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:


Los Angeles Times

Berkeley-based Poetry Flash faces an uncertain future
Los Angeles Times
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The Week Magazine

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Does poetry still matter?
CNN
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Poetry Society of Texas annual summer conference July 16-18 in Beaumont
Star Local Media
This year's 46th Annual Poetry Society of Texas Summer Conference, “Partying with Poetry Mardi Gras Style,” will be held Thursday – Saturday, July 16-18 at Hilton Garden Inn, 3755 IH-10 South @ Walden Road in Beaumont, to be hosted by the Beaumont ...


BBC News

Andrew Marr to tell Britain's history via poetry on Radio 4
BBC News
Andrew Marr, Dominic West and Fiona Shaw will mark National Poetry Day by telling the story of Britain through its poetry on BBC Radio 4. We British: An Epic In Poetry will run throughout the day on 8 October. Marr will oversee a series of readings ...

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Cincinnati.com

Poetry adorns Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati.com
The eyes of the world will be on Cincinnati for the All-Star Game. So how should the Queen City pose for her portrait? In the light of love. That's how ArtWorks sees it. The arts nonprofit is taking its CincyInk tattoo and poem project to the streets ...

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NOLA.com

UNO poet Carolyn Hembree wins 2 national awards
NOLA.com
University of New Orleans English professor Carolyn Hembree has earned two national awards for her forthcoming book of poetry. Hembree's 'Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague' will be published in the spring of 2016 ...

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TES News

Rap-battling teacher finds poetry in the classroom
TES News
Mark Grist, the rapping English teacher best known for vanquishing a teenage rap-battler with a succession of rhyming insults, has released a book of poetry dealing with the hardships, hassles and soul-lifting joys of school life. Much of Rogue Teacher ...


KRQE News 13

Young Albuquerque students find their voices in poetry program
KRQE News 13
Now a professor and slam poet, Flores hopes to inspire young people the way he was once inspired. “I can't explain how helpful it was and how encouraging it was as a young person growing up in Albuquerque to really pursue this dream of being a writer,” ...

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