Leslie Alexis

(111111111 / Grenada)

A Kiss is More Than a Kiss

If I were to stand in a pool of your tears
And found that my acts placed them there
Then love, my love… I would sink to hell.
Where there is life I would not dwell.

My heaven, sweet heaven, is in your smile,
And heaven’s beauty I wish not defile;
So, if my lips were to kiss one not your own,
I pray my head would fall off its bone
That it does not reach my heart of stone,
Which will rot as this virus spreads.
Instead of betraying your love, I rather be dead.

And if my hands were to hold her waist as done to yours,
My limps, every finger, I pray would be strewn
Upon the ground, for it is better if I were a thought,
Than to betray the one who gave me her heart.

Your heart I value much more than rain
On a desert journey of many years.
Thirst be thirst… to mine for you, nothing compares.
I long for you as a desert does for dew.
Knowing that which I receive is not from me,
I value your love; each day it gives jubilee.

Your kiss is more than a kiss, it is a sign,
And it says for eternity you will be mine.
And as your shadow does, I belong to you,
I love you.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Edited: Sunday, January 22, 2012

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  • Miss Molu (1/15/2013 2:32:00 PM)

    So, if my lips were to kiss one not your own,
    I pray my head would fall off its bone
    how very loyal..
    you never cease to amaze me: D (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (8/1/2011 7:52:00 PM)

    How many people dream to be loved as much? But when they find the such love many of them run.. I hope she was the One to stay and love you back as in your beautiful poem: forever and ever..
    Thank you for share, I got to warm my heart. (Report) Reply

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