i know now

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can it be,
after all this time?
the entirety of my life
of this continual yearning,

the ever constant questioning.
so late in my day, i now know why
i inhabit, have lived in this lanky frame,
own these extended limbs, these large hands.

that whenever you come to me now, hurt and seeking solace.
and me, enveloping your tiniest vulnerability, with all that i am.
and me, absorbing each and every cruelty, a world can deliver.

drawing you close into me,
these hands cupping your head
feeling every luxurient tangle
of blackened mahogony hair,
roping my fingers as they meet.

these lips i wear, found a home
know their sudden reason to exist.
meeting the palest skin of your forehead
and rising, to accept my grateful kisses
as if i’ve never kissed another, before you.

and me, breaking my habitual silence
whispering every reassurance, to you.
quietly mouthing my truth, all of my love
so only you, will hear my every solemn vow.
and i know now, i’ve never been loved, until you.
,
,
,
,
When You’re Gone
There’s nothing simple,
when I’m not around you.
But I’ll miss you
when you’re gone,
that is what I do.
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as always, this poem was written to the tempo of
this song and and can be played as a soundtrack::::enjoy::::
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31 thoughts on “i know now

  1. Oloriel says:

    Beautiful, the wonder enters the pores of the reader. I hope some day my husband will write me poetry like this 😀

  2. Sky Vani says:

    Touches the soul… I like the combination with The Cranberries.

    • thank you Sky, i’m glad my words could touch you in some way. i’ve always wanted to describe the feeling when we embrace, our heights are so dramatically different. she’s barely over 5′, i’m 6’2 so i totally absorb her….and yeah, this song has always knocked me down. i love her voice.

  3. I agree with Oloriel – to have a man write words like these… melt.
    I try to decide which stanza I treasure the most…but I can’t..

    • well, i have to confess, i’m getting lots of smooches lately! honestly, we are rediscovering each other again, so the inspiration is there, the words are arriving so i’m just going to keep writing…..

      thank you my dear friend((( h u g s }}]and *smiles*

      • passion from your words or because of 🙂 How wonderful either way – your writing is going from strength to strength. You are welcome friend {hugs back}

    • thank you so much for your kindness, and i realize now that i’ve read this over and over, it is my song to her.
      i’ve been wanting so much to put words to how it feels when we embrace, how i feel so protective of her little person, her tiny frame, without it sounding, idk, chauvinistic, for lack of a better word.

  4. Chatty Owl says:

    It is such a beautiful composition of words, that are meant for that special someone.. She is one lucky girl, whoever she is.

  5. Cubby says:

    I love how you write to the tempo of music. It is no wonder your poetry flows so lyrically.

    • ..oh thank you and a very warm welcome to you. I really appreciate you telling me, you are the first to remark about that quirky part of my process.

      ..the truth is i’m untrained, i just write from my heart so this was my adaptation….i’m very sensitive to tempo and rhythm so listening through my headphones helps,..and thank you again, it means a lot to me that you took the time to let me know..*smiling now+

  6. I love the way you do that….the music as a soundtrack to your words…lovely

    • oh hi, i’m so happy to see you again, and thank you. i’m so glad to get some feedback on this, i never knew it really registered, or if folks were actually listening to the music, as well. it’s just my adaptation for lack of training, sometimes it’s not all that noticeable but this poem, the more i read it really tracks the music.

      i never think about the form beforehand, i let the words decide. i didn’t realize how ‘odd’ this form looked until i was finished, but it says exactly what i always wanted to describe, especially the 3 long lines. those to me, needed to be complete so i left them intact instead of tinkering.

      ty again for telling me {{{ hu g s }}} and *smiles*

  7. Certainly Hands take on a shape, a voice, language and they can carry so much!

  8. Robyn Lee says:

    “quietly mouthing my truth, all of my love
    so only you, will hear my every solemn vow.
    and i know now, i’ve never been loved, until you.”

    What words could caress the heart more than these… your beloved is blessed and your love is the world’s richest gift to her…

    ~ x Robyn

    • hi Robyn, you know…the word ‘blessed’ has taken on quite a differnet meaning the past few years, i’m beginning to appreciate that word more and more. thank you and you are right, actually we both feel blessed.
      {[[ h u g s }}} and *so many smiles*

  9. Noora says:

    “these lips i wear, found a home
    know their sudden reason to exist.
    meeting the palest skin of your forehead
    and rising, to accept my grateful kisses
    as if i’ve never kissed another, before you.”
    This is absolutely beautiful. Beautiful. I am in awe of your poetry.

    • you humble me with your praise Noora, ty. i’ve not had the words until now to describe how it feels when we embrace, when she needs comfort…Scout liked it too, she gave me her forehead in approvel! LOL.

  10. kalabalu says:

    never could love be more meaningful
    more enchanting and serene
    passing years like moments in fleeting
    gone but still comes alive in heart
    love is stronger than a moment of past

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