Romantic Foolishness


not without compass

at sea where I stand

not far from shore

nor far from her but drifting.

she looks at me amazed 

Thinking me capable of standing

or staying in the light house yonder.

I know I could lift myself up

light the lantern for others

as I am oft likely to do

she is more precious however

then those strangers afar

even while feeble hands forbid help.

Rocks fill her waters with blood

that I could heal

were I permitted.

I chose to swim

for she came here

in waters she didn't know for my sake

waters I did know though treacherous to others

both knowing I told her to stay away

but she insisted.

I hear distant shouts

"why should the tower man swim

when others are adrift and willing

let her follow like the others"

I cannot be so callus though

Long I thought on it were I able

It is strange to be thought foolish

only hoping that foolishness anon

would receive a warmer welcome

then a man who comes

home without his mate.

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attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

Now this is even more flowery, i haven't got a clue what this poem is about, being honest, yet i still enjoyed reading it. Crazy isn't it? I thought maybe you are it's using a lighthouse as a symbol, but who's the tower man? 'Coming home without his mate', male or female? Sorry did my best Cheers

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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

lol and the best is all

a poet expects of you

what you find and what you see

makes little difference to me

Expect I only

that you see through eyes

wide shut

ears and mind open

to the outside

finding the place

where in you

see you and I see me

Reflections of both

in harmony

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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

That's it!

It is the reader who must find the answers.

Am I right special one?

Great answer, Jaggedfrost, in comment poem.

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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

lol it amuses me

at times its true

to tell the facts

in verse

least I say too much

or too little.

It is my habit

because of features of my birth

to ramble on

river interminable flow of words

so this format suits me well

for of nature it shortens

and conforms to something

that must be brief and jam-packed

then in my comments

I may obscure or make known

my belief and in believing

Make my patterns known.

So dear friend you are quite right about me.

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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

Enjoyed reading but had to re-read. sometimes don't get it at first. Beautiful.

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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

I appreciate your visit none the less.

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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

A flower

oft times enjoyed as flowers are

are not enjoyed once

then cast aside

but are meant to be wafted

experienced many times

perhaps imparting differently

each time.

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