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Romantic Foolishness

Updated on October 20, 2010

Adrift

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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    • Jaggedfrost profile image
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      Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

      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.

    • Jaggedfrost profile image
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      Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

      I appreciate your visit none the less.

    • Little Kim profile image

      Little Kim 6 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

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

    • Jaggedfrost profile image
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      Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

      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.

    • Vladimir Uhri profile image

      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.

    • Jaggedfrost profile image
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      Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

      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

    • attemptedhumour profile image

      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