Life's long conversation

Life's long conversation

A Poem by Mark D

At peace with life’s past imperfections
We had to come together
To effortlessly connect
On our second attempt
At life’s long conversation

Amongst a deafening crowd
Or my last intimate audience
I have always seen your shadow
In my mind’s starlit garden path

I can trust my senses and instincts
And it is plain to see
That the butterfly in the lighthouse
Is only there for me
Returning to the sun’s warm glow

I have never been known to love like this
As patient in silence
As enthused in aimless conversation
I can still close my eyes
To recall and enjoy the moment
When I moved towards you without thought
Meticulous in my memory of the feeling

If my cold hand is always cooling
And my warm hand always comforting
Never may I be rejected
Always may I be welcome
In the closest chamber of your heart

I’m beginning to write again
Thoughts to fingers
An effortless transition
On our second attempt
At life’s long conversation

© 2012 Mark D

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This is beautiful, good luck

Posted 11 Years Ago

This one is beautifully written, I love the full circle it makes from beginning to end, if that makes sense, it just ties itself up so perfectly. Also I like the life's long conversation because really that is what any long term commitment is.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Nice write here!

excellent job,

i liked the last stanza (however you spell it) it really brang this poem to a great conclusion.

Posted 12 Years Ago

A lovely story portraying great meaning and emotion. I particularly loved the butterfly in the lighthouse and thoughts to fingers. Great imagery.

Posted 12 Years Ago

some very good imagery and you must be given credit for the great manipulation of language, though i must ask did you miss a "d" in welcome in this line: "Always may i be welcome" or is it purposely like that? threw me off a bit.

Posted 12 Years Ago

You certainly seem to enjoy quite well the use of nature in your very photographic poetry. It's beautiful and leaves a sighing tired bit inside of my heart to live with. I love this one, it brings my heart up to a count that I haven't felt in such a long long time.

I love the last bit, "I'm beginning to write again" how many times have I been so broken I thought I could never write again, and then it happens..

Well done

Posted 12 Years Ago

Great, the best line ' In the closest chamber of your heart'

Posted 12 Years Ago

A sure story in weaving words, love re-discovered here and there. I truly appreciate: ' When I moved towards you without thought ~ Meticulous in my memory of the feeling ..' This could so easily refer to life itself, or who.. or what .. whichever it has such a wistful touch.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on February 24, 2012
Last Updated on September 6, 2012


Mark D
Mark D

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I am a 30 year old from Edinburgh in Scotland more..


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