Norman F. Santos

Rookie - 497 Points (Nov.19,1990 / Philippines)

One For The Road - Poem by Norman F. Santos

Untainted bliss
Infinite ebullience
There are no words
To convey happiness
The mirth brimming
In our half-full goblet
And half-empty eyes
I have never been clearer
To anybody’s eyes
I never had words
I never possessed one
But with sealed lips
And bolted spirit
You offered your arms
Persistently you
Dwelled in my feigned hue
Of darkness and nonchalance
I would never know why
You painted an allegiance
In colors, in shades
Of doubles-sided blades
Sharing pains
And likewise hate
In sympathy and empathy
I have never been
In naked honesty
Our vessels
And our goblets
I’ll have one for the road
Or two if I could
Keep one night in my head
In my sleep and in my wake
I shall remember you
Golden chains
I will carry you.

Topic(s) of this poem: drinking, friend, gratitude

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Circa 2011 - Experimental poetry.

Comments about One For The Road by Norman F. Santos

  • Mihaela Pirjol (1/14/2016 3:17:00 AM)

    I had to return, and read again some of your very well-crafted poems. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/10/2015 6:57:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem penned in wonderrful rhyme. Enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/10/2015 5:51:00 AM)

    In naked honesty with the muse of life. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015

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