(November 02,1932 / FAIRPLAY, OHIO)


The Spirit part of me understands about human taboos and unconditional Love gives each person the right to choose or reject the other each day … but the selfish Human part of me felt like this …
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


Dreaming of Love I dreamed of YOU,
dark to light to dark to light,
dreaming of YOU it seemed I flew,
dark to light to dark to light.

Curving upward then swerving down,
light to dark to light to dark,
soothing, sensuous, swishing sound,
light to dark to light to dark.

Fooled by the notion of regular motion,
wooed by the wind in my face,
I laughed and cried to the same emotion,
unable to see that I swung in place.

Dark to light and back and forth,
Love swinging a pendular course,
dark to light to dark to light,
I soared ‘thru life a fool in flight.

Declaring Love I flew and dreamed,
dark to light to dark to light,
caring for you I flew it seemed,
dark to light to dark to light.

Then YOU screamed goodbye,
and screamed and screamed,
screaming silence in my ears;

and it was dark to dark,
only to dark,
dark … … … … … …

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Rhey W. Hedges, April 23,2006

Submitted: Sunday, June 29, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (HEARTBEAT by RHEY W. HEDGES )

Enter the verification code :

  • Cory Malakowsky (8/6/2008 12:31:00 PM)

    Love it! It even follows the course of a song!

    If you play any instrument you would have it made. You already have the lyrics! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Its been long, Komal Kapoor
  2. एक माँ की उम्मीद (Expectation of a Mother), Pawan Kumar Bharti
  3. Who Will They Put In Charge Of Vanishing.., mary douglas
  4. Low Resistance, Susan Lacovara
  5. If There Ever Was,, Bill Cantrell
  6. Fireworks, Shruti Goswami
  7. Rainbow disappear, hasmukh amathalal
  8. You say, Shruti Goswami
  9. I am civilized, Shruti Goswami
  10. Search, Shruti Goswami

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Herrick

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]