Along The Shores Of Your Heart

Source

I discover you and take you all in

The radiant light behind your eyes shows me other worlds
So strange and alien
So new and surreal
Oh please don't ask me to look away

You are the first smile of a thousand newborn children made flesh
The compilation of the light of a million suns
You are the reason angels dance
Why oceans shimmer

I see in you a dream of nature
The greenest grass and the mightiest trees give home to graceful creatures big and small
Flowers spring from the dirt just to receive your touch
I don't want to wake up

Within your presence I can achieve anything
Recite any poem and sing every song ever put to paper
I could transform the sky itself into carefully articulated words just for you
Oh please don't push me out

You make my blood warm yet my hands shake
Are you the victory I have battled so long for?
If you'd have this weary fool
I would make a home along the diamond-bright shores of your heart

I will never doubt your ability to fly
But I must ask how strong are your wings?
Because despite all of this light I see within
You feel a million miles away from me



© Andy McGuire

More by this Author


Comments, Thoughts, Opinions and Shenanigans 14 comments

ananceleste profile image

ananceleste 4 years ago from California

Wow. I never thought I could find such compilation of words in a single piece of poetry. take a bow my friend.


profile image

Beth37 4 years ago

Beautiful. :)


Andy McGuire profile image

Andy McGuire 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Thank you very much! I usually don't write poetry (It's not funny enough for my usual tastes), but inspiration just hit me and who am I to ignore it?


profile image

Beth37 4 years ago

Make sure to pick up your pen when it hits you again.

Don't forget... my name is Beth if you want to write an "ode to" ;)


Andy McGuire profile image

Andy McGuire 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Haha, we'll see, Beth.


xstatic profile image

xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Great, very romantic poetry!


JayDeck profile image

JayDeck 4 years ago from New Jersey

Interesting metaphors and imagery! You should continue to visit poetry.

-J


Andy McGuire profile image

Andy McGuire 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Your praise fuels me.


blaise25 profile image

blaise25 4 years ago from close to you...

Oh gosh this is so beautiful. If this was a song, everyone will be crazy in love :)


kaiulani76 profile image

kaiulani76 4 years ago

Wow Andy!!!Never knew you were a poetry guy!! You done good!!:)


Andy McGuire profile image

Andy McGuire 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

This was born of someone who had great potential, then she disappeared. Oh well.


profile image

Beth37 4 years ago

"disappeared" hmmm


Andy McGuire profile image

Andy McGuire 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

You make it sound shady. She is not now, nor has she ever been in the trunk of mine or anyone elses (to my knowledge,) car. Haha


profile image

Beth37 4 years ago

lol. if you say so.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Andy McGuire profile image

    Andy McGuire69 Followers
    28 Articles


    Click to Rate This Article
    working