did you

with so few words

and that infinite glance,

detour the world’s cruelties

never speak of forgiven mistakes

allay every fear and each lingering doubt

absorb life’s injustice in your enormous heart?

and the electricity of fingertips awakened my senses

yet i never thought once i deserved to be loved.

and now curling safely in it’s cradle embrace

how, is a question i hope has an answer.


how is

that question

i’ll continue to ask……


Written April 2013
submitted to 20 Lines a Day
prose and poetry challenge for April

6 thoughts on “cradle

  1. charlypriest says:

    Always interesting your writing.

  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    oh this is a WOW….
    i am so glad i wandered in tonight…
    you are very gifted
    Take Care..

  3. I have been commenting on so many of your posts as I am reading, and i am afraid that I am redundant. It just that i am not as gifted with words as you are. Thank you for sharing this thought provoking and well written post.


    • oh don’t worry, you’re not at all and i will beg to differ
      based on your poem i read and the heartfelt and perceptive comments
      you’ve written, that you are not gifted with words. i’ll have more to say
      later when i reply to your post, but i have to catch some sleep now.

      ty for rummaging through the attic, these are some of the very first poems
      i wrote after never writing poetry before. i do appreciate you taking the
      time to appreciate them, they were a huge leap for me to write.

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