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Fate On The Feathers

When I met you in the language of lonely war
three feathers fastened to your breast breathing sore
many graves of gentlemen knew your score and the devil deigned for more,
tears you had for all times rhymes and ribs broke from crimes making aching lore,
ink of fire you did pour, scold and scorch on skin red soft, truly poetry the maze and metaphor,

A feather you gave with each kiss and wound to savor
their texture smooth as silken vapor, tips cut cruel by sibyl's saber,
quills and spells I made of them, heaven and venom in every lash and letter
when love was innocent, revolutionary, rampant with rogue fight, rapid on soul river
with hawk's edge I wrote with might and flight, dominant on the flesh of firmament's blue leather,

Where the owl's point pierced the vellum of victory's scripture
antebellum affections covered our eyes with wings of damp wisdom and cool color,
together we took the touch of roses and razors, feeling the sting and arousal of friendly danger
as the nights knew more than days, secrets grew sweeter, dreams bolder, howls heavy and louder,
our zenith reached the zone quiet calm black, a raven's stem sealed the song of sleeping stranger -

J.A.B.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 9/23/2015 6:57:00 PM
love this one especially the last line...
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Justin Bordner
Date: 9/23/2015 7:46:00 PM
Our love has much to offer, she and I play hopscotch with death, somehow, our hearts always win Julie...J.A.B.
Date: 9/8/2015 7:10:00 PM
nicely done Justin :),,,, also congrats on lifetime member !
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Justin Bordner
Date: 9/9/2015 6:55:00 PM
Thank you very much Debbie Poetess...J.A.B.
Date: 8/4/2015 3:18:00 PM
Justin, you are such a talented poet. This is a fantastic write and thanks for visiting my poem destiny
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Justin Bordner
Date: 8/4/2015 9:12:00 PM
Dedication to truth and love makes talent an instrument for divine inspiration, this you know well Wings of Fire...your poetry sparks wild and great Poetess, I will be reading you deeply...J.A.B.
Date: 6/12/2015 5:45:00 PM
"I met you in the language of lonely war", "together we took the touch of roses and razors"... These are amazing ways of describing that connection between reader and poet. That feeling we all share through words... Beautifully penned, Justin!
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Justin Bordner
Date: 6/15/2015 1:46:00 PM
She is my Mistress of love, in all of it's splendor and sacrafice Kelly...J.A.B.
Date: 6/8/2015 12:11:00 PM
Together we took the touch of rosws nd razors..That is deep,to have both beauty and pain of a relationship..Only a strong love and affection can overcome those razors and win those wars to embrace the softness of each feather and the petal of a rose.Awesome.
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Justin Bordner
Date: 6/8/2015 2:38:00 PM
The fortune and fire of our hearts has forged a new strength in us Charma...she is the love in my blood my Lady Hawk...J.A.B.
Date: 6/2/2015 6:32:00 PM
It escaped my mind that I made a promise to be back to re-read your poem, I just dropped by to check maybe you'd posted another one because I like reading your poem, that is what made me remembered my promise. Justin I really like how you wave this phenomenal poem and how you metamorphoses those birds to express your mind to the readers. To me this is more than 7! and am fav this beautiful piece, thanks for shared..........A M.
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Justin Bordner
Date: 6/8/2015 2:07:00 PM
Each feather is emblematical of our love's progression...the hawk's signifies passion and creative union, the owl's, wisdom and fortitude, and the raven's reveals the metamorphosis of mind, the the new soul becoming, Afolabi, thank you my friend...J.A.B.
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Afolabi Muideen
Date: 6/2/2015 6:40:00 PM
This is indeed a sad touch, it really touched my heart and my whole body is aching but in the last stanza I think I miss something.
Date: 5/31/2015 8:36:00 PM
Justin, I'm back after several reads. I guess you never got that Soup mail asking if my interpretation of the "you" is correct. I waited for a reply, but I guess I'll make do with my amateur view on it. My soup mail was to ask if Death is the "you" here. This poem, like others you have on this site just flows with awesome beauty, but with a touch of the dark in this case. However, now, I feel that you were talking about Poetry? Ah my friend, forgive the lack of understanding of a neophyte. Kim
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Justin Bordner
Date: 6/1/2015 10:30:00 PM
Don't be silly Kim, you are a very wise, diverse and sexy Poetess of rare insight and ability, I am privileged to share heart and desire with you! I like the way you search the soul of this special poem, feeling the feathers, magnifying the rich meanings, listening with soft ear to it's needs and teachings...I love your touch and focus Kim...J.A.B.
Date: 5/27/2015 2:17:00 AM
I really like your poem it is fascinating, excellent write J B., I will be back to re-read and comment on poem........A M.
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Justin Bordner
Date: 5/27/2015 8:55:00 PM
Thank you Afolabi...I will tell you what makes the love of she and I so fascinating, it is always within reach, it is always found in the richest soil of our dreams...J.A.B.
Date: 5/23/2015 11:57:00 PM
continued 1- amazing descriptions, and all throughout. I love how you weave various majestic birds into your metaphors, and into your tapestry of memoir, with the piercingly audacious owl with its wings of wisdom and color, the hawk, describing your mighty, adventurous and dominant edge your art blooms with triumphantly, and of course that beautifully mysterious raven who leaves one silenced entirely… to me, they almost signify the phases in some extremely unique relationship! Or maybe even an individual’s own life…
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Justin Bordner
Date: 5/25/2015 1:31:00 AM
Yes my passionate Poetess, you see the wings, feel the feathers and touch the emotions with your intense intellect...a delight it is to stimulate your mind and color your imagination.The majesty and mysticism of these bold birds is alive in your unparalled beauty and creativity Laura.The raven is indeed the most mysterious and gracefully dark of the three, we are seem at the mercy of it's mission...J.A.B.
Date: 5/23/2015 11:57:00 PM
continued 2- and then I return to the beginning, and it sort of makes sense why she should wear those three different feathers upon her breast, telling a story all their own. The ending is very painful and beautiful. The silence stings one with wonder… all in all, this poem is so intense with affection and majesty. You sway me into another world with your exploratory, priceless words, and that’s what I will admire about you forever. Love always, Laura
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Justin Bordner
Date: 5/25/2015 1:43:00 AM
A woman of extraordinary will, ability, and seduction always carries, and sometimes gives the symbols of her power to the One she loves with pain and admiration. It is very important to me that this poem,conveys the mystery, passion,sorrow and affection that has made this love so very intense,dynamic and suspensful; I'm so grateful that you understand this,and appreciate my heart and craftsmanship Laura...J.A.B.
Date: 5/23/2015 11:56:00 PM
J.A.B: First and foremost, I absolutely love you and your STUNNING poetry. Each poem you have posted on here leaves a mark on my mind and soul. With that being said, let me just say, this new poem of yours is so gorgeous; just from first glance, I knew it was going to be a fav. I leave it to you to indulge the reader with unique and extraordinary imagery—your mind must be like a wonderland! “their texture smooth as silken vapor, tips cut cruel by sibyl's saber,”…wow…
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Justin Bordner
Date: 5/24/2015 8:44:00 PM
You and I stun each other because we burn for truth and excellence...you and I love one another because genius needs companionship in like kind to understand love and to create at the highest level Laura.The completion of this poem gave me a strong sense of accomplishment because of the unique challenges it presented and by how it allowed all of my skills and heart expression.My mind is a universe in the making my lovely Laura...J.A.B.