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A Random Thought That Occurred To Me In Bed Last Night

by Heide McAlister-Bates

Breathe your sighs
between my open lips...

Isn't it funny how the
time spins away when
we're entwined by
the fine line between
passion
and
insanity?

...they will be returned
to you, in full.

03/07/2007

Author's Note: It is funny, isn't it?

Posted on 03/07/2007
Copyright © 2020 Heide McAlister-Bates

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joe Cramer on 03/07/07 at 07:48 PM

Wonderful imagery in its succinctness.....

Posted by Jared Fladeland on 03/11/07 at 12:26 PM

yaaaaaay for poetry. There's something incredibly sad about that first little stanza. Sighs into your open lips. Sounds very complacent on one end, yet on the other hand, so desperate for passion. Interesting

Posted by Matthew Sharp on 03/11/07 at 08:22 PM

the fine line between passion and insanity? who sets the standards anymore for insane? anti socialism? beautiful writing love

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 08/13/08 at 11:44 AM

there is much to be said about the randomness of thoughts, particularly when they set the notion of this poem in motion.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/21/08 at 12:48 AM

I like how this piece is both sensual and spiritual. Well done!

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 10/26/09 at 04:52 AM

This holds my folded face to the floor and everyday the paperboy brings more. Passion and insanity, can you have one without at least a touch of the other! I really like this exercise in "getting there quickly"!

Posted by Sandy M. Humphrey on 10/26/09 at 05:30 PM

I like it just the way it is, the couplets, the thought in between for that is how random thoughts occur and sighs are returned in full, be they passionate or insane for that is how relationships are...excellent. smh

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 11/01/09 at 05:20 AM

i get insane and i like it...nice thoughts.

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