Jon Blanes

Rookie (04-10-66 / London)

Mari - Poem by Jon Blanes

I used to look at you
when you weren't looking,
because I didn't want you
to owe me anything;
love only exists in freedom.

I used to look at you
in your quiet conversations
always listening more than speaking,
nodding your head with a smile
that hid your sad eyes
from everyone but me.

I used to look at you
always trying to be here
but always being somewhere else,
another place under another sky.

I used to look at you
in your quiet concentration
seeing that you didnt realize
your tranquil power.

I used to look at you
your curves your shape
your mystery of beauty
unknown to you.

I used to look at you
when you weren't looking,
because I didn't want you
to owe me anything
I looked at you
until you were no longer there;
love only exists in freedom.


Comments about Mari by Jon Blanes

  • (12/17/2009 5:22:00 PM)


    Thank you for your kind words. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/13/2009 2:18:00 PM)


    I read this poem because my daughter is called Mari. It is a beautiful poem, finely crafted from start to finish with a poignant ending. Well done. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 13, 2009



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