His sweet poems (For Gary Jurechka)

by Melissa   Oct 26, 2006

With bare, unthorned hands
he scraped my little bubblegum heart
off the grounds of becoming something


then carefully placed
the dying beat
of my own pink fleshy existence
in the palm of his poem

Lines so familiar
to the ones I own
mend the scratches
upon thine knees
of prayer's left unanswered

Now solitude
doesn't feel so alone

almost understood
in a sense of understanding
self's need to be wordless
and appreciated by a stranger
who knows nothing more
than the strangeness
of his own existence
in a world that seems fictional

without poetry


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Latest Comments

  • 5 years ago

    by Christy Trenholm Schmall

    Very Good

  • 10 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    Hey..that's funny..I feel that way about Gary too! He is a hell of a poet, isn't he? One of the first I encountered on this site.
    Nice job on the poem, a 5/5 for you!

    Take care,


  • 11 years ago

    by Weeping Wolf

    Wonderful poem mellissa! it was so nice of you to write that for gary:) i love the way in which you put ur words, it gave it so much meaning and the lines "Now solitude doesnt feel so alone" are deffinitly my favorite lines. well done, keep it up.

  • 11 years ago

    by Gary Jurechka

    This is fantastic-I am deeply touched. Solitude, misery, melancholia, love, loss, the solace found in words, though many can relate to these things, only a few on this site truly understand.You really have captured me so well, my heart, my soul, my words.I find the best tribute/compliment is when one can connect with a like-minded soul, to touch the hearts and minds of others.The last two stanzas say it all. I just don't know what else to say, for once(LOL) I am left speechless.
    'I'm not worthy!"-(Wayne's World).
    Seriously, thank you Melissa, coming from such a talented poet as yourself, this has a deep and emotional impact and meaning.Thank You.

    Peace, Poetry, & Power,

    Gary Jurechka