Notice of absence from FredPeyer
Would like to let everyone (who might actually be interested) know that I will be gone from the site for a while due to work and time constraints. But since you all got along famously before I appeared, I have no doubt you will be getting along famously without me! :-)

A disconnect between heart and mind

Where each one goes its own way

Torn between feelings, never defined

Palpable fears reason cannot, will not allay


My heart is filled with wonder and  joy

The mind in turmoil, unable to control

My emotions, my part in this ploy

Fear that I might be losing my soul


There is convention, the right thing to do

But a strong longing that cannot be denied

All these years I truly wanted to love you

I hope you believe me, I more than tried


I aspired to be the wife you deserve

Just like I promised so long ago

But now my life took a sudden swerve

Where it will lead me, I need to know


I stifled my true feelings, life was a lie

This is not about you, one day you will see

It’s just the way it is, don’t ask me why

It is time to go, she is waiting for me


  • Goldfinch60

    Very good write Fred.

    • FredPeyer

      Thank you Goldie, did you know that Sappho is considered to be the first poet in Western History to write love poems?

    • orchidee

      A fine write Fred. She waiting for you?!

      • FredPeyer

        Thanks orchie, I don't think so, I guess I am too young for her.

      • Michael Edwards

        Oh Sapho how you haunt my senses - great write Fred.

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks Michael, with her you don't have to worry, but keep your wife away from her! :-)

        • dusk arising

          This is everywoman. Well captured sir!

          • FredPeyer

            Thank you da! I appreciate your comment!

          • Lorna

            Thank you Fred - I've just been off to read about Sappho..... your poem beautifully expressed.........

            • FredPeyer

              Thanks Lorna, Sappho is an interesting poet, to say the least.....

            • orchidee

              You know Saph very well? I know KP now. I wish I didn't! lol.

              • FredPeyer

                Thanks orchi, never met her, but then she probably wouldn't like me.

              • myself and me

                "A disconnect between heart and mind" could be such a torture. Great writing.

                • FredPeyer

                  Thanks m&m, you are right, it would be a torture, but unfortunately it happens.

                • Diamond

                  Thank you for this beautiful piece of Poetry, Fred.

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thank you Diamond, am so glad you liked it!

                  • Mottakeenur Rehman


                    • FredPeyer

                      Thanks so much MR!

                    • Laura

                      A great one, Fred!
                      I didn’t know who she was! I learned something new today! Thank you for sharing! A very interesting character . I would’ve liked to have met her!


                      • FredPeyer

                        Thanks Laura, yes, I think she was somebody very special who influenced poetry far across the borders of Greece.

                      • Johnny Lawless

                        I am so glad that I read this. Your evolution as a poet knows no bounds.

                        Transition to transition makes for engaging exploration. Take as much time as you need to come up with gems like this.

                        I can't remember if I've read her work. Too many poems rolling about in me head!

                        • Johnny Lawless

                          I've read some of her work and other Greeks. They can transport you to a wondrous realm.

                          • Johnny Lawless

                            Pythagoras is worth looking into.

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                          • Johnny Lawless

                            The truth about love.

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