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Obsession (by Calvin Klein)

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Obsession (by Calvin Klein)

undeniable as dawn and dusk upon the still horizon
as tulips reincarnate in bright hues on blue grass gardens
so is the scent that lingered in the folds of your leather coat
as it catches wind on someone else’s skin….so wrong….

familiar…just  like my breathing….obsession in the air
aching like a thorn in my heart it bleeds a refrain of pain
remembrance should be buried in the earth where you lay
yet it haunts me still and taunts my soul in turmoil (indelible)

like midnight slaw mangled in a bowl of noose and weeping
somewhere you slumber (buried asleep) as my throat chokes
I still miss your laughter when that cologne hit’s a June breeze
if I close my eyes I still see your crooked grin in mid day sun

as tangible as wisps of smoke my fingers reach your smile
I toss the solemn words “I miss you” on the lakeside silence
I will see you again….this I know….and the scent assails
always like footprints dried in concrete….forever with me

*R.I.P my friend…..

Inspired by Sir Brian’s contest “Indelible Impressions”

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:17:00 PM

    Ps., Merry Christmas, Sweet Beautiful Poetic Princess *:*(*

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:12:00 PM

    † So Much Passion, Baby Girl! Sweet, As Her Nectars Amid Silken Petals Unto, A Thirsting Honeybee ˜ 'Beautiful!' ˜ My Love, Always, John

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 1:36:00 PM

    An oldie but a goodie. So glad to finally get to read this gem. Wish you'd stop by and say HI for the Holidays. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 2:58:00 PM

    *.* You Are Good, Tis Sooo Much Passion & Beauty Amid Your Wonderful Words ... Wow, John Was Right, You Are Amazing & Beautiful ~ My Luv, Tristen *.*

  1. Date: 6/25/2009 9:48:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win, great poem>>James

  1. Date: 6/23/2009 6:16:00 PM

    Great choice of title Christie with the double meaning. Starts off on the more base level with the cologne but then the real nature of the word obsession comes through after a few reads. I love the phrase 'buried asleep', so simple but packs a punch once the reader starts grasping what it's hinting at...I agree with you though wholeheartedly, the subject will see her love again.

  1. Date: 6/18/2009 9:43:00 AM

    i loved this poem, it captured me to the very end, very beautiful x mel x

  1. Date: 6/18/2009 3:51:00 AM

    Christie,..this poem is so warm,...every stanza has warmth in it,..truly a work of art Christie,..this one is going to my Favs,..I miss my best friend. with love,...james

  1. Date: 6/17/2009 3:47:00 PM

    wow, i am speachless.

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 4:46:00 PM

    Ps. "This Is Such A Profoundly Moving & Beautifully Written Poem, Straight From The Treasures of Your Beautiful Soul!!!!":):):)~Smile, "Sweet Dreams Dear Christie, And, Congratulations Again!!!":):):) ~

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 4:41:00 PM

    ~Smile, and this is what I wanted to come by to tell "You!!!":):)~Smile, oh, and I wanted to also say, "Thank You For Your Beautiful Comment Yesterday!!!":):):)~Smile, and anytime that I can blow "You" away, well, then, I'm going to huff and puff~Smile~"My Love & Warmth To 'You & Your Little Angel Brianna,' Always & Forever, John!!!"~"Have A Very Beautiful Evening, Beautiful Christie Moses!!!":):):) Bye ~

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 4:35:00 PM

    Smile~I just wanted to "CONGRATULATE YOU!!!":):):)~Smile, and also to say that I didn't know that "You" won anything until I came back to this beautiful write just to visit "You!!!":):):)~Smile, but hey, I have long known that "You Are One Of The Very Best Writers Which I Have 'Ever' Read, Along With 'Your Beauty' Of Course!!!":):):)~I hope "You & Brianna's" day is going beautifully for "You Priceless, Precious, Gifted & Beautiful Christie Moses!!!?":):):)....Cont....

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 3:25:00 PM

    I've missed this one, my dear Christie! Congratulations on your success. This is so sad...you made me cry, again. God bless you. Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 2:00:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest!

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 11:41:00 AM

    I too missed this gem!! Christie, a poem like this is delicious, but sad, however, as beautiful as it is the pain is a "wisp" less, but still aches, I can see, Great Work, Jim

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 4:07:00 PM

    Oh Christie, first of all I am so, so sorry for your loss. Next, I am also sorry I missed your poem! And now as I read the comment below I see you placed in Brian's contest - congratulations and so well deserved! Must have been someone so very special to receive such an emotional, beautiful tribute. Awesome writing and I too especially love the last verse. Love you. Big hugs, Shar xoxo

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 1:18:00 AM

    Congrats on your succes in my contest Christie .Rgds Brian.My latest contest SEptimal Fun is now open

  1. Date: 6/13/2009 10:55:00 AM

    you will come into the top one in the contest you are amazingly compelling and wonderful great imagery my friend best of luck as always

  1. Date: 6/13/2009 10:12:00 AM

    "Like footprints dried in concrete." Hey, that's hard! Christie, you are too, too much! What a great adventure to read your poems. NOW! If such an old lady in a supermarket wouldn't tax your patience to the limit....well? Nope..Knowing you I guess she wouldn't. BIG LOVE, daver

  1. Date: 6/13/2009 9:39:00 AM

    Hi Christie - this is a wonderful entry for Brian's contest I do so miss being able to read your poetry more often - Glad I caught this one to day it is wonderfully written and so well expressed - God Bless you hon - YF4L, mj

  1. Date: 6/13/2009 12:35:00 AM

    Thanks for your welcome comments today Christie.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 9:00:00 PM

    A poem of longing, Very touching. Good luck in the contest. Thanks for your kind words. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 2:52:00 PM

    I love the true depth of feeling your poetry aspires to, this selection being no exception- and my tears slip from my eyes, Dear Heart! poet butterfly

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 11:02:00 AM

    Compelling narrative, there are so many lines I love, I have to add this to my fav's. Beautiful work and best of luck in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 9:36:00 AM

    Hi Christie... all I can say is that this person must have meant so very much to you, very sad, your missing is so apparent. So brave of you to have posted it.

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 9:32:00 AM

    ....Aside from all of this; this is just another gem, amid "Your Fabulous Collection, Of Rares Modern Day Poetic Art!!!":):):)...."Absolutely, Profoundly, Amazing Christie," as always is "Your" words, from the treasure chest of "Your Precious Soul!!!":):):)~"My Love Always & Forever, To 'You & Your Little Angel Brianna,' Eternally, John!!!"~"Have A Very Beautiful Day!!!":):):) Bye Dear Lady ~

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 9:26:00 AM

    ....Smile, but hey, I already have a good start upon this thought; for 'many' of "Your" writes, I have already printed!! Why? Because they are a part of "You;" and "You" are great!!!:):):)~And like I afore said, someday I am going to meet "You"~And what a wonderful moment that be; to finally look into "Your Beautiful Eyes," and not just these pages of the wonders, of "Your Amazing Soul!!!":):):)~And perhaps, "You" shall then autograph this special edition, and seal it with a kiss....Cont....

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 9:17:00 AM

    ....I deeply hope, that "You" are doing so very wonderfully, and that the fragrance of happiness and hope, is overwhelming the senses of "Your Priceless Soul!!!?":):):)~As I was gathering my coffee, I was thinking what a wonderful thing it would be, to copy everyone of "Your Poems," and to number them in orders pages, and to have a binder make them into a book~One which I would hold for my own private collection, of one of contemporaries writers I have ever known!!!:):):)....Cont....

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 9:10:00 AM

    ....The final verse within "Your" opening stanza is quite interesting!?...."So unfair....Almost as if he lives still? And yet, perhaps in "Your Beautiful Heart," it is only he, that should ever being wearing this fragrance embedded within "Your" love for him, and no one else; which in turn then, would make it seem unfair...."Good Afternoon Precious, Priceless, Gifted & Beautiful Christie Moses, And Your Little Tinkerbell Brianna!!!":):):)....Cont....

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 9:01:00 AM

    This is so understandably beautiful~And as "You" know I can definately relate to this soul stirring expression of emotions towards the loss of a deeply beloved one....And I truly loved "Your Line Beautiful Christie," wherein "You" said--"I will see you again"~You know, dearest lady, "You" can paint even somber, so vividly pretty, within the brightened brush of "Your Pen!!!":):):)....Cont....

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