My Map

My Map

A Poem by Ghost

My Map


I once said that I studied you, I knew you completely,

Yes, that is true, even now when I close my eyes I still see you,

With you as my atlas and your body as my map, I could always find my way home,

Exploring with my devoted hands I got to know every curve, every peak, and every valley,

And I never needed a compass to guide me - when I knew how far it was to Heaven.


I never needed to travel the world when I could discover it with my fingertips,

With you as my adventure, traveling your landscape was easy and I never got lost,

It doesn't take a blind man to know what's written upon your skin was the four points of my world,

And it was easy for me to translate your flaws into the familiar places of your perfection.


Your visual appeal lies within your borders and it bridges the span from fantasy to reality,

For me to love you - I journeyed all your mountains, your deserts, your jungles,

I survived your sea of tears and the molten lava that flows beneath your equator,

And to get to the destination of your heart all I had to do was follow the constellation of stars....


                2/24/2018



© 2018 Ghost



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Kay
I think it's very romantic to make this kind of metaphor. Modern society projects the body as a sexual toy, but that's a one-dimensional, empty delusion. There's a beautiful depth to the intimacy that considers a body to be a map of the world, the ups and downs, the beauty and flaws, the light and dark, the highs and lows that come with the true affection between two people.

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Ghost

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much... I don't see women as one dimensional, I see women as art, soul, heart... Every .. read more
Kay

6 Months Ago

You're more than welcome! =) It's so nice to hear that perspective.



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This is truly awesome! By far the best poem of yours I've read so far. The concept is brilliant & the execution is mind-blowing. I love the way you take your time & spell it all out in tons of details. Many poets seem to be too hesitant to really dig in deep as you've done here. There's much visual & sensory attention to detail here, which to me, is the crux of writing poetry. Your straightforward storytelling is somewhat like prose, but your writing is very lyrical & poetic, so it's definitely a poem! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Ghost

6 Months Ago

Wow, thank you so very much. I am honored by you nice review.. I never thought of it the way you des.. read more
Romantic and sensual write. Good metaphor. Lydi*

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Ghost

6 Months Ago

Thank you for such a nice comment
very romantic and sweet the way you love the person and knowing her too well can be a unique feeling not applicable to all. nice writing too.

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Ghost

6 Months Ago

When you know one person this intimate it is hard to give that to anyone else. Thank you for the nic.. read more
Very interesting piece. I love the map/body comparisons. Very good piece.
-Richard

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Ghost

6 Months Ago

Thank you, for the comment.. I enjoyed this write.
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Kay
I think it's very romantic to make this kind of metaphor. Modern society projects the body as a sexual toy, but that's a one-dimensional, empty delusion. There's a beautiful depth to the intimacy that considers a body to be a map of the world, the ups and downs, the beauty and flaws, the light and dark, the highs and lows that come with the true affection between two people.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ghost

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much... I don't see women as one dimensional, I see women as art, soul, heart... Every .. read more
Kay

6 Months Ago

You're more than welcome! =) It's so nice to hear that perspective.

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I have been writing since high school (that seems like it was along time ago). I used to post on a site called thestarlitecafe but lost touch of it and when I returned it had changed so much. But I st.. more..

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