Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Smile On My Sleeve

Prompt -- write a love,  anti-love poem



A Smile On My Sleeve

There are days
Love fills me to
Bliss-full
Incandescence
People walk by and
Blink at the glow
In my chest

On other days
A well aimed word
Or glance
Slashes me open
People wince
While the bloom of red
Grows on my left breast

Most days I'm drifting
Fingers trailing
In the warm waters
Of every day love
My heart calm
And people grin
At the smile on
My sleeve



6 comments:

  1. And now *I'm* smiling! This was so nice :) Thank you for sharing!!

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  2. Thank you very much Khara:-)

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  3. Sara- You have such a beautiful blog. I love Cracker Jack Poet! And your poem left me with a smile, too. Thanks you!!

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    1. Laurie, thank you so much for your kind words! Glad to be sharing smiles with you:-)

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  4. Oh, Sara. This speaks to me, SO much:

    "Most days I'm drifting
    Fingers trailing
    In the warm waters
    Of every day love
    My heart calm
    And people grin
    At the smile on
    My sleeve"

    So happy to have you delivered to my email inbox now! :)

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    1. De, Wow you made my day! High praise from one of my favorite poets. Enjoying my daily email from you too:-)

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!