She Remained

She Remained …

remained

She remained. Like a yet poured wine,

Full bodied and unmasked

Always sulking in narratives

sitting with her soul intact.

 

Staring up at the darkling sky,

Her inhibitions pressed

Emotive waves came swift and spry,

And something fell from her chest.

 

Like the pour of the uncorked wine

her joy spilled. And she smiled,

bold and bright, as if all was fine

like she had beaten exile

 

Droning and mumbling her words

Her speech was like poetry

And while I made sense of her verbs

My soul cried openly

 

I wore her arms like a tee shirt

And she shielded my heart.

When it was ready to spill out

and it was tearing apart—

 

and it hurt, in her hands she kept it

the rivers of emotions,

so tired of flowing, so she held it

and gave it devotion—

 

She saw the fingerprints sunken

burrowed deeply inside

There she saw the bars of the dungeon

At which my demons preside.

 

But she held it, and nourished it,

And I held her, amazed

As all the demons perished with

the world, and she remained.

Paul Neglia

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.
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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 “She Remained

    • February 11, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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      Thank you so much Rasma I’m glad you enjoyed this.

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  • February 8, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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    Beautiful poem Paul..only some people have the ability to repair and nurture a broken soul by kindness, love and devotion..they can make all demons disappear and fill our lives with renewed hopes and dreams..I loved your emotive words..thank you so much for sharing..

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    • February 11, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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      Thank you so much dear friend. Yeah not everyone is capable to handle such a delicate thing as a broken soul. I’m glad you enjoyed this

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  • February 9, 2018 at 3:39 PM
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    Your mastery of words and phrasing tell of love so enduring and nourishing. Beautiful work, Paul, and a pleasure to read.

    PS: Paul, did you want to enter this poem in the contest? Let me know.

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    • February 11, 2018 at 2:24 PM
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      If you can enter multiple entries then sure why not. Thank again Phyllis for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed this.

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  • February 16, 2018 at 5:51 PM
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    Hi Paul,

    List of entries for the contest has been posted in the forum and in the 2/15 newsletter.

    Please vote for your favorite poem. Last day to vote is 2/28. Winner will be announced in

    the March 1 issue of our newsletter. Winner will be notified by private email with request

    for address to send the ‘101 FAMOUS POEMS’ book to. Thank you.

    Reply
  • February 16, 2018 at 11:30 PM
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    Thank you so much John. Greatly appreciated as always.

    Reply

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