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Finally Touching You

Updated on July 22, 2017
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Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.

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Slowly walk allowing my broken eyes to love your shiny sheen
Casting on where you were, oh, my love, and where you were been.
We glanced one too many wasted glances in measured moments we
Watching surely moon and sun to rise and fall and feeling to see.

Sit quietly with me a lingered, beaten warrior of old
Talk to me in poems cold without form or goddess' mold.
Laugh quietly to one shattered soul for you
I have no mysteries, Hades fire below or one sky of blue.

I see your moon's shining hair so long, so golden gold
I wince at thinking what you think and angelic tunes you've told.
A harp tells of a friendship with soft notes I freeze
Touching a part of me I've hidden--killing my strength of knees.

Alas, pure woman young, a gulf stands between you and I
Soaking each breath from bard's odes of heroes few to die.
Spilling over your essays again so young, so new of decree
Until I roar through eons times infinity until you see me, just me.

I wonder, dear lonely young woman in moon so pure
Is there a cure for freedom's bold, my aching spirit ensure?
My shoes once new walked, but walked a step too far
Crawling once, crying twice 'til finally touching your star.

You are a song of notes of red . . .
A joke, a promise, a vow that I said . . .
Your silence finely sown . . .
Deathly lovers told and darkness thrown . . .

I look now lazily to see your perfectly-framed mouth
And see your eyelashes sift as butterflies laughter
Oh, precious heart of yours, stop once in a moon's thought
Seek my feeble hand reaching . . .
Seek my mouth seeking . . .
And touching your eyes with a fire more deeper than any hell.
I won't dream anymore; slam through your dungeon door.
I will be content with dusty lover's vows.
And watch your plowman and his precious plow.

A dog lays sleeping in time's our early last meal
Your endless herds of camels, gold, silver of appeal.
Kings draw envy 'neath his angry robe of red
And remember you once as I was something I said.

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© 2017 Kenneth Avery

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Demas,

      Thank you for your honesty. I agree. This is not one of my best. There is a reason, not an excuse for this.

      Sometimes when someone writes one or more things that it tends to drain the one manning the keyboard.

      This is what happened.

      Sorry.

      Keep in touch.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Ryan,

      I appreciate your keen eyesight and natural insight in observing and critiquing this poem. Thanks.

      You, my friend, are very appreciated.

      Write soon.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      RoadMonkey,

      Your comment made me smile about you being worried that I overdone during a holiday--no chance. I rested.

      But you left me with some great advice about (me) wanting something too much and pushing too hard and paying the price.

      RM, I will definitely think about this info for many days to come.

      Be sure to check on Irma and take care.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, Willow,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice remark about this work that I can tell you this is not a top tier work. But I give every hub that I write everything that I have.

      Write me anytime.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, Jean,

      How are you? I sincerely hope that you are doing and feeling well right now.

      So glad to be blessed with your friendship. You are very special.

      Be sure to keep a check on "Irma" as she is approaching Florida and I am concerned.

      Take care and write soon.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, Dear Bobbi,

      I can sense the tone in your comments as being a person with such an humble heart. I could use a lot of your humbleness, Bobbi. I fail God, others, and myself each day and I am so sorry for not being perfect.

      I like George Strait as well. Nice touch in reading this poem.

      I have missed you a lot.

      Keep in touch.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Gypsy Rose Lee,

      A big debt of gratitude to you for keeping me encouraged in the "HubPages Life."

      I am glad that I took a two week break a week ago and I may take another break--but not right now.

      Gypsy, I Love and Appreciate you.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      DEBANGEE,

      Wow! Such compliments you gave. Thank you for reading the works that I provide for all of our learning and moving forward in life.

      Peace.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, Audrey,

      Thank you kindly for your sweet remarks. You always make me smile.

      There is a lot of unspoken beauty that lies behind the eyelashes.

      Think about that.

      And keep in touch.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Terrie Lynn,

      Wow! Green eyes? Ironic. I have hazel eyes. Could there be a sign among the stars for us green-eye'd writers?

      Thank you so very much for taking time to read and give me such a memorable comment.

      Keep in touch.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Sakina :)

      And a Sincere Thank YOU for your sweet words that encourage me to keep working on HP.

      May God smile upon you right now.

      Love you.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Ann,

      Thank you so very much. I appreciate every word that you have said since getting to know you.

      You have a very tender heart and have so much understanding of things like this piece that came from myself which saddens me at times for not seeing enough of the loving light that God has given all of us.

      God bless you, Ann.

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      Ann Carr 2 months ago from SW England

      An aura of sadness and trying for the unachievable; good rhythm and flow. I enjoyed this and the illustrations.

      Ann

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      Sakina Nasir 2 months ago from Kuwait

      Wow, buddy, you're an amazing poet and I just loved this poetry. Keep writing such amazing poems. :)

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      Terrie Lynn 2 months ago from Canada

      Hi Kenneth. Wow this really touches me. The interesting thing is I have green eyes. My hub friend your talent is amazing. I look forward to your next one. To with hub love my firend.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      "And see your eyelashes sift as butterflies laughter"... so lovely Kenneth. A beautiful work of expression. I look forward to more poetry.

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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 2 months ago from India

      I love your poem. It is tragic and it tends to make your heart heavy but there is a lot of information I gained from it. It is wonderfully expressive. I really really loved it. Keep sharing such wonderful poems with us.

      Have a good day!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Creative and expressive poetry.

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 months ago from Florida

      WOW! This came from your heart--I loved it. Keep sharing your great works with us--and write this one in your "Book of Poems." I was listening to George Strait as I read your poem--that in itself was an experience--he is one of my favorite singers as you are one of my favorite writer of words that touches one's heart and makes one think as your words fly pass my eyes into my memory bank to last forever. Thanks for the beautiful words I can save in my heart and mind.

      Your Friend from Florida,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Jean Bakula 2 months ago from New Jersey

      How lovely. I really enjoyed this one, although I felt sad too.

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      Gypsy Willow 2 months ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Love your poem. It made me a little sad as so many points struck home. Getting older is not for the faint hearted as some one once said. Don't let it get you down. Rest up and go to the gym! I feel your sorrow. Now write a jubilant one about your recovery!

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      RoadMonkey 2 months ago

      "My shoes once new walked, but walked a step too far Crawling once, crying twice 'til finally touching your star."

      I hope that wasn't you overdoing it on your holiday!

      Sometimes we want something so badly that we are willing to push ourselves past our abilities. That can take quite a bit of recovery time. Take care.

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      Ryan Fuller 2 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      I enjoyed this poem. It has a great flow to it. It has a great descriptive nature to it.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Not your best, but then only one could be. Good effort.