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but postings here will be limited.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

6 Last Call: In a Heartbeat

In a Heartbeat

You fall in love
You breathe in
In the blink of an eye
In a matter of seconds
Seconds fly by
Seconds seem to last forever
Forever isn't long enough
Forever scares you to death
Death is evaded
Death becomes a reality
Reality bites
Reality dissolve into fears
Fears are breathed away
Fears take you by surprise
Surprise tares through your soul
Surprise awakens the real you
You see yourself in some else
You collapse in a fit of tears
Tears of sorrow
Tears of joy
Joy walks out the door
Joy brightens your days
Days last forever
Days fade into memories
Memories are made
Memories are lost
Lost to the world
Lost moments
Moments capture your heart
Moments give you pause
Pause the tv and listen
Pause your life
Life is meant to be lived
Life waits for no one
One is a lonely number
One with "I do"
Do take chances
Do not wait
Wait on me
Wait your turn
Turn around
Turn to me in time of need
Need me
Need overpowers wants
Wants toy with emotions
Wants quicken heartbeats
Heartbeats still
Heartbeats sync together

An Aside:  The above is a blitz poem that I actually started about a year and a half ago.  The problem was that I wrote the title before the poem--the title is derived from specific lines in the poem.  So I ended up stopping 3rd and Goal with 5 lines to go.  Somehow (I could explain it but I'm sure you'd prefer not),  I found my way back to it and managed to run the last few yards.

This is my offerings for this week's dVerse Poets Pub OpenLinkNight. If you get a chance, check out all of the talented poets who have stepped up into the spotlight.


  1. together still is a great closure on the contrasting statements through it as well...really enjoyed this...

  2. There is great rapidity here. The duality is the strength and support system of the poem. Glad you found the steam to finish it up. As Brian said, fab ending!

  3. great piece. I love the rapid nature of the read, and you certainly didn't make it easy on yourself, some of the lines/phrases toward the latter half of the midsection of the piece to the end can be quite tongue-twisting when you go through quickly. You did a great job with the reading and with the poem. Thanks

  4. I like the spaces between the dualities best. This is the first time I've read you. I enjoyed it very much. I'm glad you went back to it.

  5. I like this very much. I generally always like blitz poems, as they are stream of consciousness and lead the poet somewhere they either want to or need to go. I like the lines in this poem that talk about forever! Evocative. And memories made and memories lost -- so true to life. And yes, indeed, life waits for no one.