I raise my glass

by Michael   Dec 19, 2017

I would hold you up;
close to my mouth
you would bless my
lips with a kiss.

A kiss-

as soft as velvet;
with a tinge of
citrus pizzazz.

a desensitising
aroma flowed
with clarity, through
my roily mind.

You lifted my spirit.

Your soothing words
trickled empathy;
melting compassion,
that brought a cool
helping to
numb embers of
my charred wounds.

I slowly learned-
to sip with caution;
relishing the taste
diluting the strength!

You were my tonic..

..you were my,

sweet and subtle-
on the rocks.

And you will-
always be forever,
my favourite tipple.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Michael you have a way with words and capture the readers eye. While reading I don't know whether I should laugh or be sad. I certainly picture someone enjoying his drink or drinks and it sure works Miracles. We are feel ing good and numb. So glad it was nominated. For some reason I was a little to late. All the best and hugs to your

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Dagmar, lovely comments.
      Its all about our emotions and senses :)

  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    Ahhh just beautiful and sweet, Michael. Have to agree with Ben, it's hard not to be amazed by your free verse.

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Thank Miss Mel :)x

  • 1 year ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    I would have guessed you'd written this if I hadn't seen your name Michael. It's beautiful :-) x

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Kitty,
      Giving my secrets away haha :)x

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Just had to nominate this

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Bless you Em and thank you :)x

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    A beautiful piece of free verse, Michael - a style of writing you are fast becoming a master of round these parts.

    Take care and I hope you are well,


    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Thanks Ben..
      Nice words fella :)

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