James B. Earley

Silver Star - 4,030 Points (5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)

Stolen Moments - Poem by James B. Earley

So...long...the day......so short....the hour
Stolen moments....angst...........deceit
......Another night.....sooo....long....the hour
Stolen moments......bittersweet
So far away...on an autumn's day
And yet...so near they were
Two woven lives...two souls in love
With many dreams...to share

Linger.....poignant...in their hearts
Painfully....they lay....and visit
Intimate....though..a world apart

Once again.....they'll fall together
At...some future...time...and place
In a passion......filled.......embrace
So ....long..the day.......so...short..the hour
Stolen.....moments....angst.............. deceit
.......Another....night....sooo..long.. .the hour
Stolen moments......bittersweet

Comments about Stolen Moments by James B. Earley

  • Cj Heck Cj Heck (8/5/2009 8:59:00 PM)

    This is so bittersweet, the emotions. You've written it very well. Soft, flowing and erotic, somehow, and yet sad, too. Excellent.
    Warmest regards,
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  • Rhonda Moody (7/21/2009 3:21:00 PM)

    I completely relate to this poem and I love the manner in which it was written. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster Adeline Foster (3/18/2009 11:11:00 AM)

    Hey James:
    In this poem I see so many situations that could be termed in this way. How many young people could equate with the thoughts implied. Well written.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Rani Turton (3/11/2009 3:53:00 PM)

    The stolen moments of an illicit love beautifully expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Joyce Hemsley (3/6/2009 2:01:00 PM)

    Yes - I consider the poem to be excellent; the way you have spaced
    out the words, giving the reader time to thoroughly take in the meaning.
    Joyce. (Report) Reply

  • Laurena Willetts (3/1/2009 3:19:00 AM)

    beautiful. you too have managed to turn infidelity from a sin to pure love and give it credence.well done. (Report) Reply

  • Krista Churchill (2/25/2009 11:56:00 PM)

    so true.. I love how you set this up it is nice i like how you typed it makes the reader really understand what they are reading.. great work

    Krista (Report) Reply

  • Ben Gieske (2/24/2009 6:53:00 PM)

    I like the fact that you are experimenting with spaces. This is a bit hard to do with PH's limitations. (Report) Reply

  • Maria Barbara Korynt (2/24/2009 10:21:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem - excellent writing. Predecessors wrote so a lot that it was possible only to join them. I will be coming back in order to make oneself acquainted with your artistic work. I like it.

    Greetings for you :) Maria Barbara Korynt (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover Ernestine Northover (2/23/2009 12:45:00 PM)

    I think James that with 40 comments already on your poem there is nothing new that I can say except its a fine poem.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Sonya Florentino (2/22/2009 5:21:00 PM)

    wow, a peom I could have written but YOU wrote it! ! ! Great! (Report) Reply

  • Ben Gieske (2/22/2009 3:47:00 PM)

    Reading this fills me with feelings. Deep love shared seems so momentary and evasive, difficult to capture again, only to be remembered and dreamed about. We keep changing. The longing keeps us hoping and desiring. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Ivor Hogg (2/22/2009 2:53:00 PM)

    Sounds like forbidden love to me.Sometimes folks marrybecause they think they are in love only to find real love later.Then they must make do with stolen moments. Nicely presented my friend a thinkers poem (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (2/22/2009 1:09:00 PM)

    Very lovely opening lines, 'So far away.. ' Nice construction
    and perfect harmony, almost like a song. Great work. (Report) Reply

  • Muhammad Ali (2/22/2009 2:42:00 AM)

    Very much a poem by 'heart'. lovely piece of work friend (Report) Reply

  • Dee Daffodil (2/21/2009 5:12:00 PM)

    I'm glad you showed me this one...it's beautiful...I can't think of anything else to say right now...I'm speechless..
    Dee (Report) Reply

  • Estrella Baldemosa (2/21/2009 1:56:00 PM)

    this poem resonates and touches me in a very mysterious way...inspiring! (Report) Reply

  • Cathryn Adeli (2/21/2009 12:14:00 PM)

    good morning, yes lovely, not sad, i like the bittersweet. last word. autumn, mature, not spring so young. it is not sad because of the dreams in a future time. and there is no concrete place. the place is of desire erupting. love transcending time and space very nice, thank you (Report) Reply

  • Chitra - (2/20/2009 11:43:00 PM)

    I love your use of spacing...deep thoughts emerging from those spaces...10+ (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori Linda Ori (1/12/2009 12:56:00 AM)

    ''Stolen moments........bittersweet'. A perfect description of an imperfect situation. You express it so truthfully and with great insight. 'Two woven lives' - it is a mystery how this happens, but it does, and when it does, it is very beautiful, yet also very painful if the two aren't meant to be together. Tenderly written.
    Linda (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 4, 2013