A Poem by Perdition

Forget this gardener's gate

forget the opiate strands of your apothecary 

the old stars bursting into young photograph

warm beneath the charm of wooden lock


Forget our moment's pain

our delicate utopian hour

these days that come into one

returning out again

warm as your bed beyond the margin

the worlds of old stars whirling through insanity


Naked where the sunlight grows

forced to keep in our kind soft bed

your skin beneath my own 

cradled as the injured bird of dawn 

so trusting of love that I cannot 

hold as if to own within these arms

The tree we knew when waiting

the connection of our branch as if our skin

however so small

in the summer's rain, 

talking, awaiting, alive as though

the root beneath our hearts


As then it was there I came to know 

as then it was there that the taste, the fruit and 

love we touched did grow

wanting our steps in the path to follow

waiting for the other’s arrival


Our tears adorned these nights in waiting

our words and fragrance from the sill of our duvet   

our lips then tasting each sweet cup beneath this lone embrace

One slight word to know the end into another

the thoughts that lingered soft into the doubts 

moonlight tangling in the limbs that found their will

our strands lapped in the lap of watery night



Tell me

If it is only in this single word then tell me

I will wait inside your wish

I will wait beside your prayer

I will wait with a single word by you

if it is the thought and ours together


Tell me your truth as I have touched my own

tell me your pain as I have lived my own

tell me this all-

But do not tell me with words alone

Tell me as if you are here 

along side my life and next to what comes as will

tell me again beneath our slow moonlit dance

tell me this all as you come into my arms

at last in the garden of love made


© 2020 Perdition

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Bravo! I love me all the feels...kudos on being able to express the language of love so beautifully.

Posted 2 Months Ago


2 Months Ago

Why are you sideways? Thank you so very much for reading and for your comment and kudos..
OH MY GOODNESS!!! YOUR GONNA MAKE ME DO IT< ARENT YOU? I love you my dearest brother soul! Even though we live in different spirit trees, YOU are one of my biggest cosmic blessings!

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

And then cometh the lovely memory of so many past times when you beat me silly and then the times th.. read more
I love the comparison of a love story to the tree. This is a poem the has a delicate timeless feel to it.

I think everyone want to know the other person loves them in return and also to not only say it but show it with actions.

Posted 4 Months Ago

Poetic Beauty

4 Months Ago

You are welcome. This was a beautiful poem.

4 Months Ago

Oh come on.You're just saying that cause you mean it.;) And Ahhhh shux!
Poetic Beauty

3 Months Ago

You are welcome
Sjoeeeee amazing...what words do I have but to feel the deepest truths come the tenderness of the misty moments that hang upon our heart that gently call the soul to surrender and be as one though far away we cannot see but love it guides the way....floating upon these words in loves sweet embrace and wishing .....🌹

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

Will return to comment on your wonderful review .So kind o f you, Just horribly sick so in need of .. read more
&lsquo;Thoughts In Time&rsquo;&#127801;

4 Months Ago

Sending much healing and a fresh new burst of life...🌹

4 Months Ago

Thank you so very much and hopefully all the wishes will sink in soon.

Now then...wh.. read more
many things this could be in reference...but i have to tell you where i went with this, and it fit so well as soon as the idea struck me....Big fan of Shakespeare and the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet.
the apothecary, the branch that helped Romeo get up to the balcony...the promises of future, although stomped out by the hate of the Capulets and Montagues for each other...the love that was fatally wounded as soon as Romeo saw it in the stars...
"then I defy you, Stars" as he said...with such sadness and angst.
love this can create vivid scenarios, always, with your poetry.

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

Well to say thank you would be insane...Amazing comparison and a bit humbling to speak the least...d.. read more
I don't know if it's because it's been a long while since I read You that I feel this, though Your style is the same, profound as ever, as if You are talking with Your inner where there is only You and "Him". But there is something very special about this poem, really deep and unknown, suddenly somewhere between Your lines (not in the words) something hits me deep, a very mysterious feeling that let me be sad, warm and overwhelmed, and left me with no words to say, it's like saying "I understand You without You having to explain it in words". and when the last three verses came, it gave a gentle touch of that truth, and there where Love wants actions not only words, and there where Love stands with yearnings and more, stands eternal. I don't know how You could deliver through these simple words in Your ending verses some of the extending emotions like that... one shouldn't be looking to the words, but to feel Your heart flowing in them. I don't know if I said it right and how it should be, it's not something to be written but to grasp in higher sense, I can't lie to what I feel, and I must believe that You understand my words too.

haunting, in a boundless private way. Bless You Joe✨

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

I have no doubt that She is more than just a "MUSE" so don't fear, dive, soar and swim ;)
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4 Months Ago

lovely song by the way :)

4 Months Ago

And a wonderful cold morning to you from here as well Light. Just playing the ghost here, stirring t.. read more
I think it's very lovely so far.

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

I'll let it settle then ruin it proper as Thank you Jennifer and congrats on your top bi.. read more

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Added on February 15, 2020
Last Updated on February 16, 2020



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