The One

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 monarchs tearing me apart—


Nestled closely you consume my chest,

With perfume scents as you imbrue my skin.

Then to my heart your mind compressed

and blandished my soul that swells within.


The follies that mumble in discreet

How if you wore me, I would wear you

For my heart rests upon my sleeve

Inked in blood, the things you knew were true.


Then as you smiled, my heart repaired itself

the pieces finally felt right when put together

And slowly evil withered and then expelled

in warmth again, our love, and fairest weather


And somewhere near the hearthside, by the embers,

Burning deep, this love became unquenchable.

It was like smoldering ravines, forever,

And the feeling was and is incredible.—


I could spend ages exploring your lips,

Indulging in the sweet honeys of your tongue

The soft gentle caresses and playful nips,

The ways I could kiss you made me feel young.


Need I remind you, when I say I love you

It’s not of habit or to cuddle at night,

when those eyelids withdraw me from you,

and in my dreams your debut takes flight—


On repeat, I endure the goosebumps from your smiles,

An inferno, where 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.

10 thoughts on “The One

    • February 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM

      Thank you so much Phyllis. I’m glad you enjoyed this.

    • February 11, 2018 at 7:56 AM

      Thank you so much Tony. I appreciate your kind words.

  • February 10, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    I think I have read this very beautiful poem from you before but still I loved to read it again..your words are very captivating..thank you so much for sharing dear Paul..

    • February 11, 2018 at 7:56 AM

      I’ve made drastic changes to the one before. The first time you may have read it, it was a rough shell of what i submitted now. I hope it improved since then. Lol

      • February 11, 2018 at 10:29 AM

        Yes..I remember it was quite different..the 4th line of it had gotten stuck on my mind somehow was “anxious butterflies tearing me apart “ before, wasn’t it??

        • February 11, 2018 at 1:06 PM

          Yeah it was, it didn’t flow when i was rewriting it so I changed thee wording to monarchs, seemed to flow better.

          • February 11, 2018 at 1:57 PM

            It is very beautiful now!

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