Ben Paynter

Veteran Poet - 1,840 Points (Midwest)

Ben Paynter Poems

201. I Went To The River 11/30/2015
202. Another Dream 1/4/2016
203. The 15 1/26/2016
204. A (My) Story 2/4/2016
205. Why You Smiling 5/18/2016
206. Looking Back, You 3/12/2015
207. Forgive Her, She Knows Not What She Does 11/4/2008
208. I Fought Love, But 3/12/2015
209. They Are Saying 11/23/2008
210. Before Nightfall 7/27/2007
211. A Walk Through Withrow Park, And On 10/1/2007
212. But Now I Cannot Stop The Dawn 12/20/2006
213. From Behind This Dusty Window 1/2/2007
214. The Trouble With Love 1/4/2007
215. Still Point, You 6/1/2007
216. A Chess Game, Life 4/3/2007
217. Forgive The Little Things 10/20/2006
218. When All Is Said And Done 2/14/2006
219. This Love That Lies One Sided 9/11/2006
220. I Love You Most When I Do Not 10/10/2007
221. And All The King's Horses And All The King's Men 7/13/2007
222. 5 A.M. 8/8/2009
223. The Will Of A Lover 10/20/2006
224. If Forever Had A Face 9/30/2006
225. In Ice Lies Fire 9/26/2006
226. Wait For The World, I 3/16/2007
227. Mother Father, Somedays 3/13/2007
228. Like A Man To Alone 2/7/2007
229. To The Tree Hugger In Times Square 1/29/2007
230. He Smiled, I 1/4/2007
231. For A Girl 12/13/2006
232. This Bird, This Metaphor 1/8/2007
233. For The Little Boy Who Makes Me Feel Old 10/25/2006
234. Honesty 11/28/2007
235. A Form Of Looking 9/11/2008
236. And We Watched As The Moon Turned To Stone 9/30/2006
237. Create Me A World 7/6/2006
238. And So We Take The Twisted Path To Town 12/13/2006
239. Off Ramp 1/6/2007
240. And, I Write A Poem 3/6/2007

Comments about Ben Paynter

  • Mark Money Mark Money (9/26/2013 1:02:00 PM)

    at this point, i can only wish to write as well as you do. i'll keep trying, though........

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  • Delilah Miller (4/27/2008 8:19:00 PM)

    I just read through about half of your poems. It's all so enchanting...Lilting and beautiful and honestly sad and sadly honest. Youre's so talented. You're so talented and I'm so envious. Don't you dare ever stop writing,

    X's and O's

  • Goldy Locks (10/18/2007 12:30:00 PM)

    Ben, ben. You inspire. Posh writer, you. Your verses are sublime. Your subjects, divine. Like the epitome of the All-American boy, trying to make it in this biting world. With a little help from his pen, his thoughts. You're endearing. And lovable (whether you like it or not ;) .. I look forward to your postings: each and every one. Keep growing, keep speaking, and above all, keep writing.

    best care
    sjg -~-

Best Poem of Ben Paynter

And Her Face And Her Words And Her Promises

she says that my face
is the last she sees
before sleep takes her,
and she cannot sleep
without it.

but I know that
there are other faces
that float above
her eyes.
and the stars are out
tonight and I
need them to dance.

“have I said too
much” she says with
a halfhearted question
of love.
no, but you have not
kept your promise
and your promise
has not kept

and all the while
the clock spins circles
on the wall
and a dog barks
at the moon.
and her face sits
resting on my

I say ...

Read the full of And Her Face And Her Words And Her Promises

Dance Quickly Now

Dance, I said to the boy in the glass
Staring back at me with a darkening mask
Dance, I begged, with love and pain
Dance, please dance, oh dance again

Dance with the moon in the child’s eye
Circling the middle as black as coal

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