Esra Sloblock

Bittersweet

Long distance love
Weights my see saw scales
Of emotion.
The pans groan under the mass
Of elation
And longing.
They sway in the waves
Of euphoria
And voracious hunger.
The merest touch right now
And I would combust,
Or mellifluously melt
Into an epic embrace - just like the first.
Telephony a poor substitute
Yet,
Without it,
Late at night,
How would I hear the beautiful,
Sleepy, sensual, seductive
Tones of my lover.
My love.
And the scales shift again,
Bouncing off their limits.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Poem Edited: Friday, March 4, 2011

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  • David Harris (6/20/2007 9:12:00 AM)

    Long distant love and the pains it can cause are well described here. As Anna has said just try and think of the great times you have when you get together. Top Marks and thanks for sharing it my friend.
    David

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  • Anna Russell (6/12/2007 4:41:00 PM)

    Yup, I know that feeling! This is, as Allie said, so heartfelt. Just try to think of all the times you DO have together :) Excellent write Ez.
    Hugs
    Anna xxx

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  • Alison Cassidy (6/9/2007 7:52:00 PM)

    You express the obsessive impatience of 'long distance' new love with great skill in this heartfelt piece about love and longing. Your 'sea saw scales' metaphor works a treat to describe this magnetic emotionaI roller coaster ride. It reminds me of fourteen years ago, when the weekends apart seemed sooooooooooooooo long and the telephone soooo inadequate. There's no doubt about it, love certainly enhances the poetic drive. I love this. Allie xxxxxxxxxxx

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  • Max Reif (6/9/2007 11:20:00 AM)

    This is quite powerful and expresses the essence of what I, too, went through the first year my now-wife and I were connected, when we lived 2,000 miles from one another. In fact, I may send it to her.

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  • Original Unknown Girl (6/4/2007 8:07:00 AM)

    Ah..... so eloquently put.... you summarise every heart-aching point of long-distance love perfectly! ! You are a wonderful poet Ez, why have I not noticed this before? Shame on me! HG: -) xx

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  • Marci Made (6/1/2007 7:29:00 PM)

    ummmmmmm, you two know what they say about 'phones' and love, do you not? ? ? two words says it all..........i am bad......and happy for you both and jealous as all get out.........cheers and bubbles of love to you two...........marci. :)

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (5/31/2007 9:38:00 AM)

    I know the feeling of those scales.... the balance of the one and the other.... lets just say the diet stops tomorrow! ! ! ! ! Beautifully composed and heartfelt... t x

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  • Dee Daffodil (5/31/2007 9:27:00 AM)

    Awwwww....Ain't love grand! ! ! ! ! ? ? ?
    Hugs,
    Dee

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