The Stone Empire

The Stone Empire
The Stone Empire

And so falls the stone,
pillars of the soul,
and what defences were maintained,
crumble at your very gaze,
your beguiling warmth instilled
in every utterance,
every gracious query of concern;
my heart entreated,
my soul open to passion
stored like jam jars,
deep in the cellar of my dark rooms,
preserved in cool glass,
potential waiting, yearning.

I am but prey, to your honour,
your intention, my single-minded hope,
and how can I reject the possibility,
when love stalks this empty vessel;
soothing words from soft lips flow,
the scent of jasmine mist abounds,
and you, hands outstretched,
one touch away from bliss,
and I, none believing less
this afferent state of acceptance,
this gesture of hope, from you,
a stone cut in diamond facet,
a flesh and bone exotic gem.

Heaven blessed, your every step,
and me the drab wanting dreamer,
lost to ideas wasted on most,
clinging to that moment of connection,
that inexplicable realisation of right,
when eyes meet, when souls whisper
in words only they understand;
so delicate this trance, this malaise,
the ensuing of change, instantaneous,
and I, feet firmly planted,
unexpected in reality’s sudden shift,
pinch flesh in doubt,
that here you are before me.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

 

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “The Stone Empire

  • September 20, 2018 at 11:02 PM
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    The one so long awaited for. Lovely verse, beautifully and passionately penned. Such a great piece emoted so well. I love it, Tony. Take care dear friend.

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  • September 20, 2018 at 11:05 PM
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    Glad you so appreciated it, Phyllis, take care dear friend. Cheers!

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