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In Hope to Find

by Tony Whitaker

now dreams steep in
your sultry smile
stirring glowing embers
burning slow to warm
this weathered soul

shocking blush from such
bold beauty
last semester of High School
when you sat beside me
this timorous mind
and heart did split
separate battle camps
“i would die for you”
in stunned silence staring

i remember holding you
your rapturous kiss
which, when gone
for years
I missed

those times with you
now fused
into serene scenes
aground on a desert isle
perpetually perfecting paradise

this thorned and narrow path
now sows seeds
of friendship
where the phantom
of our once splendid youth
sits silently watching
as we share in life's
long stories

though i see not your smile
these eyes still know they
still spill seeds of joy
the real world
lives tossed to distant shores
and each day

in hope to find

your face at my door


Author's Note: A rewrite of another poem but vastly different. Written to my re-found friend in Dundee, MS!

Posted on 05/08/2011
Copyright © 2021 Tony Whitaker

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 05/08/11 at 04:48 PM

It's the kind of decadent read not meant for everyday experience...

Posted by Glenn Currier on 06/28/11 at 05:09 PM

I love the way you bring the memories alive and throw the passion onto the page like a long red silk scarf. What a pleasure to meet again and to remember and appreciate. Thanks, Tony.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 06/29/11 at 02:09 PM

Poignant, full of positives, and of course, hope, as the title suggests. Wonderfully rendered Tony.

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