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  I Who Have Nothing...
by Tom Hyland
Friday, March 04, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Well Ladies and Gents, here's a new 'Birth'.

I've had this title in my head for many, many months now. I believe the phrase, or something similar was in an old song, perhaps Tom Jones' lyrics?

Anyway, tonight after work I decided to start the actual poem and see where it would lead me. Here we are, four hours later, after mucho revisions. I usually reach a stage, where I print out the first draft, then re-read and edit the 'hard copy'. Then, I massaged it a little more, and printed the second draft. This, then is the third, and final draft.

Don't know whether youse guys use GOOGLE or not, but I LOVE IT! Any time I'm unsure of spelling, or getting the correct reference for a past mythological or historical word - I just punch it into GOOGLE, and Voila! they always have something.

As always, your thoughts, suggestions, and comments are, as my Dad always said: "Welcome as the flowers in May!"

OH - yeah - two completely different women, totally 'worlds' apart, provided the inspiration for the 'Amour' feelings. Hope you like it. Tom.



I Who Have Nothing...

Copyright: March 4, 2005 - Tom Hyland

 

All that I have matters not, without you!
And I exist, not really living.
Darling, I implore you, like the Sirensí calls,
Forgive my misgiving.

Melt those cold, cold walls
Which keep us apart.
Harden not your heart!
Yes, I who have nothing... Adore you!

Yea, thoí I may own the world,
All is for naught!
Lacking your honeyed lips,
In a tangled web am I caught.

Erosí dart dipít in sanguine fluid
My flesh is burnít and ripít.
I wander like an ancient Druid,
Yes, I who have nothing... Adore you!

Mercy! I beg and plea, in a voice arcane.
Is there no remnant of our lost Love?
My Dearest Maiden, hearken!
Hear my plebeian prayer from Above.

What once was, is no more!
Like a ghostly ship, adrift at sea,
I am cast from deadly reef to jagged shore.
Yes, I who have nothing... Adore you!

Tisí said that Chivalry loves from afar,
Your aroma adorns my lance still.
Shall I not again revere your reverie
And savor your treasures, to my fill?

Surely, forgiveness abounds within you, or
Madam, Have I done you thus, so ill?
Ere Poeís Raven echoes: "Never More, Never More!"
Yes, I who have nothing... Adore you!

ĎNeath your bosom doth not Heaven yet throb?
Do not my tears taste of salt,
When eíer mine orbs do sob?
Mea culpa, mea culpa, my fault, my fault.

Iíve plied you with roses,
With petals so sweet,
And songs of Poesy, laid at your feet.
Yes, I who have nothing... Adore you!

My Cherie Amour, release these bonds,
Like Prometheus, let me be unbound!
Free my agonizing, captured Soul.
Inter it Ďneath the ground.

Or, with Icarusí faulty wings, let
It soar to Phoebus, then plummet to the Sea.
Never More to Love and Adore, Alas! Finally Free!
Yes, I who have nothing... Adore you!


    



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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/10/2008
You have something, yourself, God, your family, and your writing. I did like this commentary though as hard as it was for you to write, it gives me something to ponder over.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/3/2005
Nicely done, Tom.
Google has spyware.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 3/8/2005
I love the adore you lines, they have the perfect rhythm. This has a great classical sound and I enjoyed all the classical imagery. Well done!
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/7/2005
hay this is excellent poetry it have text of legends and style
with a constance a theme ringing clear
very good writing!!!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/5/2005
A romantic gem beautifully written and expressed! It looks fine in form to me, but the editor is a wayward beast that does as it wants and drives me crazy too;-)!!!

Eieen
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/5/2005
Dear MATT:

Anything you can do - to IMPROVE the editor??? It is VERY disconcerting to spend HOURS formatting a piece to be EXACTLY how you want it to be presented - THEN - when you click SUBMIT, the entire piece does what IT WANTS!

WRAPS lines, leaves single words dangling by themselves! Further, the SIZE selection on fonts also is terrible! Anywhere else in the universe, one is able to choose a specific POINT size - NOT HERE! Small, Medium & LARGE just do NOT CUT IT !!!

Thanks, Tom. *** maybe he will actually READ it someday? E-mails don't work! ***
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/5/2005
Your hard work paid off, it is an exxcellant poem, but why couldn't you have used "normal-sized" type to post it? Jeez! Us old guys have trouble with that agate type.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 3/5/2005
I like...
;) Ch'erie
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 3/4/2005
Magnum opus. I like these lines...
(What once was, is no more!
Like a ghostly ship, adrift at sea,
I am cast from deadly reef to jagged shore.
Yes, I who have nothing... Adore you!)

Thanks for sharing this treasured romantic write.

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