Samuel Richard Leonard

Veteran Poet - 1,914 Points (12/18/1995 / Chicago)

A Man I've Come To Love - Poem by Samuel Richard Leonard

I fell in love with a man I've known for some time.
I speak, though often his words only percolate in his mind.

I like how the sun beats red on his feather-white face,
or how his chest bounds in sounds through pursuit, in chase.

Every wrinkle, brush of bruise, a stroke of beauty in my eye,
I've come to accept, walk alongside, and stand with him by and by.

Even in sickness — in wickedness! — together we wait.
No matter the depth of enveloping dark alone we elate.

Often in solitude we walk in manifold ways:
under stars, white clouds, dark trees, or my favorite: the sputtering rain.

But as close as we've come I still feel so far,
looking in the mirror I still wonder who you are.
- Samuel Richard Leonard

Topic(s) of this poem: acceptance, love, self, solitude

Form: Couplet

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 8, 2017

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