Unrequited Phantom Lover (pure naïveté)

Unrequited Phantom Lover (pure naïveté)

A Poem by Richard
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....when reality hits....
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Why, of course....!

The veil just lifted,
revealing pure and crystal-clear,
that vision you've all-along
been trying to show me, Dear.

My eyes are opened now;
at long last, I can see
that sad, laughable clown,
that's been lingering there in me.

Ha-ha-HAH!
But, wait!
Oh, no!

How could I
have been so wrong....
not to have seen it all before;
all-along?

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It is really no clown,
just a harmless, lonely olde man
left behind, sitting, bent over his worn desk,
throughout dark ’n day.

Tarnished pen poised in gentle care,
embraced between loving, bent fingers,
deeply-creased, his rugged hand;
clean, crisp parchment; only the best will do …
for Her.

Awaiting his pleasure,
hopeful dreams to be shared,
for his heart to be joined to hers in
gleeful, warm embrace, as when she cared,
together once more … they'd soared so gracefully
those many times before.

Love poems to be …
written in golden ink ~ his tepid blood
pumped from deep within his core,
his tender heart and soul, forevermore steeped
in loyal splendor.

He sits, he labors, pouring forth life's soul,
the stars in his eyes turned wonderment
… their vivid dreams to be.

Sweet dedications to his beloved darling …
so many times she'd refrained,
"I'll be your unforgettable forevermore,
your beautiful brightest star;”
now, She, but his eternal.....
unrequited phantom lover.


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Richard W. Jenkins

©2017


© 2017 Richard



WHAT AM I?: Nephilim WHAT AM I?: Nephilim
A teen boy gets killed, but trades his soul for another chance. He changes. A girl notices the new boy with silver eyes.

Author's Note

Richard
Painting, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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What can be said by a mere mortal of the pen, such as myself... When coming into contact with such graceful texture of phantom blurs... Your words stir feeling, as if clowned upon, but with a dash of worth weighed in gold... I am sold, much like my soul when the whole toll is expected in full... Delicately penned...

Posted 3 Months Ago


A sigh sinks into my soul; my heart the cradle for its core. There is a sadness woven in your words, a tapestry embroidered, threadbare with time. It's an emotional unraveling of a love spun so tender, its fragility like the dropped petals of a fragrant rose. The fragrance lingers in memory though ashes yet remain. Very bittersweet!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Sweet dedications to his beloved darling … so many times she'd refrained, "I'll be your unforgettable forevermore, your beautiful brightest star;” now, She, but his eternal..... unrequited phantom lover.

Beautifully done Richard ... missed reading your work :)
Have a blessed day

X

Posted 3 Months Ago


There is nothing I can say to make this sad but beautiful piece any better than what it is Sir. It is well crafted , nicely presented in a very clear and easily understood manner - conveying the thoughts and self-reflection of a lost & lonely man. I hope my words bring the warmth of a friendly and caring hug to you Sir. Angel

Posted 3 Months Ago


Wonderfully woven words!
The poem describes unveiling of a clown within oneself. one regrets one's inability. Then, one composes poems for his beloved.They weave dreams of hope...
I really love the theme, the title, structure and literary devices and the related picture.
" Tarnished pen poised in gentle care"
incredible!
Word play is awesome...


Posted 3 Months Ago


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Richard

3 Months Ago

Thank you ever-so gratefully, Tazeen! : )
Your thoughtful words gifted in praise and deeply p.. read more
I really enjoyed this Mr. Jenkins. Well done and well written. :) Keep it up! ;)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

Why, thank you, Ms. Smith! : )
With such expressed of real enjoyment, praise, and encourageme.. read more

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