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Wind Lover

You kiss my face and I turn to trace
the tracks you left on the ground;
where have you walked and with whom have you talked
in all of your traveling round?

You utter a sigh and I am wondering why
you just cannot slow down and stay;
capricious you are like a burnt, falling star,
fickle, and quick to betray.

One day you are kind, your fury confined,
the next, you are hostile and wild;
today a soft breeze, lightly brushing the trees,
tomorrow, an unbroken child.

I open my arms to welcome your charms,
but like a ghost you vanish and go;
my emotions are torn by the strength of your storm,
your inexhaustible, volatile show.

I release you! Go scream and follow mad dreams,
go blow to the east and the west;
you try to impress then insanely digress
your plan to pursue an irrational quest.

The day you are through, tame the tempestuous shrew,
come back to my warm, loving heart;
ruffle my hair with the breath of a prayer,
until them, my dear, just depart.

Copyright, August 27, 2014
Faye Lanham Gibson

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 9/21/2015 8:41:00 AM
If they call this trash they must be blind! I want to write "trash" this well! I just found this fine poem and see that it is a great one my friend. A7
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Date: 9/12/2015 8:56:00 PM
Faye, hard to believe anyone would see this as trash.. It's a smash now, awesome win!
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Date: 9/5/2015 11:20:00 PM
A 7 for sure! It's easy to see why this poem won. Great use of personification and internal rhyme Janice
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Date: 9/5/2015 2:07:00 PM
- A really beautiful poem, Faye !! - Congratulations on your magnificent first place in the contest !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/5/2015 12:22:00 PM
Faye, Congrats on your win... LUV ~SKAT~
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Date: 9/5/2015 10:08:00 AM
Awesome first place win Faye! Big congrats! At last got what it really deserved!
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Date: 9/5/2015 8:25:00 AM
Faye, beautifully written.
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Date: 9/4/2015 8:06:00 PM
I really like this, Faye! Your personification of the wind is fantastic! Congrats on your 1st place win! Love, KIm
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Date: 9/4/2015 6:01:00 PM
Wonderful poem, Faye! Such fantastic imagery of the ever-changing wind! Congratulations on your First Place win! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 9/4/2015 4:47:00 PM
I can see why Broken wings loved this so much congrats on your top placement Faye:-) hugs Jan xx 7
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Date: 9/4/2015 2:29:00 PM
Faye, congratulations on your win in my Any Poem Trashed contest, I loved your windy write ~~
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Date: 8/27/2015 10:36:00 PM
oh Faye, I too did a poem like this one (many years ago) and it was called Lover Wind, something like that. But mine was a sonnet!! wow, I just LOVE yours. FAVE!! It should get a top placement in my opinion!
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Date: 8/27/2015 7:56:00 PM
Faye, so lovely and wonderfully written, a windy 7 and thanks for visiting my library poem
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Date: 8/27/2015 1:59:00 PM
it was good while it lasted until the duality of character arose... finely composed, faye.. huggs
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