Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Another Second


asking to wait
another second

is a shard of glass
from my broken heart

cutting my life short
moment by moment

my love's aching
heart can bleed

only so long
before all love is lost

and I am caged and wail at
the night for love denied

and dried desire looms
ever closer to me

as I back up
against the bars

Save me!
Save me!

Sao muitas esperas
e maivres os quereres
meu querer e voce meuamor
e a espera e apenas a
consequencia do meu
desejo por ti!

Submitted: Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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  • Amitava Sur (3/19/2014 12:08:00 PM)

    It's a nice penning realizing the priceless love, what is counted by every moment and don't want to miss it by anyways...... very nice
    You may read my poem Another day is a past (Report) Reply

  • Laurie X3 (9/11/2013 5:30:00 PM)

    Maybe you understand a cage better than I? How much longer? We all live with consequences....openly or inwardly.....come be free with me (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/14/2013 8:38:00 AM)

    Fantastic write.. Expressions are very well read....Beautiful poem. Loved reading each lines...except last lines. (Report) Reply

  • Guenael Oristel (12/5/2012 8:35:00 AM)

    oh my God, I have no words to describe this poem, but all I can say is congratulation...
    You are the king of poems. (Report) Reply

  • Sara Fielder (10/14/2012 8:18:00 PM)

    We either find love or die trying do'nt we. A honest poem relating the vulnerability of the human heart. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (10/11/2012 7:20:00 AM)

    Ouch, it was bleeding in this paper, so crimson, we all see no how it dripping in clearest tears_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/9/2012 10:32:00 PM)

    A heart rending cry ! ! Your dried desires will once again bloom! ! Never give up and hope for the best! ! A Moving write! (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (10/9/2012 10:26:00 PM)

    I do not know how a poet can become every day more and more beautiful! ! You are beyond words, compliments, you are the master of sounds! and words! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (10/9/2012 7:20:00 PM)

    under hallucination all these can happen! even that 'save me! save me! ' look very odd once come out of hang over or rehabilitated! a poem that has explained how a problematic person seeks help in his own mind! (Report) Reply

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