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Bed Scenes

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Below is the poem entitled Bed Scenes which was written by poet Ulysses Fonte. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Bed Scenes

Did I want a happy ending?

Looking for an answer meant
the careful measurement of every
breath-- yours whilst tangled
up in tubes, and mine, shamed in
suffocation, strangled in guilt.

Words are metered, oh how they
run! And answers require precious time,
so I exhaled a hazy

Yes. (Softly and thusly, the poem begins).

See, I spread myself
too thin, into a buttery vastness, from
the various comings and goings: into earth
to six feet under it, from one hospital to
the next, from this life to the after-
life, from you, back to me, and back
then with hope, back to us.

I was tired.
No, you'd tell me now: I was weak.
Not in the same way as you
were, but "in a much sadder sense".

Hearts, wintry and iced, have been thawed here
in this room. These walls have heard moans of pleasure and pain and ****-
what in between. A fan looks down upon me,
blowing blame, gently, "kindly turn it off", I whispered
to him (I never got his name).

And so.

Fragile
tensions grow
other intentions
touch turns in-
to tender flesh
now tended.
Naked
shoulders
down
down
down
Surrender.
oh
oh ****
oh
oh
oh God
I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

That endless echo felt
sticky with a lack of devotion. So there you lie on
what was to be your death-
bed, and I lie
on mine. Prisoners of sheets:
soft and fluffy and smell of Downy
but no less cold than steel. I knew then
we could never be free. See,

endings are never happy.
And I prayed, for your sake,
that hot towels abound in heaven.

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  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:22:00 PM
    this is a nice smiling winning poem.............. SKAT

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 5:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on winning with a unique entry. Jake

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 5:16:00 PM
    Hi Ulysses, CONGRATULATIONS~ and thank you for enjoying my contest...I had much fun closing my contest ... ""SMILE""- Take care and enjoy my blog if you like... have yourself a lovely day.... LINDA

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 4:45:00 AM
    nice to have a pinoy here.. ganda. nice ride and glide

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 10:11:00 PM
    Hi Ulysses, your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan and "FRIEND"....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:24:00 PM
    Ulysses, "Welcome to the poetry soup. I'm stopping by to invite you on over to my latest contest -- I'm hoping you will consider the enjoyment and challenges we offer on this site. Please consider my contest. You can find the contest page on the top left hand side. I’m looking forward in reading and enjoying your poems in the future. Hoping to become a follower and a friend to your poems, and persona. Thanks @-> LINDA <-@"

    Fonte Avatar Ulysses Fonte
    Date: 6/22/2013 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Linda! Thanks for the warm welcome. And for even considering me. I've already submitted this to the contest. Hoping to become a follower of your poems as well. Thanks again!