Close My Eyes

Loving and losing love is part of life. Love it can be one the best sensations or the most damaging emotions one can endure. I am a hopeless romantic and always will be—it can be a blessing or a curse depending on the situation. I know of others that are like me. Are you one? Folks like me always think it is romantic trying to fight the odds and win someone back—that in the end you will find true happiness. Where hope used to wait in our hearts sometimes we only find a cold and unmoving rock. In time we realize there is nothing romantic about constantly trying to win the love of another. So, you get up and dust yourself off and move on—all is good until the darkness settles in for the night and you close your eyes.

Close My Eyes
When the night sets in I close my eyes,
Memories of you until the morning sunrise.
Begin as photos then becomes a moving picture show,
The happiness and the sadness begin the slow flow.
Thoughts of you laying with me I carry in my soul,
That snapshot of us warms me when the nights get cold.
In my heart you are still with me – it is true,
In the dark I close my eyes and still think of you.
Remembrances of you I carry in my heart and soul,
Down the lane of memories my emotions take a stroll.
Close my eyes and the bliss is replaced by tears,
Losing memories of what was our love is one of my fears.
I will always wonder on that day we decided to part,
If I can repair the hole that appeared within my heart.
Close my eyes I tell myself, “I am doing just fine.”
Oh, Honey that’s not true if you could only read my mind.
Kurt James
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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

6 thoughts on “Close My Eyes

  • September 29, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    I enjoyed the way this poem flowed with some great rhyme. Very well crafted and pleasure to read. Jamie

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    • September 29, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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      Thanks for stopping by my campfire Jaime and reading this piece…

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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    I think most of us can relate to this verse, Kurt. A feather duster is a good thing to have – how many times do we have to use it till that true and lasting love comes into our life? My love is still true for all eternity, but not so for him. Memories, dreams help and may they always last. Great phrasing for this emotive poem. Well done.

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    • September 29, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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      Thank you for the wonderful comment Phyllis – this piece is an accumulation of a life of emotions. One thing I am not is jaded, I always believe in love and the quest for it… It is what makes us human.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    Raw truth my friend. We all try to be tough and hold back that river welling up in our eyes. But usually the overwhelming pain and lack of affection takes up too much of our thoughts. Easier said, it sucks breaking up with that special someone. Nice job Kurt.

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    • October 1, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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      Thanks for stopping by Paul, and your very thoughtful comment.

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