Romeo Della Valle

Freshman - 505 Points (Ageless / Dominican Republic)

Spying On Me? - Poem by Romeo Della Valle

While quietly sitting down
In one of the benches in Central Park,
Bewitched by a Sunny afternoon,
I saw something moving fast/
I imagined it was a ghost
That found refuge under a shadow
Of a lonely tree still standing
In the middle of the open field…

For a moment, I thought
That it was you spying on me.
Yes, the woman that silently hid
Behind a colorful mask,
Some time ago!
The one that broke my heart
And run away like a frighten thief
Almost caught
In the middle of the night…

In a starry and clear night,
Sitting again in the same bench,
I observed the bright full moon
And suddenly I heard a loud voice
Like somebody calling my name
And for a moment, I was afraid,
I thought it was you calling me
While hiding behind the moon…
Now, a question remains:
Were you the one spying on me?
Only time will tell
The day you come back to me!


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Comments about Spying On Me? by Romeo Della Valle

  • Louis Rams (4/14/2013 1:46:00 PM)

    it is the shadow of love seeking to be found, you must grab it but you don't know how (Report)Reply

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  • (9/21/2011 9:58:00 AM)

    Very nicely written. I am a huge fan of free verse (no restrictions) :) I found the sentiment here very sweet...longing, yet playful. I only suggest in the second stanza: line 7 maybe change frighten to frightened; and in the final stanza maybe a breathy whisper would be a nice replacement for a loud voice (I feel kinda sheepish correcting someone's writing) . I just thought it would set the imagery a little sweeter. :)) Overall wonderful write. I enjoyed the read. BJ (Report)Reply

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  • (9/20/2011 10:54:00 PM)

    awww...heartfelt..this something about this poem that made me go through it so fast, i wanted more :) very well done.. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/20/2011 3:47:00 AM)

    Just awesome. No other words can express the beauty of this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/19/2011 12:15:00 PM)

    its crazy man.. sometimes i feel like im being spied on too, but i figured hope is playin games wif me... oh u should check out one of my poems called Soul Searching' i think ud enjoy it (Report)Reply

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  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/18/2011 12:54:00 AM)

    Hallunications.It happens when you are long lonesome to reckon with some kind of thoughts.This poem and every verses represents somewhat that.Fear grips in the heart if the spying is gonna be for something good or somewhat bad for impressionism on life.Silence then has to fight with the silhouettes.Time is the best answer for the eyes on you and the hidden motivation if any.Very well expressed verses and i appreciate the theme here (Report)Reply

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  • (9/17/2011 11:58:00 PM)

    This poem is extrordinary! well done, and beautifully written! :) (Report)Reply

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  • (9/17/2011 11:58:00 PM)

    a beautifu language with beautiful drama in the interest of a great theme, a sublime beauty seeking theme, this is what the poetry all about, beautiful structure besides meaningful content, both together, to serve that dominant master that we call him in simple: beauty, , beauty to you my great_hearted friend, , yours//ph.d//a//k// (Report)Reply

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  • Ace Of Black Hearts (9/17/2011 11:23:00 PM)

    Secret admires are not always so secret.
    Sometimes all you have to do is ask.
    Then like the breeze just a moment ago.
    It's gone.
    It's part of the past.
    You and her are now lovers.
    All because you spoke up before it was to late.
    Yes sometimes the heart will break.
    But you will never know with a wasted chance to take.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 17, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 30, 2012


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