Stephen Martin II

Rookie (10-14-1981 / Baltimore)

You Tie My Tongue In Knots, But Not My Pen - Poem by Stephen Martin II

You clever little temptress
For you I wrote each word
And I’ll keep you in this notebook
‘til I muster up the courage

I will let my eyes read over you
Until every word is spent
And I’ll hold a mental image
Next to things I wish I said

The only you I can hold
Is in this flimsy volume
But I’ll memorize each part of it
Hidden in word’s asylum

As I photograph your body
Mental images of words
I seek to hold your beauty
As I read thru every curve

The more I read and reread
Your pages become thin
But you never lose your beauty
So I read these poems again

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Comments about You Tie My Tongue In Knots, But Not My Pen by Stephen Martin II

  • Brian Dorn (3/28/2006 9:37:00 AM)

    Stephen, great title... great poem!
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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