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Love's Ghostly Demise . . .

Updated on November 26, 2014

LOVE IS NEVER ROOTED IN ONE PLACE

Picky, prickly panic waves of foam--hiding, guiding soul to roam
Grecian granite gods in gorge galore--choking less, feeling more
Soggy, boggy steps from swamp to shore
Dusty, musky seduction, reduction of spirit man and more

Poor, splintered door, shaping wife--with mentions, lies, and lore
Creepy, sleepy eyes, creature lonely, slinking sure
Dawning, spawning infant with jester's soul in two
Giggling, sprinkling witches' elder ashes pour

LOVE'S PRESENCE IGNORES ONE'S STATION IN LIFE

Begging, dredging, cloak of fire burning true
Rural silk, Eastern milk drank from brazen winks of dusk
Passion's scent, awkward lent--crow sings a pauper's mint
Hunger'd bones, pyre tones, and damp lashes that look

Dancing true in beggar's shoe eating jungle demon's sleep
Loving the flowers, her femininity dares, taking my sights of care
A shekel bare with burdened hair--a throne of jaded air
Arm in arm, sundown and charm, we twine 'neath heaven's glare

LOVE IS BORN, AND REBORN

Waking old with pilfered gold and hunger's aching disease
Filthy tramp's smile and satan's rile--laying with death-like love
Silent waves, concerted graves, but frozen in moment of glass
She kisses my lips, death robing my grips, at dark at last I pass.

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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Gypsy Rose Lee,

      I am so sorry that I have been so slow in responding. Health issues are the primary reason. I hope you had a good Christmas and having a great new year.

      You cannot fathom how much I love your comment. Your comment is far better than any applause.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Truly you deserve applause for this. wonderful.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Catherine,

      I appreciate this comment so much and I am glad that you saw another side of my life. Not that I am being egotistical. I am just thrilled at you making that comment.

      I wish for you a happy day and take time to laugh.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      @ suzycue,

      I apologize for misspelling your name. I just saw it and it does NOT have two Z's. I am sorry.

      Kenneth

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      ChitrangadaSharan ,

      Thank you and God bless you, my good friend, for the sweet thoughts.

      You also have a way with words. I know. I have seen your writing.

      You have a safe and happy day along with a very . . .

      Merry CHRISTmas.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Arachnea,

      Thank you so much, dear friend, for your lovely comment.

      Your gestture will not be forgotten or taken for granted.

      I pray now that you and yours will have a

      Merry CHRISTmas.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      suzycue,

      Loved your input on this hub that was too much work for me.

      I envy Dr. Hunter S. Thompson and Edgar Allan Poe for their ease of wiritng--looked easy for these two to sit down and pen a masterpiece.

      Thanks again.

      Merry CHRISTmas.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      daydreamer,

      I appreciate your comment very much. You cheered me up. I hope you have a happy day and a . . .

      :) Merry CHRISTmas :)

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      vkwok,

      Thank you so very much, my friend. I do my best, but I promise you that there are lots of people on HP more gifted, but your compliment is treasured to me.

      Merry CHRISTmas.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Jodah,

      Thank you for your comment, time, and reading. I appreciate you so much. And I know it was Kenneth, me, not Kevin, although I like Kevin better--Kevin Bacon, Kevin Nash, etc.

      Merry CHRISTmas.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      3 years ago from Hawaii

      That was some epic poetry Kenneth!

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Kenneth, not Kevin...duh!

    • daydreamer13 profile image

      daydreamer13 

      3 years ago

      Wow! This is very intense! Well done! Bravo!!

    • suzzycue profile image

      Susan Britton 

      3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great stuff here. The last poem on death's grip really gave me chills. WOW

    • CatherineGiordano profile image

      Catherine Giordano 

      3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I never knew you did poetry too. Wonderful use of language and I loved your initial line and internal line rhymes and your near rhymes.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Lovely poem, so beautifully expressed!

      You are so good at weaving of words. Thanks and voted up!

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      Tanya Jones 

      3 years ago from Texas USA

      This is truly a lovely poem. I've only been treated to your more amusing hubs until now. Love the stanzas under "LOVE'S PRESENCE IGNORES ONE'S STATION IN LIFE."

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wow Kevin, you have definitely excelled yourself here. This is an amazing poem and an incredible use of words that I can only envy. I particularly love the line"A shekel bare with burdened hair-- a throne of jaded air"

      Glad I stopped by to read this. Voted up.

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