Leria Hawkins

Veteran Poet - 1,347 Points (39 forever / Sweet Carolina)

I Guess You Never Knew - Poem by Leria Hawkins

I Guess You Never Knew
Date: August 12,2012

Just who do you think you are
Should I thank you for these scars
What do you think you offer me?
I'm sorry sweets…I just don't see

It seems to me your gift is pain
Winter clouds of cold hard rain
Nothing warm to soothe my skin
The fire never reached within

I tried and tried, for just a spark
A glint to warm my hungry heart
But all that flamed was my desires
The fire was mine, but never ours

A simple touch, a soothing word
But what I got was cold and blurred
I gave my best, my soul still yearns
Across the page, my heartache burns

I don't know who you think you are
Starting fires and stealing hearts
Biting more than you can chew
Then pretending that, you never knew

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Copyright © 2012 Leria Hawkins, All Rights Reserved


Comments about I Guess You Never Knew by Leria Hawkins

  • George Fillingham (8/15/2012 4:34:00 PM)


    I liked this poem and I see how you worked with the rhymes and near rhymes to get it into position. In what journals or magazines have your poems appeared? Keep writing. I am doing the same. Good luck. George (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 12, 2012



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