Visual Arts + Creativity

Poetry

I want to

I want to write a love poem 
I want to stitch words together that don't belong 
Evoke feelings that never left 
I want to pull at your heart strings 
Till they're tender to touch 
And your eyes are primed with tears 

I want to take you back to a love almost lost 
To that first time your heart escaped your chest 
And you clenched your fist 
And steadied your feet 
because her smiled winded you 

She smiled with her eyes 
And though you wanted to 
You couldn't look back 
But when you did your eyes told her 
Your mind was ready to give her the keys
your soul welcomed her in 
And she took up residency in your being

I want to write a love poem 
I want to tug at memories you struggle to contain 
As you remember her smell
Because a hug isn't complete until you bury your face deep into her 
And breathe 

When I write this love poem 
My heart will take the pen 
The pen will dance lines across the page 
And the lines will read 

"Dedicated to my soulmate" 
 

B.B. John