(For years my lady wanted a poem for her!)
I stole peace in her spacious smile …
Its wide surprise caught my eyes,
Its genius had only two destinies -
My heart and Salvation City!
Eagerly, I rode on her soft ample lips
To a special place no one else could touch …
Well Swell! Hell! Welcome to Sanity City, she said -
With only one agenda, she lit my loving torch …
No rush of drugs could start my engine
Some wanted my durable, dependable train to stall!
Everyone said I couldn’t get to anywhere
But, her valor, the exception, with a clear track, the rush …
---- But, like Romeo ----
Nothing last forever -- The Sweeping Wave
But, sweet Juliet says, “So what!
She knew I was a gamely poet, unbroken …
Besieged by an army with empty faces, at large!
Alas, yes, hallelujah! Courage I could touch -
In a simple girl that didn’t want much …
She brought me one cigarette
Then took two cancer sticks away …
Three years plus later, thank God I’m still -
She gave me a push and a purpose -
So I give it gladly to you --- friends!!!
I give to you that thing which matters --
A TRUE … Texas-sized heart …
We knew Birmingham, true …
Or perhaps, these trees knew us!
Our Killeen --- Or in the Desert sand …
No Southern Hospitality here!
Heaven and Hell arose --
And both their armies too!
We knew we had to make a new start -
But, change when haunted, can be hard!
Four apartments later, warm hugs, Hey O! The joy!
We are envied by a curious and mouthy multitude --
“Come on over,” we say to all bystanders -
But, don’t intrude …
Two souls, two dreams, one path later, nirvana
Love was the much-needed turn around -
You do the math …
Legendary is this rarity we’ve found …
Today we have happy, appreciated
Though a mean war, beyond, pushes reason aside -
--- Never tried to hide from demons…
I’m just a simple man, enjoying a short ride!
Her touch, my personal perfect opera,
On her spacious fleshy song, I’ll gladly ride …
Unless a damn, big, pushy, precious wave -
Washes my unconquerable soul out to sea with a rushing tide!
Inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death” which I just saw in a movie.
The above text is copyright © ShyPoet1 AKA Jimmy L. Holder ~ 2005,
and may not be reproduced without permission.