Love · Poetry

Dream Another Night Away #Valentine #DuetPoetry

She is in his dreams dancing lightly across his sighs

closer than a whisper warming his heart

waking his need to dance with love

they dance to the soft sounds of night

spinning with the stars above and the lights in her eyes

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Desire awakening with each kiss

perfection in each fluid move

finding endless hope in cosmic display

lover’s plight to only meet at night

days spent dreaming of the lover missed

***

Their rival daylight

in darkness ecstasy takes flight

tantalizing essence mesmerizes and captivates

lovers intertwined in a feast of senses

exploring the infinite horizons of joy so right

***

They revel in a world never fraught with pain

seize one last lingering kiss before dawn

walking in a daze until they dream another night away

eyes close reminding him of

stormy currents turbulent plains

 

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…and a Tanka Attempt for One Stop Poetry Form

 

(For Each of you dear folks I have met through blogging and One Stop Poetry – A Tanka Valentine)

I look at your names

A smile then comes to my face

memories and more

You have each made my life full

so in my heart theres a place

to each of you love and More

Thank you for letting my friend Sean Vessey and myself  share another of our poetry duets with you. Each line is a response to the other ~ the duet (above) is sung from the heart to honor each of you dear people who bring such joy to our lives – Happy Valentine’s Day.

photos Courtesy of Creative Commons

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sudhamshu/3269225869

Our World

My Friend the Veteran (#Tribute for #Veteran’s Day)

I look in your eyes my friend

there are scars behind what most people see

Don’t look too close they beg and plead

Here’s what they would say:

There was Mark from Arkansas he lost his leg

Billy’s from Tennessee  is somewhere in a keg

Cort from New York came home in a bag

Gay from L.A. inhaled a poisonous gas

We never found Alec alas

Capn is in the VA – no thoughts left to grasp

most of our platoon is like me

filled with unspeakable memory

Still – please know we will always be proud

when we hear our country’s anthem loud

we played our part

in keeping our children safe from harm

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There are many sides that people can look at war. I have no desire to dabble in the political mire. This poem is written for more than one friend. Each one gave something dear to make our world safe. I can say with head held high that I proudly served for six years in the United States Navy. Though I received several commendations, I never saw combat. We were ready at a moment’s notice and several times the notice was close as a breath. Many I worked with had seen the atrocities of war and even experienced poor treatment  when they returned home. Yet, they stood tall in uniform when our flag flew. They never forgot who they served or why.

I salute my brothers and sisters today. You are each a hero!!!!

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Not Forgotten

young and fearless

kind and strong

you and your friends

joined the throng

young men and women

giving their best

some living some dying

many lives put to rest

we honor you

who humbly served

suffered and sacrificed

not what you deserved

our freedom rests today

on the shoulders

of those who lived

and gave their lives away

Photo courtesy of the US Army Africa

Italian Armed Forces Day Commemoration - 4 November 2009 - Vicenza, Italy

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Veteran – The Real American Idol

It is the
VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.


It is the

VETERAN who
salutes the Flag,

It is
the
VETERAN
who serves
under the Flag.

(written by un-known)

Do you know someone who has served or is serving so that you can be safe? Thank those people who proudly serve.

A special thanks to brothers and sisters serving in the United States Navy – Anchors Away!!!