On the thread of a word

On the thread of a word

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Been a while. A new poem.

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                              On the thread of a word
       (Freedom is only the distance between the hunter and his prey.)
                             Bei Dao

Just like a hurricane from hell.
You twisted my world from a lonely existence to a life
where I needed your caress.

You took me to a dark bedroom.
Light many soft candles.
Slowly torn down walls of disappointment.

The voice of Leonard Cohen whispering  sweet words of
"Dance me to the end of love."
In the distance.

You were not my first lover.
You would not be my last.
But I held you close like you were my last breath.

The rain is pouring down softly.
We listen to the rain in a needed silence.

You rose from our warm bed.
Danced to the music and words of Cohen.
He sang "The Gypsy's wife."

You fell next to me.
Told me. "I want to be a Gypsy woman. Know pleasure, sweet pleasure.
Watch the moon rise from the east every night and fall into the sea.
Wait for the sun to heat the day.
Swim nude in the clear rivers.
Be clean of the earthy greed and dirt.
Drink sweet red wine and not be afraid to be alive."

I kissed sweet lips. Told my sweet lover.
"I came into this world with nothing.
I will one day leave with the same.
I learn time is the healer.
We must go on living.

                (I will refuse to mourn because I'm dying to live.)
                                 Shu Ting
                  
Leonard Cohen is singing "Sister of mercy now."

My sweet lover gave me many sweet kisses.
Pressed her body against me.
Whispered sweet words. " We are learning. Learning to appreciate
the gentle touch. Allowing walls of protections to fall down.
There is no guarantees. We live on the thread of words. Hoping
we can find the forever lover to light up a life."

Promises made in the darkness of a night.
Are hard to keep.

Dreams and hope are the desire for the young in heart.
People willing to take down shields of protection.
Will know paradise by the shadow of the dancing candles.

I kissed my sweet lover.
Brought her body closer.
Whispered "We must hold on tight. Road is hard and long.
I will make a promise of being with you.
As long as you need me. I will be strong.
I have tasted pain and pleasure.
I had enough of blood and misery.
Promise me to tell me to leave.
Before hate and disappointment overtake us."

My lady whispered.
"No guarantees except we have tonight and tomorrow.
One day at a time. Real love takes a lifetime.
Let's survive the night and see where we are standing in
the morning."

Two people holding tight.
Wish for things lost.
Hope is the last dream.
Beauty is when two people can find some sort of peace.

Leonard is singing "Hallelujah."

Sleep comes for two dreamers.


                                Coyote
                             March
 


                   

© 2011 Coyote Poetry


Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
Any errors please assist. Never too old to learn. Finally writing again. Too much B.S in my head. You writers on this site give me peace and calm with your poetry and stories. Thank you.

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What I really like about this poet`s writing is that it is about real poeple, real events, you notice instantly the honesty of the writing ,you believe every word because the juxtaposition of the impressions can`t be created on a piece of paper, they have to be lived through.Fine poetry.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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The poems you write about your lovers always leave me breathless. "Let's survive the night and see where we are standing in the morning" sounds like wonderful advice to me. Whenever I read these poems of yours, I always feel wiser. These poems often have a wistful, bittersweet feel but I do find them calming and often positive. You seem to share such intimacies with those whom you love and it always sounds so wholesome. It feels like you learn things from your lovers, and I am honoured that you would share these lessons with us. You live and love very well, despite all that you have been through.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like how this gave a glimpse into the speaker's inner life. It read like prose in places, but I believe that was intentional. I liked the real emotions embedded here, too.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

the beauty of unity is so evident in here...even though there are many times where i just wanna spend time all alone, this poem made me embrace the nurturing which comes from companionship

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A sad poem for my mind as I cannot fathom that much passion in a one night stand..For me..it would have to be a real love or nothing..I enjoyed reading your ideas thouth..God bless.Valentine

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Memories captured with beauty. Excellent poetic pen upon this.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Haunting song "Hallelujah",Floats me to time time time ,what good times with warm hearts wrapped around me.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

THE LAST LINE...
MAGIC IT WAS...
ALL MAGIC AND...
SO BEAUTIFUL COYOTE...
ALL OF IT...

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is fantastic. You captured a moment so well in such a real way its breathtaking. Well thought out, but more importantly heartfelt poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the chronological progression. the only error is a tense error (light vs lit) but it didn't change the message. very good write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

nizhoni.....living life in honesty. Very "freeing" isn't it?

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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