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:


New York Times

Prose on Poetry
New York Times
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San Jose inmate death: Victim wrote poetry, had 'the best smile,' but ...
San Jose Mercury News
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Hartford Courant

Young Poets Represent Connecticut At Brave New Voices Poetry Slam Competition
Hartford Courant
Walker, a 17-year-old who will be a senior at Manchester High School this fall, has often performed his poetry locally at Manchester's nonprofit youth arts center, Young@Art. He said traveling to Atlanta was a big step for him. "Sometimes I feel like I ...


Havant Literary Festival replaced by packed day of poetry
Portsmouth News
From 5pm a poetry stroll, led by Tim, will take in the places where this year's prize-winning and highly commended poetry competition entries will be published – posted up on telegraph poles and street lamps around Havant's historic town centre. Havant ...


Latimore: New group keeps poetry alive in Middle Georgia
Macon Telegraph
Currently, there's a Mercer University poetry organization called Point B.L.A.N.K. This group evolved from the B.L.A.C.K. Poets, which was founded in early 2012 by Mike Scott and a few others, a dynamic group of spoken word artists. B.L.A.C.K. is an ...


Young poets welcome to enter Book Fest contest
Cherry Hill Courier Post
A big attraction at the Collingswood Book Festival each year is the Youth Poetry Contest. The 13th annual festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 3 throughout Collingswood. The poetry contest theme is "From the River to the Sea.'' It is open to children ...


Village Voice

Bowery Poetry Club Introduces the Old Guard to the New Scene With Workshop Series
Village Voice
When Bob Holman opened the Bowery Poetry Club in 2002, it was with visions of Ginsberg, Burroughs, and the Beats floating around in his head. He was 54 and already a legend, pioneering spoken-word poetry in various New York communities, like the St.


Forever Writing From Ireland
Huffington Post
What defines Irish poetry today? A survey of recently published Irish titles suggests the striking variety of voices, aesthetics, and anxieties emerging from the Emerald Isle. It should come as no surprise that a country that so prides itself on its ...


lareviewofbooks

Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry by Eleanor Stanford and ...
lareviewofbooks
ONE PLEASURE FOR ME in revisiting a poet's second book of poems has been exploring the myriad formats these sophomore offerings can take. If the volume has won an award, or is appearing from one of the big publishing houses, it may be issued in ...


'Poetry Night' at the ARTesian set for Friday
Daily Ardmoreite
The ARTesian Gallery and Studios will have a poetry night from 5-7 p.m., Friday. The event will feature Chickasaw poets Rebecca Hatcher-Travis and Daniel Worcester, as well as music by Janessa Monetathchi. Hatcher-Travis is the author of the ...

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