, without her beloved by her side
Knowing that beside her, his heart slowly died?
She dreams every night now, just as he did before, of heaven
Where they'll be Together Again

Once in a lifetime, and not one time more
Fate takes hold, luck is lent
From out of the blue, a miracle occurs
Hearts reunite, Together Again


Details | Lyric | |

You Are the One

She lays in his arms
he asks her what's wrong
the silence you keep
and the smile you fake
I know that something's on your mind
She says i don't understand
how someone like you
could love me the way you do
and he says

You are the one
that makes my heart beat 
that completes me
never look down upon your soul
you are the one
that makes my hands shake 
you're my whole life babe
you make me feel so whole
so don't underestimate 
what you do for a wounded soul
I looked everywhere for someone to save me 
and finally 
you are the one

they sit down for dinner 
he says it's been so long since we've been together
and there's something that I have to say
he gets on one knee and pulls out a ring
I cant't imagine why you're here to this day
but I hope there is not coming our way
and she says

You are the one
that makes my heart beat 
that completes me
never look down upon your soul
you are the one
that makes my hands shake 
you're my whole life babe
you make me feel so whole
so don't underestimate 
what you do for a wounded soul
I looked everywhere for someone to save me 
and finally 
you are the one

the preacher speaks
God's words does he say
Faith has brought us to this day
they look in each others eyes
and only they can see

You are the one
that makes my heart beat 
that completes me
never look down upon your soul
you are the one
that makes my hands shake 
you're my whole life babe
you make me feel so whole
so don't underestimate 
what you do for a wounded soul
I looked everywhere for someone to save me 
and finally 
you are the one

no one else was there for me
no one else stopped my heart form bleding
only you can make me feel this way
only you can find my true smile
among the hopeless and the broken
you are the one that saved me from it all

you are the one
that makes my heart beat  
that completes me
never look down upon your soul
I looked everywhere
for someone to save me
and finally
you are the one

thank everything 
In this beautiful world
That made for me
you were there for me
you are the one


Details | Verse | |

Love Can Last

A marriage
is an old covered bridge
two people embark on together

taking shelter with promises of forever
but darkness ensues and threatens their endeavor
will creaky planks give way and collapse?

in time the darkness will pass
love can last.


Details | Ballad | |

Sugar and Honey

Sugar and Honey ©2013

Who could have known those Men in Black would be the groomsmen to serve as the royal escort for a date where time stood still. Minutes turn to hours turn to days the blaze of passion brighter than orange and yellow sun rays. Never again alone the search that was so cold now inflamed with life—passion roaming nomadically through radio waves with 37 wishes of “I love you”. Wishes that tell of a spell never to be broken cause 37 is prime impossible to divide.

From Lookout Point the view is endless. Hues of purple and red shimmer as clouds float by carefree smiling cause they know a secret we've yet to spy with our naked eye. The island sun winking as it sets daring us to never forget this very moment. This very moment of 2-wheel love with trails of cookies and cream a dream come true with me and you and you and me together as we grow stronger in self and each another.

Romancing moon perched high can’t wait to swoon cocoon enticing day dreams to transform into night dreams 2-stepping to the grove of Sam Bostic…”tell me your zodiac sign?” It don’t matter love cause I’m yours and you’re mine. Together we wander the beach of life with no real destination ahead but to hold your hand counting grains of sand knowing each one is a new chance to thank God for aligning you in just the right place at just the right time for me to see you not with my eyes but with my heart.

Nothing could tear us apart not even Black Ops screaming and fighting for main stage cause backstage forehead kisses are riches to please and tease all in one moment that will last an eternity.Sugar and honey intertwined a destiny so divine.Do we dare take this chance? A five letter word blurred with an infinite number of possibilities but only one solution with today as the finale for you and me.This chance we take resonates as the heavens open and whisper with the softest of voices for all to hear... 

Shai and Alvin “your joy is complete…you are like-minded…
with one love in spirit…you are of one mind.” 


Be kind to one another and keep today’s love in your heart forever.
Saphyre
7/7/2013


Details | I do not know? | |

Marriage is Sacred and Binding

If I knew then what I know now
My marriage would be bliss. 
What I’m about to say you won’t 
Want to miss. Marriage is for life,
Till death each will part, through 
Sickness health, and adversities,
Think twice before you make a start.

Marriage is sacred and binding
It is God’s plan from the start.
No longer me nor I, we both share
The pie. Ordained by the father the
Almighty on high.

We are unique, a work of art, yet not perfect
 Just a work in progress. Follow it through
And in the process, taste victories stand the test.
Don’t throw in the towel, when things don’t
Seem right, stand up to the challenge and don’t
Give up the fight.

Show love and affection, communicate 
Just to name a few. Once part of my experience
And the essentials I failed to do. Tell her that 
You love her, even if said a hundred times before,
Stop the enemy in his tracks, don’t leave an open door.

Teeth and tongue will bite an old phrase and 
So very true. Again I’m not perfect I don’t 
Know about you? Now it’s paramount that my 
Marriage, last come hell or high water,
I’m in for the journey, the long haul, no
Time to falter.   



Please note: I do believe there are great marriages
And individuals who are very happily married, but
Let’s face reality; sadly some do not always blossom
for whatever reasons. My poetry are based on my life 
experiences, and not geared at any one.


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Eternal Breath

With bicycles and a big shoulder sling bag
You were there, at the other side of my fence
Throwing the paper toward me with a smile
Awarded me with a wonder-stricken time lag

I remember, you were ten and I was eight
It was in 1940, our first met
So soon later we allied
And all these times, I always sure that it was truly a fate

I remember, it was on an anesthetize Sunday morning
You put a ring on my finger when I was just seventeen
We started riding our life together in a rollercoaster of emotions 
For years you are my one and only paperboy prince charming

Today, on your grave that is shrouded by Autumn leaves
Knowing that our love surely went on endlessly
I smile and take another breath in the eyes of eternity
A splendor moment, for our memories, far away from griefs




~ Shirley Candy 
Indonesia, 11/05/2013 05.36 AM



Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

HELP HER UP

written 2nd Aug 2013



This life is not as it should be
 pick up your wife, can't you see 

You're her husband, stand up!
 give her a reason, to again believe

She means 'everything'....to this family
 shutting the door leaving her totally... Alone

Do you actually know her at all...
 damaging her heart and soul, deep within it's cold

Loneliness consumes her, it's been so long
 it must be asked...do you still love her?

Are you willing to help her to her feet again?
 or shall you sit back and watch, as she see's the end

This is completely left for only you, her husband to declare
 how much does she really mean to you...do you still care?

Will you step up, or let her rot into total depression, you see it...
 Love and care, or death and dispirit

It's all up to you!
 Her loving husband, what will you do.....


Details | Haiku | |

Unfunny Jokester

He yelled “Boo” real loud!
It was well after midnight!
She slapped him silly!


Details | Rhyme | |

The Bonds of Two

Since times of old,
a man so tall,
will lean upon
a woman small.
Since first they met,
and their paths did cross,
they've tried to capture
time that's lost...
By the grace of God,
each day anew,
their strength combined
is more than two...
He's keen of eye
and sure of foot,
yet she sees things
he overlooks...
As they maneuver 'round
an iceberg's tip,
she lights the way,
and he guides the ship...
 
 Copyright © 2006
 


Details | Free verse | |

A Woman Like You

   Always I have dreamed of loving a woman like you ,
So kind and understanding in all of the things you do.
   Everyday you are always the same so full of life,
Making me so proud the day you become my wife.
    Never do I worry when things do not go my way,
Only words of encouragement you would have to say.
    To hear  you laugh or to see  your beautiful smile ,
Stays with me in my thoghts for such a long while.
    I am forever thinking of the happiness you bring me,
Confirming our lives together  was always meant to be .
   Every night I Thank my Lord for how special you've been,
I find myself a very Blessed man for what he did.
   A person could ask for no more when it comes to love ,
Especially when there's no doubt it was made from above.
Tac


Details | I do not know? | |

Dance for me

You are born to dance with the wind,
veiled within a circle of oak’s trees,
Half-dressed by moving shadows,
Half-exposed by bold daylight.
Jasmines by the left side, dandelions by the right side
dancing together with you, nymphs, satyrs and sprites.
 
The melody luring a brown bird,
Silent with cautious veneration,
advances over valleys and hills
until reaching the sea shore.
Beauty framed you with Music, Beauty will gird
you in a bower, close is the night of your coronation.
 
My eyes follow as you move
Spiraling between my fingertips,
Sweet scented boon of Spring
Meet the dwelling of my spirit,
You will last less than a day, you will last less than love
but is there a fancier grave to lay than her smiling lips?


Details | Romanticism | |

THAT SAME DAY

One long stem white rose, he extends
To a lass, he chose and longed to tend
With cold both hands, she gets and smell
Each petal closed wanting to bloom and swell

Years has passed since the very same day
She agreed and said yes for a date
Same cafeteria, they chose and sat to stay
Old familiar faces laughing on the queue

Her short hair before, now healthier longer
Her heart shaped face, accented with colors
Her full soft lips, a delicious bright pink
Her eyes, before shy anew with confidence

How could I ever forget such radiance
How could I not want for more and more
Leaving me in awe, catching my breath
Digging in to my thoughts and feelings

With these, led me to woo and win her
With these, it inspired and moved me to her
Bearing my prayers that God will bless me
And God has been good and great
For this same day, she
agreed for marriage

By: 
olive_eloi
11:20 am
02/19/2014
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Details | Free verse | |

MORE BEAUTIFUL


We met
Fell in love
Got married

The time passed
Three decades already 
Had children
They grew up 
They left

Now we alone
Much older, much wiser

The bodily beauty vanished 
Hair got gray, then turned white                 
Wrinkles appeared               
Some pounds were added  
              
But

When I look at you, my love, 
And think of what we have been through:
The joys
The pains, 
The agonies, 
The comforts 

Then 

My heart finds you more beautiful than
Ever before

Cause

You were my companion 
My comrade 
My friend
My wife

You never left my side, no matter what
You shared everything with me, good or bad

You were the reason that my life’s trip was
Complete
You were the reason that all my dreams came
True 
You the reason that my heart was filled with
Happiness 
You the reason that my soul’s eyes have seen
Beauty,
The real beauty of life:
YOU! 


© Demetrios Trifiatis
  21 SEPTEMBER 2014


Details | Narrative | |

The Wedding of My Dreams- Date: 4th of December, 2013

Walking side by side with the man who beget her,
Amidst veil-cover her face unleashed magnificent smile,
Meters close but she seemed away by a mile,
She took his lead down the aisle to the Alter.

As I stood awaiting my damsel,
I forgot it was December the twenty fifth.
I forgot our union was my yuletide gift.
I forgot that the relentless chime of the Christmas bell.

A thousand of my dreams met reality,
As the church’s Christmas trees, ribbons and bells magnified,
Our bond in the space of three years had intensified,
Amidst smile and tears we took the oaths and legalized the Chemistry.

Until that Christmas I had never kissed in another’s presence.
As the minister gave the command the congregation yearned,
I saw not the damsel I had known but my wife as I unveiled,
The sensation from the meeting of our lips with gracious essence.


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

I Am Woman

I am Woman. 
I am domesticated woman constantly dusting off cobwebs of infidelity. 
Tears pace down my cheeks but no, I'm fine.
It's merely thick dusty layers of despondency. 

Through scorching barren deserts she walks wither soles leather, face wrinkled, skin creased, smile inverted, eyes downturned with not a single drop in sight like the desert she walks through.
Her only condolence is knowing uba uspho lwakhe lume ngaye, inhliziyo yakhe iethe-ethe ebeleke usana lwakhe emqolo.
I am not privileged enough to call myself womankuba andikayazi inhlungu yobayintwakazi, umzali ne gqhiyazan. 

You see, the mercilessness of memory takes her back to the day of the night she cried herself to sleep,
Hoping everything would turn out right,
But all she had to show for it came morning was nothing but a bloodstained pillow which she hung on the washing line.
I am woman

You are phenomenal woman.
The clod steel claws of unkindness ripped her heart out 
Ngosuku awathy ndlela'nhle kuyise wosapho lwakhe.
All her creased hands cling onto at night is hope,
Please deliver her for her heart is too dainty.

Qina gqiyazana, qina nwakazi ngoba inyembezi zegqiyazana aziweli phantsi. 
You, 
Beautiful woman with your barren soul,
Are phenomenal woman.


Details | Rhyme | |

Oh Patience My Love

Oh! Patience, My Love.


Have hit both my eyes an unknown storm --
the undoer of my marry Spring,
is beneath my brow a gushing form,
does a drench'd cheek to a yearner bring.
My auguries, that once blessed with love,
have gales become, for a trial of
the touchstone of my faithful shape,
loyal shadows that the future rake;
does my pain emit a cunning drape,
that when praise of love, the evils shake;
still, endure this, to a phase submit,
but, wit, my wit --is my patience fit,
are my gardens, for these storms to reave,  
the fruits to come of better degree;
Or will steadfast be love, if believe,
in shade of the fruitless, standing tree.
Maybe, the grandeur of love is not grand
unless we bear our share of pains at hand.


R.N.Khan, © 2012


Details | Rhyme | |

what to say at a wedding

from the first day i meet
you have been you have been the only one i thank about
you are the hole world to me
you are every thing to me
you mean the most over everything one else


Details | Light Poetry | |

Stained Glass Masterpieces

In his eyes I see tomorrow
he is the holder of all my time
like beautiful stained glass 
holding rainbow colored sand

His touch is healing and divine
like the warmest sun 
in summer time
his words are like seashells

As they call out to lovers in the ocean
drifting along the tide to sandy beaches
he has found me anchored to him
holding me with his soft sensual kiss

I see the moon in mid-day now
shining right beside the sun
they over came the obstacles 
of all the storms on the run

We are in the eye of the hurricane
where the sky is beautiful all day
enjoying our mystery
to the rest of the worlds dismay

He is the ink that now flows from my quill
I am the tapestry the ancients could never fill
together we are a master piece designed with our love
we are the ones who are well endowed in love

Stained glass masterpieces.
 art inked with sand from above
two beautiful lives filled with God in trust


Details | Rhyme | |

Love and Marriage

When fate decides to bring you love, Your old ways may need a little shove. Open your eyes and welcome the truth, That someone you searched for in youth. The smile, quick wit just closed the deal, There’s no denying the magnetic appeal. Standing before you waiting for the word, Commitment to marriage must be assured. The Trevi fountain only needs one coin, For love to flourish and your souls to join. Actions of love demonstrate true caring, The time is now to begin your sharing, Blue and pink candles are woman and man, The white candle begins the marriage plan. Together they join, the flames shine bright, Brought together by two families - this light. Good times and bad will come to pass, Now its time to toast and raise a glass. For you will now become man and wife, Forever in love - creating your new life.
In the marriage ceremony a pink candle is lit by the bride’s mother and a blue candle is lit by the groom’s mother, then the bride and groom light the white candle together. The pink and blue candles can be returned to parents or just left burning. It’s beautifully symbolic.
Written September 8, 2012 For Janette Fisher’s contest “When Fate Decides”


Details | Rhyme | |

I Knew Someone Who Wanted to End It All

I Knew Someone Who Was Ready to “End It All!” I knew of someone who just wanted “to end it.” Giving up on life, and did not want to “defend it.” It was a heart wrenching and difficult situation. He said what he wanted to, with no explanation! I could see his face and the sad look in his eyes! What he was going to do next, was anyone’s surprise. He turned to drugs and encountered addictions. With this brought much disease and afflictions! He gave up on the wonderful family that was given. And turned to a pretty wild and crazy way of livin’! I told him about a God who loves him very deeply. As he listened, he began to grow restless and weary. I reached for his hand and began to pray for God’s power! It was a miracle! The blood of Jesus changed him that hour! The spirit of God brought healing and hope to his body! He was so excited! He rushed out to tell everybody! The “end” that he wanted, seemed to just fade away! For the son of the living God, changed him this day! The glory of God, and the power of Jesus’ resurrection… Changed him! And got him going in a NEW direction! He’s so thankful for the blood of Christ’ atonement! And is a different person now, because of that moment! This same Jesus loves and can do the same for YOU! Through the problems of life… He will see you through! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Rhyme | |

Thanks For My Wonderful Wife


I remember the first time I
 and my wife first met.
The beauty in her...  I'll never forget!

I won't forget the day 
and the place.
I'll never forget the look
 on her face.

The feeling I had was
 hard to describe.
I knew she was going to be my bride!

I'm thankful to Jesus for 
bringing us together.
Binding us as one... 
Both now and forever!

Twenty years have passed...
 since our wedding day.
She's still my beautiful wife!  
I'm proud to say!

Thanks be to God,
 for making us one.
I pray for his blessings upon
 our daughters and sons.

May God be the unifying 
love in all that we do.
May we never forget the meaning of...
 "I love YOU!"

Each day I look at her... 
what do I see?
This wonderful wife God
 has brought to me!

I'm thankful and honored
 to have her as my wife.
She's been such a blessing...  
A great part of my life!

By Jim Pemberton 



Details | Ballade | |

Words of Love

She reached her hand across their marriage bed --
It’d been a stand-off for so many years;
She prayed their love had not grown cold and dead;
His answer could allay her deepest fear:
The love for him she held in unshed tears.
She feared that they had lost the life they shared,
A life of which he once had spoke with cheer;
She prayed he’d speak those words to prove he cared.

He turned to her as though to speak, instead
He turned away to face the wall most near;
Her hand still out, the tears so long unshed
Fell from her eyes, uncertainty made clear:
The hope that lay inside now faded here.
Her heart was pierced, her need for him was bared;
She felt the pain as knives, so sharp and sheer;
She prayed he’d speak those words to prove he cared.

For love to bloom, then know it must be fed,
And heed these words, your heart upon them wear,
For marriage needs much more than daily bread:
Think not that words of love are not held dear,
For hearts will break when words to silence veer.
She lay upon her marriage, boned and pared,
She prayed he’d speak the words she longed to hear;
She prayed he’d speak those words to prove he cared.


[by Deb Radke]


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My Comfortable Chair

Like my special comfortable chair
I'm reassured your always there
when I need you.

Providing a comfortable cushion
against harsh ravishes and rigors
of life.

My sanctuary
my my love
my heart and soul
my wife
my life.



Peter Dome.copyright.2013.July.


Details | Rhyme | |

Young Love is Easy

Young love is easy
Wild and hot,
Getting and giving 
From bottom to top.

All of your attention,
Best manners and smiles,
Flowers and perfume 
Sweet smelling for miles.

Shirts and dresses starched, 
Cleaned and pressed,
Hair-do’s and manicures
Take care of the rest. 

Young love is easy 
As apple pie
But love gets tougher 
As the years roll by. 

Once we’ve taken 
Those wedding vows
Life quickly changes 
Everything somehow.

No more hopping 
Into back seat games,
Spending all your cash
On your hottest flame.

And no more running 
With the good ‘ol guys
As responsibilities hit us
Between the eyes. 

As the years grow longer
Love grows too    
But not as easy
As when love was new. 

Separation and sickness
Knock us down – 
Disappointments and heart aches 
Round after round. 

The loss of loved ones 
Near and dear
Make us weary and worn  
Year after year.

Money gets tight 
And the house needs repairs,
And children need attention  
When you’re not there. 

Then our bodies start to bend 
And slowly break
So we cling to one another
No matter what it takes.

Because young love is easy 
And old love is not,
But at the end of our hours
It’s all we’ve got.  

  



Details | Lyric | |

Why my heart ponder

Why my heart ponder?
I, your offender..
What I gave?
Dark love in a cave...

I promised you a thousand lands
Didn't give enough sands...
Changing me and my love,
Hiding behind the black scarf..

Hiding me I couldn't speak,
Feared losing in a streak.
This was my only reason
But turned my passing season..

Now I rattle,

As a foolish cattle
Leaving your land and cheese,
Yet to find me some peace...


Details | Couplet | |

The Moon

Oh, the morning's Godly devotions
Amid ungodly emotions
Walking the earth, dampness soothing the sole
Bound to it with affinity and closeness
Yet heaven bound, tearing away from this concrete shoe
The coffin-drumming clods of clay
Covered with verge and fields of hay 
A thin covering at that
As if the bountiful bosom is clad with a slip of silk,
A wisp of decency

Oh, the throes of fleshly woes
The shudder and fever of the soul's great war
Obsession, passion, thrills after fashion
The lashing of a scaly tail at the end of this mortal coil
Toil, toil, the gravel pit of survival
For what, mere existence?
The passions collide, asteroid striking planet,
Barren wasteland exploding in pits and pocks,
Craters round, dry as bone
Dry as love, old as valleys

Soundlessly, airlessly, lovelessly grey
Should I leave or should I stay?
Passion swells as sea's mighty tide
Thrusting the shore, thrusting, subside
Yet the shore is not moved, not even an inch
And on the moon there is no thirst to be quenched
No moisture, no thrust
No place, no lust
No sound to awake
No ear to hear the gong 
of time tick and take


Details | Ballad | |

Happiness

Today i found Happiness such a wonderful Joy,
the man of my life treats me like a man and not a boy,
he is heaven in my eyes a wonderful sight,
love,love,love such a delight,
and when i am scared or feeling down,
he comes and saves me,
he takes away my frown,
i can be who i am, 
its finally nice,
to met the man of my dreams 
i don't have to think twice,
then that day came when i walked down that aisle,
tears in my eyes the brightest smile,
i met my best friend what can i say, 
being married has made me the happiest everyday.


Details | Free verse | |

Sex Manuel

My wife and I were virgins  very young and Nieve when we met
And our honeymoon was one I  still can't forget
I came across a sex manual very cheap in a second hand book shop
Because me and my new wife didn't know what to do
We thought we'd buy it and might learn a trick or two
That night champagne on ice candles and rose petal bed
There was only one thing I thought in my head
She took a shower
For about half an hour
And the room wafted with sweet perfume
She looked so beautiful stood by the door
As all her clothes fell to the floor
What a sweet delight
On our long awaited wedding night
We both got into bed
She looked into my eyes longingly
Lets read the book and find out what to do she said
With a low soft voice get it read.

Well we read the book
Page one
Hold your partner tight kiss her passionately through the night
Page two
Well there must have been a few pages missing no wonder it was cheap
Because the second and last page said
Roll  over  and say ''that was wonderful darling and light a cigarette''
Then go to sleep in your bed.

Well we were disappointed
Is that it?
Some how
A couple of things didn't fit.

It took us ages with a new sex Manuel we read every night
We finally got there and did it right.

Ooh la la.....




Peter Dome copyright.2014. July.


Details | ABC | |

HAPPY MARRIAGE

I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR FIFTY YEARS,
BUT IT SEEMS I JUST MARRIED LAST YEAR.
FIFTY YEARS MIGHT SEEM LIKE A LONG TIME.
BUT SUMMER NEVER SEEM TO LAST A LONG TIME.
THERE IS NOTHING THAT BRINGS SO MUCH HAPPINESS IN MARRIAGE.
AS THE THINGS YOU DENY YOURSELF FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR MARRIAGE.

NEVER EXPECT YOUR MARRIAGE TO BE ALL ABOUT LOVE.
FOR MANY A MARRIAGE HAVE CRASHED BECAUSE OF THE OTHER LOVER.
A PESKY BUTTERFLY MAY PERCH ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL ROSE.
EVEN THOUGH THE GARDEN IS FULL OF OTHER LONELY ROSES.
THERE ARE MANY THINGS YOU CANNOT CONTROL IN YOUR MARRIAGE.
BUT TRUST IN GOD CAN DO WONDERS FOR YOUR MARRIAGE.


THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A HAPPY MARRIAGE.
BUT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE HAPPY IN THEIR MARRIAGE.
HAPPINESS HAVE NEVER WON ANY WAR.
IT IS SWEAT AND BLOOD THAT WINS WAR.
THEREFORE  START EVERY DAY WITH A PRAYER TO GOD.
FOR YOU CAN NEVER WIN ANY WAR WITHOUT GOD.

                                      CHRIS NWIGWE


Details | Sonnet | |

Sonnet 021413

My past life was like a cold lump of clay
Forced to caricature, no more no less
Numbed and swinish, departed and grey
With a fractured heart, slack and lifeless

Though I wandered harshly; looking but locked
And twice pulled sparing arrows from my chest
A true golden beauty leaned in and knocked
Some sense into my head; my God I’m blessed

I look at my life here and now with you
And I find life in bloom all around me
A garden of growth filed with soft and new
Fruits and flowers beside the Sacred Tree

The pieces of my heart, your touch restores
And the key to my love, forever yours


Details | Narrative | |

house wife

     This is it, the final step before crossing the line and I’m not sure I want to stop. What happens when I cross the line, the end? The end of all he and I share but what do we share besides pain and arguments; we share absolutely nothing. Maybe we have a few moments in time that we both believe that we wouldn't go back and change anything and then reality hits, I love him but I can see it, it being all the arguments that are to come. He will grow to hate me for asking him to quit school and even though I never actually asked, we both know that’s what I wanted. 
     Honestly, I am not sure of what is better anymore, if we should just move on and act as if we never happened, waste our time we spent together and start a new; or simply push our regret and anger into the back of our minds until we blow up repeatedly acting as if it were just spit of insanity. I am nothing more than his wife, not bound by anything more than a small piece of paper and some empty words. I wouldn't blame him for hating me; I could hardly even be upset. Life has tossed up a curve ball and we drop it every time. Neither of us exactly sure of what the other wants, I understand in instances that the first year of marriage is supposedly the hardest, you push and pull and see how much you can get away with; but we just push and push each other away and get nothing out of it. Maybe it was never love after all maybe we both will just wake up and it will all just be a dream, and maybe I am just another house wife realizing my marriage isn't as good as I thought it would be.


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I Just Found Out

I Just Found Out
That my wife is leaving me

This occurred so long ago,
A lightning bolt in time

Since then, I have met my
Soul Mate

Together Now
15 Years

Proof that 
Light Always Follows
The Darkest
Void

May 2nd, 2013


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Our Poem

Tonight we will start our poem
We will grab ahold of each other, writing love letters.
We will kiss, letting the words flow from our mouths
We will hug, giving the stanzas room to roam
We will embrace each other, giving rhythms to rhymes
We will love each other, giving meaning to letters on a page


Details | Blank verse | |

Your Wedding

This is your day in the sun, Your day of triumph, Of commitment, Of promise and intention, Of New Beginnings, The end of loneliness. This is the new foundation, The plying together of bricks and mortar The bricks to give colour and shape, The mortar to give structure and soundness, So that together you are an impregnable fortress With doors of heartfelt love, Windows of vision, Rooms of peace and generousity, Furnishings of service and beauty, And a garden of sweet memories to grow. I wish you success at every turn, Joy on every path, Delight in all the little things of life, Deeply rooted and vigorously sprouting shoots of loyalty and love Nurtured on the fertiliser of experience and wisdom, And LONG LIFE TOGETHER!


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THE HUSBAND'S FAVORITE POSITION

Hubby, your dearly loved position?
           
Kneeling... 
                      
...will you marry me?

olive_eloisa
1:00 am
04/09/2014


Details | Acrostic | |

My Thoughts

I thought by now that I would have 
traveled down the aisle of matrimony
I thought by now that a silver band would 
have been placed upon my finger
I thought by now that there would have 
been well wishes and a honeymoon
I thought by now that there would be, well 
you know how it goes


Thought...hmmmmmmm

Well, his ways are not my ways, his 
thoughts are not my thoughts
It's all about his timing

So, I'll wait with the thoughts that God 
loves me so much that he has kept
me for that special someone

My Thoughts...


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Vows

I take you to be the love of my life, 
To have and to hold and to hit and to crush
For better and for worse when worse is unspeakable
For richer, for poorer when money is spent on drugs and booze and porn
And there is not enough money left for groceries and school clothes.
In sickness and in health when I have to sneak to buy medication
and you call in sick to go to the race.
From this day forward because I have no place to go.
The shelters are full. No room in the inn.
I'm not serious, they say, because I did not call the police
When you choked me last night.
Instead I hid, huddled in the closet behind the locked door, 
Holding my baby and praying that she would not be next.
Until death do us part because I have tried to leave
So many times and you drag me back.
Love bears all things, 
Believes all things, 
Hopes all things, 
Endures all things. 
Love never ends.
Love never ends.
Love never ends.


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Tahlia Rose, the fairy

Dedicated to my beautiful Granddaughter Tahlia Rose.



Tahlia Rose, The Fairy

Once upon a time in a world of fairies
No hatred in this land was ever seen
And all around were birds of many colours
And everything was peaceful and serene
Oh, the flowers in this place, you should have seen them
Or smelled their perfume oh, so very sweet 
For the God that lived up there in heaven
Had made each flower perfect and complete.

There lived within this land a lovely fairy
She lived within the rarest, wondrous Rose
And all around because of her great beauty
The whole of life it seemed to have that glow.
The animals of the land all came to see her
And the birds each time she passed would sing with joy
Yet Tahlia Rose {The name her folk did give her}
She yearned one day to find an elfin boy.

For she believed so deeply that her soul mate
Was there; she had to wait and let him come
Then one day this Elfin lad named fireball
He saw our Rose and she his mind did stun.
He danced his way to her as Elvin’s will do
And then she knew her soul mate, he was here
They danced together in the misty moonlight
That they did love each other was quite clear.

Well folk for miles around did come to see them
Between them they had beauty unsurpassed
None had ever seen love of such power
Betwixt this two the reservoir was vast.
And so the lovely pair they did get married
And everybody danced in wondrous bliss
You should have seen these little people dancing
It was a sight I’m glad I never missed.

19 July 2013 @ o400hrs





























Details | Narrative | |

realization

I question everything he tells me from the moment it slips out of his mouth, if it sounds honest or forced. My life is simple and that’s not why I question it.  I am okay with having a little  but not or type. We have a little patience and too little time together. Thought we practically spend almost every second together we could never be more apart. As I think about it more and more it seems to hurt me less, how he always says he wants to leave when we argue and all that comes to mind is that I don’t want to be married again. Not because of how I feel about him but how much time I put into this relationship, it cuts me to my core to have that realization. When we were dating I could never let him leave me because how intimate we had become. Love was not the equation, love was never the answer, and love was the excuse.
    I am not sure if he loves me or just seems to hang around because he feels guilty, guilty for stringing me along for such time. Maybe both but I no longer see the man he was, I see depression and hate pointed toward me. I hate divorce, not because it destroys families but because you stand before you friends and family and you pledge to love someone who in turn makes you look foolish once the papers are filed. I am not unhappy as of now, and that’s not why I am writing this, it’s nothing more than I have come to terms with my stupidity.


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Last Goodbye

Pages of my life turn by
Pictures in my mind survive
Memories in my heart flow
The chapters with you are closed

Children all grown with children of their own
Houses from small to big to small were home
Living was filled with laughter and tears
Days passed so quickly into years

God Bless the day I first met you
With one look I always knew
You were the one I loved, you were made for me
Now I am left with our precious memories

Those days when bills went unpaid
But somehow we always managed to save
That old Chevy that had to last one more year
Our first home our first child erased all our fears

We had each other and we were strong
Together we thrived, life was our song
I stand by your grave with misty eyes
I close our book with my last goodbye.






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A Single Loving Kiss

A single loving kiss
on my warm soft receptive skin
was enough to awaken
the man within
I closed my eyes
in readiness and expectation
and felt her warm breath
in my pleading lips
longing to sip
and melt away
to a plant only we know
in a galaxy far away.







Peter Dome. copyright.2013. Dec.


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Journey to Unwind

Written September 28, 2013


On a winter's day 
On a chilly morn'
I'll be mourning	
The loss of a love once lost 
The loss of a love once buried in the frost
At the behest of an angel
She'll come around at last
When the dinner bell rings
We'll walk along and sing
Songs of ancient writings
Found written on the walls
Of spiritual surroundings
Dancing in my mind
Swinging to the pendulum of time
To make her what was mine
Before the sound came crashing down
Like chandeliers of persistence
Glistening brightly in reflections
Of crystal on the table
Clinging glasses to a toast
For lovers entangled evermore
On majestic misty mountains
Where snow cascades down the countryside
Until it's reached the ocean floor
Where salmon swim upstream
To the tune of our dreams
While embryonic journeys
Pass through the corded ever after
To dream of light and day
While the children beat their drums
To the tambourine in time	
While the father's watch unwinds
And the son is in the closet	
Strumming songs with Jane 
While the mother presses cotton
The daughter recites her magnum opus
To animals in repose	
Upon her bedroom floor
She speaks in tongues long gone	
Like a kiss from a rose
And then she's gone
To dream with the ancients until dawn


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The Mirror

The mirror of my soul has been cracked
It happened when you gave it back
With a tissue of lies and deceit
A broken heart as a receipt

How could these lies bring me down?
How could you treat me like a clown?
Now a mask smile on my face
The real one it has to replace

The tears I cry in solitude
Depress and make me so subdued
Will the hurting ever end
Will love come to me again?

I thought you were both lover and friend
Could not see this in the end
It slapped me right across the face
I wished you’d left without a trace

Every day you try to be 
The one I thought you were to me
Every day hurts more and more
Should I even up the score?

Sleep with someone just like you
I know for me that would not do
I will have to live with the pain
From revenge I must refrain 

Try to rebuild what we had
Make some good out of the bad
So our children cannot see
The hurt and pain you’ve given me


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The Wedding

                                        This is no dream,this is no fantasy
                                        Come here my beautiful one and stand by me
                                        I'll always love you and do my best
                                        then let God take over,he'll do the rest

                                        So beautiful as I watch you 
                                        stroll gracefully down the Isle
                                        The thought of us together
                                        oh I can't help but smile

                                        Anxiously waiting the moment
                                        when you become my wife
                                        to cherish you for always
                                        for the rest of my life.

                                       This is no dream,this is no fantasy 
                                       Come here my beautiful one and stand by me
                                       For I've known since the beginning of our time
                                       that you were the one that he had in mind

                                       Today I am so happy
                                       for what god has given to me
                                       to have and to hold to honor and obey
                                       for all eternity 

                                       This is no dream,this is no fantasy
                                       come here my beautiful one and stand by me
                                       I'll always love you and do my best
                                       then let God take over,he'll do the rest

                                       This is no dream,this is no fantasy
                                        come here my beautiful one and stand by me
                                        For I've known since the beginning of our time
                                        that you were the one that he had in mind


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Lovely were Those Days

I dream of lovely days,
The day I met you,
The chat we had, the love we shared
Jubilant were those ways.

The moment you called me up, 
Delicious was the tea,in my cup
Terrified were I, shocked and shiver,
Rattled with the waves of happy river.

We talked night and the day,
So much to talk, so new to know,
Sitting by the beach or the bay,
Cuddling by the chilling snow.


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Our Silver Anniversary



From the day I promised to be with you forever… It’s now been 25 years together! Through the trials, laughter and many miles We’ve had our share of joy and trials! You’ve been so loving patient with me. My beautiful wife— my lovely sweetie! This anniversary, I am so very proud of you! You’re a wonderful wife! Faithful and true! With you, God has given me the best! My love for you is so hard to express! I Love YOU! Is what I will always say, This very special anniversary day!!! Love, Jim


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Wedding Day Happiness

Black or white, blue or green
Tuxedos make a handsome scene
When their by the side of 
A pretty girl that they love
Dressed in lace and silky print
There is not a single hint
Of sadness in this great place
A memory you wont erase
From your mind, heart even soul
Of this wonderful great stroll
That will join you hand in hand
Words and gestures soft and grand
That join two hearts in a union
No one will ever be losing
As the preacher asks of you
To say your sincere "I Do's"
And your sweet lips gently kiss
On this day of joyful bliss 
That will last for many years
Lots of good times to be shared


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Un Uncontrolled Passion And Unquenchable Desire

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An Uncontrolled Passion and Unquenchable desire!


An uncontrolled Passion and unquenchable desire,
Will lead your soul to an
uncontrollable fire!

This will lead to an unquenchable flame.
Things in your life will never again
be the same!

The passions and urges that led you down this path.
Will not spare your soul from Satan's awful wrath.

He will not spare you of what your longs to have.
No matter what you hold on to.
No matter what you grab!

All the counseling in the world could never take away.
The sin you have in your heart.
No matter what others say!

The uncontrollable urges that seem to burn from within.
Are now causing you grief,
in your life, once again!

The only power that can cleanse and wash you clean...
Is the blood of Jesus!  He is God!
 And can do ANYTHING!

Won't you seek his help?  Won't you reach out
and take his hand?
Everything you're gong through...
He already understands!

Whatever you're holding on to.
Whatever person you may be...
Only the blood and power of Jesus
can totally set you FREE!

Please come Lord Jesus and restore
our lives with your grace!
It's only in you, dear Jesus,
that we have a "resting place."

Thank you Jesus for helping us to receive
fulfillment inside.
By your love and forgivenss...
There's nothing more to hide!

By Jim Pemberton    05/11/13







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Loves Warm Cosy Blanket

Where ever I go
Where ever I stray
in the cold of the night
or the heat of the day
I carry her around everywhere 
in my joyful heart.

It feels like I'm walking around
wearing the softest cosy blanket
made of gold silken thread
that gives me a warm glow
from my toes up to my head.

I feel invincible so happy
to be alive
with a power station of love
that builds in inside
With my mind in another place
and a huge smile upon my face
My life has meaning and direction
and all because of my sweet Lady
my strength my wonder
and perfection.



Peter Dome.copyright.2013. Dec.


Details | I do not know? | |

Just a memory to keep no poem

I got this message today
and after so many hard years
I wanted to post this

Not for anyone to see
but so I can and never forget
it has been so hard for so long

But now I couldn't be happier.
most people are ending things by now
but in our case we found we needed each other more

From my husband via text to me
I want to be more for you, make up for the beginning when I wasn't there for you. I've always loved you, but never really showed it, but there's one thing for sure. You've always been my one and only sweetheart, my love, my heart, and now it's time to show you how much I love you and let you see you've never known how much that really is.
 Hugs and kisses my butterfly. 

I cried when I got this it means everything to me.
I gave him some news yesterday and he was so happy.
Like the world was lifted off of him.
I brought him his dinner to his drilling rig
then spent the night with him, we watched movies, and laughed.

The years though hard have been good to us, he still looks so young.
He is the smartest most hard working man I know.
Everyone who works for him truly adores him and his company praises him.
We married at 17 and it was so hard for so long.
He kept pushing me with every I can not do that, until my books became tangible.
They will be out soon, and they  were not self published. His pride in me meant everything.
So this is not a poem yet a forever reminder of what God can do and knowing his love,
we can love each other better, stronger, and longer. I will be happy to move forward. 
I am still crying with joy. Thank you Lord for such a wonderful life.


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Seeds of love

She planted seeds of love deep in my heart
that flourished and bloomed like a flower
nourished with tender care
and summer love
with soft warm kisses
that rained down on me
like a welcome refreshing
invigorating shower.

Peter Dome.copyright.2012.


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Dream

My life passes me by day by day
Hoping that one day it could change
Then I soon glance at something with such beauty
It was an angel in which I seek

The look in such eyes soon makes me realize
Just how wonderful life could be
When one day you are holding hands with me 
At night when you feel the cold air breeze
I will hold you in my arms so peacefully 

The warmth of a goddess in the one I love
Makes me feel like I am soaring in the skies above 
Glancing at those soft tender lips
Closing in closer so we can share such a passionate kiss

I could wish for nothing more
Your presence is all that I was searching for
Such an image could not be
For me to soon realize that it was just a dream
When I awake I will finally know
How life would be in the real world
Will time come and pass me by
Will I ever be able to find true love before I die
Soon I realize that I am standing under the wedding bells
Where my angel and I are exchanging our sacred vows.


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Stay

She said baby I have to go,
I said girl you don't need to go,
Because baby I want you to stay,
'Til the sun rise,
'Til the end of the night,

I said baby I'm feelin you,
And I'm fallin in love with you,
Which is somethin I never thought I would do,
But, I did today,
So girl, Why don't you stay,

Chorus:2x
Why don't you stay, 4x
'Til the sun rise,
'Til the end of the night,

She said baby I have to leave,
I said girl I don't want you to leave,
My darling please stay with me,
'Til the night end,
Then come back again,

Because baby we have a chance,
For us to have a great romance,
So, girl take my hand and dance,
You don't have to go,
Baby don't go,
Chorus: 3x

'Til the sun rise,
'Til the end of the night,


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Yes or No

I was flattered by the letter
                      Mailed by this august sister
I was lured by those beautiful flowers
                     She sent to me in summer

Soon I welcomed her idea 
Of renting a new apartment
I blindly fall in love
Within a sinister engagement

I loved her when she grin
May be that's not a spell
I loved her to her toes
The meaning, I couldn't tell

She succeeded luring me far
And we both lived as one
Soon I noticed something
Every night she loved being alone

I was still madly in love
And so I couldn't say no
For love I reminded myself
Is about Yes or No

Many months of loneliness night
In the mood still alone
Until the next day we should see
And she would stand on her own.

And I would ask if she enjoyed her night
And she would tell me she did
And I would ask what about this night
And she would say is yours indeed

Three years of tolerance
No 'Mummy' or 'daddy' called
Of course, it was the same
When no land was ever tilled

Her beauty upon my face
A charm that drew me near
But she failed me when she resisted it
For more than three years

Families are there at home but I submitted to her brow
And we eloped far away from our roots
Now we landed north for more than a three
And no harvest since seeds she denied us to root
          
                     I can't face it any more
There is a need to tour
                     If she won't tell me her past
Then I have to act fast
                     I have to seize the day
And strategize a new way
                     Only her utterances will sway
What will be the next day


Details | I do not know? | |

i remember love

i remember the dark night sky filled with small orbs of light.
i remember a second sun rising in the hushed ashes of the night.
i remember the haunting echos of a lonesome a song of beauty.  
and your voice bouncing  with laughter and joy.
i remember smell of the climbing, wild ivy.
i remember soft gazes at the dancing lake.
i remember your hand gently placed in mine, warm and soft. 
even now that you are not here with me or with any one,
i will remember your love, in my heart forever.
 in this life time, any life time.


                       ( by august about rainbow girl)


Details | Tanka | |

Love Note Wisdom

As love grows older,
we learn to bend-not to break,
our hearts mature but
when an argument flares up
silence and a cocktail helps.



For Rick Parise's contest, 'One Tanka - Theme Love Note'


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What's Happening to Marriages Today

What’s Happening to Marriages Today?

I was listening to someone just the other day…
And I couldn’t believe what he had to say!

He had left his wife and children for another!
She was young enough to be his daughter!

Here they were, “in love” and holding hands!
Hoping to soon, get their “wedding bands!”

They were pretending that this was so “cool.”
Living now by their own “set of rules!”

How sick and disgusting this is getting to be!
Is this something that many can’t see?

God gave us Adam and Eve to become one.
To bear fruit through daughters and sons!

He gave us marriage as holy vows are made.
Not to march in an “adulterous parade!”

We are treading on very dangerous ground!
Faithfulness and commitment 
are scarcely found!

The very definition of marriage is changing!
As the family unit is always rearranging!

Our only hope is in Jesus!  And him alone!
Let’s promote his love! Into our hearts and home!

Let’s allow his love to be our heart’s glue!
And bring new meaning to the words; “I love you!”

May his love bind our hearts and lives together!
And remain faithful to each other forever!

By Jim Pemberton    


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Glimpse Of You

Behold my threshold
I saw a face, stunning, lovely 
An angel with eyes, diamond glittered
throwing a light in the dark 
Pretty was her face, and divine her smile.

Saw her passing through for a while
My world stopped and smiled,
I got to see her and it was my luck
A gesture glued my lips and I was wild
After she left I am stuck.

Her brown eyes had everlasting story,
Tears rolling down the cheeks made them shine
She looked fresh even she was sad
Her lovely picture made me mad.


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Two be or not - Contest Charles Haig Wood

The scene is set
Within a sumptuous drawing room
The play is re-enacted



Father listen's to his daughters  pleas
Please say "yes " she pleads
Sister sits distraught,  hands upon her knees.
Alfred had been gardening, planting his seeds

"I love him" Beth tells her Tad,
We want to be together so,
Please let me accept his proposal,
We've been a naughty two.

A baby is forthcoming
a marriage must be near.
Shows that even in the gentries homes
these sort of things occur.

The sister Mary  looks so pale
Her story soon to be revealed
Thinking Alfred loved her
She also finds herself with child

Listening to the sordid tale
A decision  must be made
"You may marry him" tad told Beth
To his daughter Mary he said the same.



Penned 23 August 2013

Contest:   Charles Haig Wood


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That I said -Yes I Do-

Just Because I Said I do

From her words I put out this,
Both in her words her wish is scoop:
“Whatever I do, this I, worth a note”
-She said she needs answers.
For nag I will not play the part,
But for proofs, I will play my part:
I will call you to order as your hobby,
Cos, two wrongs can never make a right.

This love, my lady, is all about understanding.
Though, you are pretty but lack comprehending-
You easily get abnormally obsess, and “let me help”,
You would totally ignore.
Another thing that baffles me about you,
Is the apathy in your pitch and words;
While I word pithy all through for you.
Your love you love throwing in the air,
Especially when you are annoyingly possessed
By things and actions not going your way.

I pity, the why I write
Cos never my strength and personality
To talk behind your back.
A piece of advice to “I want love to remain”-
Reshape, rebrand, reflect, and revive.
For nag I won’t play the part
But for proofs, I’ll play my part.
Your love you love throwing in the air,
Especially when you are annoyingly possessed
By things and actions not going your way.

4/2/2014



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Will You

If I am there beside you, will you hold my hand, 
kiss it with tender grace and with eyes that comprehend? 
Will you touch my hair that fall on my cheeks
swept by air in perfume scent and fix? 

Will you caress my lips with your finger tips
smoothen it as I blush in totally red? 
Will you whisper words of love while your hands search my hips, 
pulling me near you and hug me instead? 

When heat mixed up and we feel the urging needs, 
will you say, "I want you, Honey, need you for keeps", 
And expect a tender kiss from you, 
while I tiptoe to be more closer to you? 

Will you run your hands like I do 
as we go naked, in love so true? 
Will you make love with me 
as we imagine how it would be? 

Will you...hmn...will you? 
After I answered your question of
"Will you marry me, Honey, hmn?"
by "Yes, Honey, I will, I do!"?


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Love Unique

Just married…..


The suns in dropping, the drapes are drawn.
The table is set, candles burn on.
Anxiously she waits, for her handsome prince.
Sitting on the curb, excited and tense!
She gazes, at the apartment’s entry.
She dreams of their life, and love of plenty.
As he approaches this grand estate:
In his sight, is his sexy soul mate!
Raptured by her astonishing beauty:
His kiss of love, comes not by duty!

Raising children…

The laundry is piled, mountain high.
Kids are fighting, and suppers nigh.
Grocery shopping was put on hold.
Oh’ this routine, is getting real old!
Tired and dirty, he walks through the door.
Stepping on toys that are left on the floor!
He says; “honey I’m home, what’s for dinner?
I sure am hungry; I hope it’s a winner”! 
She glares at him, as if in disgust.
Let’s take out, because tonight I’m crushed!

Back to two…..

Kids are now grown, and fear sets in.
Where is that girl, and boy of then?
She’s striving hard, to break her mold.
In her writings, her heart is told!
After toiling, yet another day:
Honey, I’m home, he just can’t say!
Totally burned out, and just ready to doze:
A life of fishing, he does quickly propose!
Gently her lips caress his cheek.
Then fear does vanish, love unique!

To be continued (God Willing)....


Stacey Brown
1-23-14


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True Love Can't Be Made, Bought or Traded

Many call making love, from a physical reaction. As many try to find a loving satisfaction! True love can’t be bought, paid, or traded This is something that shouldn’t be debated! True love is from God, and freely given! His love can change the way you’re livin’! Only God’s love can cleanse the heart from sin! And bring true satisfaction deep within! If it’s “cheap love,” you seek… You can find it! But you’ll end up empty, hurt and blinded! If it’s true love you want. Look no more! Jesus is here... Knocking at your heart’s door! Won’t you let him in? And let his love touch you? He wants to do this. Because he really loves you! He loves you so much, he bled and died! In him, you can be made whole and sanctified! Won’t you accept the love he freely gives? It will bless you each day that you live! By Jim Pemberton


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'My maiden dwells on the coasts of Brazil'

My maiden dwells on the coasts of Brazil,--
in clear, sweet notes her lips speak Portuguese;
her beauty makes the earth and sun stand still--
what a tragedy if she were a tease!
Beholding her fair face is what I miss;
surrounding her in a loving embrace
and kneeling down to give her a soft kiss:--
all these would make my quickening heart race!
The distance between us, like a thick mist,
keeps us apart;--but I by heaven swear
that someday we'll have our clandestine tryst,
a time and place in the same hemisphere. 
     And if she's not against betrothing me,
     I'd give all to marry her by the sea.


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One Heart Becoming Two

This is a Poem about Divorce

What has happened to the poison of her charm? He seems immune to its deadly strikes How sudden has the sparks of his passion disappeared. She could barely blink to the aroma of his sweet words One heart now becoming two as the sand dunes of the desert hide one while the other is swallowed by the creatures of the Oceans making the lovers less compassionate than a dead log. An attempted kiss becomes a factory of irritation and a sensual gaze ends up in sarcasm and scorn. The joy of the home is liquidated sweet emotions arrested and taken to a place of no return. Can you imagine how love could be false? While trust goes up yonder? Making truths incomprehensible? As reality sits and ponder? The more one tries the more the other disagree. Selfishness abound taking the calamity to a disastrous degree and subjecting all positives to its under leaving happiness dislocated with nothing to render. Every action then becomes a blunder and even nature gets disappointed and angry on such a romance once with a high pedigree. An institution nourished to fullness has gone completely empty and hungry as it begs for the mercy of asunder.


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The Luck in Love I See in You

Today is the day when we tied the knot
The luck in love was when I met you
That glimmers during day and night
And will not vanish like a celestial view

God has breathed two souls been searching
And so our prayers met and conceived
Passion to be with you and an undying love
As we find the rhythm of a new life beginning

Each year is glory, as we recall our vows
Nothing aureate but being together is enough
Trust is the foundation and it is all that shows
 Quality time with family is what we cared of

Something lives within your gentle eyes
That can suits me in a dark, cool and damp place
It is the loving light that radiates and supply
The stream of life as way to embrace

No love has ended without due romance
For it is something to share and far from lies
For in another life, I will still take the chance
The luck in love, I see in your eyes


16 December 2013


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SINGLE & FREE

Right now that's how I rather be
Marriage failed leaving me single
Giving me an opportunity to mingle
Having the freedom to be myself

The divorce made me
Realize that there wasn't anything left
This life I live is new to me
Sometimes missing the joy

Of marriage and family
At times it's hard getting adjusted to
However I like the freedom
That it gives to you

Although marriage may sound a lot better
That's what people say
Those who choose the single life
Won't feel this way


By: Donielle Smith


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Her Blessings

Reminiscence of what I heard of her They said she is beautiful And of good character In her I soon see The character my mother Was referring to My eyes are widely opened Now I can heartily feel Needless nothing much Than to bring her to mother And seek her blessings
Forms: Kimo, tanka and senyru


Details | Triolet | |

Rendezvous

We went to a fortune teller
After we met through penfriend letters
Having written since nine and ten
We went to a fortune teller
Marriage was her main prediction
We married with complete conviction
We went to a fortune teller
After we met through penfriend letters


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My wife

My wife.

She closed her eyes as I kissed her once more
A sweet tender kiss between two lovers, one soul.

My heart fluttered to the touch of her lips,
Two minds tuned together to a song we’ve missed.

A song we wrote together in moonless night
Two people together passionately in love.

That was many years ago too young to realize
So many obstacles lay ahead in the path of love.

Thirty three years passed like a gleam, and 
Three beautiful boys became our joy and dream.


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the wedding

The flowers arrives just in time
The fresh roses and jasmines
It’s the last of the decorations
As the guest starts coming in

The tables sets for 100 guest
With a menu place at each seat
Which list all of the foods?
That they are going to eat

And At the dance floor 
Have hanging roses coming down
With white ,pink and purple ribbons
And jasmines in a circle all around

My cousin ousman is the DJ
Playing romantic love songs
In his hands a sips a Carib beer
Then puts it down

Dresses of all colors
But only the bride will wear white
She is getting dress in her room
For her special day and night

She puts on her wedding dress
A bead of sweat rolls down her nose
She’s excited and so nervous
Her trembling lips red like a rose

Her black curly hair is all done 
As a little bit of girl’s laughter fills the room
The final touches of her make up
And the fragrance of ultraviolet perfume

The happiness on her face is glowing
It comes out in every word that she says
And the love in her heart of knowing
With joy she heads to her wedding day

From The moment I saw her 
It was love at first sight
And when I propose and she said yes
All my wishes came true that night

She is the destiny of all on my dreams
The one I will lay down my life for
The one and only one 
That I will love forever more

And I know she was created in heaven
And today she is going to be my bride
I know I will cry when we say “I do
Unable to keep my emotions inside

She’s walking gracefully down the isle
Every one turns to look at her in the room
I am the luckiest man in the world
Because she’s my bride and I’m her groom

And When I put the ring on her finger
I was completely over whelm with love
And why she chose me to share her life
Is a mystery that can never be solve

And when the wedding bells rang
We kiss and hug each other tight
And Pink, white and purple balloons
And the white doves were in flight

I will cherish every moment that comes 
Love her and make her happy in everyway
Make our happy home a castle 
And treat her like a queen every day

This is my wife, my life, my reason to live
And I love her more than words can say
And today our two hearts beats as one
In the holy matrimony of our wedding da


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I Just Found Out The Meaning

I just found out the meaning to my bachelorhood. 
Now, it's clear to me that those experiences I had earlier are lovelorn.
I've just found the reciprocal affection 
I have been struggling for all these years in courtship.

I just realize I have found the right woman for my unborn generations.
I've just found the true companion I can confide in at all time.  
I found love at last in this angel who now means the world to me.
God! Thank you to have sent her to me on time,
And not until the beauties in her has faded like tainted rose.

My prayer now is that God shouldn't let me lose someone
Like her that would be very hard to replace.
And I as well pray not to find any course (at a later time) to regret or curse the day we met.
I've just found out she needs white roses; she is a virgin.


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Marriage

So many hopes and dreams,
promises, “I do’s”, kisses 
celebrating love.

Working hard to build
a home, a life, a future,
keeping love alive.

How could we go wrong?
The years, the tears, the regrets,
love wasn’t enough.


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Lovin from the Oven

Those kisses from behind
when I cooking supper
make me feel so wonderful

It is like being a newly wed
you taste wonderful 
mixed with sauteed vegetables

Like you love a dab of onion behind my ear
those little bites you feed me
and then I share could make the blind see

And although I have kissed those lips a million times
it is not enough for me
I pray to be doing this with long white hair
on into our destiny



I just feel like being silly. I am going through the most wonderful 
time with my husband of 26 years. He has become Romeo and 
I have become putty in his hands. So be looking for cliched lovey dovey junk. hehehe


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Sometimes I Like To Pretend Things Never Came To A End

Sometimes I like to pretend, things never came to a end. But over time, our love became a crime. I didn't know what we had, would ever end so bad. But then I knew things weren't right, when we started to fight. Now I walk down memory lane all the time, the pain is worst then committing a crime. We only caused eachother pain, but we were eachothers maine. I thought things would be alright, but I cried alot that night. I don't want things to change, without you my life is strange. You said you wanted me so much it started to hurt that you couldn't wait, now im just another person you hate. When you said you didn't care, I knew the person I loved was no longer there. You aren't the same, the new you is lame. We both fell, now it's hell. You use to always be here for me, like family. But now your nowhere in sight, things aren't right. Empty is all that I can feel, I still can't believe this is real. I didn't mean to let you get away, I didn't know what to say. Am i with the right guy, or am i telling myself a lie. I was afraid to loose what we had, but to you that choice was bad.


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RELATIONSHIP

parents and siblings occurs by nature.
that is a naturally made relationship.
friendship is a relationship that accompanies us.
life partner is the only relation which,
we selects and makes it a ship.
so be careful in selecting a life partner.
or else the life ship will drown in a sea of sorrow.


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Halfway There

You and I, Love, are halfway there.
Each content with what we've found--
In spite of kids and strife,
And struggles with mid-life,
We've had the good sense to stick around.
Both looking forward, walking together,
Ever onward, hopefully forever.
Yes, you and I, Love, are halfway there.

YOU and I, LORD, are halfway there.
Each day I'm heading towards home.
In spite of sins committed,
And/or good deeds omitted,
YOU've never left me all alone.
YOU encourage me to do what's right,
Foresaking darkness to seek the light.
Yes, YOU and I, LORD, are halfway there.


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There Was A Woman Alone And Afraid


There was a woman,
alone and afraid...
Her husband left her…
She felt betrayed!

I remember seeing her look
of despair…
Was there anyone who
really cared?

This was a very
 difficult situation.
A lot of heartache and frustration!

I remember seeing her 
 at church before.
But no one sees her anymore!

People would pass her by,
Seemingly, not concerned…
Even though things in her life,
had taken “the wrong turn.”

Aren’t we to help the widows
 and single mothers too?
This is what God’s word 
asks of me and you!

As the body of Christ... 
We should serve one another.
Reaching out to the widow
 and single mother.

We must let them know they’re
not forgotten!
Before their lives hit
“rock bottom”

This is a command Christ 
Wants us to do!
He’d do the same for 
ME and for YOU!

By Jim Pemberton


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Queen Esther

(Esther 5: 2)



The King Held Out To Esther
The Golden Scepter
That Was In His Hand

She Was His Queen
The Woman Who Fulfilled His Dreams
One of The Most Beautiful In All His Lands

But It Was Persian Law For All
That Those The King Did Not Call
Would Be Struck Down Where They Stand!

Yet Brave & Beautiful Queen Esther
Whose Godly Faith Never Left Her
To Save Her People, Entered As Planned

Because There Was A Plot
Devised In Anger So Hot ...
By That Prideful, Wicked Prince Haman

To Kill All Esther's People
Haman Schemed So Evil
But The King Didn't Know Why It Began

... Or That Esther Was A Jew
In The Line of Hebrews
Who Worship The One GOD So Grand

But There Was No Hesitation
In Ahasuerus' Heart Designation
Towards This Woman Who Stood Royal & Serene

She Held Ahasuerus' Affection
and Did Not Suffer Rejection
As She Humbly Walked In, As His Queen

I Imagine All Got Quiet
Waiting For Swords To Riot
And See Esther's Head Roll Across The Floor

But At The Sight of Her Dignity
The Scepter Pointed Implicitly
To Grant Esther Whatever She Implored

And Oh, The Interplay
of Emotions That Day
Between This Woman & Her Loving Man

When The King Held Out To Esther
His Golden Scepter
... That Was In The Power of His Hand

* * * * * * * * * * * *


(Part 2)

Oh, And That Wicked Haman Was Hanged
And His Family Shared The Blame
But Esther's People Were Saved From Judah To Benjamin, To Dan


( Walk-On Hadassah - Walk-On ! )


                    Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/15/2013 
                    by:  MoonBee Canady



I have always loved the story of Queen Esther ... This is a love story that has it all - - a lovely-hearted, modest girl, (replacing a vain and arrogant queen) ... then getting royally pampered, massaged in expensive, perfumed oils, lots of clothes and jewels, winning a beauty pageant, finding true love, conflict and suspense and lastly the heroine saves the day (and oh, did I mention that she was an orphan?) ... 'Com' on Movie-Makers - we could enjoy a lot more of this ... MoonBee 


Details | Quatrain | |

Wedding Vow

I pledge to love you all my life
no matter what may come
There's nothing you will face alone
our life has just begun

I open up my heart and soul
there's nothing hid from you
I'll always be there by your side
there's nothing we can't do

I give to you this precious gift
please take it from my hand
And now I'll give my solemn vow
and wear your wedding band


All Rights Reserved Jon Arno 2013


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My Forever Friend

When I look into your eyes, I see the love that first
sparked the flame of passion deep with in my soul.
When I hold your hand I feel the warmth
that took me by surprise and filled an empty hole.
When I walk with you upon the road of life,
I am forever grateful I took you for my wife.

Never a day do I regret
having spent time in your presence.
Never a day will I ever say,
that your love doesn't surround me like a fence.
I will hold your hand and seek your love forever
as the sun does shine.
I will touch your heart and care for you
and always you will be mine.

The curiosity that your smile holds,
the twinkle of innocence in your eyes,
Will always keep me by your side
and shelter me from the world's lies.
You are mine and I am yours
our love forever and always true.

Together we will bear the loads as we have paid the due.
We share the good and share the bad
in all that we must do.
Onward we go not looking back and move as one not two.
Oh, my darling, my love is strong and will only be for you!
You are my forever friend and no one else will ever do.

All my love, 
Your husband.


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What Makes Me Tick

Sun and Earth spinning, universes burning, inwardly yearning
Knowledge and learning, warmness in the darkness turning

Spirit and soul, love kept beside my bed in a bowl
A cold winters night and stove full of coal 


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Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary
This is how love should be
Put out for all the World to see
We all see you’re as happy as can be

Life is full of changes
But together you have the strength
To combat any dangers
And get through tough times at any length

This strength you have shines bright as a star
And fills us all with hope
We know your love will go far
No matter the trouble….you’ll cope

You are our symbol of true love
And a wonderful example to follow
Your union blessed by God above
Continually basking in his glow

We wish you love and luck
Forever and tomorrow
That you will be eternally stuck
Together completely love struck.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
©copyright Juanita Torr
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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Love's Spark Since Time Began

From  the Smile in her playful eyes
the mere touch of her heavenly hand
Her warm embrace
The Alluring beauty of her sweet face
I come to learn and understand
What has driven the heart
of man
since time began.





Peter Dome.copyright.2013. Jan.


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I HAVE A DREAM


i dreamt for awhile
im walking down the aisle
with eyes watching alongside
as they look at me as the bride

their eyes spark in admiration
breath and a moment in cessation
i walk in slow motion
feeling each step in exultation

holding my bouquet of white roses
my face beaming senses
of pride; of nervousness; of joy
as this my day: MY DAY

nearing at the end
a man offering his hand
a dust of magic wand
that, finally we'll be one

i am his..
he is mine..
we will say our vows..
not later but of now..

ill look deep to his eyes
he will see nothing but love...
we will share our first kiss
the time will seize..


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Of the Magical and the Mundane

She is not only the pragmatist,
she is the enchantress.

From the organizing of paperwork,
taxes, forms and receipts,
to reminding me when a birthday is due,
grounding flights of fancy
that have no hope of touching sky,
or reminding me what really matters to me
with half a glance
and that chuckle that only she can do,
her good sense is a benefit
worth my own weight in gold.

Yet even as she props me up,
making certain I am buckled in,
and poking the flashlight of her curiosity
into every corner before letting me ride,
she manages to fire off in my core a set of fireworks,
strobes, shotflingers, cascades and star-bursts,
which I feel as bursts of heat,
warm rockets arcing through me.

How she can make a conversation
about mundane drivel
into a captivating dazzle
that leaves me trying to memorize her?

How is it possible
that her interest in me
is the most interesting thing I’ve ever seen?

What liquid magic exists
in those soft brown eyes
that grasps my throat and squeezes?

And please, for the love of my sanity,
how can this one soul’s approval
hold my entire being
in a thousand clutching grips?


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Fast Paced Love

The rush of these days, when so much is on our mind. 
It's hard to stop and take a minute to unwind. 
Everything we do is for this one goal, 
once that's done we can sit and console. 
When the pressure is highest and the time is short, 
we can look to each other for love and support.


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Just Because I Said I Do

You bruise me—
emotionally; 
accuse me—
incessantly;
confuse me—
with your lunacy.

I could write a song 
about all your wrongs,
but I'd only love you more
because it'd remind me
how much I despise it 
when people act perfectly.


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love song

heres a little bit of a song im working on.


just two little words i do would make me the happiest man in the world,
and id prove my love for you to show every one that your my girl,
cuase i know you know i love you.

thats all i got ha let me know what you think :) and any tips would be very welcome.


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A House Divided

It starts out like a whirlwind
Blinded by infatuation 
Ends up like a tidal wave
Usually with litigation

What once was cute
And added to our attraction
Now only annoys
Keeping track of each infraction

Speed bumps in the road
Children torn apart
Struggle with their comfort
While finding a new start

Angers rise and fall
As connections are now severed
Tried to keep the peace
With all that we endeavored

A house divided stands
Only many stand alone
The true reason for fallout
May still remain unknown

Despite the way it seems
It’s probably for the best
Trying to keep up beat
Rather than become depressed


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Red or White

I like red she likes white
I understand her feeling
She understands mine.

Cheese and Vintage wine
A rush of adrenaline  
I am onto a hot night. 

Tomorrow again… 
We never complain
I am onto a hot night again!


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Was a DREAM,Now a REALITY

A bundle of joy is made
By two people who are fated
Happiness can not be stated
From GOD, for a couple to be gifted.


With a new family, life again begins
What a beautiful world it seems
A life that was once a dream
Now it is in reach within.


Regrets and doubts were never there
With an addition, hearts again was filled with love n care
Frustrations and tiredness vanished with only a stare
Happiness, surge in, knowing full well a lifetime they'll share


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Spirit to Fire

Don’t cross your woman
Unless you've lost your head
She could do like mine 
And not rest ‘til you’re dead

Could come call in the daytime
Or slip in at night
Scorned women are sneaky
Mine planned revenge right

Don’t limit your fear to 
knife poison or gun
She could look as mine did 
to drag out her fun

It may be harm to your body
Is her new heart’s desire
But mine called on black magic
To put my spirit in fire

It depends on the girl
Some don’t but some do
I was naive and believed
when mine said I forgive you

So don't do like me and risk
your spirit to fire
Rather Honor your woman
You'll see she keeps you as sire 







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Worth the climb

Who can un-travel the journey of love
of a thousand and one contradictions
of moments more - then less than enough
the weapon for a minds ammunition 

for all get wounded in the unsought war
the plight of being shot by friendly fire
eye on the enemy while at the door
lie the unsuspecting repercussions of desire

Much like soldiers fully geared
suited with the warfare of Cupid 
It's not just the suffering that we fear
but the suffering because we were stupid
 
There's more to marriage 
than want of bliss, more than euphoric kiss
lest it leave you with no more than a vestige
one must weigh their hope with the risk

And so with cautious heart we trod
this road we cannot un-travel
and hope beyond hope there is a God
for loves journey is a fragile battle

It can crush and it can kill
or make all your dreams sublime
make no mistake this journeys uphill
but in the end you can only hope... it's was every bit worth the climb


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The Perfect Wedding

The perfect wedding would be with the one who you love,
Where you both fit together like a hand in a glove.
Your wedding dress is as white as snow,
Looking at yourself in the mirror preparing for your Romeo .
You feel like you're a Queen,
You've dreamed of this day since you were a teen.
You're hair in curls flowing down your face,
Hoping a strand doesn't move out of place.
Your makeup looking flawless,
Your lucky because you're so blessed.
There are red roses sitting everywhere,
It's so breathe taking you can't help but stare.
Rose pedals sprinkled down the aisle,
Glad this day is here because it's been a long while,
As you walk toward your man you smile,
Holding back the tears that are starting to compile.
You get a rush of emotions that almost overflow,
You're so happy that your face has this glow.
When you finally arrive to your Groom you place your hands in his,
You're so excited because you've been waiting for this.
You wrote your own vows and so did he,
Because you want to express how it's meant to be,
As you hear his vows a tear rolls down your cheek,
When you've read yours, he can almost not speak,
This just shows how your love runs that deep.
As he places the ring on your finger for the symbol of love,
You know this is a blessing from God up above.
You place the ring on his finger and the deal is done,
Now the life of two becoming one has begun.
Sealing it with a kiss that your love will last eternally,
Husband and wife for all eternity.

 
December 23, 2013
~The One and Only~


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me with you

it may have been a dream
but I dream of reality
it may have been only desire
but I believe you should be with me
it may have a crazed idea
something to calm our sorry hearts
its possibly a fantasy 
to fill the lust in our hearts 
it may have been only tricks 
deceit of how I feel
it seems to be so outrageous
that I cant believe its real
or maybe its a lifetime 
bound us together true
it could be a forever
binding me with you


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Do You

Do You!
Do you know what you have or do you take it all for granted?
Do you slowly walk hand in hand along the beach as the sun goes down whispering things of love? Having watched the sunset, sitting in the sand leaning against each other never worrying about time you slowly head back to your room.
Do you know what you have; spending time bonding and loving with every breath you have! Do you know or do you take for granted what you think will always be there. Do you spend your time showing how you feel or do you spend your time someplace else? Do you rush when you’re together so it’s not fun but rather a punishment!
Do you know how the other feels or do you expect the feeling to be whatever. Do you look for ways to spend your time not caring what you have or knowing what you have or do you take it for granted? Do you know how to spend time together; better yet do you want to spend time together.
From the beginning did you know what you wanted, maybe a princess to have and to hold. Did you know what a prince would do once he had his princess in his arms! Did you know how romantic life would be, could be? Connected mentally one can never get enough of their love. Craving from the heart and mind brings the body pleasure. Each is wrapped up together bringing mental and physical love as one.
Do you know what has been or have you taken for granted what was from the start? Did you settle for what you have or do you know what you have!
Debbie Knapp
06/03/2013


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Standing On A Foot And A Knee

Executing my pace to destiny with an added pair of legs makes it a perfect symphony the long queue of my aspirations and visions will translate into reality by passing through the doors of your views. Your focus, ideology and belief, nothing more I expect corresponding to mine, like a lock and key that I respect. One can expertly execute, but two will effectively deliver every bridge has two ends and no coin has just one side. Little wonder! The body’s functionality naturalizes in pairs. the limbs, eyes, ears and lungs; even the mouth, nose and the brain house anatomically paired contents. This rounded finger-loving element just confirms our steady Life’s movement. My mind rings with an uproar of oceans but not anointing that finger becomes my dreadful superstition. Now! Let’s honour the “pair-religion” as I… Stand on a foot and a knee, engaging you with the popular line “Will you marry me?”


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Love will Triumph

he stood there
his blank stare
fell below raised brows
as he tipped his hat
towards his love
 
the flame in his heart
burnt brighter than the fire
atop fresh logs
the soft glow lingered
yet it was no match 
for her father's temper
that snapped and popped
in disapproval
 
in one hour
they were to be married
 
behind the stained glass
a doorway lay hidden
guests awaited
down the hall
 
the fresh aroma
of roses cascading
from her bouquet
filled the air
 
his bride sat there
as if in mourning
on what was to be
her happiest day
her ivory dress 
matched the tone 
of her skin 
as all color faded
beneath the chill of
her father's words
 
her veil
still in its box
peered through
as her mother
sprang to her feet
and tried to calm him
 
her hands
pressed firm 
against his heart
as she whispered
love will prevail
 
in the distance
the music began to play...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Bon Voyage

tattered, yellow napkin
softly settles into the murky lake
as it absorbs it's last spill
our names in gold, still legible

this ring, never fit, seldom worn
"I love you" etched innermost
I know you do, I just couldn't say it much
now I can, but you don't hear

it's cold out, especially on the water
our favorite time, autumn's change upon us
our old craft, tattered sail I told you I'd fix
before your birthday that never came

now why bother, It's the final voyage
a muted splash as the ring follows
and I sit, shivering silently in the blue dusk
the cold urn between my knees

now raised, and poured
a cloud of dust, your earthly remnants
ashes to ashes to water to earth
our dreams unlived, dissolved like you

in the muddy waters we once loved
nothing left for me: no us, no time
I follow your lead, but not softly, not muted
a last gulp and it's really not bad

Sinking, thinking, wishing
watching our boat bobbing beneath
silence is screaming, I gasp
I'm warmed as I see your smile.


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My Gal, Blue Bonnet, Black Hair

My Gal, Blue Bonnet, Black Hair

My gal, jet black hair and a blue bonnet
writing her a golden little sonnet
Just a few nice words to sweetly say this
to the lady that gave truest ever kiss

Give kisses, many more, forever more
I long for and do happily keep score
Hold me so tightly in the deepest night
You glowing radiance , the sunshine's light

Morning brings the pleasure of you there
lights are bouncing upon your smile and hair
Day gifts your soft touch to lift me up
time spent filling our sweetest loving cup

My gal, blue bonnet and long jet black hair
you are my ALL, knowing you truly care!

Robert J. Lindley, 08-18-2014


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Which Way

June 21, 2013


We've been floating through the years
Just you and me my dear
Without a worry on our minds
Or a watch to keep the time

Which way will you go
Which way will you go
If you take the road less traveled
You're much less likely to unravel

Where have you gone
I can't seem to find you anywhere but here
Right by my side where you belong
Holding hands and singing songs

Of a time long gone
When the long forgotten speak
Their minds
And we let ours go in time

Which way will you go
Which way will you go
If you take the road less traveled
You're much less likely to unravel

How will you answer
My love
Will you trust in your beloved
Or look to the stars above

As the days roll by
I wonder why
Which will
Which will you try


Details | Epithalamium | |

Holy Matrimony

This day I have much to say
To say “I do” is long over due,
Pressure has turned to treasure,
As relegation transformed into relaxation,
Gossip is now a floral of roses,which
Makes our foes to swallow shame as hexoses.

Her necklace glitters like corundum
which is a beautified addendum,
After waiting for four seasons
before going to the altar,
This union is going to be better,
For deep love is observed to the latter.

Pain has turned to gain,
and tears to ‘cheers!’ ,
Loneliness of the past is now blessing at last,
Being a groom today makes me bloom with joy,
As my bride walks towards me with pride,
Couple we are, couple we will be!,
From ages to ages without rage.


*Hexoses-six carbon sugars e.g glucose,fructose and galactose…  


Details | Rhyme | |

What to Do

What to do? When with Bills mounting, collectors at the door.
What to do? When you see your wife knowing your illness may be final’ No cure.
What to do? When stress enters your mind.
What to do? When you scream and holler being totally unkind.

What to do? When you have to give up your work as you get sicker.
What to do? When you fall to a predatory loan company your heart hurts, it is your ticker.
What to do? When you see your love of your life getting sick with worry.
What to do? When you don’t know what to say maybe you think you’ll start with sorry.

This is what you can do. Remain strong in marriage you fear as your wife does, God.
This is what you can do. Pray for love, pray for your Fathers spiritual nod.
This is what you can do. Seek the Father with all your heart and soul.
This is what you can do. Fear the Father living by the “Word” of God Jesus will make you whole.

What you do? Both husband and wife took their vows in front of their spiritual Father.
What you do? Know that we are washed in Jesus’ blood a spiritual marriage this much we have gathered.
What you do? As in all decisions “Live by every word of God, fear Him and love will be given.”
What you do? Don’t fret you have your heavenly Father to protect you. 
Together steadfast, guided by the Holy Spirit you’ll enter in Paradise.
God is the Kingdom.


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Richard And Carma Palmer Forever

R- richness beauty,             
prevails;
I- in love, we are, have we;
C- charisma n' sass', *yes we 
do*, pon dis:
H- holy ground, before The 
A- almighty grace, of family  n' 
friends, where peace n' unity;
R- realms, united tightly, 
bonded, you and I;
D- deliverance silently,,,

A- another world~ring, 
promised, aloud;
N- never to be darkened by, 
D- darkness knights dawn...

C- cometh unto thy sun~Rae's;
A- alliance steeled skies, pure 
n'
R- righteous colour to;
M- mend, heal, stir, 
abundantly;
A- amen......

P- praise wise prayer;
A- and GOD will carefully,
L- listen; weary,
M- mercifully, cleansed, 
weeping rain, drys;
E- externally,
R- rising us in sickness n' 
health as:

F- faith and wisdom, stand 
stone~rock solid, to cherry,
O- one another always perched, 
proudly overcooled all 
pathways; turned or unturned,
R- revived triumph waterfalls; 
tear,
E- everlasting peak,
V- victoriously, we see, we 
speak, wisely owl;and
E- entry Law,
R- ripely in strength,in love, 
heart n' soul, ahhhhhhhhh "di 
hell wid it," we juss suh, " Mi 
GuN~ShoT, WED~LOCK;" fi 
life, "Dem Gaza weh....#1
[PROPERTY OWNED] No 
trespass, or a murdda yuh 
dub~step in Holy 
matrimony......

All Rights Reserved
Carma Reed
05-08-13



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THAT'S WHAT LOVE IS -Song For My Wife-

I could give you the moon
     And the sun
          And the stars up above
               If you let me.
I could fill up your world
     With the dreams
          That you dreamed about love
               We'd be happy.

We'll ride on the clouds, feel the wind, if we give it a chance.
Move to life's melody as we learn how to dance.
Greet the world with a smile as we walk hand in hand.
Find the sweet pearls of life hidden deep in the sand.
     That's what love is.
          Oh my darling.
               That's what love is.

I could sing you a song
     We could sing
          Through the sunshine and rain
               If you'll be mine.
I could bring you the love
     And the joy
          That few people attain
               In a life time.

We'll ride on the clouds, feel the wind, if we give it a chance.
Move to life's melody as we learn how to dance.
Greet the world with a smile as we walk hand in hand.
Find the sweet pearls of life hidden deep in the sand.
     That's what love is.
          Oh my darling.
               That's what love is.

I could give you support
     With your dreams
          I would be there for you
               When you need me.
Be the one that you trust
     With your life
          That's what true love can do
               It's so easy.

We'll ride on the clouds, feel the wind, if we give it a chance.
Move to life's melody as we learn how to dance.
Greet the world with a smile as we walk hand in hand.
Find the sweet pearls of life hidden deep in the sand.
     That's what love is.
          Oh my darling.
               That's what love is.


This song was written for my sweet and beautiful wife, Stevi. During the 5 
weeks from the time we met till the time we were married I had written and 
sung this song to her. We have now been happily married almost 18 years. 
   


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Peach Drenched Kiss

I watched her perched on a chair
a picture of loveliness
She unaware
as she ate a peach
and juice ran from the corner of her lips
down her chin
I walked over and licked
to take a sip.

She looked up at me with that certain
look I new so well
Her lips were wet and shiny
and I knew she wanted to kiss her
I could tell.

I brushed my finger tip
over her top full warm soft lip
gently and teasingly
as we moved closer
and yet closer.

I cupped her face in my hands
and kissed her passionately
the smell and taste
of those sweet juice laden lips was just to much for me.

Our tongues relished  the feast
She now breathing more rapidly
as I rose to my feet
I picked her up and carried her
in my arms
as he wrapped hers around my shoulders
still kissing her as we both smouldered.

I laid my prescious lady gently upon the marital bed
and propped the pillow under her head
and the lavish feast
really began.



Peter Dome.copyright.3014 Jan.



Details | I do not know? | |

and I will come

…and I will come.
When the first snow falls down/ 
when the fall gives its rights/ 
to the winter/
you know I will come/
for good or for bad/
I’ll board the train/
Passing by / stations/ and countries/
I promised/ and I remember/
You said “there’s no fortuitous meetings/

…and I will come.
When the first snow falls down/
When you’ll lose the trace/
When my firmest snickers/ wipe out/
I will/ I will come…
Unexpectedly/ knowing solely the door/
Just the road / for sure/
Before/ take you I’ll ask/
“are you ready to go?” / 
You are ready/ I know/
All the noise doesn’t matter/
I don’t haste/ will be later/

…I will come.
When it finally turns out/
That November is overthrown by December/
When the first snow falls down/
Will be clear/ that nobody is remembered/ 

And I will come…
Somewhere in chest/ between ribs/
You slashed me/ with thoughts/ 
I can feel it with lips/ crawling under my cloths/
Our world is alive/ our life/ we’re alike/
And I….

I will come.
When the first snow falls down/
When the death is changed into fate/
When the winter gives up/ 
To wait/ for spring/
to stay with shining sun/
I will come.


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Divorce Isn't Always the Best Choice

Divorce Isn’t Always A Good Choice! I met a person who’s been married for many years. When he talked to me, he was in tears! He was faced with the option of divorce! And now, he feels his life is driven “off course.” His wife said she’s through. She’s “all done.” And doing things which seemed “fun.” Beyond each day and the circumstance… Does this marriage even “have a chance?” Why do people seem happier when they’re apart? Far too often, this ends up in a broken heart! Too often, people “give up” on what they believe! But it’s so many lies, is what they receive! I spoke to this person, of God’s purpose and meaning! Into God’s loving arms, is where he needs to be leaning! When life changes, and marriage seems to have failed you… Jesus is here! And wants to put his arms around you! There’s hope and answers to all of your problems! You’ll find the answer in God’s word! HE can solve them! The best choice for you is to come and trust HIM! Give Jesus your life! Come now and love HIM! All he needs is for you to give him an invitation! He’ll change you! And make you a new creation! His love can do what no other power can ever do! He’ll bring new meaning in the words; “I LOVE YOU!” By Jim Pemberton


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Burning Embers

After being together for a time of great length
I have no idea how I put up with you, or where I get the strength
You make me so furious, just so mad!
Why do I put myself through this, if I just end up being sad?
I get a reminder every morning when I turn to your side of the bed.
The passion our love used to have, a fire burning such a deep red.
Years pass and the fire dies down
I look at you and your once glowing smile, turned into a frown. 
What’s changing I really don’t know
Sometimes wondering if it was all a show…
But in the morning, breath stinky and hair a mess
I look at you and know I’m blessed. 
Because behind those eyes I see a spark
Memories of making out in the park
The only time we’d cry
is when we had to say good-bye. 
I see something that’s keeping us alive
During the screaming shouts there is something in our hearts we are trying to revive
We’re trying to rekindle the burning embers
When all of the sudden, not just our minds, but our hearts remember
We lean in for a passionate kiss
And all of the sudden, remember the feeling of bliss.
And who knew that was the fuel we needed,
A blissful kiss our hearts and lips have so deeply missed
To rekindle our fire
To rekindle our passion
To rekindle our faith and trust we had in each other.


Details | Light Poetry | |

Bewitched

The fairer sex
How fair they aren't
When courting is in question
The fairer sex
How good they are
At beguiling and deception

Yet so in depth
Their traps prepared
Beauty - a treacherous invention
I think I know
Their ins and outs
Still this is no protection

From evil spells
For wedding bells
Will cloud your best perception
And in a trice
Your gagged and bound
In an altarly direction




[I wrote this in 1989 well before I got married...]


Details | Quatrain | |

Write the End to This Fairy Tale

He didn't see her tears
He didn't hear her sigh
He couldn't see the longing
That was burning in her eye

He didn't notice her
He didn't seem to care
She was slowly giving up
Dying in her despair

She just didn't know how
To make the embers blaze
She walked around in gloom
Her life an endless maze

But then…someone came by
A chivalrous kind knight
Who saw her real  beauty
And took note of her plight

He tried his best to woo her
To fill up the empty space
He said, “Look in my eyes
See the reflection of your face.

You are altogether lovely
A goddess from another plane.”
She couldn't believe all this
Did he think she was insane?

But slowly her heart melted
She started to tingle inside
The joy shone from her face
It was hard from love to hide

Now she faced a dilemma
What was she supposed to do?
Leave the one she still loved
To grasp a love that’s new?

Dear Reader, to this fairy tale
We must find a happy end
For we have yet to see
If the knight is heaven sent

There are many simple truths
That are woven in this tale
But clearest of all is this:
Love unurtured is bound to fail.

Eileen Manassian Ghali


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Sins and Virtues Chapter Three

As Love exited her house she found Faith hovering in her New transporter.
"Wow Faith this is beautiful".  "Thank you Love.  This is the new Neo 7000.
It was the last one left".  Interrupted by her communicator Faith answers
her call from Loyalty.  "Hello Loyalty what do you want?"  "Why you have to
ask like that Faith?"  "Just make sure Knowledge have you at the chapel on
time.  Now if you'll excuse me I have things to do".  "C'mon Faith we don't have 
time to play with Loyalty".  Rising higher in the air Faith and Love zoomed away.
As they flew through the sky Faith asked Love about her humanitarian organization
Opened Arms.  "How was your peace keeping mission in the country Limbo?"  
"The citizens there had a lot of raw emotions from the war.  There was a big scar dividing
the country".  "Your organization Opened Arms has a lot of strong positive influence.  How
long have Opened Arms been active in the humanitarian field?"  "Five years".  When the two
landed at the chapel Wisdom was waiting for them.
Written by Keith Edward Baucum aka The Green Poet aka Red Seven aka The Brown Philosopher


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The Color of Love

The Color of Love 

What is the Color Love?

Red- Hot and Fiery or Angry and Mean?
Blue- Comfortable and Warm or Depressed and Sad?
Yellow- Bright and Sunny or Mellow and Cautious?
Green- Alive and Growing or Molded and Forgotten?
Orange- Changing with the Seasons or Dying with the Autumn?
Purple- Sacred and Strong or Broken and Bruised?
Black- Endless as the Night or Hopeless and Empty?
White- Pure and Innocent or Blank as a piece of Paper.

What is the Color of Love?

As many colors as a box of crayons.
Some used only a few times,
while others use the whole box.
Some use them sparingly so that the points stay sharp,
others use them until they are used up.

What is the Color of Love?

Open a coloring book and see what you can create.
A masterpiece or scribble?
It's your choice.
It's your book.


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A Home Brew Fiasco

A Home Brew Fiasco

My lips were parched, my tongue on fire
another shot I did so very much desire
Thank my pappy for this kicking home brew
O' Lord, how to make it, if only I knew!

Sun was about set into its rosy red glow
three hills over was square dance and show
I set me a mighty happy and quickened pace
so very eager to get to that dancing place!

I hear that fast fiddle singing from afar
stop to drink last liquor from my fruit jar
Another burn that went down mighty fine
whiskey my favorite, never cottoned to wine!

One more high hill to just climb on past
swirling head tells my legs to please last
Sun has set and darkness so rapidly falls
music rings louder its beckoning calls!

Another hundred steps and I'll be there
singing, dancing and pretty gals everywhere
Ease myself up against this restful oak tree
surely a rest will be so very good for me!

Eyes heavy and dark clouds coming on down 
now is no time to worry, no time to frown
Darkness races into this tired old brain
no worries, rest easy avoid all the strain!

Morning sunlights breaks between the trees
O' my, pray I didn't sleep all night please
Suddenly I hear the morning call of a dove
I missed out on last night's dance and love!

My lips were parched, my tongue on fire
another shot I did so very much desire
Thank my pappy for that kicking home brew
O' Lord, how to make it, if only I knew!

Robert J. Lindley , 08-21-2014

Inspired by a story my uncle told me back in 
1965. How grandfather once made moonshine and 
missed out on his first date with grandmother.
Luckily she was a forgiving woman and grandfather
a very handsome man or else they'd never married
and I would not be here to sling tha' ink!


Details | Haiku | |

Saved

My destitute heart,
Saved by the sweetest Angel.
I love you, Sandy.


Details | Haiku | |

There is a Reason

There is a reason
our love has seasoned
we received each other's needs
sometimes just a hug
sometimes just a tug
living our love as we knead

Working side by side
in sync is our guide
anticipating our days
even without rest
leaves us with less stress
in love with each other's ways

Edward J Ebbs - 08/13/2014
Haiku of sorts...Poetry Contest, Alouette form 5,5,7,5,5,7 


Details | Free verse | |

A moment in catagorical time

It's a cool  mesure of life blood low
keeping the venous vacant return and arterial alert
               compressive but maniacal
down   deep fried effervesence continued a bliss
smooth blow horn alive high frequency antedote
fever pitch a b--i-- t==...c,,,h  mellow deed digestive
cornerstone just picked, not canned cloud
billows apiece with networks intact
sublime charged unpatterened--to gut cord
noose cadence couffiures---who needs to look
when you can heartfeel the resonance trueblue
mild like casket breaths mishapen to formless 
'guises compact summer stated summer not
he--ightened proseless panarama to stiffle
the mistermasters time corrided but indelibly
remembered and "coited to us"---like
creature interruptus. Follow the ill laid scheme
and bottleneck every word line graph to a sinomeasure
rhyme myth only time will tell tribute
pour the mind from the soul fill the void with the
gush of private reserve subvintage--but held
crime captive via socioprocastination of free, non taxable
no interest due, no penalty for "early withdrawal" 
purely personal, single minded, "brand H-one
owner single sibiling thought jester cannibal
yum yum eat'em up eat'em up.


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Goodbye, Hello

Five years come and gone without your heart on the line.
 Your voice has almost chased away all the sanity left in my brain.
Somehow you take up residence where there is a "no vacancy" sign.
 It still fathoms me at how easy this all was for you to feign.

I am so tired of trying to understand all these childish notions.
 True love is and always will be nothing more than a fairy tale.
I may have had better luck had I used Tarot cards and potions.
 To grieve for our horrible marriage I shall wear the blackest veil.

It seems as if I was a wife, but you were never ready to do your part.
 You can't have it both ways, either choose the wrong way or the right.
Why doesn't it feel wrong to you to toy with another person's heart?
 A marriage takes work from each partner and I no longer wish to fight.

I thought this was forever and I loved you more than you'll ever know.
 You turned the once warm feelings I had for you to hard stone.
I am no longer in love with you and I'm sorry I now have to let you go.
 Sadly, as I always suspected I was in this marriage all alone.


Details | I do not know? | |

Effects of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

From a valid marriage Arises a bond between the spouses Its very nature is perpetual Exclusive In a Christian marriage Spouses are strengthened As it were consecrated for the duties The dignity of their state by a special sacrament. (CCC 1638


Details | Couplet | |

Our Love Endures

Our Love is sure, as sure can be sure.
Our love is pure, as pure can be pure.
Our love matures as we mature.
Our love endures as we endure.


Details | Free verse | |

My You

A sophisticated, splendiferous honey of almond, highlighted pecan hue, an intoxicating love, a gorgeous tableau and even sweeter taboo, my you, a resemblance of a semblance, my you, precious-n-private eternal open eyelids, the pinnacle of love, the essence of my being, all I see is you a soul within a soul, a soul within my soul, even in death I couldn’t live without you, from the pain of wisdom ain’t an emotion that can describe how I feel about you, I love you is an understatement, 4 I love you more than love you, a sophisticated, splendiferous honey of almond highlighted pecan hue, the lover of my soul, my soul mate, my partner, my woman, my missing rib, my you.


Details | Free verse | |

what do I do now

Nocturnal go betweens as I wish wonder why and
pine and ponder the thrill of you, in-sensed
enraged plight unforgiving unkind-blistered
human frality relentless fingers grip and squeeze
the terrified emotion from a craving heart strong
with beaded bridled bullshit; unsustained in a 
pisstrom of anxious delight paradise lost with a fabled man
truth sick honesty no trip to bountiful bliss 
love lost passion dismissed and the threat of
a dismantled ego leanloins in jerked off ruins. No
feelings everfelt inherent in the now metaphor of existent
fervor of that which I place myself in the present
tense of future fear yearnings. My skull, cosmic of crippled
cell thoughts---transient trenchings. Forbid my manual range
inept incomplete incoporeal disavowed--I wishI mayIwishImight
have the wish I-------------------Eternity Heights
upscaled past reason's dictates a surrender gorge.
regardless of quicksand times and blows dealt
regardless of "life goes on"--stop-leave-don't outcomes
regardless of mirror mimed politicolove entgrails whom shout "NO"
from their lovelung tops of false de-saintitty thesis. On&on&on
from charm to harm all in drop C alphabet olleyolleyinfree stew.
Slowly I lose a little more cranial fragment appetitie at yesterday's
testicular terminal power love lost lunch. 
Another naked being for the mating composite heap. Next!  


Details | Rhyme | |

An Adulterous Situation

An Adulterous Situation I knew of a couple, involved in an adulterous situation. A person involved, claimed that he was a Christian! He told others that he wanted to tell her about the Lord… But this involvement in sin, he couldn’t well “afford!” A “casual” encounter led to the marriage’s destruction. Her husband was so hurt, he could hardly “function.” How could this man think there’s “nothing wrong with it.” “It must be fine.” He thought. “everyone’s doing it!” Jesus has come, that we might have freedom from within! Going to church, doesn’t give us a “license to sin!” God gave us marriage, as a holy and divine covenant! He gave us his word, so that our lives can be abundant! May this be a stern warning to one and all! That which may look attractive, will cause us to fall! If there’s something more from marriage that you desire… Be careful! Your deep passions will burn like a fire! May I encourage you to pray and seek the Lord above! And ask him to build your marriage on his love! Only he can restore everything the enemy has taken! He’ll be with you, when you may feel totally forsaken! Adultery is like a cancer cell… That will eventually destroy! It’ll rob you of the many blessings, that God wants you to enjoy! What God has joined as one... May there be no separation! But a heart of unselfishness, and a renewed dedication! By Jim Pemberton


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Still In Love With My Wife


Still In Love With My Wife...

My son came to me with 
a question on his mind.
I said; “Not now son—
I just don't have the time.”
He said, “Daddy—are you still 
in love with Mommy?”
“Do you love her like you did when 
I was in her tummy?”

My eyes choked with tears; 
“Yes son I really do!”
“I'm in love with her...
and I appreciate you.”
“Daddy—will you always love
me like you do mom?”
“Yes my son—my love for you 
will always belong.”

I looked down and much to my surprise.
There were tears running
down my son's eyes.
He came running to me with arms wide open.
“Thank you daddy” were his words spoken.
I picked him up and gave
him a great big hug.
As I let him down, on my shirt I felt a tug.

His little arm reached up to grab my hand.
I knew that what I said,
he began to understand.
I love his mom so much—my wonderful wife.
She's been such a blessing-
a great part of my life!

By Jim Pemberton 



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LIFELINE

Defibrillator, I have to set..
Cardiac monitor, I need to attached..
Intravenous lines, workingly patent..
Emergency drugs, positioned on standby...

His color turning to pale then bluish..
His breathing starts to become shallow..
His limbs become to loose and cold..
His pulse thready and weak..

On high alert!
On high alert!
Is it the end of his life?
Or is already the beginning of his death?

By: olive_eloi
2:01am
10/11/2013

-------------------***
"life too beautiful to stay stagnant, keep on moving onwards....."


Details | Ballad | |

I would if I

I would if.... KAF

I would if I could roll back the years
I would simply hold back the tears
I would pin back the ears
I would clip away the thorns
With my shears

It was just a blur
I blinked and you weren't there
Frightened standing in the dark
You could smell it in the air
we were supposed to trip the line fantastic
I was gonna be like Fred Astair 

what happened was a comedy of errors, poor judgement
and an opportunity taken advantage of.
It's what happens when she stopped caring and pretending she's in love.

I'm in my lonely place banging away at my computer keys.
one year and a day from where she left me.
Am I worse for the wear, most noticeably.
Am I carrying on as if love will one day abound right here beside me. Most definitely.

I would if I could roll back the years
I would simply hold back the tears
I would pin back the ears
I would clip away the thorns
With my shears


Details | Free verse | |

My love

In my dream I met
A young lady in fret
Immediately I had a desire
Like a moth drawn to fire

For she did need a hero though
To save her from life’s woe’s
Such beauty I have never seen
Not even in any other dream

BUT THEN I got swept away
From life’s woes who led me astray
I longed for you both day and night
“Angel from God” so bright

It seem now that I’m in need
To be saved from these woes-take heed!
Will I ever wake
from this heavenly-hell state?

Who is this in the far I see?
It is you! Am I free?
At last you came for me
As if sent from Thee

Suddenly I’m awake
Was this all fake?

But who is this next to me
my beautiful wife sent from Thee
My life with you is no dream 
and your name now I know, Corine

Who would’ve known in her so sweet
When I kissed those little feet
Was our beautiful baby girl
Her skin as white as pearl


Details | Rhyme | |

As two become one


As two become one
This beautiful day
Sealed with a kiss
And a ring to say
I will love you my darling
Till my dying day
Wrap you in rainbows
Of bright love each day
Cherish every moment
And each word you say
Each tear that you cry
I will kiss away
Replace it with laughter
That brightens your day
Warm your heart
In the coldest of days
Stand by your side
Come what may
Together as one
We will glow each day
In the bright light of love
Till our dying day


Details | Free verse | |

Souls Becoming One

We look into each other's eyes
Staring, 
Looking,
For our souls. 
We hold each other's hands
Feeling,
Finding, 
The perfect spot for our souls to meet. 
We wrap each other's lips around us
Loving,
Gaining,
The connection of our souls now made.


Details | I do not know? | |

Passion in D-Major

Passion in D-Major


Feeling, the sensuous brush-
strokes on a canvas,

swirling,

to a symphonic crescendo,

of our shared heartbeats,

fading between the notes,

feeling your soft body entwined 
with mine,

your form bathed in my infinite 
kisses,

our orchestral desire rising,

conducting a shared fusing of 
passion,

... the music echoing ...

over the precipice,

on the brink of dazzling rainbow 
hues,

lost in the void,
of an eternal instant,

plunging through the depths of 
rhyme,

pleading,
forever pleading,

for a prolonged,

bouquet of shared time.


Details | Free verse | |

Engagement Encounter

Sunken in green
"Yawk!" "Yawk!" the cawing sounds.
Trunks, branches, twigs slope 
and bend upward, as we bend towards each other,
Our common causes, showering out of us,
Drenched in the noise of the wood.
I'm returning to you now.


Details | Rhyme | |

Deceived love

I over dosed my love
Made sure we always above
Your heart fits perfectly like a glove
We should be named after the doves
But those dark clouds
Promised you smart rhymes
When we munched in the garage
Our love turned into montage
As i write you this letter
Please remove me from your collage


Details | Free verse | |

To whom it may unconcern

How can you tell when you've hit bottom and
 it's time to abandon "ship"-does it stare you in the  
falseface and wipe your browmemory clean cool of
fun classics,  milling around in poor daylight
low of love compromise and mean mode
idiosyncracies obligingfor no one's 
realsake but hanging by a nose thread to a 
course coarse curve enlivened by a renal
renaissance mercury---wide base of support
newcomer setting in for the long haul given
presidence a timely sage too old for this
x@#$%* yet too youngf for climate of clipped
communication neverstrife, appealing to all yes-too
many no, too few---104 degrees FF brain on fire
dryice income shedding short circuited
sillosynapse conglomerates crazy for 
passion + lust intro infusion---two part flesh,
one part soul a pinch of carnal rich renderings.
Simmer ever slowly over a lucid lifetime at
harmony in law degrees--slowly stirring the 
emotes frequently--too many nights of uncelebrated
reruns taunt the VHF cable return whereas I
we my you life by UHF dial dimensions
captured like a worn heel on a new shoe
somewhat skuffed and worn and innappropriate
for a white wedding day.Stand in the back--hope no
anyone looks down at the foot floor and sees
my toe reflection talking--indescent exposure while
teetering on a limbscape construct--folly
like fortunes unabashed qualities go unnoticed
through ingoblame and slug selfes-esteams
balancing on a creepy catwalk of roma and
comatose initiatives that flatline at midnight
in a morbid midnight corridor--venimous intent O2/CO2
fright fraught about what yesterdays will     upbringing fixed.


Details | Romanticism | |

NOTHING BUT HAPPINESS

my heart sings and swells with so much joy..
for finally, my sister meets her one and only "BOY"..
God truly works in mysterious wonderful ways..
leaving us mouth open wide, nothing to say..

reminiscing the days as we talk and shared jokes..
almost always we sometimes poke..
as we see, compare ourselves with others..
late in our twenties, "BEING MARRIED" we are after...

Named as the "SINGLE LADIES"..
WE DON'T CARE, we said to our daddy..
we are waiting on steady..
we don't wanna be hurry, go heady...

he will find us soon, healing all wounds..
each waiting period is fine, as love fills done..


Details | Rhyme royal | |

My Sister, Juliet

My sister, Juliet, with skin so fair
And auburn hair that sparkles red in light,
Upon her heart weigh burdens hard to bear.
Her hope is shaped by faith in heaven’s sight. 
While pensively she ponders earthly woes,
The strength of God upon her spirit grows.
For only he can soothe her aching heart,
And bring that smile upon her face, fresh start.

To wed had been a dream of hers since youth.
The suitors came and went like spies at night.
The promises they made were stained half-truths.
Her father sent them running with great fright.
A spinster, now, in age, yet still alone,
She turns her yearning heart unto God’s throne.
And begs for her fulfillment here on earth.
Sweet motherhood still yearns her first child’s birth.

So, pensively she ponders every night.
Imagining how perfect life could be.
Oh, ideal man; please free her from this plight.
She’d take that leap of love; her heart set free.
For life is short and dreams too soon may die.
As every night her tears by pillows dry.
Please honor love by taking a firm stand
Do come this day and for her hand demand.

Copyright February 8, 2014
Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: Juliet Free 
Sponsored by Isaiah Zerbst


Details | Enclosed Rhyme | |

Open your eyes and see

 Open Your Eyes and See
---------------------------------
Open your eyes and see
it was you that was made for me
so hold out you arms and cuddle me
let me lean on you and you lean on me
we will last until infinity


Open your eyes and see
just what you mean to me
take my hand and lets go off to wonderland 
course your my one and only man

so baby please open your eyes and see
only you mean the world to me
my one and only true fantasy
the sweetest man ill ever meet
so open your eyes and see
oh baby its me so open your heart to a brand new start and
set it free  course only your love romances me so give me a kiss 
and don't dare miss course every day your sure to reminisce 
open your eyes  and see just how much you  mean to me
i don't need you leaving me



Lonely Heart aka Sherell Crumpton


Details | Free verse | |

LET THERE BE LOVE

LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE POOR
LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND THE NATION.

LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN MAN AND WOMAN
LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN KING AND QUEEN.

LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN LAND AND SEA
AND THIS LOVE BE EXTENDED TO THE SKY.

LET THEIR BE LOVE BETWEEN A BOY AND A GIRL
LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN THE YOUNG AND THE OLD.

LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE
LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH.

LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN BACHELOR AND SPINSTER
LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN BRIDE AND GROOM.

LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN THE RAIN AND THE OCEAN
LET THERE BE LOVE AMONG THE CLOUD, THUNDER AND RAINBOW.

LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS
LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN JEWS AND HINDUS.

LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN CATS AND MICE
LET THE BE LOVE BETWEEN TREES AND FOREST.

LET THERE BE NO LIMIT TO THESE BOND.

LET THERE BE LOVE BETWEEN AFRICA AND ASIA
AND LET IT EXTENDS TO THE OTHER CONTINENTS.

LET THERE BE LOVE RULING THE WORLD
AND NO HATRED TO TURN TO WAR.

LET THERE BE LIGHT SHARES BY BOUNDARIES.
NO MATTER THE LINEAGE
LET SHUN DEFEATS
ON THE PARTS OF CLEAVAGES.

LET THERE BE TRUE LOVE
SHINING LIKE GOLD
REIGNS IN OUR MIDST. 

LET THERE BE LOVE IN THESE KINGDOM
AND LET ONE LOVE KEEPS US TOGETHER.


Details | Quatrain | |

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT He loves me, he loves me not, A childish game as girls we played. But now we're older, girls no more, A little older, a little greyed. But still, we'd wonder in years gone by, In earlier times, younger married years, Raising children, too busy for each other, Drifting far apart, thus shedding many tears. Then the children left the nest, And we came together once again. The old familiarity's still there, The love is back; we're friends. He loves me. © ELR 2013


Details | Free verse | |

Thinking Deep about him

He is my prince
he is my love
my strength,
my weakness,
my reason for smiling

You know
He lets me know
How beautiful I am
How strong I am
He reminds me
Am his princess

He brings me back
when I feel like
am losing track,
He helps me focus
even when,
am lost and confused

He is my prince
my love
my sweet love

Am too young they say
To take love too 
seriously
But that doesn't stop 
me
From loving him and me,
We look so perfect, 
him 
and me,

We have been through 
thick and thin
We have made it 
through all this time
We can't afford to let 
go,
We can't just let it go.

You mean the world to 
me
More than these words 
would show
I don't know if its 
getting through
what am trying to tell 
you
I love only you
I want only you

Am embarrased a little,
Am I too open a little,
Should how I feel be a 
secret?
Should how I feel 
remain in my heart?
Should how I feel be 
told,
to the whole wide 
world?
I love you,
I wouldn't mind,
Writing it up high in 
the sky..


Details | ABC | |

Commitment


A love poem filled with his words Beautiful commitment , words to treasure Combining their hearts and souls Declaring before the world their intent Wedding day, start of an adventure


Details | Senryu | |

Marriage

Between two people in love
the lover and the loved.
The loved always wins


Details | Free verse | |

A Slob of the First Order

He never closes a door, or a drawer.
Dirty socks, candy wrappers,
abandoned on the floor.
Tools, left lying where he used them.

Muddy footprints, 
leading into the kitchen.
Crumbs everywhere 
on floors, tables, chairs-
leavings of a snackaholic.

But he has a heart as big as Texas.
When trouble comes,
he's in my corner.

He carries the groceries
and massages my aching back.

Even after fifty years, he
still pulls out my chair,
         if only in public.

On valentine's day,
he penned a love poem.

Yesterday, he brought me
a rose from the garden.


Details | Monorhyme | |

Two Words

I look into your eyes
As you smile into mine,
And I say the single line
I will live by til I die:

"I do."


Details | Rhyme | |

new generation marriage vows are gone

       (11/2/11)

This is the first day of your new life
This is the day you chose to be his wife.
You both feel that your love is strong enough
That a marriage you could share
And for each other you would always be there.

A marriage are vows that are made to each other
That you will always “ love one another”.
You say you will love each other until death do you part
Is it what you feel? Is it really in your heart?

The vows of marriage has changed drastically
Marriage is not - what it used to be.
Fear of the unknown has changed the way you think
Six out of ten marriages are now on the brink.

Living common law is now the new rage
They don’t want to feel like they’re 
Locked up in a cage.
It’s easy to walk away from a relationship
If there are no vows.
And if there’s any children, they’ll survive somehow.

We don’t need a marriage certificate to 
Have a sexual affair.
We can change partners, and different beds we can share.

This is the thinking of the youth of today
All our teachings and values have all gone astray.


Details | Blank verse | |

Lets Talk about Love

Lets talk about love

Love is meant to be an opportunity
To share a place in time,
And an open heart for a person, 
That God has designed, just for you.
Love is to be our now,
Our everlasting and our happily forever after.
Love is to be the juxtaposition of two,
Moving through a life as the embodiment of one.
Love is to be a place,
That you are never unsure of,
And your hearts most intimate prayer.

Love is offering your breath
So that who holds your heart can breathe.
Love is when that someone
Brings the best in you, out of you.
Love is a wanting and needing,
To be better than you ever were, or could be
For love demands no less.
Love is living with a fire in your belly,
That is fueled by knowing who you pledged yourself to.
 Love is synchronized heart beats, rhythmic breathing
And love is a complete thought, of two independent views.

Love is a strong, never weak or timid.
Love is a smile that means everything
To that person who safe guards your heart
And nothing, to anyone else.
Love is a story of a blissful journey,
In and out of the conduits of time.
Where that person, your person is as beautiful as the first day.

Love is rescuing a lonely heart
And a promise to have and to hold till time is no more.
Love to exist within and beyond the memories of a lifetime.
It is being committed beyond the challenges,
Making whole beyond any and all pain.
And love is the dance that you never want to end. 

What has happened?
What has love become?
Love today is not as it was created,
It has become an amalgamation of gray areas
Buffered by few sunny days, but much more dark nights.
L-O-V-E a four-letter word
Which now stands for very little and demonstrates even less.

Love is rewritten to mean a collection of vengeful thoughts,
Baby mama and baby daddy drama,
Meddling voices adding poison to the mix,
Who then run for cover after the damage is done? 
Claiming to have washed their hands, 
Cause them nah get in big people business.
Love is today ungrateful, cruel, secretive and oppressive; 
It holds grudges and is unforgiving.
Love is about what ‘s convenient,
A means to an end,
A stepladder to fulfilling a master plan. 

Haven’t you seen the play…
The actors present nicely in public,
The performance is a collection of rehearsed scenes,
Where the emotional spears that tore each other’s flesh from bones
Are put away during the intermission,
And the veil of lovingness is presented,
But don’t dear peek behind the veil,
For a stranger might see the reality that has been so cleverly hidden.
Love now is a listing of what was,
What could have been? 
What it use to be like.
True love, God meaning love,
Is now a fairytale passed down from a long since dead generation.

Love is sleeping with an enemy
You surrendered your single life to,
A person who you willingly said I Do to,
Thinking they will keep you focused, slow you down
Be by your side; help you conquer the world,
And be the foundation on which,
The very best version of you always wins. 
Maybe this is just a view from a past dream,
That love has become a life now,
That only death offers an escape from. 

In the beginning there was Love and it was GOOD.  
Love is a design of a majestic entity,
Who took the time to form and shape us is His image,
He us gave a world, He gave us our very existence and He has sustained us ever since.
All that He has done and is doing is Love.

All that we do and are doing
Is hawking up the bile in the pit of our stomachs
And spitting in the face of God himself.
At the institution of Love, He so carefully crafted.
He gave us a guidebook, His word
On how to love each other, On how to treat each other,
But we choose instead to say, I know better than you God
And I will do it my way…..so how is love today working out?


Details | Free verse | |

You and I

I miss the way we used to be.
Laughing.
Loving.
Understanding.
Respected one another’s feelings.

Out and about,
Always trying something new.
Living life and creating memorable memories.
Lengthy conversations about our life together.
We were truly something special.

Supportive in every way possible.
Believed in one another,
Nothing could come between us.
We meant everything to each other.
What happened to our “special love?”

I want to feel what I used to feel.
I want “us” back again.
I know it’s still there.
I know we both still care.
You and I will rise above it all.

We will have courage.
We will be each other’s strength.
We will remind ourselves of who WE are.
We are “one.”
We were meant to be, so we shall stand together.

Nothing can stop us, but us.
Giving up on us is not an option.
Circumstances won’t get the best of us.
We’ve got this! We’ve got each other!
Deep down inside of us, we’ve got genuine love.

Nothing or nobody can stop us baby!
Let’s rise to the top!
Let’s show them what we’re made of!
Our relationship is many things,
But most importantly, it is LOVE!


Details | Epithalamium | |

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

A marriage made of gold,
That's what you two share.
Something precious to behold,
Uniting together the perfect pair.

Marriage is a sacred vow,
Promising one another eternity.
Not just "throwing in the towel"
At the first sign of any uncertainty.

Couples just don't stay together anymore,
Causing half of all marriages to end.
It seems easier to walk out the door
Than to try and make ammends.

Such hard work and dedication,
Keeping this commitment for life.
There can be no hesitation,
Giving their all, both husband and wife.

This is all a marriage should be
And so much more.
In yours, that's what I see
From the outside to the very core.

It's obvious to all around
That your love still burns strong.
So lucky to have found
Such happiness with whom you belong.

So, as you celebrate this day,
Fifteen years together as one,
I know for a fact that I can say,
"That they'll be more to come"!

(1/1/99)


Details | Ballad | |

He

He reached into my downward spiral of solitude, wrapped himself around me completely, assimilated with my very being, and became the wings I needed. He was right on time...and so was the One who sent him (as always, because I am one of His favorites, as you know). So, here he is...a daily (favorite) part of my life, the grown-up part I look forward to, as reliable as the sunrise...sex without touching...a slo-o-o-o-o-o-o-w mind loving. How he did it, I'll never understand. It's like he took two mirrors and held them up to my heart...you know what happens when you do that...the image repeats itself infinitely. He = me x's infinity. I can only hope to compliment his existance, for his equal I will never be...never his other half...but to be the cosigner to all that he is would be enough. If I don't spend the remainder of this lifetime with him, I will certainly seek him in the next. He is my destiny, and as of this moment, I step forward and claim him. I am no longer falling down. He compels me to FALL UP


Details | Light Poetry | |

Marry me

The first time I saw you
I know you were the one
You shine into my life
Like the morning sun

And every thing about you
Just blows me away
And girl I love you
More than words can say

And from that moment
A new chapter has began
So now I kneed in front you
With a diamond in one hand

Girl will you marry me
And please be my wife
You’re the women I love
Will you please share my life?

Want to wake next to you
Make breakfast in the kitchen
And bring you jasmines
From outside in the garden

Riding bicycles
Getting caught in the rain
Cuddle but the fire place
When out side is snowing

Hugging you close
Taking you to the doctor
And holding our baby
When its Nine months after

Girl will you marry me
And please be my bride
And please stay for ever
Right here by my side

Please accept my ring
You’re the one I desire
You are a dream come true
You set my heart on fire

So come take my hands
Let’s face this life together
I will be your gilding light
Thru any kind of weather

So Girl will you marry me
I can’t live with out you
So girl please marry me
And say I do


Details | I do not know? | |

Love beholds Truth-as-Truth beholds Love

Truth Between two
Beholds two Hearts 
Binds True Love 

As many been in-Love
for tis Hearts entwine
Sweeetness together
Suppose to be For all times

Only Truth beholds Love 
Love for Hearts of Two
As Love grows --Glows
Stronger-- between Two
Staying together Forever

For God made Man and Woman
Together to be in Truth
Truth beholds Love
Love beholds Truth
Together combined 
Forever Shall be
Love Last a Life time..
And through out Eternity

Beholding Love for Only each other
Honest and True..
As a Man be to his Woman
As a Woman be to her Man
Only unto each other 
Both Hearts in-Love be True… 
As God planned

As a Man beholds True Love in his heart
he would come for his woman
As he bows on one knee.. 
He tis beholding a Red Rose
Asking with Sweetness of Love
for her hand… in marriage 
and as tis be.. 
Woman beholding her man..
same in-Love in Truth 
Tis she accepts…yes..  

Moment of Marriage takes hand
Words both express
In-Love of Truth
Truth in Love
Pure Happiness 
                 “I do”

Marriage can be quick for some
Only If They Speak Truth 
Truth beholds Love as Love beholds Truth 

Intertwines 
binds their Hearts together
Binds their Souls.. forever
Behold Love in Truth
Truth in Love
Between two hearts 
Foretold tis be..
Blessings of True Love
Given from God above

All in God's Will
All in God’s Timing
Behold True Love


Details | Free verse | |

the tides are rising

My heart is heavy from the waiting.
Lonely from sitting in silence
with nothing but my own inadequacies
to balm the wounds time festers.

Patiently abiding the time of recognition
when fate bows down and bestows a grace
sacrificing these tribulations for the mercy of love,
I wait for the coming of salvation
the benediction of true loves embrace.

The tides are rising-
and the binding on my soul is strong
am I to die a martyr?
With imminent despair I implore
come home and untie me...


Details | Lyric | |

T A N I K A L A

Walang laya niya'ng ginugol ang kahapong pait ang hatol
Tanikala'ng nag-uugnay sa kabiyak ng kaluluwa ay naputol, 
Huminto sa pagtakbo, ngatal na napaluhod, humagulgol
Ano ba'ng dusa ito, tanikala'ng ginamit, bakit kinalawang at napurol? 

Kinaladkad ang tanikala, pilit kumawala
Subalit hindi mawari, bakit nakakabit, ang hirap lumaya, 
Hinubad na ang lahat, iniwan pati ang pag-asa'ng ligaya
Ngunit sa tanikala'ng nakakabit ay sadya'ng mahirap ang paglaya.

Pilit iniiwas ang sarili, hinayaang tanikala'y kumapit
Hinayaang maramdaman ang hapdi ng hapit, sa kanya'y may hatid na pait, 
Nangako'ng hindi na tututol sa hila ng tanikala'ng nabanggit
At hayaan na lamang dumating ang magsasalba sa kanyang pagkakapiit.

Di niya akalain, sa di sinasadyang pagkakataon
Isang ligaw na mananaliksik sa kanyang teritoryo biglang nataon, 
Hinawi ang kanyang tanikala, kinalag ang nakakapit na pag-asa
Upang muli ay magkaroon siya ng ligaya na dapat na matamasa.

Ang tanikala ay natunaw, sa tindi ng parating na apoy
Nagliliyab, batid ng puso ang dikta'ng tinutukoy, 
Hinangad muli'ng makamtan ang tunay na tanikala
Na magsisilbing hatak sa kanya sa pag-ibig na hatid ay ligaya.

Halika na, mahal ko, sana'y maramdaman mo
Samyo at init ng tanikala'ng matatamo
Tigib sa pag-ibig, hindi na dapat pa'ng sumamo
Ang pulido'ng tanikala ay tiyak matatamasa mo! 

Halika na, Mahal ko... 
Lalagi ka'ng tanikala sa puso't isip ko...


Details | Rhyme | |

Did You Ever Really Know

The minutes lunge forward,
the days plunge fast.
Months slip by so quickly,
many years define our past.
Will you remember me?

Soft skin turns a blemish,
tiny wrinkles begin to show.
Our youth violently perishing,
did you recognize or even know?
Will you remember us?

Health, wealth and wagers,
placing all bets on love alone.
With stakes too high to squander,
this constant fear of the unknown.
Will I ever reach you?

Admiration, honor and devotion,
always seems to come in last.
Guilt, fear and destruction,
destroying the finish line fast.
Will you ever put me first?

Be joyful, happy and merry,
how do I find the will to be so?
While years have gone,
and our lives moved on,
an empty void will forever grow.
Did you ever really know?


Details | Rhyme | |

What If Joseph Kissed Potiphar's Wife

What If Joseph Kissed Potiphar’s Wife?

What would happen if Joseph kissed Potiphar’s wife?
Just think about the impact this would be on his life!

If he’d entered into her temptation and charm…
This would’ve cause much damage and harm!

Many of God’s blessings, I’m sure he would missed ‘em!
If he’s let Potiphar’s wife reach out and kiss him!

Thank God that he didn’t succumb to her beauty.
He held fast and remembered his God given duty!

A life serving God was something that he chose!
Even if it meant her tearing off a part of his clothes!

Godly living was something he decided to choose!
Even if it meant him being falsely accused!

God used him while he spent time in prison!
He trusted God, and knew that he was with him!

I’m sure there were things that he didn’t understand.
But soon, God made him the #2 ruler in the land!

May this be a stern warning to me and to all!
Think about what temptation may cause you to fall!

Scripture says “resist the devil and he will flee from you!”
Run to God!  And allow his presence
 to surround you!

This society often encourages to “indulge” in sexual sin!
This is where so much heartache and misery begins!

Run to the Lord!  Seek his spirit to lead and guide you!
A way to escape temptation, he’ll provide for you!

Like Joseph, run from temptation as fast as you can run!
And lay everything at the feet of God’s precious son!

His love will sustain you! Regardless of what you’re “missing.”
So you too can receive HIS love
 and Godly blessings!

By Jim Pemberton


Details | Free verse | |

Opening Doors

Opening Doors

Last night my husband was with another man.
They were locked in an embrace behind the closed door.
I pounded until my fists hurt while a man stood over me laughing,
Laughing that everyone knows, everyone knew.
Before I broke upon the truth that he loved another
Behind the door that was closed on him, 
But that I opened wide for the world to see.
And he forgot to thank me.


Details | Verse | |

Happy Anniversary Dad and Mum

Have a wonderful Anniversary Dad and Mum
You both hold the spirit of the Cherubim
You give protection and a special love
That can only come from heaven above

So I wish you a Happy Anniversary for tomorrow
Knowing you’ve shared good times and sorrow
But you have conquered many, many years
Mixed with lots of laughter and plenty of tears

You are the glue that holds our family together
Your union destined to last forever
A couple God has chosen to look upon
So your message of love will carry on

You generously empower us with a special gift
Of love and closeness that gives our souls lift
You both have this energy that warms us all
And makes us feel at least 10 feet tall

You always care
You’re always there
We owe you everything
For the life of joy you bring

You’re a couple whose love inspires
The voices of angelic choirs
As they whisper your very own love song
Spreading the message of how to stay strong

So thanks to our Gods creation
You can enjoy another year’s celebration
An Anniversary to many that is rare
That you’ve earned because you’re a wonderful pair.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
©copyright Juanita Torr
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Details | Free verse | |

Fresh and clean

I love the way she smells after a shower
so fragrant fresh and clean
and how she sits there
so beautiful
in her dressing gown
brushing her long wet hair
until it dry's and gleams.

Her sweet perfume fills the room
and sets my heart on fire
heightening my senses
and filling me with desire.

Peter Dome.copyright.2012.


Details | Free verse | |

Love Grows In Many Special Ways

Remembering our first movie date
We were seated among other throngs of lovers
All eyes to the movie, capturing romantic scenes
That day we learned to free ourselves from fears to love again

It was a feeling of rejuvenation
For two souls openly sharing their thoughts and emotions
Then we just found ourselves hanging around comfortably
I just found my soul mate with a divine guidance

We just do what feels right for us
A mutual feeling of almost a part of each other in some way
Time slows down as our heart beat faster
To savor the moments of being together

The places, the people and the occasions
That we came across in our lives
Will somehow speak into our eyes
We really are meant for each other

While our love story is so simple not glamorous
I have all the reasons to spend my life
Watching in riveting desire how our love grows
With a smile on our face, saying we’ll never be separated

As the ‘Notting Hill’ movie will keep playing in our mind
A sweet musing of the whole story
Made us realize that love grows
In many special ways   


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Sins and Virtues Chapter Two

"By the powers invested in evil the bride and groom may kiss".  As their lips touched
their wedding guests were as silent as a corpse.  Turning her back to the wedding guests
Lust throws a bouquet of Poison Ivy and Venus Flytraps over her head.  Stepping in front
of Sloth, Envy snatches the bouquet out of the air.  "Nice catch Envy" said Sloth with slow
slurred speech.  "Think you Sloth and I do believe green is more my color".  Turning around 
to see who caught the bouquet Lust wasn't a bit surprise to see Envy holding the Poison Ivy
and Venus Flytraps.  "Well Envy I guess you're next to be wedded off" stated Lust.  Pride
motions for Hatred to release the owls.  Unlocking the huge cage Hatred releases the owls.
Slow to take flight the great owls flap their wings and ascends into the darkness.  "Let's get this
party started.  Turn on the music" yelled Greed.  As the sins partied the night away the sun came
rising in the country Tranquility.  "Are you ready to spend all eternity together?"  Loyalty asked Love
as they stood on their balcony.  "My dear, dear, husband soon to be you already know the answer
to the question you ask".  As Loyalty and Love stand locked in a warming embrace being kissed by
the rays of the sun the two share a kiss of their own.  Beep, beep, beep, "Well this is a perfect time 
for my communicator to beep"  breaking her embrace with Loyalty, Love answers her communicator.  "Hello Faith how are you?"  "I'm fine Love and how are you?"  "I'm ready to
start this new era in my life".  "I'm looking over your wedding file.  Are there any last minute 
changes you want to make?"  "No Faith everything's perfect".  "I'm outside your house waiting for
you Love.  Let's get going".  "I'll be right down.  I have to go Loyalty".  Grabbing Love by the waist
and pulling her close Loyalty whispers in her ear "Are you sure this is what you want?"  "I've wanted
you when I first saw you.  Now if you'll excuse me Faith is waiting for me".
Written by Keith Edward Baucum aka The Brown Philosopher aka Red Seven


Details | Etheree | |

Habitation

Clear days of old,
Antebellum.
Not too fancy,
Mediocre.
Bright color seen
Perfect warm nest.
Young harmony
Child fairyland

Secondary,
Tall pine in back.
Conspicuous, 
lone pompous rose
Toxic ivy
Marigold patch
Null pottery
Stream overflow
Taste pure water

Ordain infant
Adore always 
Wife trustworthy
True nuptials
Man unyeilding


Details | Free verse | |

Sweet Memories

I have sweet memories;memories of you.

Texture of your silk dress reminds me of the first
date that we had together. Scent of your favorite
perfume reminds me of the texture of your skin,
and the flame that we made on the bed. The space
in the house reminds me of how we chased each other
around the living room, and competed to make the best
pancakes in the kitchen. 

Though you are gone,
I have sweet memories; memories of you.


Date: 16/09/2014



Details | Blank verse | |

If She'd Say 'Yes'

If she'd say "yes",
I'd escort her to the floor.
And with a little luck,
I'd ask her to dance once more.
If we could make some magic,
Or find some 'chemistry',
I'd ask her for her number
And invite her to go out with me...
Then she said "yes".

If she'd say "yes",
I'd invite her out again,
And with a little luck,
We'd be something more than friends.
If we could make more magic,
Or find more 'chemistry',
We'd be seen as an item...
Almost a couple, informally...
Then she said "yes".

If he'd say "yes",
And blesses me to take her hand,
Then blessed with so much luck,
I'd ask her to take my hand.
We would keep on making magic,
Surpassing 'chemistry'!
We'd discuss having children---
building together a family...
They both said "yes".

If she'd say "I do",
When our Preacher says the words,
He'll wish us both much luck
As our new couple moves forward.
We would keep on makng magic,
Keeping alive 'chemistry';
We'd talk about forever,
And a pink or blue baby nursery...
Then she said "I DO!".


Details | Rhyme | |

FAITHFULNESS IS AS SACRED AS LOVE ITSELF

Everywhere there are stunning women,
but with that one you have chosen
as your wife...share wonderful days
and be transformed by her incredible ways!



Haven't you realized that faithfulness is as sacred as love itself?
You have kept your vows without regrets:
embracing her when pain made her weep...
to make those sad moments disappear with your warm heartbeat!
 


Never let that wedding ring come off for any foolish desire,         
be faithful to her and never make up those excuses of liar;
make her feel wanted and loved beyond imagination...
tend to her needs when she feel that tangling sensation!   



Grow older together before death arrives,
one will be left behind to bear sorrow;
cling to each memory you'll cherish with smiles
and very often you'll be a lost sparrow!



Details | Lyric | |

When I Traveled Not Alone

I’ve walked the narrow paths of life
Strewn thick with many forms of grief
And yet the pains I could forget
When I traveled not alone.

On and on, for years and years
We wandered in this vale of tears.
We shared the joys and sorrows too
When I traveled not alone.

Hand in hand, arm in arm
The miles to come, we thought not of
But talked together, laughed, and cried
When I traveled not alone.

The sun e’er shone and gentle wind
Blew softly, softly, always warm.
The storms that came, they quickly passed
When I traveled not alone.

But now the breeze is always cold
The thorns, they tear my bloodstained feet
For you faded from my side-
And now I travel all alone.


Details | Rhyme | |

The big day

The day you have waited for, is here it seems
The day you marry the girl of your dreams.

No time for nerves, no time time to worry
Take your time getting sorted
No need to hurry.

Getting suited and booted
The excitement kicks in
Make sure the best man has both of the rings.

Tis nearly time, time to depart
A beer at the bar, its only the start!

The service starts at half past 2
Your taking your vows and saying   
 'I DO'

Speak loud and clear
Don't forget to smile
As you walk your new bride down the wedding aisle.

Enjoy the day, soak it all in
Deliver your speech with a big cheesy grin!

It's time to party, after your first wedding dance
Hold Your bride close like it's your only chance.

I hope that you both have a wonderful day
And in each other's arms, forever you'll stay.


Details | ABC | |

Could be

 I wake up before the sun from a cozy bed

I walk outside and feel the crisp autumn chill

So I put a stocking cap on my head

 

I walk through the back yard

heading for the woods

doing something city boy

only wish they could

 

I arrive at my stand

and check the direction of the breeze

before I climb up ole faithful

a dying, dark barked maple tree

I make myself comfortable

as the sun stretches its arms 

for the sky

producing iridescent colors

I live for the outdoor

and that's one of the reasons why

 

Not far behind me a freshly cut field of hay

in front endless rows of cornstalks fill the way

 

I begin to think of a tradition

My son and I on thanksgiving day.

he is still here with me

even though last November he passed away

 

I start hearing cars doors shut

its coming from over the hill

carrying an aroma of cinnamon

It's my favorite! Pumpkin pie

Justin, I'll be back, But for now Goodbye


Details | Free verse | |

Your Wishing Well of Hope

Its been three years since we've met 
two years since we started sharing a bed 
and one year since we haven't been
fighting on what could have been. 
wishing you'd give up her hand 
hoping you'd see your kids again. 
For three years I have listened 
you cry over your past 
hoping to guide you forward 
to a better path 
I've smiled to people 
I didn't want to serve 
just to make the rent 
I've taken orders from the rudest soul 
bit my tongue and begged 
not to spare the tip
at home is a hungry man 
I've loved you from the start you see 
I cannot escape what you've done to me 
you've made me smile, shared many laughs
heard me cry, carried me though 
the darkest times I've been with you…
but secretly there is another side 
the one I try, but lately can't hide…
the one who's secretly been waiting
hoping you would pull through 
three years later, and I'm still wishing on you
the lady I smiled at before 
is starting to make me angry
I can no longer work for her measly tip 
of pennies. 
Take me away like you said you would
help me live the life I thought we could 
there is only so much love can do 
when in many ways there isn't two…
and I'm still looking to count on you
but my pockets are low on pennines 
and there are no more left to throw 
down your wishing well of hope.


Details | Free verse | |

I couldn't say no

 
It flooded the heart with its abundant love
I tried to say no, I tried to say no, no
I couldn't say no 
It was there to comfort me when misery seized
I turned to it for an advice when the world opened to swallow me
I could have said no
But its doors were always opened while yours were closed
And locked with hungry hatred that pushed me away
I couldn't say no
It gave me strength of the beast when your words plotted my downfall
I couldn't say no but yes
Yes to its soothing love that paid joy to my bitter heart
For it and I found endless happiness


Inspired by love between in-laws, When Ndumiso left his wife for her sister.


Details | Rhyme | |

I married my sister

My marriage ended when I learned that my wife is my sister.
We were married for twenty years and I sure have missed her.
When I learned that we are brother and sister, my heart sank.
Soon after I was born, Dad sold his sperm to a sperm bank.
Until last year, I had no idea that Dad had another kid.
I will never forgive him for what he did.
For years I was so happy but now I just want to die.
My perfect life was shattered and all I can do is cry.
I tried to kill myself in my car with carbon monoxide.
But my cousin found me in time and sadly I survived.
When our marriage ended, my whole world fell apart.
Now I'm doomed to always have this broken heart.
The love that my wife and I shared was as pure as a dove.
But now my life is over because I had to give up the woman who I love.

(THIS IS A FICTIONAL POEM.)


Details | Quatrain | |

If Only

If only the words “I love you”
each time they were sent
came from the sender’s heart
If only they were truly meant

If kisses and warm hugs
were more readily given
If we were more accepting
earth would be more like heaven

If only we could love others
as much as we love ourselves
Fewer partners would be rejected
and shoved back on the shelves

Children would feel more secure
grow up confident and strong
find their place in the world
knowing where they belong

Love is the sustainor of life
bringing well-being and health
well-spring of true happiness
a value greater than wealth

I know that God truly loves me
He gives hugs all the time
If only each person on earth
knew the Savior who is mine








Details | Free verse | |

I Do

Someday I will say 
"I do" to you 
and from this day 
I will forever long 
and always pray 
to hear your sighs
of light and day
as they mix with
midnight hearts like mine.
your veins and I 
will be the start of
something more than
day and night
combined.


Details | Rhyme | |

God's Plan for Marriage


There’s a truth that remains since 
the beginning of time.
God created man and woman, 
 with marriage in mind.

From the dust of the ground,
Adam was formed.
From his side came Eve.  A new life was “born!”

God’s design for marriage became 
very evident and clear…
If not for Adam and Eve,
 none of us would be here!

Marriage is a blessing from God.  
A gift from God above.
A man and a woman come together
 as an expression of their love.

Anything different than one man 
and woman is perverted.
This is a lie from our culture that
 is trying to be “inserted.”

God gave us all a natural love 
with a strong ambition.
To come as a husband and wife 
is a God given intention!

Read from the books of Genesis
 thru Revelation…
God’s idea of marriage is
 for any person or nation.

Many can try to change what God
 has already designed.
It’s no wonder why so many have 
“confused” minds.

Let’s come back to God and
 trust him with our life!
The one who set up marriage as; 
“one husband and one wife!”

By Jim Pemberton


Details | Rhyme | |

God's Definition of Marriage


God designed marriage as the real thing!
Anything less, is what a counterfeit brings!

His concept of one man and woman is very real.
He’s not interested in bowing to “man’s appeal.”

His court of justice rings very loud and clear!
The truth of his word shall NEVER disappear!

You can look in Genesis and it is found!
He created Adam from the dust of the ground!

He designed Eve from one of his ribs!
They were joined together as  both lived!

He didn’t need a constitution to know “their rights.”
He gave them HIS WORD as their guiding light!

Satan has been trying to pervert what God created!
This is a truth.  And need not be debated!

We have cheapened the value of the marriage institution!
And have added needless 
chaos and confusion!

Through the Bible, one husband and wife are taught!
Unless you want to live in Sodom, as did Lot!

Ungodly perversions take many forms and kinds.
And it soon piles up garbage into our minds!

“What God has put together.” 
 “Let no man put asunder.!”
Many ideas of “marriage,” is a total blunder!

One man and one woman is what God ordained in Eden.
It was Adam and Eve.  
Not Adam and Steven!

The choices in life are yours!  And yours alone!
Who is going to be the Lord, of your heart and home?

By Jim Pemberton  


Details | Quatern | |

A Soldier's Foreign Woman - Quatern

A Soldier’s Foreign Woman  (Quatern 30 April 2014)

She kissed me like never before
While firecrackers burst overhead.
She never had kissed me before—
Kissing her back went to my head.

Intimacy came very fast.
She kissed me like never before.
I wondered would such passion last
Each time I exited her door.

Traveling the road to her door,
Ev’ry five or six weeks or so
She kissed me like never before--
As if to never let me go.

A son was born, then we married
(permission didn’t come before).
The wedding night passed unhurried.
She kissed me like never before.


Details | Free verse | |

Will You Marry Me

I asked for your love
Your answer turned into a spear
and pierced my heart
and wounded my heart
Paralysed now are my emotions 
which once wandered freely 
with my dreams
to enter your territory with love songs
your "no" to my plea was okay with me
It was a firm foundation 
on which to build my hope 
So soul-sickening 
you said further 
"I can never love you"


Details | Romanticism | |

This Band of Gold

This Band of Gold,
I got it when I was so young,
Still on my finger now I am old,
This Band of Gold.

This Band of Gold,
Has bound us together,
Through all kinds of weather,
This Band of Gold.

This Band of Gold,
Bringer of Laughter,
Bringer of tears,
This Band of Gold.

This Band of Gold,
Our house became a home,
Our family it would hold,
Because of this Band of Gold.

© Dave Timperley. June 2014


Details | Lyric | |

Behind Every Mask

Behind Every Mask

I'm in love with the warmth of your lips. 
I can still feel the edge of your fingertips. 
Your hands on my hips. 
The electricity in your eyes.
The smile your face won't hide 
even if it tried. 

There are questions you won't ask. 
There are answers I may never have. 
Falling in love is quite a task. 
There is truth behind every mask.

There's a ferocity that never dies 
when love truly tries.
We could walk, we could run for miles.
Endure any trial
Glance at each deceptive face that smiles.
But, that won't define the cruelty it beholds now
when love makes its final vow 

There are questions you won't ask. 
There are answers I may never have. 
Falling in love is quite a task. 
There is truth behind every mask.

I don't have every solution you'll ever need.
I won't have the formula every time you succeed.
But, I will be the love you never expected this of. 

There are questions you know you'll ask. 
There are answers I'll eventually have. 
Falling in love is quite the task. 
There is hidden truth behind every mask.


Details | Rhyme | |

Tears of Joy

To the church on time I made it, 
though down the aisles I almost fainted.
With tears of joy we stood at the altered, 
our wedding vows we did not falter.

Through love expressed, 
a son we were blessed.
With tears of joy I held him in my arms, 
praying he would never be harmed.

Through God's grace, 
we three are saved.
With tears of joy we will meet again, 
when to heaven we ascend.




Publish "Simply Me: Poems"
available paperback and e-book on amazon.


Details | Rhyme | |

Fifty-Seven Years Ago Today

Fifty-Seven Years Ago Today


With new dress and suit, flowers, and hair fixed just right
The dreams, plans, and labors of our lives would unite

My brother and his gal stood beside us on the spot
To give witness to the world that we tied the knot

We stood nervous before the preacher at his home
Promised to cling to each other; never to roam

Said “I do” to the questions; gave the preacher his pay
Man and wife; fifty-seven years ago today.


Details | Rhyme | |

Are You Having An Affair


Are You Having An Affair? I don't think many people are aware... of the dangers of having "an affair." Adultery begins with a lustful thought captured in the mind. It's been part of sins's curse, since the beginning of time. Many aren't sure how they're going to react. Until the day they're caught in an adulterous act. By this time... they're love for their spouse is broken. When the words; "I love you"... to another... are spoken. Soon... their home become "turned around" and divided. As their commitment and loyalty become undecided. The family soon become "one huge mess..." As the love "for another person" becomes "obsessed." You may find yourself in this kind of situation. Perhaps you're in "deep desparation." Run from this person as fast as your can! Come to the cross and reach for Jesus' hand! Confess your sin to your spouse and call on Jesus' name. You have only yourself... no one else... to blame. Allow Jesus to 100% be the Lord of your life. As you brings you together as husband and wife! Let him restore your marriage and make it complete. Come to him now and lay your sin at his feet. His love in your marriage is forever and binding! His commitment to you is a love worth finding! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Free verse | |

Will You Marry Me

I love the way you look when you are happy;
your teeth glowing in the moonlight, and your
laughter cheering up everything I know.

I love the way you smile;
it is the sweetest thing I have ever seen
under the Sun.

I love the way you look at me;
they have a way of inviting attention
without any speech.

I love the way you hold a child;
it is as though it is your own.

I love the way you shed tears as you watch
a soap opera; I console you with a cuddling
touch, reminding you it's just a play, and reminding
myself that I have a woman who can feel,
at the core of her soul.

I love the way you act when you are mad at me;
pushing me against the wall, and holding my
shirt as though you want to tear it; making me feel
like making love to you.

You are all I want in a wife; everything I prayed for!
Will you marry me?


Details | Romanticism | |

Poem Of Rhymes

Along the bank,
And up the stream,
I thought I was in my dream.
I saw a girl,
Knelt down, upset,
She’s the one I’m glad I met.

“Why’re you crying?
Please tell me,
Or would you rather me leave you be?”
“No!
Don’t go,
Don’t leave me here,
I do not want to shed another tear.”

So I stayed, I sat,
I knelt down beside her,
I lost all thought of where we both  were.
She said she had lost him,
Lost him forever,
A soldier named Dave,
Dave Polsever.

I gave her a hug,
And a kiss on the cheek,
We messed around,
And climbed to the peak.
We watched the sun set,
As we lay on the grass,
Waiting for morning,
And night to pass.

Now I’m sitting beside her,
In a house of our own,
Remembering that moment,
That we went prone.
Up in the valley,
On top of the hill,
Like two lovers,
Or Jack and Jill.

Now I write you this poem,
As you lay dead,
Knelt down beside you,
Bowing my head.
Mourning and weeping,
Remembering the times,
I hope you will love,
My Poem Of Rhymes.


Details | Free verse | |

Excitement

Back and forth all day long
little lovers texts or calls

one more day to be alone
then date nights and love at home

I hope it is like last weekend on and on
no internet or ringing phone

Just making love to my husband
from dusk till dawn



Details | Romanticism | |

Lost Within the Tides of Eternity

Caress my thirsty heart
with tender words of love
Shower me in gossamer soft kisses
that render my soul to float to a higher 
places that transpire from thy  velvet
awakening exploring glove.

Plant the seeds of pleasure
that bloom on fertile ground
Show me thy treasure
and where thy sun kissed 
Summit we climb may be found.

Let us languish in euphoric
wedlock's private 
as warm waves like on a moody ocean
sweep over us
As we lose ourselves
within the enveloping deep tides
of eternity.





Peter Dome.copyright.2013.Jan.






























































Details | Light Poetry | |

Beyond my control

This very day, 27 years ago a little boy met a girl and thought nothing of it.
Two innocent minds, two pure souls with no crooked intentions.
We shan't lie to the world that it was love a t first sight
For we didn't know the difference between wrong and right.
For we didn't know what love is or what pain is.
We chose to be friends, yes we became best friends.
With the passing of time, moments, laughs tears we shared and Gods plans, 
With the synchronizing of two heart beats that longed to beat as one.
Two souls that fed each other, two minds and two bodies that were destined for all eternity
This we could not fight, for it was destiny, for it was God’s plan.
This love was beyond my control my love.

27 years have gone by and I am still in love with you as if it were our first day.
My love is still pure and innocent just as the minds and souls of that little boy and girl.
Loving you is still not a choice, loving you is not a decision I have to make day after day.
Loving you is food to my soul, loving you is what defines me, loving you is my daily bread.
You make me whole; you make me significant, for you make me one with you.
All these years have passed and all I see changing is time and not my love for you.
Loving you my dear is beyond my control.

Without you near me I am deaf, I am blind and I cannot feel.
For my eyes see only you
For my ears only hear your sweet voice.
For my hands feel only the smoothness of your skin.
When you are away I cannot smell nor can I taste anything.
For the only scent I know is yours.
For the only lips I know are yours.
You are my connection to the outside world
For I see through your eyes and know the sour sweet taste of air with your tongue.
For I hear the sound of the wind blowing with your ears and smell through your nostrils.
For I feel through your palms and your skin.
You are me and I you. For we are one 
This love I feel for you is beyond my control

You are my one and only
You are my past, my future and my present.
You are my life; you are my heaven, my gift from above.
Every day I pray to the Lord to thank him for I have you, for I have it all.
I am yours always, I am yours for eternity, I am yours even in the after life
I love you. Wish us an eternity together.
This love is beyond my control my love.


Details | Rhyme | |

A Favorite Memory In Time

 A favorite memory of mine,
 is when I was yours and you were mine.
 I still can recall the soft touches in the night
 and the whispers of pure love's delight.

 Those  tender days of passion sweet
 snuggled all close under the sheets.
 Your shoulder like a pillow to me,
 where I could get as near to you as
 I could be.

 I would listen to every thing you would
 say, with such great delight,
 holding your hand so gentle
 with my dreamy plight.
 Gentle winds still blow through my mind as
 I go back to my favorite memory in time.

 I can still see you standing in the hall and
 in my eyes you stood so effortlessly tall.
 With loving eyes and a warm smile, I knew
 you would always be here for us, mile after mile.

 Today the roses still grow on the gate
 and I gather them to place on your grave.
 I know it will only be a short time, 
 when we are once again together entwined.
 For now I will continue on and remember all
 you gave me in this life's song.

 When I start to miss you in the night, I will go
 back and meet you there, in my favorite memory 
 in time.

 


Details | Free verse | |

Dream

November air pours in from the dark island night
Through our Caribbean windows, 
A sea salt breeze, an exhale, white cushioned wicker chairs
Window slats turned out 
And I turned in, a white nightgown
A full breath in my bed, eyes closed 
more lightly than an infant’s palm

A familiar corsage sits on the night stand
Next to the red blinking 12 am, where we had hastened
To bed, to roll out feather blankets,
To trace the curve of our intertwined hands
To leave the first mark on our flaxen rose stationary
Noting how our crawling would become steps
And our eyes would tantalize
Tomorrow and each coming day
Our hands raised high

But love, you bore me in different hills
You spoke to me with a sharper tongue
Your corsage was a cell phone, and your flashing 12
Was a different 12, and it hurt my hazel eyes.

Love, you rib my imperfections
You slight my bed, with bad pillows
And dreams that make me too contented
With dreams that look too much
Like my reality

O love, dear love
Could I solicit for just enough of nothing?
Can you give me enough, or give me something
My hands are full of bells and disconsolate bones
Clinking like pennies on glass, they tremble 
and they slump

O love, you're disappointing
My fingers have lost their veins
They no longer beat like young little hearts
But dance like frantic ants
with their teeth sunk in

My hands can’t find you and
They won’t leave me alone
They  won’t be let to rest, and I won’t be let to know
Whether this season is ending
Whether I will fail, or raise my flag
Whether I will ever really know you

But I pray each moment
I hope for just enough
I will hope with each word that falls off
That you will fly safely
That you will love graciously
Whether for me
Or beyond the sea

I pray, my love, I won’t let go
My love, my God, will carry
I pray you will remember 
To dream 


Details | Quatern | |

seismic needs

when I sleep I cling
to the satin of your skin.
I breath your pheromones 
and store your essence in my mind

to take out periodically
and weave you through my soul,
inhaling the need into my core
the addiction of my soul.

The basis of my world has shifted
like the plates of the continent
your shakes become my quake
and I fall crumbled at your need.

I could no longer define myself
as anything less than your half.
Whether it is better or worse
I leave to your discernment.

Daily I endeavor to better
the parts of me you need,
for if you are complete and strong
my happiness is complete.


Details | Lyric | |

Any Better Than This

I met a charming girl during church Sunday--

She was the kind of girl that I’d like to stay.

Being a gentleman, I did nothing amiss

I didn’t think life could get any better than this.

 

Offered to see her home, it was on my way.

She gave me a pretty smile and she said okay.

Walking and talking with her, I think I found my bliss.

I didn’t think life could get any better than this.
 

(Chorus)

She invited me to stick around a while.

How could I say no to such a pretty smile.

Minutes turned to hours, days to months and years;

Dates to going steady, then wedding toasts and cheers.

 

We showed off our baby girl at the church Sunday.

The pastor said the words to help her on her way.

Holding my two girls real close, I’m sure I found by bliss;

And I still don’t think that life gets any better than this.


Details | Free verse | |

Dont fall in love looking threw immature eyes

Don’t fall in love looking through immature eyes 

Then wake up to see that you married an immature mate
 
Get a standard and raise it high and let it guide you to your maturity too

Warning this standard is not superficial

But the standard is a heart and character issue

Adhering to the heart and character is a bigger step of one’s maturity

Oh my mate has a good heart and great character traits

But wait you got to date long enough to know if there’s any wavering

This standard you should never settle for less
 
For the heart and character is the deal breaker for a marriage success

Be careful dont pick a mate looking through immature eyes to create a chance to fall in love with the wrong mate

To create a chance to be so in love to where you're overwhelmed with feeling like it is a necessity to get married

But to the wrong mate.?!

So while accessing your significant other just make sure you are not looking threw immature eyes 



Details | Rhyme | |

God Can Heal Your Marriage


How often have you told your 
wife you love her?
Only to be caught in the arms of “another…”

The vows that were made... 
 The promises given.
God gives a chance for you 
to be forgiven!

A husband and wife are sanctioned
 by our Lord…
But often end up in anger,
 bitterness and discord.

Jesus can mend the hurt and remove the pain.
And bring a healing to
 any guilt or shame.

He loves you with a Godly 
jealousy that is evident.
Into your heart and life…  
He longs to be a resident.

Won’t you allow his power
 to bring a restoration?
Before your family is heading
 toward a separation?

Let his words of hope and
 love be the glue.
And bring a new meaning to the words;
 “I LOVE YOU!”

May you be “caught up” in your 
heavenly father’s embrace.
And allow his love
 to put a smile on your face!

What God has joined as one. 
 He can keep together.
Won’t you allow him to bless
 your marriage forever?

By Jim Pemberton


Details | Couplet | |

Was I Ida Strauss

I have a fear of drowning in deep waters, dark and cold;
I dream the waves are parted revealing Death's threshold.

I wonder, tremb'ling in my bed, if another life I've known;
Is there a body 'neath the sea, dissolved, bone of my bone?

                        * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

We boarded the Titanic, her maiden voyage from the shore,
Just the two of us together, me and my husband Isidore.

Grandly cradled on the ocean within the ship of dreams,
Unaware an ice tow'r waited in the frigid, black extremes.

Roast squab and French ice creams, champagne and caviar
Were the first class luxuries, sailing on beneath the stars.

Near midnight the vessel shuddered as though wounded in the heart;
We waited captain's orders to load the lifeboats, disembark.

"Women first!" the crew commanded; older men could also go,
But Isidore would not depart, the truest gentleman I know.

He entreated me to leave the ship, but like Ruth of long ago, 
I replied, "We've lived together many years. Where you go, I go."

We faced Death as we faced life, companions to the end . . .
Climbing the staircase to heaven, hand in hand with my best friend.


The story of Isidore and Ida Strauss is true; they were first class passengers on the
Titanic. Isidore was co-owner of Macy's. My connection to Ida is fiction.
The grand staircase on the Titanic was called "the staircase to Heaven."

Faye Gibson

June 22, 2014


Details | Romanticism | |

Lips Made to Fit

Warm tender soft  lips that were made to fit
so perfectly
Two loving hearts beating
in harmony
I'm apart of you
and your apart of me
Two kindred souls
as one destined to meet
meant to be.


Peter Dome.copyright.2013. Dec.


Details | Free verse | |

Against the Wind

When two people so choose
To join as one
The primary requirement is
Decide to love the beloved.

Then, as happens in love
Two become one in all things
Exclusive, self giving
especially sexually.

And in so doing
The love grows in togetherness
Open to children, raising them
A reward of their uniting.

But what now if the love fails? 
Turns one sided and falters? 
And the critical departure is decided? 
To look for someone else? 

And if it happens that the search ends
Upon someone willing and able.
To meet the need of the orher.
And join in erotic bliss? 

The happiness newly found thrills
Brings warmth and excitement
Sends the heart a racing
Mind awhirl, body aquiver.

Deeper, wider, bolder, reckless
Necessity drives further coupling.
Drawn by the need for happiness.
Affirmation, complimentarity, libidinous.

But this new joining is filled with tension
Since the love struggles to grow.
And growing is strained.
For living together is amiss.

So the need to be closer
To grow together and love deeper
And go on up to the next level.
Of uniting even with childbirth.

The missing component is the limit
Of a love so good, so true
Bound to the beloved
Struggling to grow with the other.

A critical juncture is met
To continue with the limited but true
Or let go and return to the old
Loveless, drab, lonesome.

However, to let go is to die
And is not the way to go
It is far better to live with the limits
Than to die in the unlimited prison

Of knowing one could have loved deeply
But did not. 


Inner Whispers


Details | Rhyme | |

Feels So Right

I LOVED YOU YESTERDAY TOMORROW THE SAME WAY I LOVE YOU TODAY WHAT MORE CAN I SAY I TOLD YOU THEN I’M TELLING YOU NOW I’LL TELL YOU AGAIN I GIVE YOU MY VOW I LOVE YOU IN DAY LIGHT I LOVE YOU AT TWILIGHT KISS IS SPARK TO IGNITE LEFT HAND TOUCH TO EXCITE HEART BEATS LIKE DYNAMITE RIGHT HAND REACH PULLS US TIGHT EVERYTHING IS SO BRIGHT OH YES, IT FEELS SO RIGHT


Details | I do not know? | |

I ''Lost''

When I love you I'll show it,
When I show it, I mean it... 
When I mean it, I'll say it... 
When I say it... Well... You win...


Details | Rhyme | |

'Til the day

Where have you been all my life
I kept on waiting 'till you passed by
I wonder how it took you for so long
To notice that I've been here all along

We managed to vent both our feelings
But it seems our fate is very deceiving
Why would they put us world apart
And let us make a brand new start

Hope is always our line to cling on
But we are always razed with frustration
I hope we can stand still against the time
'Till the day we both say "you are mine"


Details | Rhyme | |

I Trust You Fully

The world went right ahead,
I remained where i was,
They progressed, they advanced,
Only at loss- I was

Each day each year time went by
It was 6 years ago that you bid me goodbye..
I looked for your in every face,
but never found your hiding place...

Could not spend a day missing you,
Wonder how fast 6 yrs flew,
With  your memories , I lived my life,
Never in reality could I be your wife..

People say you wont return,
So in this pain, will I  always burn?
Where are you and why do you hide?
I was and will always be by you side...

You were not wrong my love,
Just come back to me now,
Let her do what she wants,
I dont care for her haunts and taunts...

Time wont wait , it will fly,
I want us to live, not cry an die,
I love you and trust you from my soul,
I scream that from south pole to norh pole!


Details | Rhyme | |

Band of Gold

A band of gold is all she wears.
She does not need diamonds or jewels there.
Simple, but it means so much.
When placed there two hearts did touch.



Publish "Simply Me: Poems"
available paperback and e-book on amazon.


Details | Fibonacci | |

Marriage

Line
Line
Yours, Mine
Need entwine
Dissolve and resolve
To become mutually so fine


Details | Free verse | |

My Love

I'm ready to start a new chapter
of this fairy-tale with you
So much hope so much wonder

I wish to be forever with you
Waiting for you
to walk through the door

The smiles the laughter
of the time we spend together
We're the couple everyone's jealous of

Our love is genuine
Even when we fight 
now it's for very short

I love our adventures
We'll be real world travelers
Always together

I see it every night
wishing I was with you
As I wake to you every morning

I know my time is slow
but I'm ready
to be Mrs. Brooks


Details | ABC | |

LOVE

The more you invest in love,
the more valuable it becomes, 
where there's love,
nothing goes wrong.

The truth in love,
requires joy,
although it's hard,
to keep it for long.

A sound marriage in love,
it's not a word,
but faith and action.

The cure for love,
it's marriage,
but not money as others hope.

Getting marriage for sex,
it's something special
like buying a fresh sweet cake.

Keeping love forever,
it needs  to open your eyes,
patience and  trust
for  whom you love.

A successful  love for all,
stick on one heart,
and made in Heaven!

Oh, Oh ,Oh!
Love is funny,
full of hills and stones.

But again are thunder,
tornados and hail,
as the wise men say.


Details | Lyric | |

Thirteen Forevers

I thought forever was not enough time
We weren't supposed to see the end of the line
It just can't be over when a years gone by, just thirteen times

Much damage was done, yes this is true
you had me arrested and I did stuff to you
We can leave that behind now love will carry us through

They all bet against us but what will we say
We won't have a good answer if we just quit today
When our children come ask us why we threw love away

We clearly could part now to no ones surprise
Walk away from each other with no long goodbyes
Or could go all in and risk roll the dice
Betting we're better together as forever glides by thirteen times


Details | Narrative | |

Sins and Virtues Chapter Three

As Love exited her house she found Faith hovering in her New transporter.
"Wow Faith this is beautiful".  "Thank you Love.  This is the new Neo 7000.
It was the last one left".  Interrupted by her communicator Faith answers
her call from Loyalty.  "Hello Loyalty what do you want?"  "Why you have to
ask like that Faith?"  "Just make sure Knowledge have you at the chapel on
time.  Now if you'll excuse me I have things to do".  "C'mon Faith we don't have 
time to play with Loyalty".  Rising higher in the air Faith and Love zoomed away.
As they flew through the sky Faith asked Love about her humanitarian organization
Opened Arms.  "How was your peace keeping mission in the country Limbo?"  
"The citizens there had a lot of raw emotions from the war.  There was a big scar dividing
the country".  "Your organization Opened Arms has a lot of strong positive influence.  How
long have Opened Arms been active in the humanitarian field?"  "Five years".  When the two
landed at the chapel Wisdom was waiting for them.
Written by Keith Edward Baucum aka The Green Poet aka Red Seven aka The Brown Philosopher


Details | Free verse | |

Honeymoon

Fresh black satin sheets
soft music dimmed lights
champagne and oysters on ice
Red rose petals scattered upon the the bed
The aroma of chocolate and massage oil fills the air
from the bedside table to nibble and entice.

The sound of gushing water from the bathroom
the fragrance of expensive  French perfume
Black silk stockings  tempting underwear
and dressing gown
hanging over chair
The atmosphere electric
as the bridegroom 
awaits his bride
on the honeymoon.


Peter Dome.copyright.2013. Dec.


Details | Couplet | |

There Are No Words

She is a ubiquitous presence 
In the fabric of my life
And always seems to have the pulse
Of my oft times crazy life. 

She knows just when to let me run
And when to apply the brakes
She celebrates my achievements
And is tolerant of mistakes

At night when plagued with nightmares
In search of a restful sleep
She can chase away my goblins
Even while she sleeps. 

She has opened up a world for me
By turning living into life
She is my most valued treasure
My loving, beautiful wife. 


Details | Rhyme | |

Seventeen Years Have Passed

All peaches and cream is what I had thought
A perfect new life this new lady had brought
I was now lucky in love and lucky in life
I had given her a ring, I made her my wife

As time went by that ring lost some shine
My perfect little life was no longer divine
We had fallen out of love so I was told
That once euphoric felling now felt so old

If I gave a little gesture or a little word
Could I break the silence of nothing heard
My thoughts ran wild in an empty mind
I was fearing failure, it left me behind

The peaches and cream are no longer there
All now taken away by a love we don't share
I'm now baking a cake for new lovers to taste
I have love still to give, that I surely won't waste


Details | Rhyme | |

Will you be my wife

 With these eyes i see the brightest day
with these hands i wipe your tears away
with these arms i hold you close
with my heart it is you i love the most

with these lips i kiss your precious lips 
with my nose i smell your sweet fragrance
with my fingers i touch your face
the brightest day

with my legs i walk to you 
with my smile i let you know
you are the brightest sunshine in my life
with these knees i am asking
will you be my wife


Details | Rhyme | |

THE DATE

Friday night and the traffic has died down
People were locked behind closed doors
Or they were out for a night on the town
Crowding the many strobe lit dance floors

The blue light from my laptop blinks
Hesitant fingers type in the words
In the search engine: “Dating Links”
Belly burning with uncertain swords

Contemplating lying about my age
Realising that it would be discovered
And the inevitable ensuing rage
Honesty still the best policy – overt

The splurge was easy to compose
“Looking for a mate to share life”
To the occasion my penmanship rose
“Abhorring any form of strife”

A wink and a bold nudge received
Soon after the Send button pushed
Careful of not being openly deceived
Not eager to repeat relationships rushed



Cell phone numbers were exchanged
And a few photos uploaded to address
A first date for the Saturday arranged
Searching mind for wardrobe to impress

He met me on the top of the stairs
Like a groom waiting for his bride
Taking a table with seats in pairs
He firmly moved his seat to my side

We kissed on our second date
Under the stairs of the restaurant
Gawping Sunday patrons, dining late
Emotions held at bay, now torrent

Eight months later we were wed
A fiery relationship it had sealed
On our mutual respect we have fed
To our families’ acceptance, we appealed






Details | Rhyme | |

What Is Love

If a woman doesn’t have a ring, she doesn’t have a thing.
Action speak louder than words to show love by marriage 
But a woman can't push on love like a baby in a carriage
A man purpose is to provide and make a woman needed and cherished
But with out valuing responsibilities, the love will perish.
A woman is not valued unless she becomes a man 
And because I am an old fashioned gal, I feel the system is out of hand
Women’s lib and egos becomes the ugly seed 
Like an uncontrollable power trip and disposal marriage creed.
Life will be selfish. Life will be cruel 
Love is a broke business rule 
Prince to the risqué of damsel in distress is in the old days
And lost chivalry does not impress me today
without a ring a woman is strung along 
and a man's options are a broken song
God has his ways to deal with sin
and all the wrong ways we are living
I already knew why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free
that is why I moved 1400 miles from my ex fiance


Details | Rhyme | |

My Love Poem to my Love

Thank you for all you are
the little things that you do
for the advice that you give
and the deep love that is you

Many a time we've shared
so many memories to remember
looking back over all the years
right back to that pizza in September

In the ups and downs of our life
we always come together as one
because divinely sought and drawn
to be always looking unto God's son

I hope I have been
the very best to you
for my finest decision
was saying to you I do

So me love you
you love me
so together in love
we are set free

poetgord@2013

(A poem to my love Christine of 23 years marriage and of all that she means to me.)



Details | Narrative | |

Sins and Virtues Chapter One

Covered in darkness wearing a veil of evil.  The bride stands before her groom and a vile host of
wedding guests.  The heat and hate that filled the air was so thick that they all choked on it.
Baffled and amazed that Lust the biggest slut ever was about to wed Greed.  Everyone watched 
with anticipation as a union of sin was joined in unholy matrimony.  The words that flowed from 
the mouth of Pride the priest cut through the air like swords.  "Disgustingly wicked we have come
together in the presences of demonic forces to behold the joining of this devil and slut in unholy 
matrimony.  This band and covenant of marriage was established by evil in darkness.  Lust will 
you have Greed to be your husband; to live together in the covenant of marriage?  Will you obey him,
lay with him, and fulfill his sexual desires as long as you both shall live?"  With the flames of hell burning in her eyes Lust answers "I will".  "Greed will you have Lust to be your wife; to live together in the covenant of marriage?  Will you supply and adorn her with riches as long as you both shall live?"  With a twinkle in his eyes that sparkles like gold Greed answers "I will".  "By the powers invested in evil the bride and groom may kiss".  As their lips touched their wedding guests were as silent as a corpse.  Turning her back to the wedding guests Lust throws a bouquet of Poison Ivy and 
Venus Flytraps over her head.  Stepping in front of Soth, Envy snatches the bouquet out of the air.  "Nice catch Envy" said Sloth with slow slurred speech.  "Thank you Envy and I do believe green is more my color".  Turning around to see who caught the bouquet Lust wasn't a bit surprise to see Envy holding the Poison Ivy and Venus Flytraps.  "Well Envy I guest your next to wedded off" stated Lust.  Pride motions for Hatred to release the owls.  Unlocking the huge cage Hatred releases the owls.  Slow to take flight the great owls flap their wings and ascends into the darkness.  "Let's get the party started.  Turn on the music" yelled Greed.  As the sins partied the night away.  The sun came rising in the country Tranquility.  "Are you ready to spend all eternity together?"  Loyalty asked Love as they stood on their balcony.  "My dear, dear, husband soon to be.  You already know the answer to the question you ask".  As Loyalty and Love stand locked in a warming embrace being kissed by the rays of the sun.  The two share a kiss of their own.

Written by Keith Edward Baucum aka The Green Poet


Details | Rhyme | |

What I Do For You

What I Do For You


I sent red roses to your sweet mother
I surely would do that for no OTHER!

I spent four long years waiting for you
I longed for the first kiss, we TWO!

I now have you so sweetly by my side
I enjoy it all, especially your RIDE!

I look forward to the nights we share
I sing, sing it out and I truly CARE!

I find Heaven and my darling it is YOU!

Robert J. Lindley, 07-10-2014


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Details | Free verse | |

By the lily pond

How beautiful it was when the sun shone
And I walked with you,my dear husband, through the gardens.
How happy I was to sit with you by the lake
and to hear the water from the fountain splash.
It's our our favourite music now we cannot visit the sea
To hear the tide rush in,then fall sucking on the shingley beach.
But I see it in my minds eye.
Aldeburgh,the fishing boats go out at sunrise.
I awoke early and saw the sun across the sea
and the boats setting out in the soft light.
Dunwich,the heath filled with birds
the cliff and the beach where sometimes one can find marble
from one of the many churches washed away by the encroaching sea.
And Southwold,the marsh so quiet I heard crickets.
We went across the Blyth in the rowing boat
And saw the place from which our picture of Walberswick was painted...
If only life could be captured,slowed, for a few minutes
for us to receive the beauty and hear the sound of the sea
The everlasting music of the heart


Details | Rhyme | |

Tree In The Wind

Today You're Getting Married
And There's Something I'd like to Say
Remember this Day Forever
And the Vows You Make Today

There Will Be Lots of Happy Times
And a Few That Make You Sad
But Always Be a Team
And Things Won't Be Too Bad

Always Take Time to Listen
And Remember the Love You Share
It's the Two of You Against the World
For Each Other...Always Be There

And the Times You Disagree...
Always Be Willing to Bend
You Don't Have to Break
Just Be like a Tree in the Wind

That's All I Have to Say
Except I Wish You Both the Best
And I Won't Worry about You
When They Lay Me down to Rest



Connie Moore
Feb. 6, 1993


Details | I do not know? | |

Just Because I Said I Do

Just Because I Said I Do


Just because I said

I do

I don’t


John G. Lawless
1/26/2014


Details | Free verse | |

We won't live forever time limited offer To Dave

I wish we could
sit in a soft field 
of flowers and bask
in the sun on our
faces-I'd do it alone and
think of you and what
you would say in the
inspiritational message-
the sharing in the simplicity,
in the humaness of the 
moment-in the sheer 
joy to be in a warm
place---safe for a moment.
 
I can set up the scene,
the characters, the dialogue,
We will not live forever,
Lost time in a debit, 
account held against
small core savings.

In the end will it be
"enough" that we--I -tried?

Will there be credit for
the tenacity? Or are we
selling finely carved and
cheap plastic security? 


Details | Free verse | |

One Simple Job

You had one job
A simple task
I ask you nicely
To do for me.

Yet your such a klutz
You just screwed it up
It was so simple
You find it complicated.

Distracted or forgot
Your so simple minded
To lose track of time
Forgot what was important.

Can't you do right
Why go off track
You let me down
When I need you most.

When I'm feeling not my best
Ill-stricken to my bed
Aches and pains all over
I count on you to help.

Can't you listen
Don't you see
Do I matter
To you at all?

Off on your own
Doing your things
Makes me feel neglected
When your not listening.

Don't you care how I feel
Can't comfort me for an hour
When I'm feeling down
You just brush it aside.

All I ask of you
One simple ting
Do me one favor
To help me out.

Yet you can't do right
Are you not bright
Can't seem to see
Just one thing
One simple job.


Details | Free verse | |

Playing love cards

On this earth table where i sit to sip fury
I chose the game of cards over watching 
stripped dancers
I chose a cold ice malt to flow into my intestines 
As i play the game of cards

Its the love cards i cherish
the Brenda blue eyes card i pick
From the hands of a Tom
who cant let the Emily slim card go
I have to pass on the Rita tall card
to the center of the table
for other players to pick and play

I am not heartless i just love competition 
I cant watch Mark take the Isabella card
As i cling to this Sophia card 
Yet they are many with this card
The Alexis card is not easy to get but first to loose
I cant take that from mason 
He told me a lot like Jason did

I want to quite the game
I didn't know loosing the Chloe card hurts
just like the Nicole did
But i cheer up and pull on
the Anna card 
As packer fights with Dylan
For the Morgan card 
That Easton threw away 
when he stole Lauren card from Julia

As we play our card game 
Ladies are playing their own
I am in this game
Hope I will have 
The winning card
most likely that slim blue eyed card
In Austin's hand
But i have to first pass on
The Kayla card
Which i cant hold till i quit the game



Details | Rhyme | |

Two faces

My message lies not in the sentence
If you learn to read between the lines
You will hear stories in my silence
My life is not about roses and wines

I'm happy on poetrysoup but sad in real life
My face smiles while I weep with my heart
A good girlfriend just became a bad wife
Maybe it is time to make a fresh start


Details | Rhyme | |

Stolen , So Stolen

Stolen , So Stolen

That moment our eyes met in sweet delight
you a dream gracing the night
no other light shone but you,
me thinking , yes I do!

The blinding flash your vision gave
our souls your beauty saved
no other light shone but you,
me approaching right on cue!

Our dark times forever, forever gone
sweet unity , never again alone
no other light shone but you,
you and I forever,  we two!

Our hearts each quickly , lovingly stolen
with pure love so swollen
no other light shone but you,
our love eternally true!!

Robert J. Lindley  

I am sharing this private write I sent to my wife when she was 
my new love, my new lady , my promised. I wrote this the night we first met
 in person in the Philippines. She a vision that shook my world!
She read it the next day and tears came to her beautiful brown eyes!
Now we are married ten years and even deeper in love!


Details | Rhyme | |

He Doesn't Have to be Greek

I am certainly proud of my Greek heritage. My way of life is something nobody can disparage. For lunch, instead of simple sandwiches made with white bread, mama packed me things like moussaka instead. Right now, I am getting too old to be single. With the right kind of men I must intermingle. Yes, a good husband is what I now seek. However, my man doesn't have to be Greek. I have met someone who appears to be Mr. Right. Would you like to meet this man tonight? Based on the 2002 film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"


Details | Blank verse | |

Together Forever

Two hearts apart, now God has brought you both to a new start.
Your hearts have been broken and scattered around.
but someone took the time until each piece was found.
He hunted and waited till the timing was right, got down on one knee and ask for a wife. Your love for each other is plain to see.
Together forever, you're meant to be. Now a light shines out from deep within knowing you will be spending it with your best friend. 
Your wedding day is here and your surrounded by love as God looks over you from the heavens above. 
The vows have been said, You're now husband and wife, with the rings on your hand your will begin your new life!


Details | Free verse | |

A Walk In The Garden In Moonlight Part 1 of 2

( Song of Solomon 4: 16 )



We Walked In The Garden At Midnight
We Walked Thru The Garden In Moonlight

Among Azealeas & Verbenas & Blue Jonquils
Sweet Honeysuckle, Yellow Primroses & Daffodils
Among White Phlox & Orchids & Pretty Pink Quills
Two Lovers Holding Hands In Romantic Thrill
Your Touch Grows That Budding Power Still

As We Walked In The Garden At Midnight
We Walked Thru The Garden In Moonlight

Among Tulips and Lilies and Wine-Hued Amaryllys
Intoxicating Lilacs & Jasmine & Ground-Cover Iris
Breathing In Lavender & Vanilla & Bougainvillea Scents
Wafting Heady & Sensual Yet of Shy-Perfume Strength

While Walking In The Garden At Midnight
While Walking Thru The Garden In Moonlight

A "Home Sweet Home" Brass Plaque Cast Soft Glints
By A Heartshaped Box Holding Moonflowers & Herb-Mints
Symbolizing Love's Nature The Way It Was Meant
& There Was A Touch of Citrus Somewhere, Just A Hint

Wafting From Beyond Our Closest Neighbor's Fence
Bowed To Our Queens of The Nights As Darkness Squints
and Slender Topiary Stands Crowned With Hyacinths
Guards Our Garden Where So Much Time Is Spent

Walking In The Garden At Midnight
Walking Thru The Garden In Moonlight

Our Garden, Well Tended, Cultivated Thru Till & Toil
Thorn Blooddrops & Brow-Sweat - Has Moistened Our Soil
 Sprouting Tendrils & Offshoots That Loops Softly In Coils
On Our Garden's Ground - Grown So Large & Lovely & Loyal
(as More Queens of The Night & Roses Reigned Royal)

The Story Is: 
We Saw The "For Sale" Sign ...  & It Was Love At First Sight
For Our Family & Our Future, It Would Fit Us Just Right
We Bought The Ground-Plot - Our Land of Dreams So Bright
... Built A House, Made A Home & A Garden of Delight


Filled With Peonies, Carnations & My Philodendron-Fetish
Hydrangeas Spilling Riotously All Over The Trellis
Ivy Interwoven All Thru The Surrounding Lattice
Periwinkle & Prize Winning Magnolias Embellish
As Cattails Encircle The Pond - Our Garden's Chalice
 
We Walked Past Gladiolus & Silver Sage At Midnight
We Stepped Into Our Private - Garden Stage In Moonlight

Our Eyes Became Stars A Reflective Shine
Our Lips Became Sprinklers - Our Arms Were Vines
That Clung To Both Limbs - Yours & Mine
That Attached Like Roots of Evergreen Pines
That Rose Like Stems That Bleeding Heart-Flowers Climb
Among Four O'Clocks & Hollyhocks & Silver Thyme

While Wading Thru The Garden At Midnight
While Wooing In The Garden In Moonlight


(Part 1 of 2)

Copyrighted ©:  8/30/2013 
By: MoonBee Canady


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Eve

EVE

Never say “I don’t love you”
When you just mean give me space
Because it hurts me so much
Like a dagger in my heart
Never Say “”I don’t care”
When you just mean you hate it
Because I need to know,
Promise I’ll never do it again
Never say I Miss you
When you are far
The fact is 
I want to be exactly where you are
Never say “Come here”
When you just mean, prove my love
Because if I fail, I can’t blame distance
Men are comprises of peculiar elements
Our mind is the abode for knowledge
That holds the truth and the lies
Our mind is the residence of our will and desire
We don’t like to be fool 
Because we don’t play with feelings
We fall in love but hate to be dictated
We have our own plans and tactics
And we don’t stop until we reach success
We don’t lie when
We hide ourselves beyond what you see
Or discloses the antecedents of our past relationships
We just hate remembering heartaches 
Cause we are also the casualty of failures
We maybe objective 
And could become ruthless
But touch us once and we will gradually melts
You can name our nature
Beastly
Brutal
Evil and
Divine
You can call us everything that you wanted
But I tell you honey
That the realms of our nature
Is tamed with your passion
That behind our glory is your love
That the truth of our being
Is your existence
That the vows that you committed
Is the life that we long to live…


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Finally we tied the knot

No thanks, was what she first said
A phrase that lingered in my head for days
Wondering whether she meant what she said

My heart was hurting, breaking and aching
Thinking, planning and preparing
to give it another try for the sake of my heart

Changing tact help save situations sometimes
Less talking, more helping and companion giving
Was what I resorted to, and it produced a prestigious prize

She did not admit it at first
But she could no longer be at peace away from my place
And that formed the beginning of the firm friendship

They say the rest is history
But to us the rest was a test of time
And God guided us in times of trials and temptations

We had to part ways in good course
As she went to pursue promotional studies
For a period they thought our friendship will fade

They told her I will move on
They told me she will move on
But none of us moved on
Instead, we finally tied the knot
All thanks to Almighty God 


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No One Is Perfect

this is a controversial poem but I ask for your attention... 

everyone was born with an imperfection... 

some people have an "imperfection" of what most call  "GAY"...

 and there are people who feel same sex marriage isn't the right way...

however no one has the right to say what they say...

so keep your comments to yourself and continue your day...

Obama legalized same sex marriage 
and he is straight... 

so there is nothing wrong with acceptance and it's never too late...

but even with gay marriage legalized 
it's still a problem in some states...

some on the list are FL, UT, TX, MS, ME, and VA...

is this the dream country we live in known as the U.S.A.?...

when  states are united as one, but through differences seem to separate?...

and being gay is not a disease, it's not a trait...

same sex couples are people too, so why show them hate?...

would you like it where you lived in a backwards world today?... 

a world where you couldn't marry the one you loved because you were straight?...

I know I wouldn't want to be separated from my soul mate...

so what gives us the right to take same sex couples rights away?...

no one is perfect, flawless, or a mistake...

but we all should unite as one for all of our sakes...


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Heavens Match

 Never would one be able to imagine ,
Two people so happy and always laughing.
   Smiles on thier faces from morning till dark ,
A rare sight if you were ever to see them apart.
   Harsh words  you will never hear them say,
Only of love and kindness day after day.
   Hand  in hand they stroll down the path of life,
Forever he her Husband and her his loving Wife.
   One could only come this one and only conclusion,
That this Match was made in Heaven and is no illusion.
Tac


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Not enough Time

She was the only girl ever wanted
The only one that I ever needed 
And she was so hard to pursed
But I kept on trying and succeeded

And now I look at her sleeping
Stroked her hair and give her a kiss
I don’t blink my eyes for one second
For not a moment of her I want to miss

But now there is not enough time
I can’t get enough of her kiss
Forever is Just not enough time
To complete all on my list

now there is not enough time
One life time just won’t do
Even if we do live forever
It’s not enough time to love you

This abundance of love in my heart
Covers everything like the morning mist
Forever is just not enough time
To get all her kisses on my list

When she holds me in her arms
I don’t ever want to leave
For Just one second away from her
And my heart starts to grieve

And forever is to short
That time will never do
I need a million life times
Just to show how much I love you

i need More time to be with her
cooking In the kitchen with her
Going outside and walking with her
‘Stopping to pick flowers for her

laid next to her while she sleeps’
Touches her hair and her cheeks
She is the love of my life
the reason that my heart beats

not enough time to hold her close
not enough time to look in her eyes
there,s not enough time 
there,s not enough time oh yes i realize

And now I just want to cherish her
go shopping for jewelry and cloths
And hug her close when she is sick
Cook her chicken soup and wipe her nose

Have ice cream and Watch TV 
go to movies and buy her pop corn
To go for walks under the moonlight
before all the our time is gone


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Together Forever

Together Forever?

Whatever Became of You and Me?
The Part We Called "Together"?
When We Started as a Pair,
I Thought We'd Be Forever.

But Something Slipped Away,
Slowly Erased by Time.
Now I Feel out of Sorts
And You're No Longer Mine.

Oh, You're Still Here with Me,
And Everything Looks the Same.
We Go Through All the Motions
And Our Name Is Still the Same.

But Where Is My Sense of Belonging,
To No One Else but You?
It's Something I Don't Understand,
But I Also Know It's True.

We Can't Go on like This.
I Need Love That Lasts Forever.
If We Can't Work this Out,
We Cannot Stay Together.

Connie Moore


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The Key

You came and you touched me
You set my mind free
Of all of the weight that was upon me
My mind it is free now
To have and to love
My heart it now soars
Like one carefree dove
The roads in between us have been traveled by few
But somehow my path has been closed until you
It sometimes seems funny
How this master of fate
Said listen to your heart
And it always said, "Wait"
For there will come someone
Like you have to me
Who will open your heart
With their one golden key


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Mine For Life

The summer that we first met
Is a day I wont forget
Just one look and I knew
You'd be mine my whole life through
Four years later down the line
Is when I joined your heart with mine
I could hardly catch my breath
As down the aisle step by step
I walked closer to the man
A ring on my shaky hand
Searching for which way to go
We joined these two lonely souls
Doing a complete reverse
We made it through better or worse
Never having to give in
As others do time and again
When things start to fall apart
We just look inside our hearts
For the perfect reason why
This relationship will never die


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Dear Life: Dear Love

I know when I talk, 
I am passionate. 

I know when I act, 
I am driven. 

I know when I love, 
I am scared. 

Thing is, we are all passionate about something. 

I flip out a lot, 
I sometimes shake with frustration,
I sometimes lose my breath. 

I know I am not the most open person in the world, 
But you have to cherish and appreciate the moments
I knock down some walls. 

I apologize for the moments I say things out of anger, 
I apologize for the moments I turn away.  
I have my flaws, 
I am not perfect, 
But that's the best thing out of life and love: 
It's to build foundations and grow from them. 

I hurt easily. 
I only expect the best, 
Because I've seen the worst.


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DOWN ON BENDED KNEE

There he was down on bended knee Saying I love you so much will you marry me All the time what was on his mind She will be easy she is gentle and kind Around my finger I will twist Was the thought when they first kissed This love story was all about self Real love sat upon a shelf It was all about him and what she could do This was love that wasn’t true True love always considers the other It doesn’t control it doesn’t smother It lifts us up to another place The place of true unity brings a smile to our face The only tears when love is true are happy tears from me and you PLEASE DON’T DOWN ON BENDED KNEE If the thoughts in your mind are all about “ME”


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Phagoctsis and mitochondria

 I leave school when I was seven
 So I don’t have much education
 Always use my commonsense
 To help me in life’s situations
 
 But it never bothered me before
 My bad grammar and spelling
 Because even when I make mistakes
 You still understand my story telling

 But since I meet this girl
 Was Like a few days ago 
 I been trying to impress her
 With some big words I didn’t know

 She has a PhD, doctor of philosophy
 Studying psychology, biology, Biotechnology
 Also botanology, criminology, climatology
 And astrology, archeology .meteorology

 So when she asks what I do
 I was to embarrass to say
 That I write poems and stories
 And post on face book everyday

 So I ask her how the weather is
 And I try to change the subject
 But I know the next time I see her
 She won’t let me get out of it

 So I search on Google whole night
 Also Bing, yahoo. And Wikipedia
 I see lots of words I don’t under stand
 Like phagoctsis and mitochondria

 Well I wake all night researching
 To find out the meaning of it all
 I learn its some kind of DNA cell
 To function in plants and animal

 Man I really want to impress her
 Because I really like this girl a lot
 But Sunday when I her under a tree
 Every thing I memorize I forgot

 But she was reading a book
 A book of poems by kaz Ishmael
 But she didn’t t know it was me
 Because it had no picture in the profile

 She said “suicide letter “is sad but romantic
 She didn’t know that true love still exist
 And she’s not impressed with educations
 She just wants to be love like this

 So I lay on the grass beside her
 And tell her my complete life story
 And today we are getting marry
 In the presence of god and our family

 When you find love its really amazing
 And true love will never die
 We are off to our honey moon now
 Time to end this poem and say good bye


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Are You Looking For A Divorce Try JESUS

Are You Looking for A Divorce?  Try Jesus!

I knew of a wife who felt like she was alone.
There were many nights she cried at her home.

She was in, what I’d call a difficult situation.
There really wasn’t a good explanation.

Her husband just kind of “gave up” on trying.
He didn’t find what he felt was “satisfying.”

She was concerned for her children too…
And wondered; “what am I supposed to do?”

It wasn’t too long she fell into the arms of another.
And neglected her duty as a Godly mother.

This family began to unravel and fall apart.
It has lead to many wounded hearts…

This happens with many Christian families...
As more become “frustrated” and unhappy!

Whatever problem we have...  God can deliver us!
He can heal our families, because he loves us!

If divorce is the kind of action that you’ve found!
Won’t you trust Jesus, to change it all around?

Won’t you commit your ways and thoughts to him?
Won’t you fall in love with Jesus, and trust him?

There’s power in the blood!  I know and believe it!
Won’t you take the time…  And receive it?

Jesus is here!  He can change the bitter ugliness!
By his glory, beauty and his righteousness!

Please dear Lord, bring healing to your children!
May your healing touch continue to build them!

None of us need to feel worn out and alone!
When Jesus can fill our hearts and home!

By Jim Pemberton  11/19/13


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One Plus One Is Two, Joining Hearts Like Me And You

Mixing two things will create
Something new that's really great
Yellow and blue will make green
And an outside pretty scene
Purple comes from red and blue
Growing violets==rare and new
Pink is made from red and white
Lace is a soft pretty sight
Two more things can mix together
Two lonely hearts bound forever
In one happy and sweet place 
There's never a single trace
Of pain anywhere or time
Two hearts with a long love line
Formed by mixing two great things
Wedding vows and golden rings
A warm outsides serene and quiet
Hair decorated by nice violets
Pink lace all along a dress
Matching hankie in his vest
No scene could be quite as nice
Than two hearts joining for life


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Marry Me

The world out there is waiting for that hour of the day, 
When you will say yes to me and brighten up my way. 

I have loved you so much and forever my beautiful princess, 
You are the only one I want to be with, you're my goddess. 

I stay up dreaming about and waiting all day till midnight, 
For the day you'll show up at the aisle dressed up in white. 

So don't keep me waiting anymore, marry me my dear 
I promise to love you forever and always be sincere.


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MISS PRICELESS

Too worthy to be behold
Too precious to be sold
No price on earth worth her
So I need her as bride with no price

Tell her father and his kinsmen
That am unworthy of their priceless
But neither am I nor is anyone
For no bride price worth her either

That I can't afford her bridal requirements
Shouldn't stop me from having her
For in me lies her heart
Though she is priceless and that is her name

Her eyes are bright and glitters
And there competes with moon and stars at night
One could imagine incredibly from afar
What has brought the heavenly down

Her skin is diamond in disguise
Her temptation, one can rarely overcome
Her smiles worth angels applauds
Her worth the world is yet to know

Her skin is smooth and cold
Her body worth more than gold
She's too priceless to be sold
If one should consider; really no one worth her
So give her to me for her love is with me.
   
                    KANU (JKANE) EKPEZU


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The Marriage Rose

“The Marriage Rose”

The marriage rose grows without any strain
It has seen joy in its blooms but also has seen pain

The beautiful bloom also has its thorn
And without hesitation a brand new bud is born

One bloom dies and another bloom grows
It’s a beautiful process and through eternity flows

Its pedals are soft and the fragrance is sweet
With the passion of time they fall calmly to our feet

Bewildered I give one to my new soul mate
The universe guides us to a new loving fate

Given through love that will never ever die
Love has its joy but will also make us cry

Now I only see blooms and the thorns are no more
With a love that blesses me right down to my core

And this is the question I most humbly pose
Will everyone see the beauty of a joyous Marriage Rose?

3/15/11
Copyright 2011


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Close Enough To You or I want to, But I Won't 20140504

I can’t get close enough to you,
My friend.  I want to, but I won’t.
It’s enough to just dance with you;
Could take it further, but I don’t.

I might not be what you expect.
I can’t get close enough to you,
My girl.  To treat you with respect,
I won’t take advantage of you.

If, forever, I’d be with you,
I’ll faithfully hold that line.
I can’t get close enough to you,
My love.  But someday you’ll be mine.

I chose to spend, with you my life.
Now that we’ve both said “I do”,
Each time that we make love, my wife,
I can’t get close enough to you.


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Notary Unnoticed

I see
reflection

But is it 
me
seeing
again
as if
the first time
we hadn't
made love

Or perhaps
we
were
in love
and not
out of 
it

Pushing
it

between us

like
strangers


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She Sat in Shame no More

She sits in shame
Wrapped in soiled sheets
Where she recently loved
Against her inner greets

For her desire to be loved
Drew her away from her bond
To be with her lover
Whom to her, responds

No longer captured
In a marriage of cold
Ignored, forgotten
Her empty soul, sold

As she sits and ponders
Her tomorrow life
Breaking her marriage vows
And who made her his wife

She no longer sits in shame
For a decision she's made
If she stayed with her vows
In this life she would fade

Her closed door has reopened
Now loved and adored
No longer cold and discarded
Her heart restored





http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-9.php




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When love lights the way

When love lights the way
The path is sweet, petaled 
Roses stripped naked, discarded
As their dresses pave the way
To the altar.
Yet willingly they give up
Their adornment, their pride,
For the adored,
And those that adore
Each other
The pinnacle of love, of romance,
As they walk to the altar.
When light leads the way
The path is straight, smoothed
Lamb stripped naked, discarded
As His blood paved the Way
To the throne.
Yet willingly He gave up,
His life, his passion,
For the adored,
And those that adore.


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The light of my life

My wife was a prostitute but I don't care what she did before.
The only thing that is important is that she's not a prostitute anymore.
I was so angry when she told me that I thought our relationship was in peril and I was about to end it.
But I love her and I changed my mind in just a matter of minutes.
She's made mistakes but I won't judge her for her past.
We adore each other and we have a love that will last.
She's my soulmate, she's the light of my life.
I love her more than life itself, she's a good wife.
I know what she did was wrong but when push comes to shove.
I don't care about her past, all that matters is that I'm in love.

(This is a fictional poem.)


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God's Plan For Marriage


God’s Plan for Marriage… There’s a truth that remains since the beginning of time. God created man and woman. And had one thing in mind. From the dust of the ground, Adam was formed. From his side came Eve. A new life was “born!” God’s design for marriage became very evident and clear… If not for Adam and Eve, none of us would be here! Marriage is a blessing from God. A gift from God above. A man and a woman come together as an expression of their love. Anything different than one man and woman is perverted. This is a lie from our culture that is trying to be “inserted.” God gave us all a natural love with a strong ambition. To come as a husband and wife is a God given intention! Read from the books of Genesis thru Revelation… God’s idea of marriage is for any person or nation. Many can try to change what God has already designed. It’s no wonder why so many have “confused” minds. Let’s come back to God and trust him with our life! The one who set up marriage as; “one husband and one wife!” By Jim Pemberton


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When I Got Married

When I got Married

When you are young
And deep in love
It doesn't really matters
What goes on in the world
You feel like you’re lifted
High and wise
There’s this tingling feeling
That tickles inside

This is what took place 
When I met my first love
I felt like I could fly
And soar high above
I thought this was the man
I would share my whole life
And I thought in my heart
That I finally met Mr. Right 

He treated me good the
Times we spent together
We were like glue                                                                                     
Stuck to a letter
Six months after we married
Things began to change
He got so angry if
I mention his name

When I tried to hug him
And show him that I care
He would snatch away and
Act like I wasn't there
When I got married we
Had so much fun
I was left wondering what
Happen to the bond

I found myself holding
His picture, crying and starring
Thinking if he didn't want me
Why did we get married?
Many tears I cried
Holding my pillow tight
Being misled into thinking
I met Mr. Right                                                                                               

I decided to visit my mother
Thinking I could clear my head
I returned home unexpected
To find another woman in my bed
It was stuffy that night
In the mist of the summer
Blind, stupid and ignorant to
Think I were the only woman

All the joy I ever felt even
When we first met
Left my soul, made me cold
And I’m not over it yet
When I first got married it
Turned out to be a joke
A silly little girl, easy prey
Has now lost all her hope

Even though I feel that the
Hurt will never go away
I still feel blessed to have
Known love in a special way                                                                            
I will never wed again
No matter what I do
I can’t take the pain
That I suffered through
My scares will last a lifetime
And for love I will not tarry
Because I will always remember
The first time I got married


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wife s sentimental journey

to all the women who think love is gone



For fifty years they were together as husband and wife 
And like all married couples they would bicker and fight. 
Then the day came that GOD called her away 
And with him she could not stay. 
He mourned the loss of his soul mate, and to be with her again 
He did not want to wait. 
As he went through her belongings of fifty years 
He found a box which brought a tear. 
It was a 12” box with the words engraved “treasure chest box” 
With a key for the lock. 
It was something he had never known before 
As he opened up the door. 
It was a stack of letters tied with a red ribbon 
And a note on top which read: 
My dear husband – if you are reading this it is because 
GOD decided to take me away, and with you I could not stay. 
But these letters is what kept me alive, and of your love I did thrive. 
Each letter tells me of the love that you have for me 
And thru my teary eyes I did see. 
A man of compassion and kindness and love 
Given to me from GOD above. 
For each letter that you had written me, I wrote a response 
Although I never gave them to you “till now “. 
I knew that you would find it hard to let me go 
This is something I did know. 
So read my responses to the love you had for me 
As you have set my heart free. 
Every letter was dated from the first one written on the bottom 
To the last one on the top 
He held his breath and his heart stopped. 
He read all the love letters he had written and her responses 
To every one which she ended with “from the start you stole my heart”. 
After reading all her letters he went back to her note and continued to read. 
It said: life is full of mysteries, twists and turns we do not see 
Life can never be a road straight and narrow with the ending in sight. 
So each day I prayed with all of my might, that a love as the one that you 
Have for me – will live with me eternally. 
For if there is any such thing as “human eternal love” 
You have gone far above! 
You have been my ROCK OF GIBRALTER 
And I knew you would never falter. 
Now I need you to be strong, because this is where you belong. 
Show everyone the love that you have given 
For you make life worth living. 
“FROM THE START YOU STOLE MY HEART” 

louis rams


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This Summer, Marry I must

Papa said my beauty would make life better
For marry I must this summer
Or we shall continue to suffer.
Bride Price shall make my family richer.
But I am in a dilemma.
Sam is sweet but Jude is Richer
Papa would welcome either,
For Marry I must this summer

Faithful Jude adores me better.
Sam’s ego burns like fire
And this makes me bitter.
Sweet Jude stalks me like a beggar,
Wicked Sam is not much of a love giver,
And Marry I must this summer.
 
Alas! I know not why I love Sam better.
Maybe Sweet Jude is too much of a Lover,
Maybe Sam appears to be the worthier,
For he frets not about my beautiful aura
And is sanctified with the Ego of a deserving lover,
Sam I must marry this summer.


QUOTATION
When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.
Euripides, Medea, 431 B.C.
Greek tragic dramatist (484 BC - 406 BC) 




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Proposal

i sit alone 
and i think and i write
i start in the day
and don't finish til night
words keep flowing
from my mind to the page
sometimes i think
its getting harder with age
to find good things
in my life that inspire
only wish is for love
its all i desire
to have and to hold
someone so dear
to dry her eyes
and tell her there's nothing to fear
my day will come
i still do believe
that one moment 
when i drop to one knee
im not sure yet
how where or when
all i hope 
is to hear yes in the end


Details | I do not know? | |

Six Months In

I AM

Six Months into learning of your betrayal

Six Months into learning of your lying

Six Months into looking at every infidelity website

Six months of looking for clues of 

WHO YOU ARE

Six months into learning about me

Six months into finding me lying to me

Six months of looking at every self help website

Six months of looking for clues of

WHO I AM

Six months of learning to be US

Six months of still not TRUSTING

Six months of trying to communicate

Six months of looking for clues of

WHO WE ARE.


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An Adulterous Situation

An Adulterous Situation I knew of a couple, involved in an adulterous situation. A person involved, claimed that he was a Christian! He told others that he wanted to tell her about the Lord… But this involvement in sin, he couldn’t well “afford!” A “casual” encounter led to the marriage’s destruction. Her husband was so hurt, he could hardly “function.” How could this man think there’s “nothing wrong with it.” “It must be fine.” He thought. “everyone’s doing it!” Jesus has come, that we might have freedom from within! Going to church, doesn’t give us a “license to sin!” God gave us marriage, as a holy and divine covenant! He gave us his word, so that our lives can be abundant! May this be a stern warning to one and all! That which may look attractive, will cause us to fall! If there’s something more from marriage that you desire… Be careful! Your deep passions will burn like a fire! May I encourage you to pray and seek the Lord above! And ask him to build your marriage on his love! Only he can restore everything the enemy has taken! He’ll be with you, when you may feel totally forsaken! Adultery is like a cancer cell… That will eventually destroy! It’ll rob you of the many blessings, that God wants you to enjoy! What God has joined as one... May there be no separation! But a heart of unselfishness, and a renewed dedication! By Jim Pemberton


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FORTIFIED

I am well conversant with the the art of war
how can i not?
Other than the fact that each day is a survival on this planet
My father was a freedom fighter
See!
Sovereignty runs through my veins.
Am fortified.

Beauty and personality are my bow and arrows;
Charisma has been known to bring down Berlin walls.
I polish my brains and character daily
Being Smart is something my father would recommend.
Bible and faith are my defender
after all,every physical,emotional,psychological battle in this life can only be won spiritually.
Am fortified.

You standing by my side,and i have never been more stronger.
I am no longer me',its We.
In my inadequacies,you refill my cup
When my maths don't add up,your intelligence save the day.
My missions are no longer 'stand alone',I have a co-pilot.
Am fortified.

I always knew i was born to reign
now with your love as my guide and guard
my walls will never taste defeat
My kingdom shall never fall
Am fortified.


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Bronte Inspiration 2

PLEASE READ BRONTE INSPIRATION FIRST

Our courtship it continues at a gentle pace
Every time I see him my heart begins to race
Long walks in the country, late evenings by the fire
I really have discovered he is my hearts desire
Kisses in the moonlight, holding hands by candlelight
When I go to bed it’s him I dream of every night
But for now we kiss goodnight by the bedroom door
He respects my wishes that I want to remain pure
 
In the Parsonage Where the Bronte sisters slept
I fall to one knee and my promise is kept
The faded portraits seem to smile
Urging her to keep me waiting for a while
A wink from Emily, A grin from Anne
Charlotte's look tells me this is part of the plan
Waiting for the answer I feel my nerves dance
Adding to the feeling we are part of a Bronte romance. 
 
We arrange a small wedding but there is no great haste
Until we are betrothed I am determined to remain chaste
My dress is made of beautiful silk and is the purest white
My groom he looks so handsome, he is my heart’s delight
At the altar like Jane and Rochester we stand side by side
This time there are no hitches, and soon I am his bride
We hold a small reception back at Wildfell Hall
Tonight for the first time into bed together we will fall

I hear the voice of my beloved
In my ear she seemed to say
Oh be patient if thou lov'st me
The power of love, The Bronte way
My ardour is inflamed by passions longing
But I must earn her virgin sacrifice
Soon she knows the feeling of being loved and belonging
For my bride only romantic perfection will suffice.

By Jan Allison and Darren Watson
19th April 2014


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Hey Mister

You said you loved me and I believed 
\Oh, how you deceived 
\Hey Mister you promised to be good to me
\And now you leave?
\You said I was a lady
\Sweet and gentle
\You said that I was smart and limber
\Hey Mister 
\You eat my food I cooked for you
\You tasted the fruit 
\And said it was tight
\So, why, why wasn't I worth the fight?
\Hey Mister
\What went wrong?
\What happened to our favorite song?
\Color faded to gray the day you went away.


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Love Comes From Tragedy

Trying to find Mr. Right
Took most of her lonely life
In her tracks she would soon stop
Before she gave away her heart
Too many times she thought she'd won
From a love that had begun
With soft kisses and romance
So she always took a chance
But it never got too far
When she received another scar
And no one around to hear
The screaming from hear pain and fear
The hurt kept building up inside
Wishing for a place to hide
She just shut herself down tight
Refusing to let in loves light
It took her a long time to trust
The gentle hands and loving touch
Of the man who saved her life
And made her his loving wife


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Broken Heartstrings

storms roar
across angry
restless skies,
like a hawk
seeking its
unseen prey,

a motherless
child afraid
to slumber,
like a weary
dove angst
tires of hope,

its groaning
limbs burst
yet asunder,
like a lion’s
cry as death
awaits nigh,

listening to
its mournful
sighing heart,
like a red rose
petal before
its gentle fall,

mere mortal
flesh yearns
till its lungs,
like deserts
athirst shout
forth aloud,

its naked soul
in streaming
tears bellow,
like hooting
owls affright
dare console

© Eugene Harvey










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Silence

unspoken secretive
voiceless whispers
shrouded in mystery,

anonymous thought’s
soundless feelings
willfully unknown,

nameless witnesses’
withdrawn memories
ever distant moments,

oft silent messages
mysterious signals
called a marriage.

© Eugene Harvey


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her poem

 I write poems on many topics
 Love, nature, stars in the sky
 Some can make you smile
 And some can even make you cry

 Some can touch your hearts
 And make your emotions flow
 Can even make you hungry
 And make your appetite grow

 But when I ask the girl I love
 To write her a poem, she said no
 And at that moment I was hurt
 Until she explain why she said so

 But she said that I could
 As her smile lights up so bright
 That she will let me write one
 But only on our wedding night

 And she wants me to read it to her
 And it’s been her secret wish
 And it will be so special to her
 a night she will always cherish

 So I started writing her poem
 But will keep it secret in my mind
 And it will be the easiest poem to write
 And it will be the best of all time

 So I began write about her
 And the first day that we met
 And the moment I laid my eyes on her 
 A second I will never forget

 the kindness of her heart
 Is like a treasure that has no end
 She is my angel from above
 My soul mate and my best friend

 Her hair, her face, her sweet voice
 Is a beautiful mystery to the world?
 Her eyes and beautiful smile
 Is like the sun warning my soul

 The way she talks, the ways she walks 
 She just takes my breathe away
 Her wisdom and understanding
 The magic in every word that she says

 And loving her is like breathing
 It’s the only thing I’m living for
 And i would end the poem by saying
 I love you infinity for ever more


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2-14-68

Now my freedom spent,
My life before lies,
And life behind I cherish still
And keep thoughts of it most dear.

I turn again and go beyond
To seek with partner found,
And search together on and on
"Till death does part our bound.


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The Scent of Love

                                             The Scent of Love
What a wonderful breeze, I’ve seen stars the sky never sees, no apples, but 
you can pick love off these trees, I walk barefooted, for earth’s surface stays 
around about 85 degrees, I drink honey straight from the hives of bees, what 
a wonderful breeze, the Scent of Love, is what my nostrils breathe.

In God we believe, in each other we’re both intrigued, the substance from love 
is all I need, what a Beautiful Breeze.

It entered my ears and stopped at my knees, it spoke to me, it said God sent 
me, I’m your wife, and half your life, marry me, my heart and mind spoke at 
the same time, well we both agree.

We both believe, we’re meant to be, so on one knee I asked this Wonderful 
Breeze to marry me, to be my only Breeze, to be the only air I breathe, to 
conceive my seeds, I promise to fulfill all our needs, but only if you agree to be 
my One-n-Only Wonderful Breeze. So, I say to myself, why wouldn’t you be if 
God sent you to me, to be. Do you agree, so answer me.
                                         
                                           Yes, No or Absolutely?


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Marry For Love

                                    Forever is a concept one can not fathom
                                           Freedom, my only sanctum

                                       Chains wrapped around one finger    
                                       Held fast, I must permanently linger

                                 One clip, one snap, and it all has been done
                                    Just say yes and freely lay my wing upon

                                    This handler is different, he holds with care
                                      No sacrifice was taken, any price or fare 

                                   The cage is left open to the world I can see
                                     His simple wish is to share it with only me


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Freedom In The Confines of True Love



" Freedom In The Confines of True Love ... "
(A Wedding Song)

( Matt. 19: 4-6 )



There They Are
As Bride and Groom
Entering In
That Private Room

In The Space
Where Both Did Choose
and They Lock It Up
So They'll Never Lose

No Need To Break-Out
Or Push Walls and Shove
For There Is Freedom
In The Confines of Their Love

and There's No Need To Escape
Or Get Away From
The Thrill, They Feel
In Each Other's Arms

For There Is Where Hearts
Open Up and Hug
Where There Is Freedom
In The Confines of Warm Love

So Give The Signal
To Release The Doves
and Raise Their Symbols
That Show All of Us

There Is Real Freedom
In The Confines of Love
A Perfect Fit - Closeness
Like Hands In Gloves

And In The Area of
Mutual Honor & Trust
Never Take It For Granted
But Cherish Such


And They Promised To Take
Each Other, Because
There Is Freedom
In The Confines of True Love

Bound In The Bond
of GOD's Eyes Above
For There Is Freedom
In The Confines of Pure Love



Now, That They Are
Beloved, Bride and Groom
Laying Somewhere Beneath
Bright Stars and Moon

They Don't Need Keys
Outside The Passion of
The Freedom In The Confines
of Their True, Sweet Love

Yes, There Is Freedom
In The Confines of True Love ...


     Written & Copyrighted ©:  1/8/2014
               by:  MoonBee  Canady





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Bonne By The Sea

Oh marry me,
My Bonne by the sea
Where salty laughter laps ashore.

Barefoot in Selene-kissed sand,
I'll hold your warm hand
While eternity binds us evermore

Promise you will,
Along Emerald Runes Hill.
While vast heavens witnessing.

My Bonne, beloved true,
Instead I bury you
While the vicar gave his blessing.

Entombed on Emerald Runes Hill,
Slumbering ever still.
You linger my love, awaiting me.

Someday soon,
My essence in ruin.
Bury me, beside Bonne by the sea.

My heart shattered,
To the remote winds scattered
We shall again stroll hand in hand.

Harvest moon and stars,
Will soon be ours.
In the wake, prints in celestial sand.


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Silver Years

Your Hair Is Almost Silver 
A Testament to Time 
For All the Years I've Loved You 
I'm So Glad That You're Still Mine 
 
Your Eyes Still Have the Twinkle 
That Say You Still Love Me 
I've Loved You since the First Touch 
Forever..We Are Meant to Be 
 
When Your Arms Enfold Me 
Time Seems to Stand Quite Still 
Our World Is Just the Two of Us 
I Love You Now and I Always Will 
 
So Come and Lay down next to Me 
And Hold Me Close and Tight 
Let Your Passions Free 
Love Me Through the Night 
 
And When the Morning Comes 
I'll Gently Touch Your Face 
And Tell You That I Love You 
As Each Other We Embrace 


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Half My Life, My Wife

Rare, essential expensive minerals embedded deep down in the core of 3 
dimensional mountains, silver owls, platinum falcons, waterfalls-n-streams, 
poisonous leaves tufa fermented into stream, a tongue less unfrozen tundra 
evaporated from hunger, copper chocolate-n-brass coconut cream from 
copper-n-brass coconut trees, pink roses, white butterflies-n-orange bumble 
bees, islands, oceans,-n-seas, a voluptuous life mix with the briskness of a 
Saint Lucia breeze, onyx-n-rubies inhale the panache of centipedes, 
outlandishly eating at my vanity, grails of golden milk, the riches of snail-n-
spider silk, colorful canopies draped over killer Brahma bulls exhaling my 
sanity, I allowed this earth to breathe, you see lightening only when the 
Heaven’s are allowed to sneeze, ain't a moon, earth, sun, or galaxy worth 
more than me or worth more than she, priceless my wife-n-me, I bow down 2 
my missing rib, for my wife’s worth more than me, ain’t a mineral in this earth 
worth more 2 me than she,  priceless my she, my better me.

Half my 
Life
My wife


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Adam

Never say “I love you”
When you just mean falling in love
Because it means you could also fall out of love
Never say “Take Care”
When you just mean don’t get hurt
Because love hurts when you leave
Never say “I Miss you”
When you just mean I want you here
The fact is, you say it when I am not around
Never say I’ll see you
When you just mean, when we meet
Because seeing is different from longing
Women are unique
Are different
We don’t like to be treated the same
Worst taken for granted
We are delicate
In every aspects of our being
Because when we love
We are dedicated
We are unpredictable and moody
Because we don’t like to be
Suppress by man’s nature
We are vulnerable
Especially with your words
We easily fall with your sweet notes
But we can also be volatile
And dangerous
For our man is our man
More often than less
You may see us just like others
But our compatibility is rare and complex
We trust our instinct and our assumptions
Not because we are illogical and emotional
But because, our feelings tells the truth
And yes, we accept excuses
Because when we love
We make our vows to misery and pain
For love is the sweetest possession
Men can give to us…#


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To US

In my heart so deeply deprived Sad and unhappiness for two whole years (Seems like it started at the first house we arrived) My deepest and darkest most horrifying fears They are all coming alive And I most definitely have the strength to go on For all his emotions he's kept to hide Singing this repeating monotonous song Losing him --- I think for his side it's lost But the desire from both of us to fight Two wasted years, lies, hatred, betrayal it cost But working desperately through this since that night The tears welled in my green eyes As he told me he loved me no more I thought this whole time he was my dream prize Across the curves of his body my tears poured I pack my stuff sadly ready to go And he stops me --- for once he fights He says he loves me and that he knows To create this marriage a new trust I don't want it to end with my best friend For my heart, soul, and love belongs to him We share a son --- no regrets --- I'd do it all over again and again I sit here and write --- I love him 'til the very end I still get butterflies when I feel his lips against mine I still feel his deepest warmth from way deep within I never want to lose what we've created --- or him Our marriage and family I'll defend


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I took my wife to breakfast

                      I took my wife to breakfast   nearby two lovers
                      briefly nibbled on each others ears   we ate 

                      our pancakes and our sausages were sweet
                      as candy-apple lips and forgotten flowers

                      from the mornings of our youth
                      their ankles and their knees

                      caressed beneath the table-top
                      while the sugar in our coffee soon dissolved

                      I ate my food and made small talk
                      but wistfully my hearing strayed

                      the restaurant was good
                      where four lovers might have been


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untitled

It's a cool measure of life blood low
keeping the venous-return and arterial
alert-compressive but manical-down
deep fried effervescence continuance abliss
smooth blowburn alive-high frequency antedote
fever pitch-a ***** mellow deed
digestive cornerstone just picked, uncanned
cloud billows a piece with network intact
sublime charged unpatterened--to gut cord
noose cadence couffures--who nees to look
when you vcan hearfeel the resonance true blue
mild like casket breath misshapen to formless
guises compact summer stated summer not
he-ightened proseless panaroma to stiffle
the mister masters time corrodid but
indelibly remembermarked
and "coited to us"--like creature
interruptus. follow the ill laid scheme and
bottleneck every word line graph to a sinco
(rap) measure rhyme myth time will tell tribute
pour the mind from the soul fill the 
white void with the gush of
private reserve vintage but held captive 
via sociopropacastration of free, non
taxable, no interest due, no penality
for "early withdrawal" purely personal
single minded, brand H----one owner
mono little rascal sibiling extract, thought jester cannibal
yumyum eat'em up-eat'em up


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Love Hints

I was trying to be fair
Hiding all my fragile tears
From a man who didn't seem
To notice all my future dreams
Magazines of pretty brides
Tuxes, suits, and fancy ties
Romantic movies on date night
Love songs playing in the night
Pointing out rings in the store
A man I will always adore
Oblivious to all I want
Even though I've tried to flaunt
Signs on front of his blind eyes
That I want our heartstrings tied
Together for now and always
Maybe adding extra foreplay
Will entice him to begin
A day of really noticing
We were meant for one another
When he's near I start to shudder
With excitement and the joy
Knowing he's my sexy boy
Even though my wedding day
Seemed to never come my way
Until one morning he was there
In his eyes were lots of tears
With a ring and bended knee
He took my hand so shakily
A timid voice and loving speech
Now were lying on the beach
This honeymoon will always last
The hints I gave him in the past
Joined us forever till the end
We'll always be best of friends


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Dandelion Girl

Spring rains
Summer breeze
The flutter of loose earth
Tickling my nose
Loving me
The grace of the droplets
The breath of the grass
My courage erupts
My heart sings
You and I are one


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Isis

Sentenced to mortal life term my May bride
  When joined are glad hearts on eternal date:
The sky did not fall nor planets collide
  On the altar of our noble estate.
Bright shone were rings of emeralds and gold -
  You my true love betrothed and I your swain!
Now Isis, you are mine to kiss and hold
  And never again your sweet lips abstain.
No artful other, no fool's inaction,
  Will apart keep me from my son and wife,
And without further lapse or infraction
  I wish you only love's joy and long life.
Keep me sworn and healed in your saving balms,
And in the fulcrum of your loving arms.


                   --------------

Isis: Goddess of fertility and motherhood!

For Les.


August 2004


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Rude

"Look at me," he says, pulling my chin up to face him as I shyly avoid his gaze.
How can something so steady be so uncertain at the same...
time?
How can something so limited be so vast in this same...
space?
"Look in my eyes," he says, and I can't help but sink in resolution.
Deep in his soul I see my reflection,
Decades of enlightenment and meditation,
Brown eyes brought to life with unexplained sensation,
Decorated in elaborate scarlet silk and parted hair--
A present in the form of predestination.
"Look at me," he says,
And all I can see is the future.

4.15.14


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I Love It When

I love it when I get you sweetheart
All to myself;
To take a walk -
To sit and talk -
About our lives and health.

I love it when I take you sweetheart
Out for a ride; 
To drive around -
To get unwound -
With just you by my side.

I know you are so busy 
Slaving away;
You wash -
You mend -
You cook -
You tend -
And go to work each day. 

I know you are an angel
Sent from above;
You serve -
You care -
You heal -
You share -
God’s precious gift of love. 

I love it when I have you sweetheart
Close in my arms;
Your kiss, your face, 
Your warm embrace, 
Are some of your great charms.

I’ll love it when in heaven sweetheart
God will make things new;
I’ll be in white, 
And what a sight 
When He puts wings on you.



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THIS WOMAN HIS WIFE 4

He looks at him
then dotingly roll his eyes on her
from head to toe he re-inspects
"Damn!!!
he reaffirm.
Haha!
he guffaws!
 
He is a proud beast!
A man that derive tremendous pleasure
seeing men relish
burn with shameless desire
at his wife's glamor and splendor.
 
He was not always so humorous about it
"such utter disrespect!" He would curse
"They don't acknowledge my presence at all!"
Then he realized
its not something she crave
or does.
Its her gift
her aura.
She has a confidence that bewitch
allure your attention.
She walks into a room
it lights up!
 
She is a whisperer.
A masterpiece every man would idolize
his name to be encrypted on.
 
Today he smiles
every time another stranger winks at her.
He no longer mind their flirtation.
"Give a brother room to state his futile case" he says.
It keeps their fire burning.
 
She is a wonder
a golden beauty.
The goddess of his dynasty.
 
His ecstacy is her glow.
No wonder he spoils her crazy.
 
He's her number one fan
her charity work largest donor.
Keep tabs across the world for her favorite art
help the kids with homework
replenish her perfumes
host her unpleasant mum once in a while
bathe her
keep her guessing which day flowers are coming in...
Lately
he has been playing 'shopping mate' as tedious as he finds it.
 
This woman his wife
she is the sky
and there is no limit.
 
His end is to make
"A paradise on her earth."
......    .......   ......
(TO BE CONTINUED)


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The why of love

why
do my hands not feel the air
when I reach over
to softly touch your hair.

why
does my heart not feel my blood
as I race towards my end
under
sheets
of
drying
mud

why
do you sleep so close
but feel so far
as
love’s
loss
leaves
a
scar

why
can’t I see your breath
as your snores
rustle
and
puff

why
will loneliness share our bed
when for decades
we’ve 
been
wed


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Married - ME

Married?  ME!

were I not already taken
and out bringin’ home the bacon
I’d take another wife
to replace the one that’s fakin’

the Big “O” around the house
is when she sees a freakin’ mouse
but wrestling for the quilt
beats wrestling with the guilt

of the birthday’s that went slippin’
while I was out there sippin’
and she was home alone
sitting by a silent phone

Lest you think that you can trifle
with a married man whose wif’le
kick your ass and take your name
for I’m too dumb to blame

for that look upon my face
that says I’m ready to give chase
for the truth is “when I roam”
all the roads lead me back home

cuz my heart and soul were stolen
by blue eyes and locks so golden
that the sun would shield its eyes
whenever she passed by

now turned to silvery white
stuns the moon in autumns night
as the gentle azure skys
remain in awe of loving’s eyes

So continue on your quest
for I am truly blessed
to nightly wrestle for the quilt
as aging lover’s slowly wilt.

John G. Lawless
9/18/2014
for Judy Konos - Will You Marry Me poetry contest


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Divorce

Where did it all go,
All the love, and all the dough?
Divorced me, and took it all,
Why'd you think I wouldn't fall?

Everything I gave to you,
All the love that's made for two.
Piled up, and left to burn,
Memories I'll forever yearn.

I loved you with all my heart,
I wished that we would never part.
But now you're gone, and left me here,
So time for me to disappear.


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Josh and Amber

Marriage between man and woman is an intimate union you see
that begins with an equal partnership with the man on his knees

With deepest joy you are asking someone to share your life
Knowing quite well in this journey there will be times of strife.

Happy is the man who discovers his true friend in life
is the same one he's about to marry to be his wife

A good marriage relationship begins with mutual respect 
Where a couple goes through life vowing to love and protect

Whenever one is wrong we need to be quick to admit 
In this relationship the one who is right needs to acquit

A good marriage is like a good casserole and has many parts
Those responsible keeping what goes in close to their hearts

No relationship comes with a guarantee for success
We need to learn to pray so we will do our very best

As time goes by we need to look upwards to the sky
A day will come we have to look our Father in the eye

Edward J. Ebbs - 07/15/14


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My Everything

"You are my everything," I told you
When we were in the crush of love.
I believed those words to be true,
Inspired perhaps by sources above.

Through the years of married life
I repeated that passionate claim.
In days of joy and days of strife
My declaration remained the same.

"But," you ask, "is the vow still intact
Now that time has had its way?"
"Yes—more than ever it's a fact.
She is my everything still today."

What would I do if left all alone
With my love having passed on?
I know I spoke a truth full-grown
When I said what I did at love's dawn.

She would be my everything still,
Her love alive in my heart and mind.
With unwavering faith in God's will,
Togetherness again we would find.







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-Final Testimony

The dreams I have of you... I pray that one day they will become a reality...And It will be more less then just a fantasy..I want you to be my future wife as you can see...our love so high you can't see it past the largest tree...our love so deep that you cant even fall asleep..instead fall in love..it was you that god sent to me from heaven up above...smile so bright like gods light..eyes so cute that everytime i look at you I wanna do some things to you...yes its true when I tell you that im in love with you...its up to you if you want my dream to come true..your father walking you down that aisle..in my eyes it looks farther then the nile... but still from a far I see your gracious smile that surpass a mile and just drive me wild...finally we look into each other eyes...I see no lies in your eyes..I see tears of happiness and joy...no tears of regret..looking at each other until the sun set..waiting for the man to ask us to say "I do"...I just had to tell everybody one last time I love you...cause like my mom told me...dreams do come true..-Tyree Thaddeus Ratlieff


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Make Love to me in the Garden of Eden

There, life and peace do not erode.
Beautiful Garden of Eden
Then came the lies; passions explode!
Making love without abandon.

That place where knowledge grows on trees.
And fruits ooze juices sweet, alive.
Exotic scents waft in the breeze.
Quiet whispers watch loves' contrive.

Daily talks remember God.
His visits there, often and sure.
Two walked amid the goldenrod.
Together in innocence pure.

Ecstasy brought many downfalls.
Passions unfetter for all time.
That ancient place, my dream enthralls.
Make love to me there, sweet sublime.

Come, my knight in shining armor
Whisk me away; oh, ancient past.
Flaming angels and gifts of myrrh
Await honor and faith to last.

Take me to celestial glory
Forever to be in your arms.
Together, we on bended knee,
Loving forever, free from harms.

November 24, 2014

Written for poetry soup Member Contest: Make Love To Me In That Ancient Place
Sponsor	Justin Bordner


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LOVE'S MEMORIES a structured prose trilogy-recited-part 1

LOVE’S STORY-A STRUCTURED PROSE
On the verge of love
and mutual discovery, unveiled,
in our secret world;lips to lips,
sealed,hearts in passion, pound, 
ardour's whispers sound; our needs
unchain  desire,pleasure's fever
fans a fire,each flame thrusting
higher.In duet's crescendo choir;
realisation exceeds hope.

RECIPROCITY-A STRUCTURED PROSE
Love,new love floats on thermals
of desire that fuel passion’s flight.
Kissing,missing minutes become
hours from a reservoir of impulses.
This need,the longing to give to
have to receive,to touch,cuddle
and caress.A desire to quench
this fire, beyond love only true
reciprocity can relieve.

TENDERNESS ENDOWED-STRUCTURED PROSE
Her hair,sweet beauty’s garland
now crowns her face,the fairest
 found.Eyes,deep pools,silent
semaphores.Lips,such perfect petals
to welcome a kiss.Soft blossoms to
pillow my desire and cushion my
caress in passion’s flower.There,
to pause awhile enveloped in exctasy
draped in tenderness.Her body spoke
volumes,her eyes said all there was 
to say,a signature ot love’s refrain.
Endowed by love’s embrace,forever now as one
beyond,beyond emotion’s aurora.
 
Listen to me read these structured prose on youtube under my pen name ichthyschiro


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Its Not to late For Change contest

If it was 1942 
Relationships would carry substantial views
Since about 1983 
Things have changed drastically

Backwards, zig- zaged, upside-down 
Destroyed traditions have become muted sound
Men are getting milk for free
While feasting on all the meat they can eat
They have no reason to buy the cow or compliment it with a vow

Trying out the goods before paying full price
A generation who hears the word marriage and thinks twice
I’d have to blame it on the 60's babies 
They started getting divorced and made everything crazy

Now what sense is it to have a child and than move in?
Not to mention it’s a biblical sin
God’s word never changed His people suddenly did
He wanted parents to be married when they had a kid

They use to ship a girl away that got pregnant before she began to show
Now there are many men that pick up and just go
We are in an age that is afraid to fully commit
Yet we have no problem doing everything else with charm and wit
The results of this lifestyle has caused nothing but chaos and pain
How many people go to court for child support every day and are in need of financial gain

Let’s not forget the teens that have followed in this lead
They meet some teenage boy and think that love means having his seed
Children are raising children while young adults are living together before its time
What’s the point of marriage if you have already drank the whole bottle of wine

If you think this is normal or that marriage is for the lame
Wait another 20 years and watch how damaged and filled with shame
Our future children will wonder why no one stays together for long
They will write it in poems and sing it in their songs

It was not just a religious belief it was the right thing to do
Fall in love get married then have a baby or two
Women are wasting their lives with a man for years
 If you live together and aren’t married he will end up bringing you to tears

And if you do get married what is there to look forward to, tax right offs I suppose
Because by the time you have married you have formed thorns around your precious rose
There were no talk shows featuring “you are not the father” back then
People had one partner until the very end

Let’s not forget about the problem with STD's
They run ramped like birds in vibrant trees
Before long people will have to carry a safety card
To prove their privates aren’t strangely scarred
All avoidable, yet it keeps getting worse
When will we wake up and finally hit reverse?



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Even a Blind Man Can Stare Into the Past

Even a blind man can stare into the past, down the road that made him
It isn’t darkness, but a light that shines through
Via the lens of truth and time, our love proves not to be grim
The only thought that pervades, is openly loving you.

Would I choose another path, one with less struggles?
Let my feet guide my mind?
This path I follow is filled with your hugs and snuggles
The only one I want, the only kind

The line we both tread is not perfect, it may waver to and fro
Indeed your thoughts may wander
We are only meant for one another, this we both truly know
Our love for each other, we should never squander

Reminisce and cherish the memories, the passion that makes us one
Taking it for granted would be a shame
Looking forward to the future, realize what we have will never be outdone
If let go, we’d only have ourselves to blame

Staring at the footsteps of our lives, can teach us many things
Mistakes can be forgiven with a prayer and a fast
My heart when contemplating you, bursts forth with joy and truly sings
Even a blind man can stare into the past.


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Deja Vu

Dijon, Monte Negro, Santiago, Monte Carlo, palaces, kingdoms-n-castles, places 
I travel without planes, boats or passports, places where my mind go with 
whomever follows, Daesh’a we both said I do, it’s Déjà Vu, I saw you before I 
knew you, so when I saw you, I knew it was you, I love you, I do, your mind, 
your heart-n-soul, places I go I can’t live without you, so like my mind, I live with 
you, I do, wherever my mind goes, I’m always with you, I love you, I do, it’s Déjà 
Vu, when I saw you, I knew it was you, Daesh’a I love you, I do, my Déjà Vu, I 
saw you before I knew it was you, so when I saw you, I knew it was you, 
Daesh’a my wife, my Déjà Vu, I do.


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The Lovers

He loved her, and she, him
Even in the bright and dim
“If you love me, prove it now.”
She spoke, soft and seductive
So love they made, then and there
His body on hers, his fingers in her hair
Her arms wrapped around him tightly
Their pulses beating, in unison, lightly
From this day on, she was his
But he had been hers since before this
He had been hers since his eyes saw her
Today they travel everywhere together
Like birds of a feather,
These are the lovers . . .


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My Curse of Eight(revised)

Number eight has plundered my life.
First time was divorce upon eight years.
Second marriage ended in strife.
At the end of eight months, were tears.

Eight years of loneliness took its toll.
Alcohol, second youth, choices wrong.
Chasing dreams, almost took my soul.
Presenting new problems too long,

Now much wiser then in years past,
Securing true love, finally in life,
I believe my curse has ended at last.
Finding and cherishing a final wife.

Eight years of courtship, I planned.
Her curse of five had long passed.
Five years of marriage does stand.
Soon eight years of marriage massed.

My curse lifted sweetly, so serene,
She says, I am the cutest she ever seen.
I know she is a treasure of my scene.
I am her king, She, my everlasting queen.


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THIS WOMAN HIS WIFE 2

She's like the wind
she is its whirl
uncontrollable force of nature
strong willed and focused.
But she does lose it from time to time.
She is a jungle
too wild
too complex
she is a hard one to read.

It is the reason he cares too much
she goes from ordinary to supernatural
the girl next door to a heroin...
Haha!
She is like the dark
sometimes it scares you
other times comforts your soul.
At times you hide your secrets in it
other times you would rather it does not set in.

She is a challenge
a crossword that keep his brain rocking 24hours.
Never an ordinary day around her.
she is obscure
his mystery
and like they say
the apple of his eyes
the curls of his hair
the pigment of his skin
the beat of his heart
the rhythm of his life.

He no longer tries to understand
why her or
why she means the much she does to him.
But it's obvious
his mission in life is her.

To celebrate and commit to.
To protect and solely provide for her.
To respect and honour her.
To adore and worship the ground she walks on.
To surrender and give his life for hers if it ever comes to that.

Importantly

To love her endlessly every rise and sunset
Totally cater and fulfill her needs
make sure she has plenty and sufficient.
Never a day to miss a kiss.

......... ......... ........
(TO BE CONTINUED)


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I love you still

Oh how I felt 
I felt I would explode
If I didn’t talk to you
The first time I saw you

My innards were knotted
As my heart pumped blood clotted
As I looked at you
The first time I saw you

Somewhere, somehow
I found the courage
To walk to you
My knees were wobbling
And I felt cold
As I walked to you

And as I tried to think
Of some clever thing to say
My mind was on the blink
I felt I could just bray

But then your eyes
Met mine - across the universe
And space and time 
Took a bow
As my heart then wrote a verse

Your eyes looked into me
Right down to hidden truth
Your laser-look burned through my string
And my head floated off like a balloon
I heard the circus
I heard the song
I heard the heartbeat beat a different gong
And as my heady feeling 
Felt a rush of warmth
My cheeks were ablaze 
Within your laser truth

And at that moment, 
We shared, we sparked, we lived
And all else faded 
To a background noise

And then the universe responded
The radio waves of dying stars
We found ourselves surrounded
We found ourselves on Mars

Your mouth so slowly parted
In a glistening ripe smile
And my eyes were fixed on you
Bonded with the strongest, the strongest super-glue

And in that moment, 
Three children were conceived
Three lives were there created
As we looked and we believed

Oh, how I felt
Like I was not myself
Oh how you felt,
When you then gave yourself

The rest is history
And history is written 
For all to hear and all to see
As you and I became “we”

Oh, how I love you still
After two decades and a half
And how you thrill me still
As I look upon your face


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Cupid's Darts

Cupid's Darts

Youthful charms, perfect manners on display,
I met my only son's first girlfriend today.
All of the emotions at young loves doorway
Sparkled in their eyes, an innocent array.

Cupid carefully aimed a downpour of darts.
Sugary dreams fell upon two sweethearts.
Sparkles of love-beams crystallized in quartz
Trusting forever held its grip on young hearts.

I, burdened by fears and memories shipwrecked.
Pray, dear Lord, please let good virtue protect.
Wishing their courtship reciprocal respect.
Two seeking soul mates for marriage select.

Cherished with honor, future lifetime love
Attains eternal marriage in God's courts above.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
May 31, 2010
Poetic form: Sonnet 


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Adventure of a life time

It's not the days we remember
But the moments that make them
It was a spring morning
Wedding bells could be heard all around 
The wind was calm
The earth seemed still
The preparations were done 
 Butterflies were restless for 
The couple to be 
Unity is a beautiful thing
Two separate things becoming one
So that pains and joys are shared
Friends and family 
Gather around 
 Filled with
Cheer and glee
It was time for us to leave 
Waving bye to the couple
Seeing them off
On the Adventure of a life time


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Mousey Spouse

as the daisy petal drops silver dew
on the green moss carpet down below
little buds budding far and few
drinking and sipping as it grew
tiny mass of mosstly plush
stilled the patter of feet in rush
tiny rodent playful mouse
running home to mousey spouse
feet wet with dampened dew
over tiny landscape flew
loving whiskers touching nose
twitching twitterly happy prose
home and heart safe and sound
under brush within a mound
home is where the hearts do meet
at the end of wet tracks of little feet

Portmanteau:
Moss softly = mosstly
Twitterly = twitter happily


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Shrek and Fiona

Don't cry my dad, for your single tear is as deep as ocean of love, Don't cry my mom, for your care is as pure as a dove. Don't cry my brothers, as your company is all I ever require, Don't cry my sisters, as your memories are all that I can aquire. Today I am not going to a new house, as it was destined to be my own home, I will also receive the same love, from his mom and dad under the soothing dome. I thank the heaven, its keeper and its lord, For giving me a family which is like god. Today i promise nothing will change at all As to love, care, accompany and cherrish everything, my soulmate will stand tall. My loved ones, you have not just given a daughter with charisma and corona, How can i explain you, you gifted shrek his fiona...
-'panchi'Panchal Hitesh D. for more visit www.reckonhp.blogspot.in


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Have You Met My Merry

Have you met my Merry,
My lover with the big blue eyes,
With beauty and personality
As sunny as God’s open skies?

My Merry girl is one of a kind
For God won’t make another.
It’s just too easy to fall for her;
All the world wants to be her lover.

Year after year she stayed with me
In spite of reasons to run for cover.
She stood by me and shared her love;
God alone knows how much I love her.

Through 30 years in the Marine Corps
And five children to whom she is mother
Merry shared of herself and loved us all.
For all time we’ll stand and say, “I love her.”

With snow on the roof and less fire in the belly,
Whether feet in the dirt or at high angelic hover,
She was my partner throughout this life
And for all eternity I will always love her.

But time moves on and we must follow,
For God has His own plan, straight and true.
Yet down through the hallways of all time
Will yet come this whisper, “Merry, I love you.”

by E. Marshall Evans


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WHAT HE SAYS

You know what I want baby
I want you always and I will always want you
I can’t stop I can’t stop He saw her and conquered
She saw him and fell for him
He calls her my baby
He often says hello my baby
I want to meet with you today
Today I want my body to cruise like a car
It will land in your parking yard
I will bring my cold body and heart
Your warm body will warm my heart
And make me warm like yourself
So baby I really mean it he says
I hope to meet with you tonight
Because the night is yours and mine
I will do something with you that
Lights the sky into million galaxies


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I Don't Like Knives for Carole

based on a dream

I Don't Like Knives (for Carole, eternal love. This is all fiction except Carole)
I was jogging down by the canal when I saw it happen. There was a slim pretty brunette lady. The madman leapt out of the bushes. His evil carving knife plunged deep into the girl. She fell to the ground. Again and again he stabbed her. 
I shouted, "Hey!" 
Upon seeing me the cruel killer fled. Good. I didn't want to be stabbed and I was unarmed. I rushed to the girl. She was an awful mess. Bloodied, crying, hurt. I mustn't freeze. 
I took off my t-shirt to stop her bleeding and held it on her wounds. Blood flow thrust my hands back. I increased pressure. The girl moaned, trembled and became white. 
Stay with me, I said. I kept saying it. Don't close your eyes. What's your name? 
Carole, she whispered.
I'm Nick. Stay with me. 
I want to sleep. Her hands shook, held my arm. A death grip.
No! Listen to me... I told her crazy things. Was I mad, going out of my mind? Her blood was everywhere. Fucking awful. 
Carole, I love you. I love you Carole. Those lovely brown almond shaped eyes opened and connected with mine. I was falling. 
What did you say? So faint. 
I love you Carole. Stay with me. Stay with me, you hear? A smile. My love for you will save you. I love you. Stay with me. Stay with me. I never said the death word. 
The sound of sirens. I never called the medics. Who did? The murderer? There's only us here. Carole and Nick. If he comes back to finish Carole and me off, he's going into the fucking canal. I see the medics and armed police. I keep pressure on Carole's wounds. 
Stay with me. I love you Carole. A faint smile. Don't close your eyes. Stay with me...
Carole did stay with me. Not as a bad memory or flash backs but as my wife. Five years, three months, one week and two days and counting. Her injuries should of killed three times over. But didn't. She's in a wheel chair with a severed spine. I won't ever leave her side. Not ever.
They got their man. After shooting him twice. It was he who called the medics. Why? Did he feel guilty of his act or was he playing a sick game? Or trying to make amends? Whatever his reason, he brought Carole and me together. For that we are grateful.


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DRINK EVER AGAIN

O, please forgive me, honey
I behaved like a damned fool at your sister-in-law’s house
Last night drinking like a bull
O, please, please, please, honey
You got to forgive me once more time
I do promise you I won’t do it again
I was a fool by making such a show of jealousy because of that past
Lover be there with all entries and gangs of his

O, babe, babe, babe, babe!
I am not going to drink ever again just tell me you’re still loving me
As yesterday as before and when it done consistently attached
You would say it loud: I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you!
I was afraid to lose you again with so much drinks and rages
In front of this past lover showing himself up like a damned king
And driving that heavenly Mercedes-Benz!

I was telling you now it was anxiety and depression and predisposition to adult
Alcoholism with difficulty developing my identical love and passion and therefore
I am so sorry, and please, o, My Little Bee! You ought to forgive me this time
As many times we have done it before!

I lost my mind again
O, tell me before I kneel in front of you just as those drastic tears start falling
From me that you are still loving more than ever

I swear for Jesus I won’t drink ever again
I would go to the Church with you again and again and  again and again,
but I’d send flowers to your sister-in-law in Florida as a way to confirm you 
I have changed I am not going to drink ever again for God’s sake
You would see, o, honey, your papito  has changed; you got to believe me
O, please, babe, forgive me!
O, forgive me!  I yell you again
O, God don’t let me down; so God gives me strength not to kiss a bottle ever again
And don't let me to scream like a fool

O, baby, Sweet Baby! O, My  Sweet Totorri! Your man has changed
O, please, My Pumpkin Pie, kiss me and let me in because your papito feels cold
Outside in this unfriendly porch and the moonlight is full and pregnant
I told you I was a fool and I tell you now forgive me, honey 
This man, your man, is telling you the truth this damned fool
Really has changed!


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MAY 27 87

When a marriage of convenience
Turns to a long term love,
The lives it brings together
Can never be undone.


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Two as One

 Two as One 
 
 
There are just a few things
I feel the need to say
And I’d like for you to listen
Before we go our separate ways
 
Everything was not your fault
It was a fifty-fifty deal
We let too many things get in the way
Now that is just the way I feel 
 
It says somewhere in the bible
That in marriage you are one flesh
Well, that is the way it is meant to be
But we have put it to the test
 
We have to share our feelings
And talk  to one another
Or one will always be two
Silence is not the way to forever

The truth will see us through
And of course we have to care
The reason that we married
Was to have a love to share
 
o now I have spoken from my heart
I really wish you would stay
I think we could work it out
Please, let’s not throw it all away
 
 
Connie Moore 
Jan. 19, 1993 
 


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Are You Having An Affair

I don't think many people 
are aware...
of the dangers of having 
"an affair."

Adultery begins with a lustful thought 
captured in the mind.
It's been part of sins's curse,
 since the beginning of time.

Many aren't sure how they're
 going to react.
Until the day they're caught
 in an adulterous act.

By this time... they're love for
 their spouse is broken.
When the words; "I love you"...
 to another... are spoken.

Soon... their home become 
"turned around" and divided.
As their commitment and loyalty 
become undecided.

The family soon become "
one huge mess..."
As the love "for another person" 
becomes "obsessed."

You may find yourself in this 
kind of situation.
Perhaps you're in 
 "deep desparation."

Run from this person as 
fast as your can!
Come to the cross and 
reach for Jesus' hand!

Confess your sin to your spouse
 and call on Jesus' name.
You have only yourself... 
no one else... to blame.

Allow Jesus to 100% be 
the Lord of your life.
As you brings you together 
as husband and wife!

Let him restore your marriage 
and make it complete.
Come to him now and 
lay your sin at his feet.

His love in your marriage is 
forever and binding!
His commitment to you is 
a love worth finding!

By Jim Pemberton  
2009



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LOVE'S MEMORIES a structured prose trilogy -recited-part 2

LOVE’S MEMORY-A STRUCTURED PROSE
Two hearts as one,with love held dear,
each others secrets to confide,needs and
desire to never hide,love-lines to share,
tribulations together to bear.Each other
in submission lean,sacramental in unison
of love’s mutual bond.


INNOCENT NAIVETY-A STRUCTURED PROSE
Love has no boundaries in its heart,
in its passion holds all things dear,
giving all,trusting without fear.Flowers
of mutual fusion,incensed,by aromas
of love.The attraction of natural magnetism
is sealed in perfect harmony inherent
and universally held.Again,again this
siren’s call beckons loves innocent
naivety,rose-tinted,short-sighted
views distort perspective out of true.

A DOMESTIC STRUCTURED PROSE
Her cardigan on the chairback,
shoes left in the hall,slippers ‘neath
the double bed,undies on the stool.
Handbag filled with this and that,
bathroom shelved of creams and
much besides;wardrobes,wall to
wall.Medicines boxed ,arranged so neat,
cellphone ready for a call,a text,
a chat,a listening ear,empathy to all.

Listen to me recite these structured prose on youtube under my pen name ichthyschiro


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The Well - Rondel Prime or French Sonnet

My mind follows, where heart can not lead, Thriving on pain,inside me,is an empty well I think I've found a way out of this dread, To stop pain, from my past to dwell. Wounds can now be healed,no longer bred, Don't bother to call me,I sent you to hell My mind follows, where heart can not lead, Thriving on pain,inside me, is an empty well. Love is buried now and from you have fled, Never to be found again,no more is to tell No longer I am under your cruel spell, Tired of playing your games, rather be dead My mind follows,where heart can not lead, Thriving on pain,inside me,is an empty well. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2005 October,27,2014


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Kiss The Devil

 UNSUPPORTED CODE What could i say 
Than the truth..
You are room mates
You and the devil..
You said the vows to each other
You have licked each others lips
And smeared ghee on each other
Why turn your back to devil that knows your transgressions 
You belong to this hell, don't you?
Its you who chose to be a permanent member
As you shouted yes i do, i do
To this devil you had dated some two years ago

Do you want to quit the devil to marry Lucifer?
No way, no cheating your dear devil
Remember you even kissed his fangs before the priest 
You cant tell us the odor is too bad now?
You have done it several times
Just close your eyes
And do it again
Push your lips to his
And 
Kiss The Devil
Nobody ought to put asunder between you two
Till death do you apart
You have to do as you vowed
Its that called him that
'This devil'
Its your devil
You are his only demon
Just kiss your sweet Devil
In this hell of marriage
What did you expect while marrying him?
Lullabies? 
You would be a fool to divorce the devil
And marry Satan
Stop playing games
Love your man 


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Pondering Life On A Cool Morn

Pondering Life On A Cool Morn 

Sitting here all thoughtful and so quite alone
shadow on the floor, cat is outside on the roam
House is so very quiet, empty and a bit cold
this brief spell was my entire life so long ago

Yet now just a silent temporarily lonely state
because my darling wife leaves early as of late
Our son to babysitter has so early just flown
too soon, too soon , a man then he'll be grown!

I sit in silence pondering such thoughts this morn
how tragic had our beloved son not ever been born
As the cool breeze eases into this large room
memories come calling with a splash and loud boom!

Immediately my heart stirs to take glowing flights
as those coins now give such brilliant new sights
The glow of love and a life now so very at peace
such treasures fill my heart and many joys unleash!

Robert J. Lindley, Feb 18, 2012

Found this write on a paper folded into a coat pocket 
in clothes we are donating to charity. I had simply forgot writing it!
My coat goes but my write stays and into my journal it will 
now be recorded.


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Steel Bars

A bedroom should be pleasant
a place where futures are conceived
where wonderful dreams in their effervescence are woven and believed.

when dreams aren't loved, supported and nurtured,
they are cast aside along with the future.
weeds now grow instead of flowers,
rhapsodies of life to be,
has lost all of its wondrous powers.

it is at that time the bedroom is changed.
where windows once stood with freedom's form.
steel bars are now in the window frame and
the factory for dream weaving has been transformed.

the mill of fabrics has been shut down,
the thread has dry rot and can not bound.
there will be no more sewing of seams,
for love is dead, and so are the dreams.
 
imaginary, ha you think so?
steel bars of betrayal, oppression & humiliation ....
believe me because I know.

imaginary... ha.. you think so?
steel bars of heartache, tyranny, anguish and disbelief .....
believe me because I know.

imaginary ... facsimiles .... replicas..... 
do you believe these steel bars not to be true ?
they are there ..... believe me, i'll give you a clue.

bedroom walls which could tell many tales,
now bleed and cry.
smashing freedom as do all jails,
with its boarders wondering why?

a million pieces of devastation...
dreams of love are now only mutilations.
a retardation of two hearts and souls.
hearts once joined are now at opposite poles.

so the bedroom turns from a happy place to sad.
with bars of steel that are eternally had.
bars of steel that destroy and breed hatred.
bars of steel that satan deems sacred.

victory can be gained over those bars of steel.
to conquer that demon, love must prevail.

dream dreams of love, 
and sew with the strongest of thread.
weave your fabric of love,
the dream mill must be started again.
make room in your heart, soul and head......
for the dream weaver........................ 
the dream weaver returns triumphant again!


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Mother Fixation

His love for me was divine
My words he’d enshrine
But when it came to his mother
His devotion was deeper and subtler
All her suggestions were commands
This would be done on hands
Her failings he’d refuse to see
Even if it meant leaving me
Her power she wielded over him
Her terror shook his very limbs
His mother-fixation took its toll
Our marriage went on a roll
Its the kids who suffered the most
Of the sham marriage and love ghost

Inspired by a friend’s true story


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Memories

In that moment when I felt your heart, 
gently dancing with my soul. 
I knew in that one moment, 
that you had me true to whole. 
Each tiny sparkling moment, 
sweet memories of you. 
Fill my heart with contentment, 
for someone my heart just knew.


By William P. Darnell Sr.


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Can You Be Alone

What brings you satisfaction in life,
A boy a girl a husband a wife?
Is it winning or money or friends next door?
Is it clothes or shoes or much, much more?

Take a deep breath when the sun comes up.
Barefoot in the grass, dew’s on the ground.
The soft fur and wet nose of a pup.
Don’t blink your eyes when the sun goes down.

A cat’s quiet purring and scratchy little tongue.
A love forever will never part.
Happiness brings tears of joy from inside when sung.
A child’s first word brings joy to the heart.

Have you looked at tiny flowers even though they are weeds?
Do you only eat the grapes that don’t have seeds?
Are sunglasses the only way the world you see?
When crowded by people, what about me?

Where is happiness, where to be found?
Be still and quiet, not even a sound…

Can you be alone?


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Jesus Is A True Foundation For Your Marriage

As a child, in church, I was raised.
Taught the Bible 
and the Christian ways.

At an early age, I invited Jesus in.
Learning what was right 
and what was sin.

I looked up to my parents--I really did.
I was so proud of the
way they lived.

They were the world to me--
I was so proud.
Then one day there appeared 
a very dark cloud.

This cloud hovered over my parents, 
whom I loved so dear.
Soon the ugly face of divorce
was soon to appear.

I prayed for them-
I desperately tried.
The many nights I lay 
awake and cried.

How could this happen?
 I often wondered.
To have a wonderful marriage
so utterly plundered.

A sin crept in--and was
allowed to prevail.
Soon this marriage 
began to fail.

Let this be a warning to me and to all.
Playing with sin will cause us to fall.

If your life is heading 
toward a separation,
build your marriage on Jesus--
a true foundation! 

He can Do what no 
other power can do...
And give NEW meaning
 to the words; "I LOVE YOU!"

By Jim Pemberton 
 2008


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My Proposal

This simple object means so much.
The simple body position that made me cry.
This simple smile made me know it was real.
The simple look in your eyes that took away all my fears.
This simple place showed me I am special.
The simple moment that changed into a life time.
This simple step to prove your love.
The simple question you asked me that will ring through my ears and all through my life forever and even past eternity.
This is my simple, yet powerful answer...
YES!


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Had you said YES

When I went down on my knee
And asked you my wife to be,
You said you wanted to think about it
Maybe just for a day you'll sleep on it.

20 torturous years have passed since
Yet to my hopeful heart I couldn't convince
That spurning me you went on to marry
A man of wealth, comfort and less worry.

You went ahead since and married twice,
Though passing years have made me wise
My foolish heart as always still pines for you--
But I wonder, did you ever feel guilty or rue?

Whatever happened was for the best,
Maybe fate had a game-plan or a test,
Never in your share is given more or less
What would my life be had you said 'Yes'?

Maybe a divorcé or stone-cold dead
For you to go ahead and again wed,
Destined to marry thrice and not less
You spared my life by not saying YES!


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Hard Times Turn Into Love

We fell in love when we were young
Thinking our lives have just begun
We thought that marriage was a start
To join both of our lonely hearts
We found a place to call a home
Trying to survive on our own
We always did the best we could
In our run down neighborhood
You would never see a frown
When we wore our hand me downs
Eating bread and peanut butter
Snuggled up close to each other
As we lived from week to week
Odd jobs helped us make ends meet
Giving each other lots of support
In this love that we have fought
Hard for since the day we met
Remembering never to forget
That if you fight and not give in
Both your hearts will always win



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How it Happened

How it Happened

I wake up each morning
And I find you on my mind
I am not sure how it happened
But you’re there all the time

You have things well in hand
At least that is what you said
I am not sure how it happened
These thoughts floating in my head

Your smile brings me happiness
Your tears cause me pain
I am not sure how it happened
But my feelings remain the same.

Now I am down on bended knee
And I am asking for your hand
I am not sure how it happened
As I offer a wedding band.

Now you have become my wife
And you stood and said “I do”
I know exactly how it happened
You love me and I love you.

Connie Moore
September 26, 2013


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THIS WOMAN HIS WIFE 3

five decades of experience and vast global knowledge
he met and lay with all kind of ladies.
Intellectuals
Blondie
Women that sparks extreme desire
Some whose names he couldn't pronounce
Even those with no clue as to why God make a girl...

Never did he image
a simple 25 year old beauty
will be the bait to make him surrender.

His friends and families bet
it will last for as long
as she could satisfy his groin.
Its been fourteen years of bliss in this marriage
two handsome boys and a dog
still
he finds her irresistible.

This woman his wife
she makes him nervous
second-guess himself
hell!
she makes him question his manhood.

He is well known and influential
a man of means
proud and egotistic
but the moment she came into his life
the balance of power shifted.
She's in total control.

Stubborn as a mule!
He often find himself inflamed.
Arrrrgggggg!!!!
She makes him so angry with her arguments.
"Why must she always contend?"
So opinionated
such a strong personality!
"Where in heaven did you come from woman?"
is a frequent line that sends her laughing
knowing she has won again.

He recalls their first year of courtship
they would disagree so much
politics,economics
technology
their social lives...
At times they went for days
weeks
without a word.
He dated several women in-between
eventually he gave up.
"There will be women more beautiful than her,
learned and more elite."
But he realized
none
will ever possess more grace
inner beauty and brains
than his simple town girl from Kenya.

Today they celebrate their anniversary in the Bahamas
he laughs at the number of time she fall
learning to surf.
He would try to talk her out if it
but
he knows too well she's never been one to quit.
Her determination amaze him.
Once she stayed in the water too long
he went frantic thinking he had lost her
to the vast Ocean.

The thought of losing her scares him
more than the thought of losing
his huge empire
or even his own life.

He flinch as he recalls a painful encounter on his 42nd birthday
that would have seen him lose her.
He hurt her so bad
she wasn't sure she will ever recover.
It was tragic and excruciating to both of them.
But after a month of total anguish and despair
she forgave him.
She fought for them!
"With all she got and still she wanted me!"

It was the first time anyone had purely loved him.
Accepted him with all mistakes and wrong choices.
"It was literary being born again.
more than a second chance.
Its like all along i had been blind
or locked up
and had been granted freedom."

"With all my records and achievements
it was the first time i felt good enough.
I found my purpose!"

She is the only trophy worth mentioning.

This woman his wife
so rich of thrill and delight.
unpredictable and full of adventure.
No wonder his now 27 old daughter adore her so.
She is the life of the party
a puzzle he no longer care to figure out.
You cannot interact with her and remain sane.
She will teach you ways to appreciate life
make each day count.

Often he claims
he wouldn't be here had she left.
Though she's the baby
he gets all the nurture.
"She protects me not just from the world
but from me too."
She has been his guide and guard
with her he can never go wrong.
"She is the lamp sent from above to light my path."
No longer looks over his shoulder
he know she will never hurt nor betray him.

Once after dinner he broke hysterically
"Her cooking is aphrodisiac
Her love making insatiable
Her sense of style unimaginable"
Haha!he exclaimed!
"Her strength immense
her joy is endless
her faith steadfast."

She is the pillar that holds them together.

As a black man once proudly sang
this woman his wife
"She gives me good loving!"
........    ....... ......
(TO BE CONTINUED)


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Army of Agony

Tired and trembling
I lead the army of my emotions
through heartache, despair and cigarette burns
Burning into tender flesh
Like that all too familiar 
Betrayal
Despair finds me even in my sleep
My soldiers scatter
they go rougue
Things I want to say only make me insecure
To tell you is to drop the grenade
at my own feet
This is a war
Behind closed doors
The secret life of my thriving agony
evolves and grows so large
It consumes every part of me


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Sub-rosa Love

Tried to resist the temptation
But my will is not that strong
Tried to push you away 
But found myself holding on
And now I’ve gone too far
There’s no turning back
It’s all gonna fall apart
So I just live in the this moment

It feels so wrong
My guilt consumes me
You already belong
To somebody that’s not me
Yet still I lie here in your arms
Cause there’s nowhere I’d rather be
I meant to cause no harm
But that’s all I seem to be doing

I’ve always felt so drawn to you
Since the moment that we met
I could tell you felt it too
Couldn’t get the thought out of my head
Or the way your eyes undressed me
From all the way across the room
A look that’s so compelling
What else was I to do

Now I can’t help myself from falling
Though I know how foolish it is
I Try to pretend it’s not her calling
As you switch your phone to silent
But I can’t hide that I’m affected
It’s smeared across my every thing
This secret must be kept one
So it sits inside me festering 

And I don’t even have the right to hate you
It isn’t me you’ve been doing wrong
It’s her to which you've been unfaithful
This is something I have known all along
Still my heart aches like it’s broken
I feel like I don’t know myself anymore
Hard to believe this is the path I’ve chosen
I’m nothing more than a home wrecking whore

But even with that knowledge
I can’t keep away from you
Your love provides me with little solace
Only leaves me sad and confused
And though I hurt
Woe is not mine
It belongs to her
The one you call wife…


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A Mandrake's Gesture vol. VII

There upon the courtship,
proclaimed, a sorrowful
spirit hearkened upon 
this ballad of misery
and burden.  For her
grief and unrelished
despair, the angels
of Michael, our saintly divine,
answered, whil'st upon 
the hour of marriage royal,
an unwanted surprise,
a battle declared, as the 
essence of Faith
exuberated.
This day of celebration,
joyous, the sun's vibrance
a galliant shiny array
of angelic symphony.
The court's jester prepared
daintfully as the council
gathered for the wedding
and celebration.
Crowds upon crowds 
of commons and 
majestic royals gathered 
in anticipation, for 
a marriage vow of 
royal to peasant a 
spleen for gossip.
Geinere's beauty and spirit
made so ever-beautiful
and bountiful, her Magdalenic
passion, though hidden
from the stage, her garden
of love like no other
Atlantis.  This ballad
of acceptance Cherubic
as the maiden Geinere
was given away.  The 
gathered pupils from 
near and far, sighted
tears of admiration 
and also of disbelief.

The King. . . his pious
disobediences, very kept
subtle, for betrayal's
embrace, here to far,
loomed as an ominous
hawk awaits its 
swoop.  As the candles 
of the holy triad were
lit, joyous spirit
and unition embarked,
as tragedy did fall upon 
this royal majestic whim.
A messenger, grief
stricken, hence
matters slowly, a 
voice to the King.

"My King, this glorious
day made tragic,
for our kingdom under seige
soon, a chance to the North."
"Speakest thou, this
action made, a declaration
of war, for no mercies
we have, can'st  determine
our strategic foe."  
The King's voice grave with 
anger and unsuspected
turmoil.  A call to the 
Prince, oh the mighty
heavens did begin to
crash.  Bolts of resilience
and vigor shot from 
the oncoming enthralls
of vengeance. 
"Messenger, retrieve 
the preparations, summon
forth our army at 
once.  My son!"
Trumpets blew, as 
alarm and anxiety
did ensue, instilling
paramount fear, though
only matched by the 
mighty holds of fate.
"My Prince, calmest be,
our sudden birth of 
unknowing, pray we share
our time spent precious,
for a call to arms for
certain."  Geinere, her demeanor
shaken, her Goddess crying
out as the premonitions
of glorious battle, and dying
victory echoed throughout.
"My love, I regret these 
tragic circumstances,
our labors, pray not 
lost to this ardorous
hell that has come upon us."
The king speaking,
"my Prince, my son, I will 
await these temptations of
Belial, ever so gracefully
with the fullest respects,
yours to mine."


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One inspiring island

One inspiring island
With one big blue sea
One couple on which today 
They will always be

Surrounded by loved ones
Missing the forever gone
Toast to the memory
Toast to them as one

This is a day of happiness
A day of emotion
To declare our love 
Before all of the ocean

Admire the view
From the high cliff tops
As the sun slowly sinks
Capture the memories in a shot  


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The philosophy of marriage

The philosophy of marriage

 Marriage is a thing
That must not be force
Seen so many people
 Ends up in divorce

Once you get marry
The friendship is lost
And you can’t make it back
To the bridge that was cross

They start to find Faults 
In what was cute before
Then it gets frustrated
When love walks out the door

You know I love you
More than words can say
But if we get marry
We could lose that one day

Some people gets marry
To start a life together
And some marriage has to 
Face all kinds of weather

Not every couple is happy
Deep down in their hearts
I bet they all were happier
Before the marriage talk starts

They says it’s all about love
But I don’t think it’s true
It’s about trust and respect
That sticks it like crazy glue

Many want their children
To be born in a married home
But how many ends in divorce
Leaving their children alone

 Know a lot of people who 
Wish they never get marry
All because they rush in
Was in to much of a hurry

Don’t get me wrong
Some marriages are right
If its build on respect
And they do not fight

When bad words are said
Like fire it can burn
And something is lost
That cannot be return

First couples are dating
Become husband and wife’s 
Then starts to annoy each other
For the rest of their life’s

Love is a wonderful thing
To have someone who cares
But because of a wedding ring
It can quickly disappear

The love we have is special
We feel each others pain
Let’s preserve this love of ours
So no more wedding talk again


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LOVE'S MEMORIES- a structured prose trilogy-recited-part 3

REQUIEM-A STRUCTURED PROSE
Nothing moves,silence, echos of
voices,the past awakes!Faces 
appear,then depart!A tear trickles
slowly,the music plays,faintly.
Emotion erupt,again!
Regret whispers,in pain!


MEMORIES-A STRUCTURED PROSE
Memories surface,a requiem of
sounds,heaving emotions realign,
words recalled speak volume from
deep within , and live again on a trail
of nows  then wash nostalgia’s face
with random spontaneity from
the unconscious mind.The house
full of yesterdays,books that filled
wet Wednesdays,cross-stitched hours
upon the wall.Eclectic collected 
moments,sentiments,priceless,unique
and irreplaceable,this smell of love
percolating into endless tomorrows.
 

ADIEU-A STRUCTURED PROSE
To write my thoughts,to listen
and to see and let these feelings
outward fly.Unfettered dreams as 
white clouds upon a summer sky.
Experiences re-lived,evoked from
shaded tones,no longer trapped,
but,by you dear reader,now set free.
Adieu, no more again sweet love to
know,no more,no more will love be mine.

AFTERWORD-A STRUCTURED PROSE
We forget so easily life’s reality,
vulnerable,alone we stay transfixed
by memory,frayed.Musings of the 
mind,experience,past&present 
lingers long.A reality that ebbs
and flows as morning mist.Just
out of reach shadows persist
circumstance moves on,twenty-four
hours remain a day.Our times change,
inside we stay the same,as players
not spectators in the game.


Listen to me read these structured prose on youtube under my pen name ichthyschiro


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The Faceless Groom

The day has come
It’s finally here
I know he’s the one
A day filled with cheer

Such a sight to see
In his tuxedo and tie
Giving his heart to me
Until the day we die

Flowers in my hair
A long white dress
He can’t help but stare
And to that night caress

Up to the alter
He gently guides me
When preventing my fall
A Faceless Groom is all I see

The face is blurred
No features to comprehend
Only his tender voice and loving words
My way he sends

The ceremony continues and remains
He comes in near as I give a kiss 
Once the vows exchanged
To a man of nothingness

At first I am always struck
With shock, fear and dismay
But I always seem to grow
To fall in love with him that day

As he comforts me
From a mouth I can not see
And I touch his face
Like reaching for outer space

A Faceless Groom I marry each night
It’s magic I feel in my dreams
And we dance and we love every time
I’ll find him one day it seems


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Real Lasting Love Together

In this day of break ups and divorce
is marriage for life really possible?
can two people really live in harmony?
to start with let's get sensible

Any two people will have differences
no two persons can be the same
so we all need to be realistic
be not quick to cast the blame

Make sure you truly love each other
wanting to live with this person for ever
willing to put up with each other
always willing to be the giver

When apart wishing to be together
treasuring each moment that you share
wishing the best for each other
give your all in loving tender care

They'll be times of doubt and fall outs
but this will test if its real love
for deep persevering love will overcome
refusing temptation to take a shove

Real lasting love together
will no matter what overcome and defeat
with peace and contentment shared together
will be for each other a life long treat


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Look Around

I been thinking what has got you down
but I never really thought to look around
I see your daughter has been on your mind
You left my feelings some where behind

Why do you make my tears fall at night 
When all I want is our marriage to be right
I know we will have our ups and down
Have you even stopped to look around

I wish you would hold me close to you
I meet what I said when I said I do
Let's turn the pages how about you
I feel you regret I do

We have only been married two months to long
What happened to our love that was strong
I need for you to listen to me
To love me and talk me through

I need to stop making you near
Being without you is what I fear
I am going to hold this marriage to the end
What happened - Why did you stop being my best friend!


Rachel - APRIL 2012


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Frances

Frances, my wife and forever friend,
Romantic, on her I depend, 
Always loving when I least expect,
Never aloof, always showing respect,
Caring and kind to all she meets,
Even strangers smile she greets,
She says she's no angel, she is to me.

© Dave Timperley October 2014


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Trapped

The limits by my despair
Nothing to it can compare

Try I might, but can not leap
Forever fear the marks I will reap

Bound together, you and I
Changeled rings we can not defy

Inept from one single act
Can we infinitely remain intact?


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balance

Of heaviness
light
Laughter song
And bitter spite

In complex motion
Ever unbound
Of fogbound isles
Forever unfound

In cloud break
Moment of sun
Glistening green
Darkness undone

Of hope and glory
In bitter despair
Of loves found
Breadth of a hair

In ever balance
Darkness and hue
Transient
Fleet
Black and blue


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Useless Me

Do the dreams of a lost soul prosper
Or are they lost forever in the dry wind
I lost myself in this despair
Pondering the absence of my life's purpose

She confounds me
She needs me

But I am a useless husk
Barely human
Barely alive
Save when she is near

I AM a liar
I AM a thief
I AM nothing
Nothing

Nights like these I ponder my anonymity
I sit impotent in front of a world that frightens me
I need and I hope
But I do nothing
Nothing

She loves me still
When the dry wind blows what little humanity of me remains
Away ... so very far away.
I reach for her in dark and frightening wind
I find her warm
I find her love

Does love sustain the weary and broken
Will she tire of my useless ways
I've lost myself in the pitiful grasp of the unknowing and dying world

Can you guide me home?
Can you give me love?


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Are You Having An Affair


Having An Affair?

I don't think many people are aware...
of the dangers of having "an affair."

Adultery begins with a lustful thought 
captured in the mind.
It's been part of sins's curse,
 since the beginning of time.

Many aren't sure how they're going to react.
Until the day they're caught in an adulterous act.

By this time... they're love for
 their spouse is broken.
When the words; "I love you"... to another... are spoken.

Soon... their home become 
"turned around" and divided.
As their commitment and loyalty become undecided.

The family soon become "one huge mess..."
As the love "for another person" 
becomes "obsessed."

You may find yourself in this kind of situation.
Perhaps you're in  "deep desparation."

Run from this person as fast as your can!
Come to the cross and reach for Jesus' hand!

Confess your sin to your spouse
 and call on Jesus' name.
You have only yourself... no one else... to blame.

Allow Jesus to 100% be the Lord of your life.
As you brings you together as husband and wife!

Let him restore your marriage 
and make it complete.
Come to him now and lay your sin at his feet.

His love in your marriage is 
forever and binding!
His commitment to you is 
a love worth finding!

By Jim Pemberton  
2007


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take care

take care poem
the joys of marriage go to ruin,
the loves, the cares, the sharing,
the wonderous unit god gave to man,
we drop by just not caring,

what started out with heavenly joy,
that was shared both ways,
there seems to come the bickering,
no matter what each say,

we tend to blame our dearest friend,
the one we love the most,
and at the end we are the one 
that feels the fiery roast,

the knowing little gestures,
the touching of the hand,
all the happiness together
as we share the golden band,

we loose the friendly atmosphere,
of two people still as one,
remembering only bad things,
and forgetting the good things we done,

we forget to say honey thanks,
as a partner you are the best,
we drop the loving words,
that gave the marriage zest,

there comes the separation,
the parting of our ways
its sure to both
that were as one
they will be long and lonely days,

to those that go the joyous aisle,
with all your love to share,
remember marriage is a blessing
for your partner cares,

be kind gentle n loving
as you go around the bend,
you will hold the hand thats dear to you
and hold it to the end,,,,,


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Buttons

I never imagined things would come to this
With you, life is filled with such bliss.
All the laughs we share,
No other memories could compare.
I love your smile
It's more radiant than the sunset's reflection off the ocean.
More beautiful than the tidal waves in motion.
My life is complete,
All the times with you are set on repeat.
Your voice when you sing
Brings a smile so wide
Up to my eyes
You make me feel hypnotized.  
Rewind, pause, play and fast-forward are four buttons
If life had buttons, things would change all of a sudden
You could go back
When things start to crack
You could pause and stay in that moment
Just because
You could play
And go day by day
Or fast-forward and see
What life has to offer
Can I press rewind?
Id go back and give you all my time.
From the very beginning, ive felt weve had this connection.
Since then, I’ve tried to show affection. 
Id press rewind
And show you more
My feelings for you would galore.
Like a firework in the sky
Like a bird soaring high
Id make you want me
Just as much as I want us to be
Id give you every dime
Id give you all my time
Id walk every mile
To be your every laugh and every smile
Can I press fast-forward?
To see what life would have to offer
Would your hand be in mine
Would our fingers intertwine
Would we dance and sing
In perfect rhythm and harmony
Would we go on an adventure
To explore the whole world together
Can I press play?
Stay in this moment 
And take it day by day
I want you now
To you, I wanna say my vows.
Vow to stay through sickness and health
Through the poor and the wealth
Id swim across the ocean
Id walk the land
Id hike up a mountain
Just to hold your hand
Fast-forward would finally allow you to be mine
Id skip everything just to see the stars align
Should I press pause?
And stay in this moment 
just because
Right now the butterflies in my belly are fluttering
Trying to find sweetest words- stuttering. 
Ill press fast-forward
Pressing pause would be torture
I want you now and to never go
That I need you to know
Rewind, pause, play and fast-forward are four buttons
If life had buttons, things would change all of a sudden
You could go back
When things start to crack
You could pause and stay in that moment
Just because
You could play
And go day by day
Or fast-forward and see
What life has to offer
Ill press fast-forward and then ill press play. 
Ill skip everything and have you that day
Life doesnt have buttons so ill have to wait
Id wait patiently all my life because you are my soulmate.


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Boommerbombillessentials14

I came to say, I cannot stay, I know I must be going, in the royal unreal realm 
of simple selfish self, shedding/shredding of the u/me/my shydom charade of people poor of word, thought, premise and promise, but lay waste to words
more of toiled terdom, lest of prostrate para phrase, some ill of chance, some driven by mere sillo cir-cum-stance, but yet all speak of shillshock silly ro ma nance. When I read your 
words, and see your shallow thoughts, I think of co intentions derived, so fleshily fractured in lieu of rectal information that I see only all slow contrived, love lived unrealized.
You can take yourself, so important, so reliant that no one else can u be, yet when alone you pray, your wishes seem to say, the love you've seen to sow, is what you've slain and all your own is forgiven forever and a day. Turn back your so so speak space indifferential don't ever slack to remember your place in loves real time rhyme, when you learned that just to love is as good as to be loved, unless it is meant to be by a willful non being, guilty to of all that is knowing, not knowing unforgiving un less you 
thinkthank you could, be awful good and not pre pursue a moment that all is said in non normal nomenclature alphabet albeit I follow you in all of my instincts to let you gogo. I see all that is you and wallow in your everpresence of my own loud aloneness yet feau pause for your anoited
allowance of love forgiveness in our togetherness aplenty. When love ends
and couples cease to exist, where does love go??? When do u abandon "ship".


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A LETTER

(A LETTER TO R. Nene)

Dear Heart
The world is changing so fast.
Words are 
Too loose to convey strong
Meanings.
They are worn out 
With the fast
Flying of time, 
With the overwhelming
Power of our madness
For money is madness.

Dear Heart 
In me grows your deep 
Deep Love 
In love, dear Heart,
My Heart is like a
Fire,
An eternal fire 
That keeps
Entities to four.
So long!
 
Remember, my dreams,
First loves
Have all gone out of 
My sight.
The padlock hasn’t yet
Broken
My heart, for in it
Lies still
As quiet as the
Queen‘s throne,
As precious as gem,
A splendid abode
For you.
Believe me or not, 
Dear Heart 
Your love is the right
Way
To follow
Your love is the only 
Garden where I could 
Plant my red 
Red heart. 
Take
Me in fresh, dear Heart,
So I may blossom
Forever.				

Mars 20012


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WE MET ON SUNDAY

it was mabe about noon
that this love bloom
after marrage was soon
love at frist sight
made love the same night
the feeling i could fight
got marriga the next monday
but we
MET ON A SUNDAY


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Engage-ing In Love

I wrote this poem for my friend Sean and his sweetie Roger 

Sean and Roger are in love
Angels sent from up above
To make each others lives complete
Full of joy that is so sweet
Waiting for the day they can
Put rings on each others hands
Smiling so big and bright
Its such a wonderful sight
Seeing two hearts become one
A love journey has begun
No more loneliness or sorrow
Knowing every new tomorrow
Is another step ahead
Toward the day they're finally wed


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Start Courting Again

There comes a time in every marriage 
when a certain junction is reached 
When you or your spouse will start to think 
that your love has reached it's peak. 

When times like this come around 
Do something other than you have been 
Forget the NOW and the rut that your in 
And just start courting again. 

A gentle touch for no reason at all, will start you on your way 
A spontaneous dance with no music at all, anytime of the day 
A trip just for ice cream as a midnight treat 
And don't forget that all important massage for the feet 

During a marriage you are bound 
To fall in and out of love time and again 
The true art of staying married is that you don't fall 
out of love at the same time in the end 

If you can recognize this when it occurs 
You can get past this little crisis and then 
Take the steps needed to bring back the love 
Once you start courting again 

A kiss when you pass in the hall 
Or a hot passionate telephone call 
Streak through the house buck nekkid together 
Skinny dip in any weather 
Feed each other red ripe strawberries 
Any thing silly you did when first married 

You may think I'm crazy or I've lost my mind 
But just put away those fears 
This has worked for my Husband and I 
For the past Thirty three (+) years 

It doesn't have to cost lots of money 
In fact it's better when free 
I bet when you first married, you were as broke 
as any new couple would be 

Take these words of advice to heart 
And have fun when your with her or him 
Just keep it spontaneous and silly 
When you start courting again


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majburi

                MAJBURI
kaisi hai ye jindagi ki majburi
pyar kisi aur se , par shadi kisi aur se
wade kisi aur se,par nibhate kisi aur se
nhi rah sakte pyar me,pyar ke bina
par rahna padta hai majburi me
har janam sath rahne ki kasme lete
par ek janam bhi n ji pate sath
kaisi hai ye jindagi ki majburi
n chahte huye bhi apnana padta hai , kisi anjan ko
apna banana padta hai , us anjan ko
kaisi hai ye jindagi ki majburi
    (sangita choudhary)


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Sand and Stone

All my real and exaggerated infractions
Over the years you meticulously engraved in stone
But your moral indiscretions against my soul
I recklessly and occasionally scribbled in the sand
The storms we weathered in our years of marriage
Kept erasing all your faults without a trace
But mine became more distinctly etched with time
Until there was no forgiveness left

9/2012 Copyright


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Til' the very end

I promise you,
From the day, until the very end,
Until my last breathe,
That my love is true, it's real,
It cannot be broken,
Because you make me feel,
Feel something that I've never felt before,
This something is special,
It puts a spark in each of our days,
It puts a smile on my face,
You give me hope,
Hope that our love is one that lasts forever,
That forever will have no end,
That as long as there's you and me,
Time will never have an end,
My love for you,
Will go on and on,
Because today I'm making a promise,
That every hug and every kiss,
Will mean so much more than just that,
That a hug and a kiss will have a bigger meaning that no other word can ever describe,
Because with you and me, love is being made,
Today I promise you,
From this day, until the very end,
That I will always love you.


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so it seems

A new year comes a new life for some I see a light at the end of a tunnel vision impaired by the life I have.
ode to my self as I I try to reclaim my name in this time of love and hate give me life and take it away and be
My one and only see me fail see me fall so it seems you are ment for me


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Sleepover

The light of the moon
The sparkle of the stars
Match the twinkle I have in my eyes for you

My eyes open wide
changing colors with my mood
all I want to see is you

Your tender kiss
Your warm hugs
on a cold night

Connected to you
hands always together
feet always touch

I never want to be without you
I think about it every night
My love I need you to hold me tight

A few more months
and baby we've won
and can have sleepovers every night


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The Twinkle

 
There was a twinkle in your eye
Each time you looked my way
I wondered what you were thinking
As I slowly walked away.

II had seen you here and there
And you were such a handsome man
I wondered if you were single
That would be just grand.

You finally said hello to me
And my heart just nearly stopped
I think I felt the earth move
Who would have ever thought?

You asked me out on a date
And of course I had to say yes
We had a wonderful time
Who would have ever guessed?
 
Each day we spent time together
Became the most pleasant thing
Neither of us could possibly have known
The wondrous joy it would bring.

We married and settled down
And I became your wife
We had two lovely children
And we had a pretty good life.

Now our children are all grown
And have children of their own
Because of that twinkle in your eye
Who would have ever known?

 Connie Moore
10/29/13



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I Love You You're Perfect Now Change

Pre-marital bliss becomes post-marital blues
When the one you marry ask you to choose
Be who you are or become someone new
Meet my expectations or I will leave you
Do everything that I say not as you will
If you do then I promise to love you still

For you are mine forever, no longer free
You’re my Mr. Right! But to be with me
There are a few things that need to change
Just a little this or that to be rearranged
The way you talk, and walk, your attitude
Your financial status must also be renewed

Your physical appearance from head to toe
Your look and personal style just has to go 
You’ll need to change, but only as I say
For to be with me there is no other way
You just need to remember ‘I love you!’ 
I will always and forever be true to you

As long as you do as I tell you to do.


© Eugene Harvey
 




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UNTITLED

It seems no matter what he does
she seems to be never satisfied,
Over and over in so many ways he shows his love
to only by her be denied.
New clothes and jewelry he made sure she had
new cars and a nice house she had as well,
But lately she has been telling her friends that in her marriage she is so sad
her marriage is on the verge of going straight to hell.
She goes out at all hours of the night
while leaving him sitting at home all alone,
She knows that she is not doing him right
but in her mind she feels that she is not doing anything wrong.
She and her girlfriend goes to the clubs
in hopes of picking up a guy or two,
It is all about the sexual pleasure and the money but never love
she feels she must do what she got to do.
Her husband would give her the world
if only it was his to give,
He has made her the very center of his world
without her he feels that he would not be able to live.
But she seems to not feel the same way about him
for, her eyes only seem to wonder elsewhere,
She thinks that the grass is much greener on the other side of the fence
therefore, she feels she has a right to go looking elsewhere.
Their marriage had been built on lies and deception
since the very first day,
But they both thought at the time it was worth saving
this is why they went on ahead and married any way.
Now, he is starting to see his mistake
and he wishes he could do it all again differently,
For three years she has made his heart ache
he realizes that she is no longer the woman that she used to be.


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Tiny Droplets

Tiny droplets falling from the sky. Collecting in puddles spreading across the land as time passes by. Rapidly forming into small pools causing dams to bow. Spilling over the edges with the will of gravity the collection of droplets start to flow. Moving ever so steadily the trickling begins to grow. Nourishing the lands and bringing back the life. Streams become rivers and rivers become lakes. With the majority of these tiny droplets stay content with this journeys end. Still some strive forward with the current pressing them on. Finding the ocean so mighty and strong. 


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FILLS MY SAILS

I felt a sudden shiver.
Night begins to fall.
We floated up the river. 
The city lights..enthrall.

Wind in my hair. 
You holding me close. 
My heart beating fast. 
Ships horn it blows. 

Laughter from the cabin. 
Wine glasses chime.
Music is sexy..
it's a quarter to nine. 

We duck inside.
You ask me to dance.
You kiss me gently.
A passionate glance. 

We walk by the bar. 
Wine tastes so cold. 
Love in the air. 
It never gets old. 

Dinner bell rings. 
A table for two. 
Exquisite cuisine. 
Oh! what a view. 

The city lights..
ignite the sky-line. 
Flames in my heart. 
He pours me some wine. 

Jazz playing softly.
Friends all around. 
We dance and we sing. 
A beautiful sound. 

Ship pulls into port. 
We all bid her farewell. 
Dinner on the Hudson. 
Fills..my sails. 


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Why I Can't Get Over Him

No matter how hard I try.
It never seems logical to others
That he could blow my mind.
His secrets are safe with me,
Heaven forbid other women
Will seek him out to play
Based on something I’ve explained

Like at that first instant stroke 
of my virgin violin
he played me without pain.
Pure pleasure
each and every time
after,
One memory
drives me
insane

I knew from his first exhibition of genius.
He’d always be the best I ever had.
And it is his great knowledge of me
That helps me hold on
Until I see him again…

So while they say I’m condemned if I don’t
I know
I’m condemned if I do.
For I’m absolutely sure the next one’s
Million dollar effort
Will not compare to the pennies
at the bottom of his old shoe,

Because when he teached
And took the lead
and told me exactly where to go…
And then 
when I thought joy was over
he once again brought me 
home.
I was so
Happily
Continuously
Joyfully hurt.

Won’t even lie and say
I’m sad
he wanted to do all the work.
 
And he was not lazy!
in the least
when he did what he did

And he did it with such zeal
That he is the only man I want to feel.
And that is the one part of adultery
that is scaring me.
Along with the wrath of God.
Because I can guarantee
The next man will make me 
Disappointed and sad
For my first was
Is
And will always be 

the best I ever had.


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The Perfect Proposal

*The Perfect Proposal*

The perfect proposal
Just what would it be?
In a fairy tale life or in an enchanted dream
Three different scenarios I could see
And let him choose the one that fits him to a T

Popping the question over a picnic lunch in the Swiss Alps 
A checkered tablecloth, simple fruit, cheese and crackers, and a sparkling wine
To be read poetry from the greatest of greats—Robert Frost or Shel Silverstein
Another option would be at an abandoned zoo
We could cuddle up in the lion’s den and count the stars in the open sky
And then swim in the aquarium with the dolphins too at the first peak of sunrise
And the final option of the perfect proposal would be standing at the pearly gates of heaven
Heaven is where all our dreams come true anyways
And heaven is where I am going to meet you after the next blood moon
So I sit here below a star studded sky and I thank the Lord for delivering me
I thank the Lord for second and third chances
I thank the Lord for ETERNITY

Gwendolen Rix
9-27-14


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Cover Me With You

Let us
climb up
to our secret place
and watch the suns descent
a fiery surrender
bowing in grace
a kiss to seal...loves sacrament

Before
the day
surrenders       
its ardor to the chill of night
cover me
with you
wrap me sound...warm and tight

Whisper
sweet
forgiveness 
for the love I've left undone
forgive me
for my silence
songs of you...left unsung

Cover me 
with your
warmth
cast your hues across the sky
violets
bloods and golds
running wild... into you and I 

Cover me 
with your
quilt
memories knit with your heart
living threads
moments entwined
sacred ceremonies...timeless art


Cover me 
with your 
boldness
baring naked blooms of heat                          
shimmering deep
beneath my skin
our sun blushes...shyly in retreat

Your love
sinks low
deep within me
I'll rise in the morn' deep within you
in a furor
of colorations
beyond all...we ever knew     

George & Dee V.  Nov. 2013


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My Wife Molly Brown

I’m a simple man with stature quite norm In search of a partner who could weather a storm A woman with style, charm, poise and grace She would be strong like leather and gentle like lace She would be fast with a quip and quick with her wit Every room she appeared would be instantly lit Oh how she and I could burn a house down We went on a cruise, bad news, I thought we would drown And on that dark dreadful night, my wife saved my life How courageous she was, my amazing wife Now still to this day we are the talk of the town They say, hey! That’s what’s his name and the Unsinkable Mrs. Molly Brown


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as i grow older

the tree's grow taller than the sky,
then slowly as time goes by they die,
the people in my life i thought would stay forever,
but nothing lasted i just thought i was clever, 
my dreams evolved faster than i had ever imagined,
nobody seemed real anymore,
am i fake or are they,
am i real or are they, 
is this even real,
this life we live daily like a wheel,
why did you change,
why did you leave,
why did you promise me,
and then act like you dont know me,
why did you come in so pure and left so clean,
the disaster made me grow,
now i am like the sunshine with a glow,
i look at the horizon and i know i own it,
i know its mine,
i know i paid the fine,
i know i gave you everything like my life was on the line,
i changed i am older,
your words made me bolder,
my dreams made me colder,
as time goes on i will evolve more and more,
nothing will hurt me,
if they do they can leave out the back door,
as i grow older,
as i grow older,
my dreams become further and further,
the feeling of a broken shoulder.


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Sister Job

Like a goat
watching her kid
boil in her milk,
My how Sister Job's heart
must have ripped.
Clasping her breast
and beating her head
when she discovered
her children were dead.
Then searching for shelter-
some place to hide to mourn-
somewhere to cry
And finding only relics
of what her children had left
from the time they roamed 
free - alive - in good health.
Turning to her lord
needing his hand.
Finding him a boil 
squatting in ashy sand.
Turning to her priest
needing a prayer.
Only to watch him
scrape off his skin
with shattered earthenware.
Thinking it was God
who murdered her babes.
Yet Job remained faithful.
"My Man is Crazed!"

Angry enough to become Satan's tool.
"Curse God and die!"
There was nothing else to lose-
having no words to say 
after being reproved.
She must have walked with
head low, for her man's 
breath she could stand no more.
But, what did she have left 
to lose since they
were her children too.

It had been strife in his flesh
oh poor man Job
when his bitter wife
could stand him no more.
Being once alone under
hardened stares.
Knowing she'd said curse God
and be dead.
But his love was long-suffering
and could never fail.
A blameless and upright 
servant of God.
His love was long-suffering
and could never die.
So when the time came
on behalf of his wife
Job prayed...

and Jah accepted and forgave...
for LOVE understood-
They were her children too.



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Love and Friends

I have always been in love with you
Yet all these years you never knew
You were married to my friend
And I didn't want that marriage to end
But when he died, I waited my chance
Until you were ready for a new romance
So  while I was biding my time
You married another friend of mine
Now I'll be ready if this marriage ends
For I don't have any more friends