September 16, 2009

Distant:

Distant:

Looking into your eyes I see no place for me,
your smile beckons; your lips pull me close.
I feel your hand touching mine
and I want to embrace you,
but a simple picture is all I have.
Seeing your picture does not help.
Will this picture keep me warm tonight?
Can it take from my heart...this hopelessness?
Do you know this feeling of longing?
Longing to hold you, to see you, to smell your hair,
longing just to hear your voice.
This tugging at my heart...is it your eyes,
your smile, or the way you make me feel?
You are like the wind as it rushes by?
It's cool fingers brushing my face,
just to let me know it was here but not staying long.
Going where I do not know.
Will it come back, I cannot tell.


Copyright ©2002 Ellis William Moore

9 comments:

TALON said...

To be apart from the one you love...so sad. And a photo is just such a poor substitute. You describe the intense longing perfectly, Ellis.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Such lonely longing! I think it's worse without a pic to savor tho- Still sad-

Jannie Funster said...

The wind rushing by is especially sad to me,Ellis.

Such longing and sadness. You sure have a way with words!

xo

Lynn said...

The wind like cool fingers brushing your face. Beautiful words.

FALEN AKA THUNDERCAT said...

Dayum that was so deep! That made me think about the time that I was pretty much alone in every way for five years....not good times

ElizabethR said...

You are like the wind as it rushes by?
It's cool fingers brushing my face,
just to let me know it was here but not staying long.
Going where I do not know.
Will it come back, I cannot tell.

Ellis,
I think these are some of the most beautiful lines you've written. They are deep, honest, and touching.

Very well done.
Elizabeth

JamieDedes said...

Oh, so sad and lonely ... the wind and the fingers ... Phew! "tugging at the heart" That's exactly what the poem does ...

... Paige said...

I enjoyed this and the one just below

desk49 said...

Talon:
Many thanks.

Snaggle:
Yes some people never know how much their loved. And soem don't care. But the picture helps.

September 17, 2010 5:21 AM

Jannie:
When one feels alone it is a very sad thing.

September 17, 2010 6:41 AM

Lynn:
They were lonely words too. Thank you

Falen:
It is hel* to be alone or even feeling lonely but for five years. You’re stronger then me.

ElizabethR:
I was setting here trying to think of a reply. Yes I did miss her very much. I was the lucky one she’s back.

September 17, 2010 12:34 PM

Jamie:
Thanks it is bad when all you have left is a picture.

September 18, 2010 4:28 AM

Paige:
Thanks from both post.