Hale Tsehlana

Rookie (22nd June / South African)

Did I Ever Tell You? - Poem by Hale Tsehlana

Did I ever tell you?
That every time you laugh with me,
Warm, invisible fluid fingers
caress and tickle me?

That when I close my eyes in sleep,
I enter the doorway of our past
where you forever beckon me
to come and love you again?

Did I ever tell you?
That your song is my breath of life,
the pulse that keeps me alive?
Your song is a balm,
that bandages my aching heart.

Did I ever tell you?
that your touch, charged with kinetic energy
sends my five senses into a constant orbit?
That your laughter plays hide and seek
between the strings of my soul?

Did I ever tell you?
that your side of the bed
remains unmade since you left?
By the way; did I ever tell you
that I’d marry you again,
if you asked me to?

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Comments about Did I Ever Tell You? by Hale Tsehlana

  • Lawrence Beck (6/18/2006 7:13:00 AM)

    Hale, I have picked this poem for a comment, but I have read four of yours today, and each is very good. Each has an interesting theme and excellent images. Each flows beautifully. I'm happy to have found them.

    Larry Beck

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 7, 2010

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