Need I Remind You

Sweetest Healer …

sweetest healer

The first anomaly I’ve had was you

the sweetest healer of broken hearts

Chaste like new born flowers set to bloom,

And anxious butterflies that tear me apart—


Nestled closely you consume my chest,

the perfumes of you imbruing my skin.

Then to my heart your mind compressed

to blandish my soul and the swells within.


The follies that mumble in discreet

How if you wore me, I would cover you

For my heart rests upon my sleeve

Inked in blood, the things you knew were true.


Then you smiled, and my heart darned itself

the pieces finally felt right when put together

And slowly evil withered and then expelled

in warmth again, love, with the fairest weather


And somewhere near the hearthside, by the embers,

Burned deep, this love became unquenchable.

It was like smoldering ravines, forever,

how I couldn’t stop falling was incredible.—


I could spend ages exploring your lips,

Indulging in the sweet honeys of your tongue

The soft gentle caresses and playful nips,

The caution to the wind you so freely flung.


Need I remind you, when I say I love you

It’s not for habit or to snuggle at night,

when those eyelids separate me from you,

and in my dreams your debut takes flight—


On repeat, I endure goosebumps, with your smiles,

An inferno, how my soul burns, Like a phoenix—

I’m reborn, the most fortunate man for miles,

Each morning I stare at Heaven’s credence.

Paul Neglia
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Paul Neglia

Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.

11 thoughts on “Need I Remind You

    • December 8, 2016 at 4:26 PM

      Thank you so much Phyllis. I look forward to my experience in this site.

  • December 8, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Agreed – nice work and welcome to the site! If you have any technical difficulties in your journey, let me know.
    Ralph – Webmaster

    • December 8, 2016 at 6:42 PM

      Much appreciated and thank you so much Ralph for the warm welcome.~Paul

  • December 8, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Good read and welcome to TCE….looking forward to more of your work..

    • December 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM

      Much thanks Kurt, I’m glad you enjoyed it. ~Paul

  • December 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Welcome Paul and what a great first post, a work filled with original phrasing and fine imagery. Look forward to more of your work. Enjoy!

    • December 8, 2016 at 6:50 PM

      Thank you Tony, I am grateful for your comments.

  • December 9, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Paul, my friend, what a wonderful first poem on this have written such beautiful words of love in your unique way of expression..hope you would enjoy this site and a warm welcome to you..wishing you all the very best here..

    • December 9, 2016 at 5:35 PM

      Thank you so much my dear friend, I am glad that you turned me on to this site. The are some really wonderful writers here, and I look forward to reading and sharing with them. Thank you for inviting me over. ~Paul

  • December 10, 2016 at 2:41 AM

    This is a beautiful poem, packed with wonderful descriptions of love and desire. Great work Paul, and welcome to TCE.


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