Sara Militello

Silver Star - 4,212 Points (Tampa, Florida)

From Afar - Poem by Sara Militello

From Afar

I spied you there,
asked myself, 'Do I dare? '
But that was long ago
when I quaked to peak you aware:

So long had I been moved
to feel for you a gentle caring
staunchly contained in my bearing,
that Oh! The tormented joy
of an urgency undeployed,
a yearning to merge
that on madness seemed to verge.

Other arms held you tight
thrilled away each starry night
while I pined away and sighed
it wasn't me by your side.
Loving you transfixed from afar
I penned valiant hopes to a far off star.

My lips whispered your name
as I poured into poetry my unspoke refrain.
Always will I retain a view of you
and sigh 'thanks' -again and again-
for owning a smile
I 'll celebrate an eternal while

And whisper your name
in a way that makes my heart go lame
as I wish on a far off star
that I could love you.

But not from afar...

April 10,1991

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 17, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, January 1, 2018

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