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Poetry is white lights falling upon rainbows and snow
Casual exchanges blinked upon a shared pillow
Lip prints etched inside an antiquated photograph
The obligatory holding of hands as a lost-craft

Poetry is the scent of morning kisses
Words that blossom, an arrow that misses
Umbrellas unopened on a drizzling day
A trail of lovers unable to find their way

Poetry is an evening sparrow chasing the moon
Two silhouettes cascading into a spoon
Roses blown from a closed casket
The loneliness of waiting for her to ask-it

Poetry is the answer to what if and why
Tissues capturing the tears but not the cry
Rubies polishing a heart to an imperfect shine
The undefined likeness of I, Me and Mine
 

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 11:29:00 AM
    Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for making my day. I have found it pleasurable to always begin the weekend with Poetrysoup because poets like you and poems like this do not disappoint. Have a lovely weekend

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:27:00 AM
    great poetry and love the last stanza, it is really heartfelt :), thank your visit before it was really make my day :) - hug, yanny

  1. Date: 8/17/2012 1:28:00 PM
    Time for a new piece of poetry Mark. I await your reentry into the Soup. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 10:11:00 PM
    wowie, this is one of the best I've read this past week. Full of awesome imagery and it's DOING what poetry is meant to do, just showing, not preaching. FAVE for this.

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 11:13:00 PM
    Really nice, and expressed with incredible imagery! Great work of the pen, Mark! Thanks for sharing and thank you for your kind words on my poem today. Glad you enjoyed it. Caroline.

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 12:17:00 PM
    I love this! Your choice of words, descriptions, analogies are wonderful, Mark. This is going in my favs. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 11:02:00 AM
    MARK, I CAN RELATE TO THIS... thank you for sharing... have a nice and wonderful valentine's day...always..pd

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Loved it, Mark! Excellent poem. Hugs, Catie :)