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 Image: Heart / love

Poetic Prompt # 25

Since February is the month of love, including but not exclusively due to the celebration of Valentine's Day, we are suggesting that you get a head start by responding to this poetic challenge. What a wide-ranging topic! Feel free to write :

Write a poem on the theme of love.

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Image: Surf

Tides of Time
By Roland Ruiz
Audio Recording of Roland reading his poem

Dedicated: Those former lovers
From years past whose eyes meet
Across the room rekindling memories
Of a tryst once held and still remembered

As we seek the flowing streams along this rugged course
Is the boundary which we share just a memory from the past
Will shameful desires be found in the specters of remorse?
In bending heart and soul, will moments expand so dreams will last?

A Rose by a rambling brook
In the early misty morn
Brings the sharpness of a daunting look
From a face so weathered and worn

Like the many straining shadows, to dash this urge of mine?
Our roving eyes come to meet, across a crowded room
Bringing back forgotten thoughts, as memories begin to pine
Of love we once enjoyed as the past begin to loom

Wishing reverting passion would slowly commence to stray
Trying to hide the feelings, I stared another way
You with your husband, me with my wife
Slowly turning towards each other, we smile to cover the strife

Concealing the sultry feelings we shared so long ago
I whispered to my beloved, it's best we do take leave
Wondering as the door is closed could she possibly know
Not a word was said as we drove home thru the rustling leaves

I feel a sudden sadness that I cannot explain
Deep inside I fear she knows of this blissful crime
It sings of lonely memories filled with lustful pain
Of the tryst, I tried to hide amid the tides of time

"Tides of Time," Copyright © 2009 by Roland R. Ruiz
Written May 10, 2009

Blind Love Image: small heart
By LaTanya Michael

I haven't seen your face
You're beautiful to me
Growing as each day passes
My love is ever lasting
We bonded from day one
We grow together
I grow in spirit
You in life
Every moment is timeless Every second is priceless
Like an ocean my belly flows
With every stretch and kick
I am amazed at your growth
I am amazed at how God knows exactly what to do
I'm amazed to love and be loved by you.
From day one I loved you
Amazed with eyes blinded...

"Blind Love ??" Copyright © 2017 by LaTanya Michael
Posted 1-14-17


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