Ben Paynter

Veteran Poet - 1,798 Points (Midwest)

Ben Paynter Poems

201. Another Dream 1/4/2016
202. The 15 1/26/2016
203. A (My) Story 2/4/2016
204. Why You Smiling 5/18/2016
205. Looking Back, You 3/12/2015
206. Forgive Her, She Knows Not What She Does 11/4/2008
207. I Fought Love, But 3/12/2015
208. They Are Saying 11/23/2008
209. Before Nightfall 7/27/2007
210. A Walk Through Withrow Park, And On 10/1/2007
211. But Now I Cannot Stop The Dawn 12/20/2006
212. From Behind This Dusty Window 1/2/2007
213. The Trouble With Love 1/4/2007
214. Still Point, You 6/1/2007
215. A Chess Game, Life 4/3/2007
216. Forgive The Little Things 10/20/2006
217. When All Is Said And Done 2/14/2006
218. This Love That Lies One Sided 9/11/2006
219. I Love You Most When I Do Not 10/10/2007
220. And All The King's Horses And All The King's Men 7/13/2007
221. 5 A.M. 8/8/2009
222. The Will Of A Lover 10/20/2006
223. If Forever Had A Face 9/30/2006
224. In Ice Lies Fire 9/26/2006
225. Wait For The World, I 3/16/2007
226. Mother Father, Somedays 3/13/2007
227. Like A Man To Alone 2/7/2007
228. To The Tree Hugger In Times Square 1/29/2007
229. He Smiled, I 1/4/2007
230. For A Girl 12/13/2006
231. This Bird, This Metaphor 1/8/2007
232. And So We Take The Twisted Path To Town 12/13/2006
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. Off Ramp 1/6/2007
239. And, I Write A Poem 3/6/2007
240. A Mockingbird, It Isn'T 9/21/2007

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

On Saturday

on Saturday I checked the
posts on my webpage
on saturday I pushed laundry into
the machine and watched it spin
and spin and spin
on saturday three people
read two of my poems,
none of them
were about laundry

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