Kenneth Cabauatan

Freshman - 540 Points (06/21/2015 / Dumaguete City)

In Memoriam, Through A Cigarette Stick - Poem by Kenneth Cabauatan

i  lit one cigarette;
a cryptic background music lulls me,
bringing me back where we first pledged our love.
love so pure and innocent, un-mired by any sensuous aspiration,
not wanting more, but just a gentle kiss from your loving lips,
and a warm embrace that seems to last a lifetime.

every trailing puff, from my dwindling stick, it beckons,
bringing out every single memory of you.
your smiles, your touch and your gentle gazes;
every single smoke brings out a bitter, yet sweet after-thought;
where we could be together, once again to renew our vows.

oh how delectable this narcosis is,
where you and i, once again become one, and me, once more,
reaching out to touch you, to kiss you, and smell your sweet perfume,
for you, my dear, are seared into my heart, never dying, never to disappear. oh how sweet it is, to be with you once again.

time is, but a hassle.
my pensive thoughts, like the cigarette i'm nurturing,
is slowly diminishing into nothing. all my wishes, and fancies, drifting
to another void.

i lit another cigarette.

Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss, spoken word

Form: Free Verse


Comments about In Memoriam, Through A Cigarette Stick by Kenneth Cabauatan

  • Kc Cabauatan (9/13/2015 11:15:00 PM)


    Thanks a lot Kelly! I really appreciate it! (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 3:32:00 PM)


    Great poem, Kenneth. Nicely written. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015



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