Beautiful Creatures

Once Upon a Time

ODE TO A PHOTO

Angelic face veiled with secrets

Sullen, oblivious eyes,

Removed, alone

Mysterious

Suddenly Alight,

Ablaze with twinkling innuendo

A suggestive secret

Who do you share your innermost truth?

Beautiful Creature

A delight to look upon

As your image is fixed,

Captured,

Accentuated,

Emboldened and yet

Captive.

To fill, fulfill our picture of you.

You are such a beauty

Wisdom and knowing look back from soulful, mysterious stare

What a beautiful creature you are

With a countenance like an angel.

What plans have you for this brief moment we share?

Sudden impact occurs, so many years later

As I am shaken with the very depth of you

Many masks, multiple illusions,

A changeling before my eyes then…

But unaware

Torn among thought, expression,

Creativity

Through time and tide you move

And speak to untrained minds,

Unsown fields,

Seeking to grace virgin ground

Which only time will till

With the fruit of awareness

Like a stranger in a strange land

You walk above it all; yet,

Immersed in the pool and swirl of primordial birth

You rejoice in our youth

Our naiveté

Our innocent bliss.

It is as though

Time as not passed

20 years is as long ago

As Yesterday

You are everywhere

Singing

Reciting

Reading

Dancing

Whispering, and

I take you into every part of me.

As though this time has flown

Old feelings renewed and biting

I am excited

Expectant

Enamored

And taken

Just as I was

20 years ago.

Thoughts and yearnings are mysterious worlds

It is odd, how one can fool oneself

For an instant

I see you looking back from windows

Mirrors

Magazines

Television and

The movie screen

But, fool myself no more

You are no longer here

I search to unlock the secret

Find a way, perhaps

To make you real

Again.

 

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erthfrend 6 years ago from Florida

This was so enchanting, so beautiful, so captivating!!! I absolutely loved it!!!


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Lucky Cats 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California Author

Thank you Tanya! I actually wrote this years ago .. I found it last night when I couldn't sleep and was rummaging around old papers and documents..and there it was. Thanks so much for your always positive and supportive words. You are also very very appreciated for the love you share with animals and the work you do to their benefit. You are blessed...and Amy...and Elisa...so many wonderful animal advocates!!


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Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh, Lucky Cats, what beauty and mystery you write. This piece pulls me in. It's gorgeous and I love it.


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California Author

Thank you Amy. Such a comment is very special as I know you are a wonderful writer with depth and soul. Very much appreciated.


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lorlie6 5 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Haunting yet lovely, Lucky Cats!

Thanks so much.

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