D A Phinney

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2u - Poem by D A Phinney

I gave up writing, laid the pen aside;
I put away philosophy and doubt;
Scorned religion, passion's fire gone proud;
Bagged all logic up and threw it out.
I crossed the street when reason came in guise,
Avoided every sort of cogent thought;
Tore habits good and bad from off my back;
To winds cast virtues all, so dearly bought.
I shed my judgment of both right and wrong;
I swept away my fears, my pleasures, too;
I stripped myself of everything-to give
My only, single, secret self to you.
It's not that I yearned for one to yearn for me,
I was not seeking feelings one must prove;
But your soft breath, in all the empty world,
Wafting through my lonely spirit: love.


Comments about 2u by D A Phinney

  • (4/1/2006 12:18:00 PM)

    How beautiful, that sense of waiting, and of willingness to give your soul stripped bare...wonderful work. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/1/2006 3:07:00 PM)

    This is a great one for Valentines Day! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, September 27, 2010


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