A simple poem...

A simple poem...

A Poem by Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
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of course I'm being facetious. I know poetry is not as easy as it looks. (Saying this as Muse has gun to my head).

"
A simple poem...

(About Love)

By

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada 


Write me a poem 
that sings with each verse

That dances like music 
emotes with each word

Write me a poem 
that paints with each line

In superfluous colors
which sparkle in ryhme 

Write me a poem 
with scent so divine

In lilac and roses
magnetic sublime 

Write me a poem 
of sorrow and woe

Melancholic in nature 
despondent in flow

Write me a poem
that describes every touch 

Which tingles the senses 
and fulfills every lust 

Write me a poem 
with all of these things 

Recited from knowledge 
transcendent as Spring 


And when you have written 
such things as above 

You'll finally comprehend
this feeling called love

© 2022 Carlos Lorenzo Estrada


Author's Note

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
My muse asked of me "What do you know about love?" I was taking aback by her question and somewhat defensive. I explained my trials and tribulations that defined my love life throughout my 57 years of life. She replied after my long winded explanation, "So you know nothing!" Again, I took offense to her comment going into further details about my experience of love. "Still doesn't change the fact you know nothing about love!" She said in calm tone while blowing on her freshly painted fingernails. " I know a lot about love!" was my retort. "No you don't because you've never been married, old man, and know nothing about loving anything greater than yourself." Touche. She had a point. Feel free to comment, troll, or laugh at my expense. CLE

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I really enjoyed this, it felt light and airy as I was reading. You have a great way with composing words in short form that pack a punch, very nice. I would say on your note, however, marriage is a legally binding contract - marriage doesn't always portray true love, right? ;) Thanks for sharing!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you Ann for sharing your thoughts on this poem. I've never been married or lived with someone.. read more
Beautiful words with a lovely flow and a enjoyable read ;-}

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you WW I feel this piece really just wrote itself. Once in a magical moment we writers get in.. read more
Hi Carlos
First of all thank you for your kind comments on my poem Valediction. They really meant a lot to me.
I think I have read all your poetry now but the one I liked best was A Simple Poem. I loved the depth of emotion conveyed in your word imagery. It is something I aspire to myself and so seldom achieve.
Thank you for sharing that amazing piece of emotional writing art.
GeorgeE










Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

thank you George you are too kind. I never thought much about this poem when first writing it, but i.. read more
Well don’t be taken aback ever again! This was special. Lovely piece and rhyming scheme!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you Maxwell for your comment on this poem. I wish I could say I know everything there is to k.. read more
This was delightful, Carlos, and greatly enjoyed! There are many things we know which we do not confess for fear of looking like fools and many things we do not know and fear to ask for the selfsame reason. Your writing is always worth the read and your wit as sharp as your pen. I always enjoy my visits to your page. F.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you Fabian for your encouraging words. I had very strong female influences in my life, especi.. read more
Fabian G. Franklin

1 Month Ago

Wonderful. I was graced with much wisdom from my mother as a child. I try to remember her voice alwa.. read more
So you want everything! to prove to your muse that you have loved, and you know very clearly about love.... so you want someone to tease you with love by writing sensually ....so you can soak up and feel the words...sings, dance ,paint, scents, touch, and to include melancholy, lust, woe, sorrow....this make a lovely tryst... I liked your preface with your muse.
Best, B

Posted 1 Month Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

You have an excellent point Carlos; men have a NEED more then women and it's not called love either... read more
Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

You are both truly blessed to have such love, B. A once in a lifetime that took an abundance of equa.. read more
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

you are too kind!!!
Best, B
Omg! I loved this! it was so simplistic, yet filling. I loved the author's note almost, even more. It was such a beautiful, glimpse into a moment you guys shared that I couldn't help but giggle at the end. I'm glad you have someone to make you laugh out loud. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your kind and sweet comment on this poem. I really do appre.. read more
Love is a word that no dictionary can define. It has too many dimensions. I loved many of the things that your poem expressed and they read so well and naturally like the flow of a river or the tide that takes me with it. They reminded me of times gone by of special moments and feelings. The poem was beautiful, but I don't think complete yet. But then I don't know what love is either, only some aspects that I call love, others would disagree.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

I so appreciate your insightful comment on this poem because it reflects my own feelings as well. I.. read more
Nobody knows anything about the word Love , it’s just a Word , someone once centuries ago made up a name to describe a feeling , Love , now we write and sing about it , but there’s a trillion forms of Love
If I never knew about Love , and I got deeply attracted to another person , I would say I’m personified
By you ,

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Love as an emotion demands a lifetime of education because much like us we are constantly evolving. .. read more
'never been married' ... a definitive pre-requisite of LOVE?
oh your poor misguided, misinformed, maligned, unfortunate foolish muse.

how in the world would/could anyone think/believe/entertain such gibberish ... 'never been married'
HA!
such reasoning invites ignorance creating a blind spot that blocks evidence otherwise.

my work, my art, my sculptures, my written words expressing my 'love' of the rock we call home, my love for my country and the democracy it fosters, my love for most creatures (don't like snakes) my love for emotions, my very existence.

you know the love i am, what i am, because i am.

your muse and i have entertained her kinship as well needing to step out of the box, the shell, the false pretense of being an expert of anything we are not.

i willingly chose art as my life endeavor, as the object of my love and dedication rather than a partnering of another being that has not precluded me from the love not restricted to a marriage.
i have no guilt, no shame, no regret for being a 72 year old bachelor.

i am in love with life! who is to define 'what LOVE is?

other than that, my friend, this is another good write.
you have a distinct approach to your relationship ... the muse. not difficult to recognize the firm chock hold 'she' has upon you. HEY! we are not gonna go there but ...
you and your pen, you and your muse go it going on! you got it going on!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

2 Months Ago

I find myself content in my solitude for no other reason than I am less bereft of heartbreak and dis.. read more

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If I can say something worth saying that makes just one person think about others...I'll try. The greatest storyteller was my grandmother. I miss her stories. Also, I would like to add to please pay.. more..

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