Love Like Stone Poem by Brenda Arroyo

Love Like Stone

Rating: 4.9

Love never came to me that night,
As I sat there, starring at the statue of Eros,
Waiting for a spark.

Evening shone out through romantic clouds,
My heart beats signed for the stars to come out.

But nothing came to me instead.
Embracing me with its somber emotion,
Filling me with what I already was.

And in my act of sorrow, I got up to leave.
I headed east, toward where I came from.
But before I was out of his sight,

I turned back to look at him once more...
And never will I forget the stone of his eyes.

Nathaniel Flying Owl 14 January 2010

Yeah we do put too much importance on inanimate objects. keep up the good work.

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Jasbir Chatterjee 11 January 2012

Well done, Brenda; keep it up! very touching poem...The last lines are the most poignant ones... I turned back to look at him once more... And never will I forget the stone of his eyes. But I am curious to know...did his eyes turn to stone because you were leaving or because they were devoid of feeling just as before?

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Fay Slimm 19 October 2009

The strength of this sad verse lies in it's honesty and the metre used reads just right for the length - - do keep writing Brenda...10 from Fay

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Tobias Gray 19 October 2009

beautifully written! 10+

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Robin Andersson 19 October 2009

I love your work. This poem stretches far beyond the meaning of the word beautiful, it's pure brilliancy. I can relate to this in every posible way, and as such it saddens me; Because a writer can't write a masterpiece without fully understanding the feeling provided. It's hard to believe that you're 17 when you seem to have the intellect of someone atleast twice your age. Never stop writing Brenna, thoe I wish that you'll never create a poem as this again. /Your biggest fan

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Kim Barney 11 January 2015

Leslie Philibert is right on with his comment about the syntax of line five, but great poem anyway, and congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day on January 11 for four years in a row now! |

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Rajnish Manga 11 January 2015

What a passionate waiting for something romantic to happen in life but that was not to be. The eerie feeling leaves the reader exasperated. Congrats for this being selected 'Poem of the Day' yet once again. Thanks.

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Anil Kumar Panda 11 January 2014

such a beautiful emotional drop.loved the way you have put down your feelings.keep up the good work.

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Savita Tyagi 11 January 2014

Very nice poem. You have uncanny feel for words and emotions.

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Leslie Philibert 11 January 2014

Very good poem, (maybe) line 5 needs some work on the syntax... My heartbeat sighed for the stars to come out.....good idea?

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