Lifting a Glass In Loverly Salute

A barbed tongue

of a clever man gives defense

a man in love with his tongue

hath built a fence

letting no one in


here i sit and here is the gate

to old jagged's heart

a pleasant place

the underbelly

immune to the cold

where She touches me

and makes me warm


keeping away the shadows at night

knowing from which and where I come

giving a hand and word of comfort

liquefying this heart of marble

till all wonder if it were not icecream


in reflection of this gift I salute her sex

who give to those

tired and full of care

a spark of something to keep us going

and fond memories

even when not there

a toast to you of the fairer gender

a kiss blown

before sappiness makes it trite

as I sit with my love

making memories in the night.

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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

A man in love builds fences..? ..hardly...His heart is open to the world, a new world of shining promise and unrequited love...

Interesting soliloquy, full of maukish prose and tortured nuance...Is a question being asked or answered..?..Larry


Poetic Fool 5 years ago

Oh, I totally get that first stanza entirely! I read it and immediately thought it was referring to me. Yes, it is the fairer sex that helps up fence building types tear down the fences. Well done! Voted up and awesome.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

Love, a fickle virtue but blessed relief who's blessing can tear down yet removal rebuild and make higher still.


Xandy 23 months ago

That's a cunning answer to a chgeilnalng question

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