Leria Hawkins

Rookie - 73 Points (39 forever / Sweet Carolina)

Play It Again, Sam


Play It Again, Sam
Date: September 25,2013

I think of him, rewinding. Heart hammering a worn-out song. It’s a score that’s always in his favor. Distant drums drive a sick avidity into my brain. I listen without pause (and certainly, most certainly…without cause) . Behind blurred lines of well-versed servility, I hear the all too familiar sound. Rusting blades scrapping, scrapping bare the walls of my conviction. I know and well-remember the woodsy smell of his hair…and no doubt, the bawdy nature of his pretense. Yet without fail, I find myself searching for a slow sip of his disgrace. Like moth to flame, hell-bent on a suicide flight straight into fire. I know damn well the burn, the stinging pain, the insanity, plain and simple. Yet, like a slow sweet song set to rewind, I circle back, eager to please. Eager to replay, relive, and re-die in the torture of this obsession. I am weak to his persuasion. Willing to risk it one last time (and time…and time, time, time again) . Weak indeed (although not entirely without sensibilities) . I am prepared, I know the score, I’ve danced the dance (many, many times) . I stand at ready for the breathless, wingless, free-fall into gut wrenching sorrow. And there’s one thing for sure…he never disappoints. It’s a hot-cold spiral, a perpetual pot that simmers but never quite boils. He stirs, I sputter…hot, hot, hot then cold…ice cold. Madness I know….yet I’m always ready to cook the grits…just…one…more…time.

**************** *****************************
Copyright © 2013 Leria Hawkins, All Rights Reserved

Submitted: Monday, December 30, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Play It Again, Sam by Leria Hawkins )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. True Romance, Electric Lady
  2. For every smile thus there the stars of .., Raymond Sawyer
  3. he Gift, david kush
  4. I'm always like this, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  5. Soar Where Those Poor Of Faith Reside, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  6. He told the officers, Cyndi K. Gacosta
  7. To touch a star is to be ouch with respe.., Raymond Sawyer
  8. Her enchanted delight, Amgad Samy
  9. my glasses, Bull Hawking
  10. 64 and deaf, Cyndi K. Gacosta

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

It is the hour when from the boughs
The nightingale's high note is heard;
It is the hour -- when lover's vows
Seem sweet in every whisper'd word;
And gentle winds and waters near,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet May Swenson

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. It Is the Hour, George Gordon Byron
  2. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. This is Just to Say, William Carlos Williams

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]