Jonathan ROBIN

Freshman - 746 Points (22 September / London)

Dare She? - Poem by Jonathan ROBIN

Some sentiments destabilize
when inner thoughts through other eyes
by magic pen may formalize.
Perhaps, despite protective sighs,
hope lies ahead, helps shed disguise?

Tight rope walk from walled citadel,
beset by fears Time can’t dispel,
sits one who may have loved too well,
emotions dares nor share nor tell,
lest betrayal breach hope's shell.

Stands, reflects with much surprise,
upon commitment’s even ties,
scarred by a past which “self” denies,
scared behind sweet sparkling eyes,
lest she should lose herself, fair prize.

Is real from drawbridge cusp choice free
or reel rewound where wounds may be
reopened although memory
real_I_tease would hide, stiff fee
to pay for ransomed soul at sea.

Reality may coincide
with dreams when two, as one allied,
advance together, prospects wide
embrace with motives bona fide
face future fearless, side by side,
all former errors rectified.

Fate scoops hope's bottle from life's sea,
half-full? half-empty? Destiny
plays games with will, reality.
Combine, merge, urge purge, splurge surge, key
into choice voice, rejoice, set free.

For 'what will be' can't stay inside
time genie's bottle, chance denied,
must scene tranlate to act, play ride
from start through end as plot supplied
threads to conclusion which may guide
fresh start for heart wait's weight defied.

Careful, fearful, fitful, she
herself seems her worst enemy,
seeks protection, amity.
What controls her destiny?
dare she let go, for once not flee?

Maybe its time to realize
that though fleet Time so swiftly flies
compromise can’t circumsize
future options that arise
to offer comforting replies.

She, where others buy and sell,
for silver pawn their souls to Hell,
sheltered beneath protective shell,
more flirt on call than siren bell
though on hid softness fond thoughts dwell.

Who’d wish her heart he satisfies,
may seek HER truth where most, less wise,
confide blind trust to logic’s lies.
In harmony hope's answer lies,
shared peace, that love alone supplies.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(4 October 1981 revised and expanded 14 May 2008)

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  • (11/10/2006 7:00:00 AM)

    when i give myself up to the hands of fate and let chance guide me it rarely lets me down. i opened a poem at random and it was the poem that i needed to read today to keep going. thank you for writing it, Jonathan, it is perfect. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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