With the night closing in several hours before dawn 

Her soft smile turned much more than the street lighting on 

The rain fell the wind howled but the darkness was gone 

From the street from the soul from the heart 


Removing her glove she took hold of my hand 

My heart beat like the drums in a rock n roll band 

Freeing unsentenced feelings locked up on remand 

From the cage that surrounded my heart 


Her head rested my shoulder and weakened my knees 

When my arm felt the heat transmitting from her squeeze 

Warmth flowed through every vein thawing out the deep freeze 

As the icicles fell from my heart 


She moved in for the hug that would open the door 

Barricaded defences strewn over the floor 

My face burned as I shook craving one minute more 

Liberty for my battle scarred heart 


Though the wind eased her kiss blew my troubles away 

In my arms her whole body had took on a sway

Take me home if your lucky I might let you stay

In my vulnerable healing old heart


  • dusk arising

    Those first two lines are classic. Nice one.

    • peto

      Thank you dusk

    • L. B. Mek

      what a wonderful way to capture an experience many can relate to,
      a beginning tied to an ending: all in that pulsating phoenix of once dormant sensation,
      good read

      • peto

        Glad you enjoyed
        Thank you very much

      • Christina8

        Bravo! Thanks for making a post, I put it in my faves, because this is truly a top notch poem!!! Christina

        • peto

          Thank you Christina
          Very kind as always
          Much appreciated

        • Poetic Dan

          That was one awesome walk I must say! I wasn't sure if I even took a breath, with I thank you for the magic in your words to take it away!!

          Great stuff!

          • peto

            Good to see you Dan
            Thanks very much

          • Doggerel Dave

            New material next time? I'll have the old material if it's like that...
            Connected with every bit of it - that's the manner of interpersonal poetry I can feel and....enjoy.


            • peto

              Thank you Dave
              Very much appreciate the read and comment
              Good to meet you

            • Goldfinch60

              Beautiful loving words Peto.


              • peto

                Thank you Goldfinch

              • Suresh

                If I had a memory like yours, I would re re re-post it as well

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