C.J. Heck

Rookie - 273 Points (August 10 / Born in Columbus OH - living in Florida)

Trading Places

Poem by C.J. Heck

holding her in the afterglow
where words were
never really needed,
he was fond of whispering
that it was all her

then he would smile and add
that he merely
followed her lead

if only heaven would allow her
one wish,
one clear and stunning wish,
she would use that wish
to trade places
just one time
when they made love

then she could know
what it feels like
to be him
and he could experience
in that one time
the joy it was to be her

and he would see, first hand,
why she always answered
that it was all him

Comments about Trading Places by C.J. Heck

  • Michael Morris (12/15/2005 5:51:00 AM)

    Superb, C.J. I would never have thought of such a unique angle on the subject.
    One of the things I admire most about your work is the way you use 'unpoetic' words to write such personal poetry.With every best wish(Report)Reply

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  • Joseph Daly (12/14/2005 9:28:00 AM)

    Stunning CJ. It is always frustrating to explain how one feels at a certain time, then we wish for the impossible, knowing that it will never happen.

    This is a beautiful meditation on yearning. Well done CJ.

    As ever

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  • Declan McHenry (12/14/2005 9:15:00 AM)

    CJ, That is so moving. I'm speechless. Really really moving.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 14, 2005