David Floren

Rookie - 2 Points (California)

Viewed From Afar - Poem by David Floren

I viewed you from afar,
through mists that barred my view
of where we might have kissed,

In plain view of yearning.

I missed you from afar,
Through the care-worn viewpoint
Of heart's kindling,

In plain view of burning.

I missed out on missing you.
To have you missing me
Would be divine, if blue.

In plain view, it's true:
I'm spurning you.
It's not what I want to do.

I missed out on missing you
Through a dry-toast heart
Afraid to make butter

In plain view of churning.

A dry-toast heart
Grows stale in plain view
Of not learning to act.

Learn to act
On yearning,
In plain view

composed 10/10/2017, rev1 10/13/2017

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Comments about Viewed From Afar by David Floren

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/13/2017 1:09:00 PM)

    Viewing mist from far amazes mind entirely. With plain burning of view of mind missing love is so sad. A dry heart still grows to acquire love and peace. This is brilliantly drafted poem.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 13, 2017

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