A Poem by Chris






every damn time I pause with "you" 

- thoughts begin to flow... 

They have their own consciousness 

and validity - 

direction and scents,

breadth and depth,

pressure of existence

and even ...

a touch of understanding.


I HEAR you

and don't ...just...react to

a now,

to risen "memories",

to un-or-mind-fulfilled desires,

to wishes for a Love

or sexuality-fueled intensities...


I HEAR you - 

and "thoughts" flow

and continue - on their own -

to wonder and wander

to pause, to grow,

to question AND view,

expand and breathe,

to peer into

...the person I am,

and existence as I feel it.


Seems you give my soul a smile huh...

just being you -

and me - just being me.


...that IS how life ...happens.





© 2017 Chris

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It happens in this life that we encounter many, and connect with a few. I can never find something that trips me up in your thoughts.:)

Posted 4 Months Ago

Music that grants one's soul a smile strikes me as being a decided blessing and genuine service--as is this lovely piece, by the way.
Gratifying read!

Posted 10 Months Ago


10 Months Ago

Thank you for "pausing" and leaving your thoughts. I appreciate it.
Great muse as u acknowledge someone in gratitude. Fine Freeverse style. Thumbs up.

Im a newbie here Pls pleez do review /comment my second poem here titled "scenery medley contrasts".
I like meeting poem pals. And i like to know if my poem is as clear as i intended. Take care.

Posted 10 Months Ago

The best lyrics in the world of music are those composed by real poets, rather than those manufactured by hit machines just churning out words to fit. They feel, as do the musicians themselves.

I am first and foremost an enjoyer of lyrics, the melody is an accompaniment for me, the completion to what is already a work of high artistry.

I love the reflective tone in your poems, and it's really nice to touch base again after such a time.


Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

I've noticed how we get lost in life, but don't see it 'til afterwards.
i dig this man. complex in a simple way: direct in a round about form until the end. good stuff man. feel free to check out some of my stuff.

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

I was there and left a nose-print already - chuckling here.
I may be off but
this seems the kinship of words and music
can ground us or launch us far from our present
or past.It draws us all without having to understand what we're supposed to feel,just that we're supposed to.
we all have that song or piece...that comes on the radio and acts like an emotional time machine

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

Words ARE music... tones with shades of meaning that touch upon our being, our existence. And the e.. read more
Aaah! poems that make us think. Reviewing others it's so difficult for me. I've found so few that are poetry as I learned or read growing up. I have a few people on this site that To me, say great poetry! Others I'm to afraid to offend. You scream total poetry to me. I like your words, I like your form and I like your subjects. I really like this one.

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

Come by anytime... you're always welcome.
A rambling conversation with self filled with surprise, deft and veer.


Posted 12 Months Ago


12 Months Ago

Sometimes rambling IS a way of life...

Regards back,
you are the composer, Chris...
you hit the right notes....life just happens...and if we have someone close to share those "happenings"
it is a big sigh.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

I don't hate being called "Sir" but I wish it wasn't so ...thoughtlessly... chuckling here.
your poem flows free love your loving side not gruff at all tender hearted soul I really like your poem!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

I'm glad you came by...
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1 Year Ago

I enjoy dropping by....

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Added on September 5, 2017
Last Updated on September 5, 2017
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