Listen as I Share: WE

You speak simple, completley understandable
justifications
I respect them, respect you, honor what you tell me
and even though I know where you're coming from,
I just wanted to share with you, let you hear:
my heart...it's crying...
for you,
your words,
and hands
your hugs, kisses
comfort...
I want you...
frightening, shaking, nervous to admit: "I need you"
want me
need me
please be with me and share with me
any and everything, anytime, anywhere
I am here, ready, willing, WANTING to listen
waiting to know about YOU
your past, present, even your secrets
I give you my word: there will be no judge present,
just me...standing, with open arms, waiting
for you to take the first steps,
whether they be grand or microscopic, I will wait
with tired, heavy arms for you to come to me.
I understand the situation isn't the easiest,
but hopefully you will feel as I,
when I tell you: "nothing that's worth anything is
easy"
Are you thinking about me as I write this?
Am I pacing back and forth in your thoughts like you
are in mine?
Do you feel the love and power in your heart the way I
do?
Please say yes...please........please
your eyes say yes, but I can't read your heart;
if it is in your heart that actions are born,
or your kiss that speaks your desires
I know the answers to my questions but still crave for
you to tell me
I am scared of what lies ahead,
afraid of what is, can, or will be
of your ability to heartache.
Is it worth it? you, me, together, one?
the passion spoken between our lips, hands scream yes
my heart yearns for your company, your touch.
mornings welcomed with bright lights glow, even though
it's pouring rain
when I am with you, rain is foreign, non-existent
complete
your hand in mine,
my hand in yours.
whichever way it is to be spoken.
so much more than lust...it's
shared swings,
speaking eyes,
held hands not wanting to let go, a lost key to a
lock,
introductions and visits,
talking birds,
spilled drinks,
written words on my skin...
touch me
paint me
I am your canvas...
laughs and unexplainable want, emotion following,
chills thta never go away
like a consistent heart singing your name.
wipe the hair form my forehead with your fingertips
look into my eyes and read me...
we kiss
it can't be!
did you really just read me?
or
are we thinking the same thing?
Romance tangled in a thorn brush, pleading to get out.
"you're hurting me, I'm crying, bleeding from all the
thorns"
run with me,
play with me,
sing with me,
but especially swing with me.
swing with me to the moon, so we can let go
of the chains we hold on to that keep us from falling,
the chains that are the only separation
from my arms to be wrapped around your waist,
the only separation that keeps me from running my
fingers through your hair.
chains those damn chains.
messages we send
back and forth
in secret,
they hate it, you do it anyway
(one of my favorite characteristics)
"I'm falling, tumbling, rocks"
I am too.
Kiss, feel, touch,
my lips,
breasts,
face, any and eveything for you.
discover me...
I want...need...ask...beg
for you to
discover me.
you say it's hard to open up, share your intimacy,
I want to make it easier, reassure you with open arms,
ears and smiles
I am HERE...talk to me.
Lets share
experience,
emotion,
familiarities,
unknowns,
places,
kisses,
breath,
what's mine is yours,
take as you please, but I warn you:
(I am strong, very strong) but
that strength has the capability to soften for time to
time
I can cry, hurt... please don't hurt me
fragile is I, behind all the strength,
but step not on egg shells or bite your tongue,
FOR YOU I'LL BE ME,
IF FOR ME YOU'LL BE YOU

In The News:


NPR

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SFGate (blog)

“Read This Poem” project to usher in National Poetry Month
SFGate (blog)
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New York Times (blog)
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The Guardian

Hollie Poetry: woman versus world – one poem at a time
The Guardian
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Rutgers-Camden NewsNow

Rutgers–Camden to Host Second Annual Louder Than a Bomb–Camden Poetry ...
Rutgers-Camden NewsNow
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MiamiHerald.com

An ode to your ZIP code kicks off O, Miami's poetry festival
MiamiHerald.com
Fernandez wrote her poem for ZIP Odes, a collaboration between WLRN and O, Miami, the poetry festival now in its fourth year. The poem's form is simple: A Haiku-like poem built around your ZIP code. The number of words per line and the number of lines ...

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Patch.com

Teen Poetry Slam coming on April 9
Coshocton Tribune
COSHOCTON – Students in grades seven-12 can celebrate National Poetry Month with a Poetry Slam from 4 to 5 p.m. April 9, at the Coshocton Public Library. Teens may enter the slam in one of the following categories, or both: Original work is for ...
Poet Richard Morgan to discuss poetry and self publishing at Westfield LibraryNJ.com
Westfield Memorial Library Hosting Workshop for National Poetry MonthPatch.com
Poetry Readings at the LBI Library in AprilThe SandPaper

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Cincinnati.com

UC Blue Ash poetry, songwriting winners selected
Cincinnati.com
UC Blue Ash College has announced the winners of the 2015 Poetry and Songwriting Contest, which included categories for area high school students. The winners were recognized at the UC Blue Ash Poetry Café, a special event on the college campus.


Huffington Post

2015 Poetry Month: An Interview With T. R. Hummer
Huffington Post
T. R. Hummer is a poet, critic, essayist and the author of over ten books of poetry. He teaches at Arizona State University. You've published Ephemeron in 2012, Skandalon in 2014 and will soon publish Eon. What is the story behind the names for this ...

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