Edmund Calleja

Rookie - 0 Points (22nd December 1949 / Hamrun, Malta)

The Card You Left With Me - Poem by Edmund Calleja

The card you left with me
Was in your painful presence,
Surreal palpitations
Which touched my very essence.

A slumberous addiction
Lay dormant in my soul,
Convalescent emotions
Beyond the heart’s control.

I had accounts to settle
With remnants of my tears,
The yearnings I concealed
Were hidden in my fears.

A dormant flame rekindled
The twilights of desire,
Evanescent illusions
To set the heart on fire.

I purified my longings
In alcoves of fidelity,
As bygone loving raptures
Lacked only their temerity.

The cards you left with me
My heart then came to visit,
Should fate deal me your spirit
I’d never, ever miss it!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 5, 2010

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