Ocean Song Poem

Ocean Song

As the bubbling waves wash up

Over my bare toes

And the soothing ups and downs

Of the ocean’s voice

Sing your name over and over

Again

I wonder about the inner light

Of the woman who kisses you

Tonight

And I wish for her beauty

To shine

As brightly as the stars

As she envelopes you

The way I used to

Long ago

 

Afar

I love you from a distance

Just the way you are standing now

Blue eyes so haunting

Smile with slight sadness

Broken and bruised in your past

Strong shoulders carrying the weight

Compassion that comes from

Knowing the opposite

I love you over there

With all the parts to your story

That I added in my mind

Gentle touch of your masculine hands

Ability to listen and understand

Laughter that heals

from the outside in

Heart of an angel

Propensity for sin

I love you over there

From across this room

No need to approach you

Or learn your name

The way that you move

Painted on the canvas

In my brain

I love the parts of you I can see

And the parts I added on

To add one color stroke

Or to remove one flaw

Would be a sadness

I could not bear at all

So I will love you from over here

Watching you with my eyes

Picturing you in my mind

You will forever be my love

Across the room

Loved from afar

Enchanted

Hold me closer

Brush away my pain

Feel my heart beating

Be my other player 

In a beautiful duet

Make me feel enchanted

Take me from this earth

Angel

Hold me closer for a moment
Feel my breath upon you neck
Lay down with me for a while
So I forget who came before you

Be my only passionate lover
I will be your angel
with the devilish smile
Quench my soul with honest need
Drench my heart with raw emotion

Speak your truth and search for mine
As equal players in the game
Be soft and slow until I say
Cry soft tears and say my name

See how my soul is lost like yours
Injured by damage from the others
Seeking safety in each other’s arms
Seduced by mutual empathy

Singular Passion

Shall we walk upon the sand
Telling tales while holding hands
Shall we kiss like lovers do
Making promises sweet and true

Shall we dance in the moonlit room

Holding each other’s hearts in our own …

Shall we lay in each other’s arms
Living for the moment’s pleasurable charms
Believing that we can hold on
with all our might
To keep the passion
of the night

Past Love

The stars spill out

Over the black canvas

Of the magnifecent open sky

So ancient  and timeless

My thoughts  turn to you

and the love we once shared

decades ago

My heart warms

I wonder if you are looking  too

At the same stars in the sky

And if your thoughts ever

turn towards  me

So special  were the moments

We shared between  us two

Never surpassed or equaled

by any other lover

If I had known then

that you were the best of men

and that the connection  we had

was precious and rare

I would never have walked away

In search of better love

When the best of love

Was already in my hands

 

ANNIE

See Me

See me

For who I am

What I believe in

What my intent is

Know me

For what I love

What I fear

What i need

Like me

For how I laugh

How I play

How I share

Experience me

For how I listen

How I see

How I touch

Join me

In growing close

Making memories

Creating magic

Love me

For how I think

How much  I give

How I understand you

Why do People Click More “Likes” on Love Related Poems than on Other Poems?

I was reading someone’s poetry  blog tonight and they wondered why more people clicked  “like” on the love related poetry, compared to their other poetry. To be sure, I enjoyed all of this poet’s work, but I also found myself reading the love poems.

As I thought about why more people clicked on the love poems, I realized that many different types of people who visit poetry blogs, must select different types of poems based on their personalities.  But in addition to their other favorites, they each liked the love poems.

This speaks to the fact that all different kinds of personalities, people from different cultures and socioeconomic groups all were choosing the love poems, in addition to their other favorite themes.

The common link between the readers was that they could all relate to the love poems from personal experiences. The poems may not speak of exact situations you have been in, but they speak of conditions of your humanity.

Being in love creates vulnerability. Vulnerability is a human condition that everyone has experienced in one way or another.

People gravitate toward reading things that they find themselves in. People like reading about themselves and trying to understand themselves better. People also like to feel that they are not alone in their feelings.

The feelings of love may vary from person to person, but the situation of having had to deal with romantic love in some way, is pretty much across the board.

People all relate to vulnerability, and also what it feels like to trust your vulnerability to someone.

People also relate to issues surrounding love and vulnerability such as trust, compassion, deception and betrayal. They know what is feels like to need to trust another person, whose actions we cannot dictate. We can relate to having been at the mercy of another.

It is  part of the human condition to have to trust someone, at some point, for our lives, our stability, our emotional / mental health or for something that is critical to our personal well being.

Everyone can see themselves in writings that have to do with the need, the fear and the blessings that can happen when we have to trust another person. Good or bad, we have to trust others sometimes and it can be scary.

The other theme that is eventually related to love, is death. We all know that we cannot physically hold onto another person forever. Spiritual views vary, but sooner or later we have to be physically separated by death, unless something separates us first.

People can see their own personal struggles with the feelings surrounding love, mutual love, unrequited love and lost love. These are all conditions of humanity that people have in common.

The beauty, pain and  vulnerability of  love, is a timeless theme. This is why poets, lyricists and philosophers have talked of love for so many, many generations and in very culture.

Love is beautiful. Love is painful. Love is vulnerable which makes us human. 

Love Well,

Annie

Call My Name Out if You Need Me

Call my name, when you awaken

I will be right by your side

Call my name out

when you are shaken

by some terrible dream in the night

Call my name out loud…

or whisper…

Both are just the same

For when you reach out

to me for help

I will always care the same

See Me, Love Me

See me

For who I am

What I believe in

What my intent is

Know me

For what I love

What I fear

What i need

Like me

For how I laugh

How I play

How I share

Experience me

For how I listen

How I see

How I touch

Join me

In growing close

Making memories

Creating magic

Love me

For how I think

How much  I give

How I understand you

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