Dennis Murphy


On The Altar - Poem by Dennis Murphy

Missing you from so near a space
From this short distance I cleanly see your face
Every gorgeous dimple each beautiful line
Spellbound or cursed love to last all time
The price is high and so will be the fine

So called learn-ed men alter you, they say to give you life
But for three years they stumble, partial cause to all this strife
The darkness grew quietly, patiently, and undetected
Now they say it's too late too much is infected
So the shamans leave your desire on the floor unprotected

When you smile at me, inviting me to nowhere with your eyes
My chemistry in constant check, I silently curse my god with sighs
But then I watch you dance in the candle's loving light
And I praise him for these years after your fight
I beg my maker for just a few more, an apolygize for the slight

When we dance sing and play high on the wine
we forget about everything an lose track of time
A blessed bargain, In my words I don't falter
For the truest of loves, What would you place on the altar?


Comments about On The Altar by Dennis Murphy

  • (11/12/2008 2:59:00 AM)

    This is such a fine poem it brought tears to my eyes reading it....your words took me on a journey...thank you xx Fi (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2008 2:59:00 AM)

    This is such a fine poem it brought tears to my eyes reading it....your words took me on a journey...thank you xx Fi (Report)Reply

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  • (3/23/2007 11:31:00 AM)

    Stunning piece, says so much about the love you have for this woman. The imagery is lovely too and typifies how much she means to you. Great write. HG: -) xx (Report)Reply

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  • (3/22/2007 2:52:00 PM)

    Dennis, this is a very visual piece. It has a gentle flow which keeps the reader reading until the end. Thank you for sharing it.
    David
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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 19, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 4, 2011


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