Words Were All I Had


Such warmth you possess in a fingertip’s caress,
holding my courage for me, a courage plainly at rest.
Gentle longing inside is held in the dimness
of secret wants and sheer, naked truths,
only the light of a much greater torch,
the admiration for such a warm and tender man,
makes a halo for my secret yearnings,
and it shines on them so I can see your face.

Such strength and compassion is in your soul’s undress;
self-possessed and postured, no unease or unrest.
Gentle strokes of reassurance hiding in the dimness
of a darkened night’s passionate hope
are felt and ignited by a greater force;
the love for such a kind and graceful man
that burns deeply and so intensely
incinerating the ghosts so that I can kiss your face.

Such urgent words when called won’t come,
they wander alone now, bereft of tongue.
Gentle feelings flood the parchment’s dimness,
and its dry, course surface until softened
by the silent voice of mind and heart;
the inexhaustible need for such a man,
will write what my words cannot hope to say
and make pages turn when we at last embrace.


Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

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