Brendan II

by Beth K Hannah

Maybe if I could walk away from these butterflies
And tell time to cease,
I could spend my days without you;
My dreams never considering your touch.

But, I stand still in hope that you will come near,
I still send out my beacon of hope
To light your path to me.
I pray for your journey to be safe,
And that any conflicting weeds are easily knocked astray.

I have no right to try to keep you by my side
For every breath, every inhaled scent
Is just a reminder of how my love is a drop in the bucket,
And that time will eventually erase all of it.

Trains continue to glide by, stars continue to shine.
All my desires are nothing without you.
My hopes and dreams just stardust;
Raw carcasses of what could be living.
But, I still caress the thought of our skins entwined.


Author's Note: "Just hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today." Norah Jones

Posted on 03/25/2004
Copyright © 2022 Beth K Hannah

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Cymbre Dolphay on 03/25/04 at 05:47 AM

*sighs* Tangled emotions and unclear intentions. So wonderful...*goes all starry-eyed*

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 03/29/04 at 10:23 AM

'But, I stand still in hope'. This is what this nicely flowing piece depicts despite all the the not so hopeful state.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/30/04 at 12:04 PM

your lovely words, Beth, whisper of fleeting love and they would embrace it and stay it longer in its heart cage. alas, for all our efforts love and our lives so like the tides go where they will, where they must. and oft, we are bereft with remembering.

Posted by Rula Shin on 04/28/04 at 12:50 AM

"I still caress the thought of our skins entwined" - what a beautiful line this is...pulsing with the emotion, an ache of longing, a beautiful end to a poignant and gracefully sung poem.

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