Uriah Hamilton


Kicked In The Teeth

Poem by Uriah Hamilton

I live in pallid lifelessness among shadows,
I seek privacy and fear cut-throats,
I try to protect child-like hearts
From disappearing into paranoia-driven
Self-destructive confusion,
I steer clear of happy faces
That smile while plotting
Spiritual identity theft
And dissolution.

I don’t complain about life,
I appreciate the frail radiance
Of the human desire to taste
A lasting love.

And one day my dreams will be indomitable;
I’ll drive on midnight boulevards
Beneath the soft caress of streetlights
With the stereo playing loudly,
And I’ll reach for a woman’s knee
Who has long eluded me,
And the sublime sensation of her warmth
With my lonely need
Will heal a thousand times
Kicked in the teeth.


Comments about Kicked In The Teeth by Uriah Hamilton

  • Shannon Chapel (12/29/2005 10:28:00 PM)

    I'm with Amberlee. So far I've read approximately half of the poems you have posted on PH - your beautiful words having been seared in my mind I will find it difficult to sleep tonight.

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  • Amberlee Carter (11/5/2005 10:35:00 AM)

    'And I’ll reach for a woman’s knee
    Who has long eluded me,
    And the sublime sensation of her warmth
    With my lonely need
    Will heal a thousand times '

    wow....just wow.(Report)Reply

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  • Lori Boulard (11/4/2005 8:57:00 PM)

    Yes, I agree with previous comments. This is one of your best, and I hope it all happens just that way.(Report)Reply

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  • Ivy Christou (11/1/2005 8:07:00 PM)

    what can I say.. Well the poem deserves a 10+ and it is 100% true.. when Love finally reaches our doors' step it will deserve the thousand times that someone had shut a door in our face! excellent poem!
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  • Mahnaz Zardoust-Ahari (10/28/2005 9:15:00 PM)

    Very nice Uriah I enjoyed the read as always! !(Report)Reply

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  • John Kay (10/28/2005 3:43:00 PM)

    I swore you were telling my story in the last stanza. One of your best.(Report)Reply

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  • Raynette Eitel (10/28/2005 2:30:00 PM)

    It took you a while to get to the hope, Uriah, but you came through. There are many nice images here and your conclusion is hopeful.

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  • Ernestine NorthoverErnestine Northover (10/28/2005 1:31:00 PM)

    I hope you find that knee very soon Uriah. Sincerely Ernestine(Report)Reply

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  • Marcy Jarvis (10/28/2005 11:35:00 AM)

    Uriah, my vote registered as a nine by mistake, but that's my favorite number so it's probably better than ten.(Report)Reply

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  • THE LAST REMNANT OF SANITY BIDS YOU ADIEU (10/28/2005 11:35:00 AM)

    'I’ll drive on midnight boulevards
    Beneath the soft caress of streetlights'

    Uriah! This is such a lovely image! and a wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing....(Report)Reply

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  • Mary Nagy (10/28/2005 11:20:00 AM)

    As always, a beautifully heartfelt poem Uriah. Very nice. Sincerely, Mary(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 28, 2005