Barry Blander


Promise


Your eyes flutter
(Frightened flocks
Of birds in flight)
Your pursed mouth;
A waving sunflower
Arrested by the startled wind.
So many intertwined stems
Of impaling thorn
And scarlet rose petal
Bind our souls,
Bewitch our melded bodies
Border and etch
The shadow lands
Of unrepentant dreams
We bleed too easily
Against the jagged shards
Of our sleeping self-knowledge.
So much cost to reckon up.
Who could ever pay the price?
If I could capture your sorrow,
Your quicksilver smile
In a glittering moment
Of evanescent time
Would I know how to
Mark the measure
Of your cascading tears?
Press my hand...
Vanquish the attenuated
Ghosts of my fear.
I will follow you
As you go before me.
I will not look back.
I promise you.

Submitted: Sunday, March 18, 2012
Edited: Monday, March 19, 2012

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  • Gold Star - 11,145 Points Ramesh Rai (4/23/2012 11:03:00 PM)

    I agree with frnd Romeo. About your composition, i feel myself little to comment. I like -
    If I could capture your sorrow,
    Your quicksilver smile
    In a glittering moment
    Of evanescent time (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 125 Points Romeo Della Valle (3/31/2012 11:55:00 PM)

    Wow! What an impressive and well crafted write that really moved me! I love it! A reservoir of beautiful penning words and rich imagery! 10+++ Thank you for sharing! Keep it up1 I Promise I will read some more of your thought provoking works I Promise God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

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