singsong (a poem making multiple points without clarifying any)

By KittyStryker

if i had the world in my hands
all its seas, all its sands
i would silently drop it
into your open guitar case
as tribute for the ways
you strum my strings

it would pay for your supper
shelter you from cool evening rain
warm you when your heart is
defrosting and in pain-
antarctica in spring

i would then look you in the eyes
the lies we use to shield ourselves
lifted, shelved, pride set aside
i would show you i know things about your heart
you've not started to catch ahold of
and that i respect you for what you've chosen

i would fall into the depths within minutes

(how i long to lick the sweat, the dirt of the street
from off your skin, and taste within
the truth that can only be experienced
when all other distractions have lost traction
when all your worries are a fraction
of what they used to be
when your cares are survival and revival
of the delights of savage sensory simplicity

i cannot explain my felicity in this city
why i have allowed myself to follow my instinct
to this place, linked irrevocably to your spirit
why i have let my heart guide me
to your side, tanned fingers in my pale ones

but i know, whether you're dressed in black and grey
or in the colors of the decaying alleyways
i will love you for everything you are and will be)

perhaps, if i dared
and was duly prepared
i would blow you a kiss
hit or miss, it'd persist
sneak up and bite you
in the night when you lay dreaming

after all that unspoken communication
had created wordless negotiations
i would nod my head in recognition
of a heart more solid in its conviction
than my own that bleeds depression
into the void where my future ought to be...

yes, if the world was mine to give
it would easily be yours to live on
i would shine it on my shirt
to remove the dirt, the dust of daily dreamlessness
so that you could see the swirling beauty
of the trees, the fields, the flowers

the succulent sexuality of life

lacking the world, however
i will endeavor to be clever
and find a way to crawl into your guitar case
so that i may be your musicbox

like a dark and dreamy ballerina
i will dance within love's arena

if you give me the key
to unlock the sea within your being

i will keep your heart and secrets safe

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Copyright 2004 Bast
Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2004.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • BetaWolfinVA On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, BetaWolfinVA (923)By person wrote:

    i loved this, very well done :) Scholar

  • Emptyness Inside Me On Wednesday, March 3, 2004, Emptyness Inside Me (175)By person wrote:

    Excellent write, i cant really describe it in words, simply amazing ~Emptyness~

  • Lynaes On Thursday, February 26, 2004, Lynaes (879)By person wrote:

    This oozes with excellence. And so original, I love it. ~L

  • A former member wrote: I had to come back to this one. I couldn't comment the first time. I don't think there is a proper comment for this piece.

  • A former member wrote: Okay...I'm determined...the scattered rhyming kicked my ass...I want to quote all of this piece...absolute amazing Kitty :)

  • Delphoid-Q On Wednesday, February 25, 2004, Delphoid-Q (217)By person wrote:

    like a dark and dreamy ballerina i will dance within love's arena Imagery just doesnt get much more stirring. Well done, love. *Blows a kiss*.

  • Sky Singer On Tuesday, February 24, 2004, Sky Singer (157)By person wrote:

    i'm definate;y with cre on this one :) excellent, kitty. ::standing ovation::

  • urbanhumility On Tuesday, February 24, 2004, urbanhumility (1213)By person wrote:

    damn! you have come so far kitty, from your first to your last , your work gets so much better, i am so impressed with your train of speak from the hip, but containing intelligence.........urban

  • cre On Tuesday, February 24, 2004, cre (426)By person wrote:

    ooh, kitty, this is simply beautiful . . i love the wording choices you used and the rhyme that occurred here and there in the most perfect places . . this one is crafted masterfully and was truly a pleasure to read. Great job.

  • KittyStryker On Tuesday, February 24, 2004, KittyStryker (736)By person wrote:

    ^_^ cre me luv!

  • WinterGrave On Tuesday, February 24, 2004, WinterGrave (271)By person wrote:

    Vary interesting, loved it though.~~~Grave

  • A former member wrote: wow, im speachless after reading this. its beautiful, i loved it. I wish I had an ounce of your talent. wonderful write. :-)

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