Poetry Category


I Am

I Am

No worries, roles or constraints;
Perceived labels, none.
Being who I am meant to be,
Living as I am intended to live.
Without quotation marks I am.

The Way

The Way

To dwell within your heart
is more than just a way;
mesmerized by your kiss
is where I long to stay.

Oh, that I could be there,
always, in living never err.
Enveloped in your perfume
is to abide without despair.

Never do I want to leave;
parting is to grieve.
When separation is not believed,
Truth, Beauty and Joy is all I perceive.

Once

Once

Once silky and sensual,
radiantly fragrant and
now withered and wilted,
painlessly passing.

Once innocent and trusting, and
now beyond arriving;
empty of belief
form transcending.

Once hopeful, but
now both hope
and hopelessness
begin to fall away.

Once illumination,
now illuminated,
death and resurrection
have become one.

Herein lies the beauty of a rose.

By S and J

Letting Go

Letting Go

When you were born, I welcomed you
with a kiss on the forehead and a hug hello.
We sang and read and talked and rhymed,
“this little piggy” and a kiss on the toe.
We played and giggled and tickled and laughed
with a kiss on the tummy and a prrrrp.
Along the way there were bumps and scrapes and scratches and fevers
and even a kiss on a bruised elbow.
Requests for tatoos and piercings, dyed hair;
I kissed you on the hand and just said, “Oh?”
There were times of great joy and arguments too;
I kissed you on the cheek and felt like your foe.
Behind the wheel of a car you jumped,
I blew you a kiss and wearily sighed, “Whoa!”
You’re out the door and on your own;
I long to kiss you on the forehead as I let you go.

one

one

wordlessly they embrace
serenely swaying, side to side
enveloped in each other’s arms
he fills her senses
bittersweet, gentle kisses
“I love you”
hesitantly she steps,
onto the curb
towards the departure entrance
one last hug, one last kiss
she walks away, glancing back
steadfastly he remains
his eyes sweetly glistening
two bodies, one spirit