BASTARD

"All Children Are Beautiful"

His heart of white,   deep shallow wells,   -yet beautiful
He smirks with a grin,  an ego that won't let me in' -he's beautiful
Bastard of beauty,   running ashes without a name
A face with no claim, a young man pound from shame 
What is his sin,  -he's beautiful!
I want to breathe from his ashes, swim through his veins
I want him to come into my light, like a good man

I sing and tell a tale, "A Bastard through the night"
His eyes I wage a thousand times,  young and poor, I felt saved
Lying down in the arms of my white knight
My hair perfectly caressed,   he came to my light
The furnace burned, the night was fast becoming trite
A lover,  he did it well,   then went back to his wife
A moment of gold,  the ages live,   his son is born
   "He Was Beautiful!"

Another Bastard brought into this world


Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/27/2018 5:22:00 PM
Congrats on your win PD
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Date: 1/25/2018 1:41:00 PM
Well crafted delivery. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 1/25/2018 10:51:00 AM
This is a REMARKABLE poem in its honesty, openness to sharing pain, and keen appraisal of the attractive power of the good-looking young. It may not be a consolation, dear Poet,, but as I learned myself-- the very hard way almost 1/2 a century ago. the loveless always pay a price-- it's one of the laws of Karma.
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Date: 6/11/2016 2:23:00 PM
The title drew me in Linda - sure came round full circle from father to son - really enjoyed the twist in the poem - great write as ever:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/26/2016 7:13:00 AM
Love it!...I can see n sonnet here...:)
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Date: 11/2/2015 12:55:00 PM
Bastard inspiration; enjoy this ink very much exciting read with a deep message.
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Date: 9/16/2015 8:37:00 PM
Dear Linda I'm on the same page as you all baby's are beautiful, color and so on does not matter at all really I'm kinda of a baby nut, my job lets me watch so many of these little darlings grow up it makes my day to watch as they come in and they've grown an inch or two, and when they remember me, that's the greatest feeling in the world love this poem, love the honesty and feelings you've put into it, cheri
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Date: 7/26/2015 1:25:00 PM
Linda.. many congrats on this wonderful thought provoking winner in the Gals Only contest!
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Date: 7/19/2015 1:06:00 AM
Wow, beauty in a child that can never be to blame for the parents sins. Your writting is always profound. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/18/2015 7:50:00 AM
Congratulations for your sweet WIN Linda! ;-)I could almost taste the flavor between your verses....
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Date: 7/16/2015 9:05:00 PM
An interesting write, Linda! Congrats on your win! Love, KIm
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Date: 7/15/2015 9:32:00 AM
I like how this came full circle. Congratulations Linda.
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Date: 7/14/2015 11:43:00 PM
Awesome.... SK
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Date: 7/14/2015 11:28:00 PM
Enjoyed your poem congrats !
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Date: 7/14/2015 10:26:00 PM
It's sad to think that these kinds of cycles may not end... A deeply moving and very passionate write, Linda. Congrats on the win!
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Date: 1/28/2015 8:33:00 AM
Great lines with blesed words. Thanks for the magnificient share. I hope the new year is going well so far..
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Date: 1/20/2015 3:57:00 AM
say what? nice piece. awesome
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Date: 12/31/2014 10:05:00 PM
Hi Linda Have you ever thought about this, How do we live in a world where people think it is ok to label an innocent child a bastard when they have no comprehension into the world they are born and their parents the culprits absolved of all responsibility, mind blowing if you think about it. Cheers Chris
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Date: 12/27/2014 5:04:00 PM
G'day Linda... enjoyed the twist in your poem. I guess there are 'good bastards' and 'bad bastards' all over the world... regards, Lindsay.
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Date: 9/23/2014 11:57:00 AM
Excellent poetry. Just exactly what I needed this hot evening. Thanks for the share
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Date: 9/22/2014 12:16:00 AM
Very poignant write. Wonderful.
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Date: 8/14/2014 5:14:00 AM
You is a mean beeyotch. As far as coming in your light - at least he brought the flash AND the bang. Some of us are all flash and no bang - moi. lol The best relationship I've ever had was an affair with a married woman. At least he didn't throw you over for porn and a jug of wine. He prolly remembers you fondly and fondlingly.
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Date: 8/13/2014 6:43:00 AM
You use "bastard" in a really nice way. I don't think I'll mind the next time someone calls me that ;-p. Awesome poem.
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Date: 7/5/2014 6:15:00 PM
WOW! what intensity, and bringing me to the unknown ending. I just walked through an affair, very romantically, and very true. I guess the bastard cycle doesn't end. This is one of my favorite poems, your fantastic...
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Date: 7/5/2014 2:42:00 PM
I wish I had written this beautiful piece & yes my first favorite poem on poetry soup xx
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