Barry Middleton

Only Words - Poem by Barry Middleton

the kisses fly away like birds
into a darkened firmament

documenting the flirtation
for day was but an ornament

and tenderness is memory
a feather blowing in the wind

tossed and tortured in a storm
where exhausted love must end

all that soars someday escapes
song and passion find crescendo

fading love and cold migrations
will go the way the seasons go

so love must always end in grief
the kisses fly away like birds

as wings ascend a dying breeze
and lips are left with only words

Topic(s) of this poem: loss, love, poetry

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 1, 2016

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