Passing Time

Passing Time

A Poem by Cris Roley

The things I do to pass the time

When I don’t have you right by my side

I smoke I drink I try to write

I can’t fall asleep so I’m up all night

 

Staring at stars trying to learn their names

Build a fire in the woods and get close to the flames

It burns my boots it singes my jeans

And nothing seems real like it’s all a dream

 

The things I do when we’re apart

Oh they’re not that clever and they ain’t too smart

There’s too much mind and not much heart

In the things I do when we’re apart

 

The only remedies are your lips

Laying naked together slow dancing to a kiss

It could rain sleet or snow I would run through it

Hand in hand with you just for the fun of it

 

The things I do to pass the time

When I don’t have you right by my side

I smoke I drink I write I wait

Not a thing in the world could take your place

 

The moon rides high now but it ain’t your eyes

Your scent is on my sheets now but you aren’t beside

I smile just knowing you’re on the other line

When you ask what I’m doing I’ll say

Just passing time

© 2015 Cris Roley


My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Reviews

Passing the time without the closeness of your most cherished love is torture. I felt that in your poem. Better times are always ahead no matter how blurry or out of focus the future.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Love the last line! When I read this it made me think of all of the great girls I left behind and left a hole in me thinking if I had just held on! Universal words that anyone who's ever had that special someone can easily relate to.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cris Roley

6 Years Ago

Thanks brotha! glad you dug it so much. i wrote this the morning after building a fire on an island .. read more
Redground

6 Years Ago

That sounds like you. I miss building fires! No place to do it here. Maybe I'll ask the landlady if .. read more

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

330 Views
2 Reviews
Rating
Added on October 14, 2015
Last Updated on October 14, 2015
Tags: love, longing, romance, missing

Author

Cris Roley
Cris Roley

ME



About
I like to write. I'm not good at putting myself out there as a writer but I've been told to do so. This is a baby step. more..

Writing
Your Kiss Your Kiss

A Poem by Cris Roley