Cellophane Man

Cellophane Man

A Poem by Chris Taylor

This is an older piece that I was challenged to write as an assignment and the constraints were a time limit of 30 mins. So, I know it is rushed but, I WAS rushed by the directive.


Cellophane Man

a poem by Chris



My faithful,dutiful commitment passes through the years

All sacrifices given freely and without measure

The growth of love is my charge

As a Templer Knight protects the grail with his service



I follow in tow

Stepping  aside in vocation, in residence

My meager hay-pennies add to nothing

And give no meat on the table


I am your ever willing cheerleader

When you win; we win

When I  believe; you achieve

My voice rises up above all others


I have swept aside other courtiers

I sing like a lark of your beauty, your brilliance

As a town crier alerts its citizens

I tout your praises to signal your holding of my heart


From the sidelines I wait

Ever vigilant and silent in my pride

Of the woman you’ve become

And the tower constructed well with crest flown high


My love, don’t look past

Don’t look through me like used cellophane

My self-denial has feed your flame

And I give support to your pier


Talents can’t be held back much longer

It roars like the bulls of Pamplona

My charge is fierce

For your Maker filled this vessel full


Come down from your tower and dry my tear

Take no more meetings and tend to your champion

Wipe my ruddy face with the hem of your dress

And place me on my horse with shield in hand and praise on your lips

© 2011 Chris Taylor

Author's Note

Chris Taylor
Whew, did I have to write this one fast! Hope it is still authentic and someone is blessed by it. God Bless all of my friends who dutifully read my work.

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You did quite well for this, even needing to write so much so fast. I like this, sort of medieval old fashioned and love the ending lines.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Well done! Another great work. Keep on penning.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very impressive! This is a wonderful story you have told! I truly enjoyed every word that you carefully chose! An amazing write!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Phew! you wrote that in thirty minutes? I bet you spent a lot longer developing a mind like that. Loved it!
Favourite line: As a Templar Knight protects the grail with his service.
Thanks. Look forward to reading more of your work.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Wow- you wrote that in 30 min? Very impressive! I think you do a great job of portraying unrequited love and expressing the unfulfilled yet committed dedication of the speaker. I think the free form nature of the work really makes it seem organic, as though we were allowed a glimpse inside his head.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Great write:)

Posted 12 Years Ago

classical in content. You rose to the challenge successfully

Posted 12 Years Ago

Though filled with glimmers of tears, you offer us a deeper hope and lifting word to raise us above the pain.Thank you for sharing such blessings!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Should read, "My self denial has FED your flame?" OTHERWISE; fantastic, Chris. I do so love this time period, and you are are a masterful artist.

Posted 12 Years Ago

*claps* This is most excellent!! I adore the ending to the fantastic write..xx

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor

Sioux Falls, SD

I am a writer, poet, musician of 30 years, husband, father and follower of the Most High God. I try to let my writing point the way back to a relationship with Jesus. When I am not writing I am probab.. more..


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