A Waltz For Zizi

Bronze Star - 2,674 Points (7 march 1988)

I Have So Many Stories To Tell You - Poem by A Waltz For Zizi

Always looking back at you
from the other side of the street,
I never really forgot
how to love you.

Running after the same things,
I write to you on the bark of the trees
that bloom in the spring
in front of your house.

In the park, after you leave,
I sit alone on the bench you have rested
and mark the spot
with an X.

I take pictures of your footprints
and put them in frames on the walls of my room.
I walk behind you and inhale
the air that touches your lips.

I carry sandwiches with me, that I eat
at the same time with you, from the distance,
pretending we're on a date.
And for desert I fight the dogs for the bagels you throw.

I light bonfires and wave to you
pretending I'm Robinson Crusoe
and you Europe. I drink for the sole purpose
of having bottles in which to keep my promises.

I build wooden horses,
and leave them at your door,
pretending you are Helen of Troy,
and your cat is Paris.

When people speak to me, I just nod.
I keep all my words for you.
I sit on rooftops and watch the rain
kiss your shoulders, pretending I am the rain.

and sometimes in the bus stop
when you are not looking
I lay down on the ground behind you
and grasp the hand of your shadow.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about I Have So Many Stories To Tell You by A Waltz For Zizi

  • (7/14/2017 2:44:00 AM)

    a poem of the funny things we would do when totally love struck? ..................well written (Report)Reply

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  • Vivek Mishra (10/23/2015 9:06:00 AM)

    grasp the hand of your shadow...nice (Report)Reply

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  • (10/19/2015 9:31:00 PM)

    This is SO amazing! I like the last few lines of course, but my other favorite is I keep all my words for you...really speaks to me, and some of it resembles my writing style as well. thank you for sharing! (Report)Reply

    A Waltz For Zizi(10/22/2015 3:11:00 AM)

    Well....thank you!

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  • Bharati Nayak (5/2/2015 11:31:00 AM)

    and sometimes in the bus stop
    when you are not looking
    I lay down behind you
    and grasp the hand of your shadow- - - - -such a lovely piece of poem on Love- - - -10/10
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  • (6/1/2014 8:03:00 AM)

    so nice...10/10! ! !
    read my poems too
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  • (6/1/2014 8:02:00 AM)

    so nice...10/10! ! !
    read my poems too
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  • (6/1/2014 8:02:00 AM)

    so nice...10/10! ! !
    read my poems too
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  • Gajanan Mishra (6/1/2014 5:49:00 AM)

    very fine writing, I like it, thanks.
    please read my poems and say something.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 1, 2014


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