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Melissa C. Rives

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Quenched
by Melissa C. Rives

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There are secrets that haunt
in the back of her mind,
circling like falcons in the vast desert sky.
So oblivious is he
to the thoughts
that churn
behind her eyes.

A silent tear whispers through her soul
for reasons only she could know…
reasons she can’t share.
Swirling like the shifting sand in
unnoticed patterns and textures are the dreams
that burn beneath her skin.
Etchings in her memories
Cast long shadows at her feet,
as the echoes of time wasted resonate through valley walls.

While in the distance
castles rise
while stifled hopes begin to breathe.
No shimmer-waver
of mirage to tease her heart.
She sees him smile
as he approaches…
Cool water eyes that quench her longing
call to her.
Sun shifts behind
the canyon walls as night
begins to permeate.
Relief stretches out beneath the stars
that dance on velvet, until…
she forgets the reasons why
she failed to taste
his love before.

Time’s shadows finally
illuminated by the moon,
evaporate…
and as his lips
meet hers once more,
she feels the rush of waterfalls.
Saturated
by his desire…
she’s satisfied.






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Reviewed by Dan Zuewski (Reader)
Love truly is an oasis in this desert of life. I like the idea of "cool water eyes" being able to quench her longing. What an image that evokes. Too bad I'm not a painter... only with words, and you've done a fabulous job with them yourself! :)
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Absolutely Beautiful! Wonderful write!
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
A beautiful blend of imagery and verse. Astounding piece of work, Melissa.
Amor
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
I loved every line I read Melissa, great poem, great new photo. Floria
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder
Excellent - really loved that opening stanza - its very good as is the whole thing.

There are secrets that haunt
in the back of her mind,
circling like falcons in the vast desert sky.

So oblivious is he
to the thoughts that churn
behind her eyes.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
enjoyed this
Reviewed by Nickolaus Pacione
This one is well written, I thought I would come by to see what you were writing these days. I had done a few chilling short stories -- noticed that some of them have the coarse language warning to them :lol:
Reviewed by Deirdre Barringer (Reader)
I love the way you structured this poem. It's very well-written and the words make it come to life. Much enjoyed.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch
This was quite an exceptional piece!!!
PS: GREAT PROFILE PHOTOGRAPH!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Every line is meaningful and exciting...you are awesome lady;-)!
Reviewed by J John (Reader)
Excellant write ... best i have seen for a while .... j
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Sooooo romantic Melissa! start to finish
Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader)
Really Great ...
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
Dittos
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
"Cool water eyes that quench her longing
call to her." Marvellous poem! Wow! You get better and better. You need to start thinking about publication of your work. If
you ever have a poem tht you think can be a song ... let's give it another try. You have such wonderul talent. Bill Murray
Reviewed by James David Compton (Reader)
You paint a beautiful picture.
Wonderful piece!

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