Barry Blander


The Last Mile - Poem by Barry Blander

Here I sit, late at night, bones languish.
But I know somewhere, your voice melodiously peals, morning church bells
I wonder, will it ever end, this dolorous anguish
But I glance at your face in my heart, and know that therein your indomitable spirit dwells.

I long to be swept away in your riptides of desire
But am fearful to climb the next rung on the ladder
Afraid of falling when you could wing me ever so much higher
And on my cell window, rain beats steadily, pitter-patter.

How can I endure this smothering dark, this incessant pain?
You are nearer to me than my heartbeat, yet so far...
I slash open my soul and there seeps out the crimson blood's stain
And sadly I know no way to overleap the bar.

Yet, if you turn to me with your sweet, golden smile
Will free me from these confining prison walls
Swear I would walk a thousand till I came to the last mile
And once there, in your arms uncloak myself of these blackest palls.

Because as night is black and day suffused with light
I know love shall surely prevail
So let the stars blind me and deprive me of sight
Your eyes, luminescent, will guide me out of this jail.

And white will become black and black become white
And black will blot into deeper black and white will deepen into deeper white.
Thus, the eternal circle endlessly turns
But for you my passion on a wheel blazes and burns.

Come, let us open this prison door
And cling to each other in the rain ever more.

May 23,2012


Comments about The Last Mile by Barry Blander

  • (7/8/2012 1:47:00 AM)


    Reaching and longing to be nearer and at last the last mile is at hand...No darkness and no whiteness count no more....just the touch of the yearning that ends....What a sollace to be again with the Beloved. This poem is full of romance and excitement to be with the ONE. Thanks for sharing and keep us lifted again and again. (Report) Reply

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  • Romeo Della Valle (7/1/2012 12:38:00 PM)


    Bravo! I take my hat off on your honor for posting such a powerful and well crafted write filled with touching and inspiring words. Emotions are clearly embedded in this thought provoking write that clearly shows your talent in the Poetry World! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep inspiring the World with more of your terrific writes and welcome back. Forgive me for the lateness in responding to your invitation! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris (6/8/2012 7:23:00 AM)


    You did well on this piece. Verses are descriptive and captivating. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2012 2:37:00 AM)


    What a brilliant piece Barry! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012



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