Join | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  George Wallach, iJeanne Miller, iKeith Wright, iScott Knutson, iShoma Mittra, iJoAnna Drelleshak, iClaudio Herrera, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

JV Love

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· News
· 3 Titles
· 2 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Jul, 2007

JV Love, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
The Paradise of Revenge (Paperback)
by Richard Orey

Devout young Josefina is obsessed with wicked revenge. Why? How?..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Ethereal Erotica
by ellen george

Anthology of types of erotic poetry, compiled by Deborah Simpson, printed by Lulu, ISBN 978-0-557-58542-7..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Life and a Love
  2.  Australian storm
  3.  in honor of
  4.  Blue Morpho
  5.  I'm So Happy
  6.  Water Baby
  7.  Learning Experence
  8.  For Emily
  9.  Free Spirit
  10.  I Wish I Could Tell You...
  11.  Love It or Leave It !
  12.  Traveler's Lament
  13.  Defeat
  14.  Your Own Nuclear Power
  15.  My Scars
  16.  His Queen
  17.  Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  18.  Morning Thoughts
  19.  Memorial Day
  20.  Springtime Breeze

Holding On
by JV Love
Monday, July 23, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by JV Love
           >> View all 1

Poem from the Historical Fiction novel, "The End of Sorrow: A Novel of the Siege of Leningrad in WWII"

"Holding On"

A Blue Jay chirps outside my window
as I contemplate why the door to my room is always open.
Iím expecting no one.
I didnít even expect the Blue Jay.
I think I should shut the door.  No sense in leaving it open.
And then I hear it . . .
It bounces off the walls,
up the stairs,
and into my uncomprehending ears.
I ask it what itís doing here.
But laughter only laughs.  It doesnít understand.
ďDonít leave me,Ē I say.
And it doesnít.
And we sit together for a while,
remembering those endless summer nights,
those endless summer dreams,
with our youth, and our convictions,
that our endless lives would always be just that.
I look away Ė only for a moment Ė
and laughter slips away.

I am bitter,
but leave the door open anyway.

The End of Sorrow
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/23/2007
Very well said and a piece worth reading again! All is bleak, yet there is always hope on the horizon.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Leo Durrant 7/23/2007
I love the poignance and melancholy. Perfect title too -- holding on to the past, yet holding on by your fingernails.


Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.