Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR

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' Emeralds And Black Diamonds...

Lie down lass, lie down, in sage green meadows
Your blouse flouncing open, in the teasing breeze
The meadows, feel so cotton, this time of season
Come lay beside me lass and sense the softness

Open field, sweet honeysuckle....arouses my yen
Shamrock blades in sparkle by the mid-noon sun
No clouds abide our scape of choice, to pleasure
Again I ask you lass......come lay you down by me

Come close my love...these hungry emerald eyes
Beg to stare into your warm, black diamond eyes
Take my hand in bond, lov' and let me assure you
That Emeralds and diamonds....never fade away

Submitted: Thursday, November 23, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Topic of this poem: Love


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  • Gold Star - 20,248 Points Akhtar Jawad (1/23/2015 2:18:00 AM)

    I understand this poem as a message of love for a society having both, emeralds and black diamonds. It's a powerful write...................10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 539 Points James Fitzpatrick (1/8/2015 8:14:00 PM)

    Very Irish, very American Irish very much in tune with a lining for a culture as much as the woman. Very good.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Philip Winchester (10/14/2009 3:22:00 AM)

    Diamonds, You my 'Friend' have the flawless Eyes to See.
    I hope you get your way, the next time you lie beside the Maid.
    Blink not, I fear she may Escape.Sad to have to find another Maid Again.
    Kind Regards Philip. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vidi Writes (1/17/2009 9:41:00 AM)

    Aromatic, reader has to be poised
    Poet talks about sunlight scene
    Reader pulls a moonlight screen
    Enchanting, takes to the peak
    We readers to check the slope
    Rise or fall,
    Emeralds and Diamonds, will rescue.

    Spectacular Show. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 47 Points Meggie Gultiano (1/17/2009 8:34:00 AM)

    Cant take my eyes reading this again, Frank..Oh, . my..this is an excellent write..I love it
    Meggie (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Bonnie Collins (5/26/2008 9:37:00 AM)

    OH FRANK, I have always been captured by this title and somehow always went to read some other writting of yours, however I am sooo sorry I havn't read it sooner, as it is such a tender piece of love of two young lovers (in my mind I see) viewing so much love and romance in the afternoon of a summers breeze... Your penmanship trully shows your ability to capture and take the reader on a beautifull romantic adventure.... EXCELLENT A TEN! ! ! I too have had an emerald eyes with very tender memories, maybe that is why I love this piece so.......... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mamta Agarwal (5/21/2008 6:59:00 AM)

    beautiful imagery. a fine love poem. Frank you have a way with words and covey so much in a few lines. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (11/28/2007 4:13:00 PM)

    Beautifully and tastefully done. A penning that richly deserves its place on the list of 500 best poems on this site. My compliments to the poet. Take care and God bless.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Original Unknown Girl (10/26/2007 5:56:00 AM)

    Frank, I had to come back to this one, I remember how much I liked it upon the first read. You can see why it's made the Top 500! Clever you eh? Do hope you're well, miss seeing your name on the pages. Be Well and Take Care eh? HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yen Cress (9/20/2007 5:16:00 PM)

    I loved it! Beautiful, sensuous imagery without even a hint of crassness, as so many 'poets' seem to feel is necessary. (Report) Reply

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