Thursday, February 17, 2011

A poem

You know, it's hard to write a love poem and then quite difficult to decide whether or not you should post it. I apologize to my neighbourhood for the last weeks of walking around muttering to myself.

It's Called Love.

You looked at me and in me
and I knew it was love.
Lightning strike love
That changed everything.

Made me seventeen again.
Nervously grinning.
Laughing at nothing, and everything.
While my past was king-hit to the floor

Later, the first searing kiss
burned off my shell.
I laughed and cried and
Loved you.

As you loved me.
The waves blending back
into each other,
strengthening and supporting.
 
So that now.
We are two lives,
with one dream
and a home in the world.

16 comments:

Jennifer said...

AK- let me just say one of the things I love about your poems is your ability to relay honesty. I never feel like my chain is being yanked... someone "trying" for a feeling... instead, I just read and enjoy... and most definitely feel.

You've got a gift.

fish said...

I love you too AK.

And yes WV, I am a fornur.

merc said...

Brave and strong.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very nice, A.K. I guess it is hard to be honestly convey this emotion on an internet full of sarcasm and skepticism.

But you do a wonderful job of it.
~

Smut Clyde said...

There is skepticism & sarcasm on the Internet? Why was I not informed?

merc said...

It was thought best to keep this from you, sorry, The Interttobs.

ronins, there were two?

vacuumslayer said...

So lovely. Awwwww.

mikey said...

Kicks the ASS outta "Build me up Buttercup".

Just sayin'.

You GO! Kiwi...

Although I think W/V is being a little rude: bukersuc

Another Kiwi said...

Thanks everyone,very cool Mikey.
It is based on a story told to me about someone else though, not about me.

vacuumslayer said...

Anyone else feel naked and uncomfortable in the face of this earnestness?

Somebody stop me from feeling something--fast! Need snark--STAT!

Von said...

Beautiful. Made me sigh.
You're really talented.
Bravo.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Nicely done, old chum, nicely done!

Ladies Love Kiwi!

Another Kiwi said...

LL CoolK.
More like LOL Clod K

Lyta said...

Beautiful poem, Kiwi.

Lyta said...

I'm truly impressed with your blog, guys. I feel like you're too literary and highbrow for a crude American like me.

Another Kiwi said...

Was it the horse sperm post, Lyta? That was teh zombies, and we don't seem to be able to get rid of them:)

in my case a thimbleful of knowledge makes up for a shirtload of ignorance, and googlicious is my friend. Riddled has something for everyone, I hope.We would welcome any contribution you wanted to make.