Nominations Poem (from titles of all poems nominated this week)

by Larry Chamberlin   Sep 22, 2017

Sometimes my mind wanders after a young night’s passion
especially when undecided between writing a 4am poem
about going through hell over ghosts of times forgotten
or a lullaby about the storms within my sarah marie.

It is a powerful spellbound ambivalence when I'm with you:
often I am afraid you bear the full weight of this love
because falling in love with you was like falling asleep
while I am the unlovable orphan boy numb with envy.

When I have news of ‘out there’ during my recovery I hear
in far away places people deceive and abuse each other,
machines fail from metal fatigue while mountains turn to dust,
and there is a dark tower closing bodies into eternal anguish.

Yet it is heavenly here where you know my name
and even though I'm tired in truth know that I'm fine.
Wrapping it up, in the forest, she is free - our own Eden,
and she have shown me forbidden joys of the apple tree.


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  • 9 months ago

    by Beautiful Tragedy

    Larry this is beautiful!
    I feel like this poem itself should be in the nominations lol

  • 10 months ago

    by Larry Chamberlin

    I had to edit. Someone nominated another poem late: In the Forest, She is Free

    • 9 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      That's me. Wow. Wonderful job, Larry. Ahamazing...

  • 10 months ago

    by Michael


    This is a very clever piece of writing and a wonderful subject chosen, capturing elements of authors poem in one place. So would of liked to nominate, but out damn it!

    Michael :)

  • 10 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Haha! Brilliant ... now that's creativity! Love it! :-)

  • 10 months ago

    by Em

    You are a genius!!!

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