Uriah Hamilton

Hypnotic Trance Inescapable - Poem by Uriah Hamilton

When I told myself
That your mouth was cruel
And could only utter
Insults and lies,
I was determined to hate you
And be through with you
In my tattered life;
But when I saw you smile,
I could only cry
To be in the same room with you
And your perfume of delicate charms.

When I knew your eyes
Gazed in every direction but mine
And could only see me
In relation to miniscule things,
I told myself neither would I notice you
As I walked the same streets
Of our mutual city,
But I found your dark eyes everywhere
Penetrating to my spiritual core,
I wanted nothing more from existence
Than to swim in those dark pools.

When I saw your white-gloved hand
Tossing me keys to bring your car
With impatient demands
But never compassionately grasping mine,
I thought you should be in the grave
With my hands shoveling the dirt;
But when you wear your evening dress
And lift a wineglass slowly to your tender mouth
As starlight sparkles in your eyes,
I know I’m doomed
To every moment fall in love with you
In a hypnotic trance inescapable.

Comments about Hypnotic Trance Inescapable by Uriah Hamilton

  • (6/25/2008 9:18:00 PM)

    Very sad.But your words make sadness beautiful.

    Warmest regards,


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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 23, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 3, 2008

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