Words, Alone

No tingled touch
Upon bare skin.
No toss of hair;
Or playful grin.
These words, alone, to woo.

No eyes to meet,
Or silence break.
No hand to hold,
Or breath to take.
These words, alone, to woo.

No stolen glance
Or moments miss.
No lips to touch,
Or nape to kiss.
Words, alone, to woo.

No whispered wants
Or breathy hush.
No caress
Or soaring rush.
Words, alone, to woo.

No midnight madness
Guilt to cleanse.
Falling quickly;
More than friends.
Words…

No joy.
No pain.
Fleeting there
And back again.
My words, alone.
For you.

 

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Author: Al Lane

Writer, Poet, Daydreamer

89 thoughts on “Words, Alone”

  1. Words can be lovely to woo…but the tingly, head-rush of touches and kisses have their places too! Hello, Al…thanks for sharing your poem with us at dVerse.
    Gayle ~

  2. Words can be lovely to woo…but the tingly, head-rush of touches and kisses have their places too! Hello, Al…thanks for sharing your poem with us at dVerse.
    Gayle ~

  3. Very serious stuff Al, limericks one minute, walking dead poems, haiku of course and suddenly this breath of emotional outpouring. This wasn’t your light bulb poem as you burst from adolescence some years back by any chance? (hidden under pages of other poetry and love letters like an early Mozart masterpiece)

    1. I don’t have a stockpile of poems – if I write it, I share it! Wrote this one in the shower earlier this week! I like to write a variety of poetry, if only to try different styles and techniques

        1. If I get an idea, I’ll make a first draft – if it catches my imagination, this can be pretty quick (if not, it never makes it past the “idea” stage). I then revise the draft a couple of times, but it’s all done in under a day, start to finish. I don’t tend to like longer poems, so I go for something reasonably succinct that captures one idea or theme… and then it’s onto the next one!

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