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With Arms and Legs Spread

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With Arms and Legs Spread

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                                            Waking up on the wrong side
                                            of an unexpected bed 
                                            she left a note to my pride
                                            that falls on the floor instead

                                            Waking up in a bad dream
                                            on the hook, hanged till next use
                                            the wrong choice, the awry scheme
                                            side by side: regret and excuse

                                            Of us, only one could heal
                                            an old wound still subsisting
                                            Unexpected and surreal
                                            bed and dreams coexisting

                                            She is not you, I know, she... 
                                            left this bed to return...and
                                            a note with a kiss...hope and glee,
                                            to my pride...on bedside stand

                                            That's that! Just a body that
                                            falls to unlike beds in a rut.
                                            On the floor rests lover's hat
                                            ...instead of kneeling, I strut







My first Et Cetera poem
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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 6:33:00 PM

    Sure feels good to strut...don't it. ;-) Nice one.

  1. Date: 1/13/2014 9:32:00 PM

    PLEASE EXCUSE CAPS. LONG STORY...NOW, I READ 12 OF YOUR WONDERFUL WORKS N I.LOVE NON RHYMING POETRY. .YET THIS MARVELOUS AMAZING DISCOVERY- MAKES ONE THINK WHILE TELLING A STORY IN WORDS NEVER INTENDED TO BE. PS THANKS 4 TAKING TIME TO READ MY PIECE ROCK

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:31:00 AM

    I was scouring through your portfolio to find a rhyming piece and I'm glad I spotted this one: it's stunning and lovely. Your word-crafting and words choices are excellent. Loved this poem, Ruben :)

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 6:17:00 AM

    another great rhyme

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 7:53:00 AM

    yea that's AWESOME! <3

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 6:32:00 AM

    CLASSY! GREAT WORK.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 3:11:00 PM

    Excellent write Ruben!

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 11:24:00 AM

    You sure are talented Ruben, you have a great following and rightly so, your poems say so much and are uniquely you! :)

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 8:56:00 AM

    You sure made me smile with all your lovely comments, Ruben-- thank you so much :) -- also with the fave :)! enjoy your day! :D

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 2:31:00 AM

    What can I say, Ruben-- but you are such a wonderful writer-- and this is another example of that talent-- what a brilliant ending to this (and very eye catching title too!)-- I see this won, and very deservingly so! Congrats to you! :)

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 3:46:00 PM

    Congrats on your much deserved win, Ruben! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 11:52:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Debbie Guzzi's "Et cetera" contest Ruben. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 7:36:00 PM

    Superb ending on this one, Ruben...it sings like a love song over and over...AND I see it did outstanding in Deb's contest...awesome job and keep on a'writing! (You should visit my pages more! lol) Thanks for appreciating my historical write...it's from a book that I just couldn't put down... :)

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 12:48:00 PM

    Ruben.. thank you for your comment... , nice verse for Debbie's, contest.. Congratulations~always*PD

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 8:00:00 AM

    Ruben, you had me from the start here and all the way through to your O'Henry ending!

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 1:01:00 AM

    a note to my pride... inspiring! congrats on your win and thanks for stopping by and your kind comments

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 12:01:00 AM

    Very meaningful intelligent poem Ruben.. It seems as if its all about one woman..yet somehow two different personas in one..The one who just gives pleasure..and then is gone,and the other who just gives loves and will always return..So much depth in it..One for mine favs-Charma

    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/18/2012 12:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Charmaine! First of all: it's fictional!...I dont wear hat! : ) I think this persona is talking about two ladies: "one" (the only one) and a sucession of "others"...Im glad you like it!
  1. Date: 3/17/2012 5:52:00 PM

    Congratulations !Ruben,On your wonderful write and fine win....It`s a pleasure reading your poem....

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 5:34:00 PM

    Love that surprise ending! Congratulations, Ruben, on your win in Debbie's contest! Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 5:15:00 PM

    You see YOU did get it..in more ways than 1 ;) ;) The last verse is just..well..perfect!Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 4:38:00 PM

    Ruben, this is a win you can be very proud of. Debs has very high standards for those top placements. BIG congratulations.

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 8:44:00 AM

    Good morning, Ruben this is the first one i read for DG, contest... I like the way you formed it, and kept the same feeling from your first 4 lines... good luck in the contest.. "HAPPY ST PATRICK DAY TO YOU , GOD BLESS~ ALWAYS PD ;-)

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 2:13:00 AM

    I think this is excellent, Ruben...I see now how the form goes...What a great ending!

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 10:34:00 PM

    Ah yes, arms and legs spread wide open, but not the heart. I agree with Andie-pandie below....a very strong ending. Ruben, interesting direction that you took with this poem - enjoyed it a lot.

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 10:23:00 PM

    a very interesting one, Ruben. I really enjoy the way you end it with your strutting!!