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City Things and Return Charge - two poems

Updated on February 25, 2010

Return charge – a poem

Returning to you never disappoints,

All the stage and props of reminiscence

Are true mirrors that your being anoints,

With an aura of grace and love's essence.

And the hard days away and the longing

Fall like the autumn leaves from summer’s joy.

This first glimpse, where memory meets seeing;

Quickens the pulsing heart, not ever coy

Like the poor mumbled words on a first date,

It surges with your touch of tenderness.

And would we be, if these absences of late

Were replaced by constant togetherness,

So charged with desire? It seems to be,

In truth, our true love’s spark and battery

 

City things – a poem

The cover of a fashion magazine

Billboards on inner city roundabouts

The flower beds in the parks of the Queen

The Bible basher on the street who shouts

The perfect look of a brown eyed brunette

A woman’s reduction in the male gaze

The city sky in a summer’s sunset

The winter’s tightening shortening days

The wash of sound from motors, drills and trains

Play unheard keeping away the silence

And under the horizon built with cranes

Crowds of people in controlled compliance

The wrap of the world flowing in the eyes

The digital mould of the earth in disguise

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      Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Wow, two very different messages and images. I really like the first one - expressive love. The images in the second one are well expressed and familiar to me. I walk those streets too, often in controlled compliance. Russ

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      hotspur 7 years ago from England

      Controlled compliance made the Empire!! Glad you liked the first it was a difficult squeeze and may need some smoothing over in places. Good to hear form you again Russ, thanks for the comment.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Sir, you certainly have that way. I can see the magazine, the roundabout, I can hear the sounds keeping silence away. Thank for trip- again- Hotspur!

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      hotspur 7 years ago from England

      Cheers Mickey, your comments are always appreciated.!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Cheers Bud!

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      hotspur 7 years ago from England

      Likewise Micky, thanks for reading and commenting; always appreciate you dropping by.

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