Category Archives: love_poetry

#630 — Memories;

Ripples
Of your laughter,
Drift in the morning air —
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.
Chasing,
One the other,
You’re running on the floor
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.
Giggles,
Silent whispers
Your echo in the air —
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.
Because,
I can’t let go,
Memories in me flow,
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.

#memories
5 May 2017

This poem is the first of my attempts to combine and present #cinquain poetry in a ghazal style (last line of each verse similar in all verses). I can only hope it is acceptable to fellow poets and appealing.
My wife lost her battle with cancer three years ago, on May 5th, 2014. She was only forty-two years old. She left behind two very young daughters and memories of her with me. I dedicate this poem to her memories.

#629 — Healing;

Many
A draft bitter
As poison, will become,
A healing for the heart that is,
In love.

#healing

#628 — Strangers;

How strange,
The thing called love —
Just when you think its yours,
It slithers from your embrace and,
Escapes.

#strangers

#627 — Shadows;

Shadows,
Refuse to drown,
However hard I try,
To sink them into the night that,
Surround.

#shadows

#624 — Wanderer;

Maybe,
I’ll stay a while,
Or maybe I should leave —
This place after all, know not me,
But you.

#cinquain #wanderer

#623 — Nowhere;

Restless,
And on the run,
These paths longer than life,
Twisting and turning, they lead me,
Nowhere.

#cinquain #nowhere

#622 — Rogue;

The rogue,
Who stole my heart,
Parts my eyelids and peeps,
Only to laugh at me and run,
Again.

#cinquain #rogue

#621 — Madness;

Had you,
Kissed once her lips,
Or held her in your arms —
You would speak no insult of my,
Madness.

#cinquain #madness

#620 — Beaten Track;

Among,
These many paths,
There spreads a beaten track —
Wild and crass, yet it takes me to,
my home.

#cinquain #beaten_track

#619 — Horizon;

I am,
Given a day,
And a night to be lived —
But the day won’t set – the night brings,
No dawn.

#cinquain #horizon