Shirley Houston

Rookie (January 6th / Shreveport, La.)

Can U? - Poem by Shirley Houston

Can U/
stand in the gap for me/
when my body, soul & spirit's on 'E'
depleted/
completely/
relieve me?
shield & protect me from undue/
harm/
alarm/
& danger?
Can U?
Can U/
wipe away my tears/
allay my fears/
hold me close/
tell me U'll never let go/
encourage & nurture my/
growth/
honor the oath/
we've made to hold each other down/
in the bright Sunshine/
Or when monsoon rains erode the ground?
Can U?
Can U/
send me flowers freshly picked/
comfort me when I'm sick/
& tired of the rat/
race/
the/
smiling face/
cez......that lie/
sometimes &/
don't tell the truth?
Can U?
Can U/
lift me up/
back me/
up &/
lay it down/
just right/
igniting longings within/
& without/
a doubt
make me shout?
turn this mutha' out?
Can U?
Can U/
be the man I need U to be/
the one U want to be/
in totality/
my King/
reigning supreme/
a dream/
surreal/
for...........real?
Can U?
Can U/
crown me ur Queen/
then by all means/
necessary/
take advantage of EVERY/
opportunity/
to show me/
that I am ur woman/
& U R/
in/
deed/
my man?
Can U/
be that all around/
holistic soothing balm/
calm/
under pressure/
with strength, courage & integrity/
dignity/
beyond measure/
able to defend me/
if need be/
in totality?
Can U?
Can U/
be the one/
U profess to be?
U appear to/
be/
what my heart/
needs/
In time/
I'm sure/
we'll see/
Can U/
be the he/
just/
for me? !


Poet's Notes about The Poem

We must clearly communicate our needs to find fulfilment in relationships!

Comments about Can U? by Shirley Houston

  • Birhanu Tsegaye (7/6/2012 8:18:00 AM)


    wow what agood thing i know from shirley (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 31, 2012


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