Girl Poems

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Some People are Windows



Some people are windows.

Only train rides and

countrysides

reveal this.


Some people are windows

and I can see their

light shining cozy

and warm through

the glass.


...1981



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I, You


I,

You.

You are larger

than I

with your y

and your u.

I stands

alone.

Even your

o

is bigger

standing

alone

than

I.


...1982


The Last Kiss


The last kiss

was on your lips

before the words

were uttered,

and furthermore

and on and on,

one kiss deserves another.


You kissed,

and refreshed said:

"This will be the last."

If you kiss thus,

each fresh new face,

will you remain chaste?


You'll not deny

an honest try

for passion's sake,

although,

your parting words

cut like a knife:

"I must be true

to the woman who

loves me as a wife".


...1982



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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Thank you for this glimpse into the Snakeslane of 1982, if it was as crazy of a year I remember, we are lucky to have such fond memories. I really like the first one, I agree that "train rides and countrysides" are revealling. jamie


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Jamie, thank You. And you are right, those were crazy days.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Very crazy days indeed. Beautiful poems. Check the last three lines of your last poem, reads a little strange. I think you did a transpose.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hi Becky, not sure what a transpose is?


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Even then you were apart from the minutia of this world. Indeed, trains, vistas and girls are special and revealing. I love that you published these poems.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

You wrote 'I must be true to the woman who loves me as a wife'. I think you meant to write 'man who loves me as a wife'.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hi Becky, The man is speaking about another woman who loves him (as a wife). Yes it is tricky usage, but I always break the rules.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Wow, snakeslane, I absolutely love your girl poems - 'Some people are windows' is my favourite, but wow, what a twist and the end of 'Last kiss'!!! You are a born poet! My votes and best wishes and sharing!!


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you Ms Bird, Just wanted to be clear that these poems are not 'Now', but still wanting to get them on the page.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hi Annie! What time is it? I didn't expect to see you at this time of day. I will have to check my world clock. Thank you so much. I've always written poetry, but up til now no one else has seen it. I'm happy you like it.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Ok, makes sense now. Thanks for the clarification.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Oh good, whew!


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello snakeslane. The innocence of these pieces is so telling. Each refreshingly pure.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hello mckbbks, I've been hesitant to publish the earlier poems because of the naivety, but as time goes by I am beginning to appreciate that youthful 'voice'. Thank you for reading and commenting.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Youthful voice is perfectly said. The horizon looked so far away then.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for sharing this little piece of you with us


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

My pleasure Mhatter, you are welcome.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Precious poems, snakes. My favorite it "I,You" - so unique and sweet.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Nellieanna thank you. So nice to have a visit from the master of precious and unique and sweet. :)


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

You wrote these as a girl!! Wow I am speechless!


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hi Senoritaa, I must qualify the title. Using the word Girl, not as 'little girl', but more 'much younger than I am now' or of interest to, or about the female perspective. I apologize if I have misled or shocked you on that.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

tee hee


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

hi Nellieanna, what are you giggling about?


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful S lane, A little mystery here. I would love to take a ride on a train again..Smiles


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hi always, I love the train. Thanks for the beautiful. Mystery? Maybe I could make it Beta! :)


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

You were sweet.

You are beautiful.

You will be remembered.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"Some people are windows

and I can see their

light shining cozy

and warm through

the glass."

I just loved this! :-)


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hi Mar, I am so touched by your comment, I didn't want to reply, just wanted to savor it. Thank you.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Genna, Thank you! That means so much to me.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Sweet simple and telling. We were all a little naive once. We are older and wiser now. Love train rides through countryside.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Lovely poetry here, I'm sure your wife is a happy camper to have such a wonderful husband like you, voted up and getting shared no doubt about that.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hey Rosemay, thank you. If I didn't have the poems to remind me, I don't know if I would remember any of this. I know I was always scribbling in a notebook when I traveled. I do remember writing this one on a train. Just a few lines out of pages and pages of soul searching, soo serious. Asking all the difficult questions. In some ways I feel younger now.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hello CloudExplorer, Ya think?

Thank you for vote and shares :)


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Miss Lane,

If I can laugh and cry at the same time, you have effectively "done me in"!

Love you, LADY... mar


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Mar, I know, I know. I'm giggling like a girl...Lord don't let me be misunderstood.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good...


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

My joy is hard to hide...


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Oh Lord, Please don't let me be misunderstood. (music interlude)

Fade to beach scene...


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Your hub here is a bright shining light in a current blackout, Snakes.

smiles. . . .


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

I'm tempted to download The Animals. Nice to have the girls over at the Girl Poems.

Peg I can hear you singing your head off with Maria 'Callas' in the background! Where is Mr Onassis and his Greek Island when we need him?


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Nellianna, you've got me worried now. Is your power out? Or are you using me as a screensaver? Or? I am definitely not used to you leaving such short comments. (That's my modus operendi) Hope all is well. I've got to get over and see you. I've not been keeping up. My loss.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

No, no - no actual blackout - just metaphorical, by way of contrast with your bright shining light. Thank you for the visit, though! :-))

(I am capable of brevity. Just look at my poems, though my prose tends to wander and meander.)


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Oh good! I imagined you sitting there in the dark with only the battery pak of your laptop to light the way... What a nice compliment, I am basking now in the light of that lol.

It is interesting the contrast between the 'less is more' style of your poetry to the great stream of words that flow from your pen in your prose writing which includes many many poetic passages throughout. Anyway don't stop whatever you are doing it works for me. I wonder if the poems are the keyhole view into the great halls of your house of writing.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I am basking in the thought of being compared to Maria Callas... oh wowsa!


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hold that thought Mar, since I've never heard you sing, you could be a Diva! I'm sure you are anyway.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Oh I like that... It's a possibility for sure... Thanks, Miss Lane!

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