A Poem by Chris

Yep THAT is the title




Haruumph… life so far huh?  well, there HAS been snow - a bit.  And a lil sun - on occasion.  Rain by the bucket, measurable cold and S H O P P I N G!  Even window shopping is - IS - allowed, if just to draw the eyes to the faces of others looking on in desire and wish!  Eating out is an adventure in affording and hopefully not disappointing in reality.  Reading is as always a diversion best left to lightness and zombie apocalypses BUT music!  Music holds thoughts of sharing during the silences after.  Hmmm… life - continues… the alternative is unacceptable.


Do you drive?  

Are you driven?  Everywhere?  

Go …Anywhere?

Walk in the sun?

The dark?  Moonlight, noonlight -

ever aflight…

Gaze from others' shadows?

Live others' dreams?  Lives?

Ever yours? …Never?



Ever …Wish by-the-stars,

wish for stars…


BE …as all… or just as one?

…even none?


Stand in the rain?

Perhaps …ARE the rain?

Breathe a lover's breath - shared

though like-as-not unshared

but you DO taste …you DO

taste …LOVE… in the music…

of life.


Do you SEE -

where you are, were, will be?

Do you remember?

Will you …dance

with the faire?

Just once …once…

as so very, very few have

or ever will -

and share that moment

as only YOU can -

if not for you

…then for me?



…for me - because you can.






© 2018 Chris

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Very thought provoking as a good poem should be, well to me. The second stanza, asking if I am driven, actually made me think. I am not normally a poetry reader,I may have to change.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

Hi Sammy... Poetry always what we imagine it might be... times and people change. You're welcome to.. read more
dancing in the rain..... with the faire.... under the stars..... beautiful shielding woods all around .... in the moonlight...... God's gentle animal kingdom all around.... soft breeze blowing the faire's wings as well as the carefree yet sensual dancing .... sounds like heaven.

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

I was always a morning-noon-eve-night-midnight person myself.
Stephanie Drew

4 Months Ago

Just give me mo coffee and Hydroxycut and I'll be good to go! =D I average 4 hrs of sleep at a time.. read more

4 Months Ago

Parents NEVER tell their kids about THAT in a way that prepares us for growing into ...them. And mo.. read more
I love the transient feeling that this poem projects. It really makes you stop to imagine all the things temporary and wonderful; I adore that. Lovely work here! You're quite the poet!

Posted 7 Months Ago


7 Months Ago

Seems we EACH have our days... but the coffee helps.
Eris Marriott

7 Months Ago

Ah, yes, coffee. Black, ice cold and imbued with the spirit of the rain and deep thought--that's the.. read more

7 Months Ago

"So say we all..."
Stopping by your page is like popping in for coffee. Soothing, warm, with just the right amount of bite to cream ratio. I've missed you. It's been too long.

Posted 7 Months Ago

I liked the energy and the drive of the words in the poetry. You touched on many subjects in the poetry Chris. Last lines made the poem complete. I agree. We decide our journey and our place. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

Thank YOU for your thoughts John...
Coyote Poetry

8 Months Ago

You are welcome Chris.
So creative... I can not even thinking of creating something so beautiful... :)
Love the way you have with your words.

Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

They are OUR words Ardra ...within each of us... and released to BE what they can. Hi, pause anytim.. read more
love the title, first off

the poem. it is like making the most of a rainy day.
the day we save our pennies for
and the music, life is music
and you can hear it the tapping of the rain or the tapping of fingers
the sirens on the street or the rumble of the train
i sort of read this as a don't let the rain bring you down, jump in it and get wet
just my thoughts

Posted 10 Months Ago


10 Months Ago

Good thoughts to share.
hmmmmm i feel uplifted and a certain exuberance in your words ...great title! i like the paragraph intro as everyone is so sick of waiting for this years elusive spring ... and one more ice and snow storm crashes down :{
as i read i take a taste of various things i can do to counter the doldrums ... some philosophical thoughts to live by ...a dab of glorious nature not to forget nor let pass by our moments ...and for me..a final hint of a loved one not present physically ... but memories can unite us no matter the time nor distance .. very much enjoyed reading ... well done says i!

Posted 10 Months Ago

Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

i think your poetry reflect deep thought always ...lots of meaning ...one can pick and choose ;) we .. read more

10 Months Ago

I've coffee and await sunrise ...and the rain will pause.
Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

:) .................. love ya brother! the sun is rising here ..grey skies ..rain is dripping at the.. read more
Indeed, we need to be in the moment...enjoy the rain or the sun or the wind....whatever is available. We need to laugh, to cry, to feel. The older we get, the more we realize this....enjoy whatever life has to offer because some day it will not even offer that. I liked this, Chris...a unique view on life. Lydi**

Posted 10 Months Ago

Moved me in ways so few can.
Thank you.

Posted 10 Months Ago

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Added on February 8, 2018
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