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When I Closed my Eyes

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When I Closed my Eyes

And I ask you again
Though you never listen
Not to ask me again
To close my eyes, darling and wait
Because I lose you, and I ache or burn or both or not!
I do not know, my love, but gasp in the rib
For that moment, I’m lost
And when I open my eyes
To find you splashing your smile
Stunned, I start too far
To nudge you and urge you
To search me and touch me
Like I started, when we started
That beginning of ours
A fresh love and you’re too new
I fought you with desperate eyes
I fought my tears but not my fears
I fought my peers, for you my dear
I fought. FOUGHT .  F-O-U-G-H-T with my teeth
To keep you, but more to have you
And I swore, I swear
To keep my eye open, to keep you 

Ask me not, to close my eyes, my love
You are too new, when I open them
If you knew the torture, if only, my dove
You’d perch on me and peck my eye
Grain after grain, again and again
But not that I close them, honey

I don’t want again, to start seeking
And chasing you and guessing when we rest, 
Panting, Skirting around – 
The hips of our your collage
Vetting your kisses and teasing 
To swallow your tongue

When I look your way
You look that new
Afresh I have to renew the vow
Deep in my blood and I smell your heart 
And I want you again to be mine, and I wonder
Where were you, honey
When I closed my eyes
And waited?

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 2:18:00 AM
    Oh well,,, you know my sentiments as of this poem but my God, was I this mysterious lover, I would brag a gem in your eyes. Thanks for this Onyancha, a perfect for a Tuesday

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 8:57:00 AM
    Because I lose you, and I ache or burn or both or not..........a perfect line in a fine poem