What is Love: A Poem?
Not too long ago a friend of mine asked me to do something. Being a person that never backs down from a request unless absolutely unable to accomplish the task, I started to working on it. The person of whom I'm speaking helped me realize that I could write a poem and I've received a lot of praise from my friends here. I even studied poem structure and so on because I'm partially a nerd, and partially obsessive compulsive. I don't fully understand the intent behind a non rhyming poem because it seems like its not really a poem to me. I have read numerous others poems that didn't rhyme and have liked them, I also received from reading them a message that I interpreted but wasn't sure if it was the right message. I've come to realize that it doesn't matter if what I got from it was right or not. The whole purpose behind them was so I could get what I wanted out of them, not the letter of the poem. I hope that makes sense. Anyway, I wrote this as an introduction to the challenged poem.
Now is the time
For a poem without rhyme
A request by PoetLorraine
so my rhythm I'll attempt to restrain
Though I'm not quite sure
this challenge has a special allure.
This should be fun
I'll do my best
but when I'm done
I'll give my pen a rest.
What is Love: A Poem?
The morning dew glistens upon the grass
The birds chirp their morning songs
The sun warms my skin with a kiss
And a gentle breeze teases my hair
A flower opens itself to the day
A tree dances to an unheard song
A creek babbles a soothing tune
Animals play with sheer delight
I gently wake to the morning sun
She at my side asks me to stay
I have so much to do
But instead I choose her.
We kiss and tickle and fondle
Then join together in a familiar dance
I know everything will be ok
Because she sets my heart at ease.
Breakfast smells fill the house
A meal fit for a king
We sit and gaze at each other
Completely lost yet where we need to be
Like the tree, we dance
No music but by the rhythm of our hearts
We carousel around the living room
This is like a dream within a dream.
A picnic we decide
Packed we head to the park
And pick out a lovely spot
High on the hill by ourselves
Swans lazily circle the pond
Cicadas sing a song of love
Birds fly and swoop
Entangled in a dance mid air.
The sun sets early today
And the sky turns a lovely hue
We wait for the first star
Then we each make a wish.
Happy forever we want
And as the sky populates
I point to hers
Tears of joy fill her eyes
Life has no better gifts
Than the love of another
A complete surrender of the heart
To the person you have chosen
Our only request made
Is to keep a smile
On our lips
And a rhyme in our voice.
Give every last ounce
To please the one
You choose to be with
Never give in and never give up.
This is obviously for my wife, written for her and about her. This is also for PoetLorraine in response to your challenge. Thank you.
I accept challenges at all times, and I will respond unless I am unable to complete it, but I'll give it a go.
© 2010 by Wesley Cox. All rights reserved. Copying without permission is illegal and will be prosecuted.
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