Eric Cockrell


Cats And Dogs! - Poem by Eric Cockrell

whose hand on your heart,
whose back beneath the load?
whose time in the memories,
that color your world?
whose identity the touch?
whose image in the stone?
whose kiss on your lips?
whose stillness in your night?

i am the turn,
and the lantern without price.
i am the touch,
you thought was the wind.
i am the bed,
where your prayers go to sleep.
i am the intimate stranger,
throwing logs on your fire!

you wrap up pieces
of your heart in cardboard boxes.
close the curtains,
turn off the light,
waiting for death to arrive.
and i spend my time
just sweeping your floors,
with an eye to the window...
praying for cats and dogs!


Comments about Cats And Dogs! by Eric Cockrell

  • Elizabeth Fontaine Grieco (5/15/2012 7:41:00 PM)


    Dear Eric,
    I love this poem! Good job! Are you married dear? Just wondering....But I can keep reading your poems and they make me want to write even more. You've opened me up even more of my idiosyncrasies! !
    May I just say I think your very sexy. I shouldn't be saying those words, because I am committed to a dear man.
    But wow, you really get me going. Hope that helps Eric! Words are erotic to me. Is that o.k. to say? Elizabeth
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  • Valerie Dohren (5/15/2012 4:20:00 PM)


    Wonderful piece of work here - very deep. (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2012 3:30:00 PM)


    I think we are all waiting for death, it's just a case of seeing what we can fit in and how
    good we can make it before death does come for us, A great poem.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012



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