Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday Poetry Train - Self-Inflicted Wound - 2/11/08

I generally only have enough inspiration for one blog a week, at best. A couple of readers have inspired me to write more. You know who you are. I am not much of a poet. It requires more organized thought than I can muster. But this will have to do.



SELF-INFLICTED WOUND

DID SHE WHISPER, "I LOVE YOU"
AS I HELD HER OH SO TIGHT
OR WAS IT JUST MY LOVE FOR HER
REFLECTED IN THE NIGHT

DID IT COME FROM HER LIPS
OR WAS IT NEVER SAID
DID IT COME FROM HER HEART
OR WAS IT JUST INSIDE MY HEAD

SOMETHING PASSED BETWEEN US
OR AT LEAST IT PASSED THROUGH ME
LOVE I'VE NEVER FELT BEFORE
AND NEVER THOUGHT COULD BE

BUT AM I TRULY IN HER HEART
OR IS SHE JUST IN MINE
FOR LOVE THAT IS NOT SHARED
IS THE MOST PAINFUL KIND

11 comments:

Little Wing said...

What a beautiful soul searching poem, filled with longing.
Love is something that can wound us all.
I love what you did here.
So easy to relate.

Lucy said...

Rick! what a wonderful surprise! Not only do I get to read a SECOND post from you in one week... but,Its a LOVE POEM! You ol' softy! I didn't know you were a talented poet as well as a comic writer!
excellent job my friend. xo

julia said...

The pictures are great with the poem, which is very moving, by the way. I really like this:

'OR WAS IT JUST MY LOVE FOR HER
REFLECTED IN THE NIGHT'

Whether or not the love was returned, its reflection in the night created beauty.

myrtle beached whale said...

Little Wing and Lucy:

I think it is more like a lack of love poem. LOL
Thanks for the great comments. You two are the primary reason I am writing overtime.

myrtle beached whale said...

Julia:

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

MedStudentWife said...

I do like it :)

(not that I count *lol*...but poetry can be a weakness of mine)

myrtle beached whale said...

msw:

You count. Thanks.

giggles said...

Romantic and heartfelt!! Lovely different side of you!! Well done....you are always a joy to visit!!

Hugs Sherrie

shammi said...

My thanks to Little Wing and Lucy for inspiring you to "write overtime". This is a Good Thing you're encouraging, ladies! :)

Inland Empire Girl said...

I am impressed with your expanded genres of writing. I find this subject difficult to write about. You did it with ease.

Anonymous said...

My favorite poem so far.
Can't believe you wrote it with a smirk :)
Miss Rose