Posted in Family, Life, Poetry, Prose

How Many Words?

How many words
comprise the life of one
person?
Starting out, living, going away
how many thoughts
how many tears
and the years,

Oh, how the years
seemed to drag on at times
slow in the beginning
racing to the end
of all ends,
living in the warmth of summer
shivering in the cold of winter
waiting for the one season to end
the other to start,
waiting for birthdays,
waiting for others to make life
whole,

How many words describe
any one person?
someone, I knew
someone, I grew up with
someone, I lost track of
someone, I found again
after all those years between,

How many different people
are we throughout life?
The youth, the adult
father, mother, sister, brother
friend, lover

How many times have we thought
about where life is taking us,
why we are here, where we are going
are we destined to be alone,
or, together with someone to the end

When does the end come?
what would we do, what would we say
if we knew when the finality, the quiet sleep
stirring emotions of those we know
of those we knew,

What will our epitaph be?
were we liked, hated, loved
fun to be around, quiet moments
fiery emotions flaring,
knowing what we wanted
knowing what we needed?

Why all of these words?
because I have lost someone
someone close once, then not, then again

Losing
others before, many others later
I, too will fade away
not necessarily in the manner of my
choosing
just fading into darkness
some might say into the light
others might laugh at who I was
or share a moment to reflect upon
my words,

just as I do now

Reflecting upon these words
only a hollow rendition
of anyone’s rich life
trying to express,
what others also will express

The celebration of the life we know
the life we knew
the promise, the hope
always existing
of better things to come,
until that day,
we are all reunited
being together again

Together again
at the end of all

ends

Posted in Language, Poetry, Prose, Relationships

Lightning and Thunder, She Wore

El Relámpago
words that disguise
what she was
what she wore
what she wanted

Un Éclair
words that lure
words that entice
words that seduce
what she wanted from me

Et Lyn
words that enlighten
words that illuminate
words that equal the sun’s brightness
what she wanted when we made love

Lightning
words that enrapture
words that endear
words that describe
what she wanted, not ending, never parting

Lightning and Thunder
she wore proudly, elegantly
seemingly the only other lover
I’d ever known,

The only other lover,
not having an equal
regardless of the language between us
the length of time, the whisper
her voice enthralling

Luring me into
her storm…..

Posted in Poetry, Prose

Just Words, You Know

Words delight
and hurt as well,
They tell us who we are
and who we want others
to be,
My words, carefully said
long thought out about
not minced, nor swallowed
like my pride tends to be,
Words between you and I
hidden thoughts, longings
unsaid feelings, captured moments
Just words, you know
defining you and I…

Posted in Poetry, Prose

My Cursive Words

My cursive words
crossed swords
with her loving pen,
scattering my
love letters about
the room,
Her stare, cutting
me down in the middle
of my sentences
made me see
that she alone
was the recipient
of my passions, penned
Denying all others
from enjoying
my thoughts…

Posted in Language, Prose, Relationships

Words are Power

Words,

understanding,

the world

love

life

language

her feelings about me

anger

despair

hoping

the world, understanding

me

my longing

jealousy

lust

desire

wonderment

passion

enticement

approaching her level,

of consciousness

dreaming

wishing

imagining

our words, entwine

breathing

loving

gasping for air, the last breath

the last distance

reached

her words, my words

our words, together

as one,

words are power

powerful

words

 

Like love….