Gainor Ventresco Laney

Rookie (March 29,1963 / Boston, Mass)

Lover - Poem by Gainor Ventresco Laney

I scattered your words across the beach tonight
under a three quarter moon
while gentle waves lapped at my toes
and the whole evening seemed to vibrate
The words, you had written urgently
on plain white paper
so filled with emotion
and longing
astounded me; resounded in my soul
The love you spelled out so plainly
I never knew
a feeling so raw, the depth of your heart
And it was then I tore the pages from your notebook
tore and scattered them into the thick, salty August night
sorry I had found them
words to break my heart
those achingly beautiful words
written for another lover

Comments about Lover by Gainor Ventresco Laney

  • (9/1/2005 7:46:00 AM)

    a very powerful piece of writing.
    I don't know that you could have expressed it more powerfully.
    I wasn't expecting the kick, it really got me.
    such a painful experience.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 18, 2005

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