Wednesday, December 15, 2010

L is for Legacy


Leaning in, she
Loosens layers
Latched to his heart

Listening quietly
To laments
Of loneliness

Bare, his soul lay
Lost, lusting for love
Longing for hope

How so like him
She learns is she
Laboring for similar things

Belief whispers gently
Never too late it is
To receive what is lacking

Lovelorn, lost as well
Lending him her lips
Limbs entwine

Lure strong, powerful
Legacy launched
Lives eternally linked


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Jenny Matlock


34 comments:

J. Kwiatkowski said...

Rowr.

G-Man said...

Pollyanna...Lovely!

Brian Miller said...

this turned out great polly...hope their legacy lives on forever...

Jenny said...

Is this linked? How did I miss this earlier? And I'm so glad I didn't miss it totally because it is amazing.

Willoughby said...

Beautiful!

gautami tripathy said...

What alliteration!

places

signed...bkm said...

Very nice...missed your posts...Have a blessed holiday season....bkm

blueviolet said...

Oh my, oh my.

hedgewitch said...

Liked the first stanza, nice use of alliteration throughout.

dustus said...

Indeed, a beautiful use of alliteration—like a tidal wave of L-sounds energizing the lines. Nice write!

Cheryl said...

Amazing.

TortugaRachel said...

Polly,

I absolutely love your poetry! It's moving and sentimental. Thank you so much for sharing!

Tina said...

Oh how lovely. Legacy, indeed!

Eric Alder said...

Loads of L's here, but my favorites:

"Loosens layers
Latched to his heart"


- and, of course:

"Lending him her lips
Limbs entwine"

La said...

Absolutely beautiful and poignant.

MrsJenB said...

Lovely!

ღღღ-Mumsy said...

What a loving and aching poem! You've stolen my breath..It's just that wonderful.

EG Wow said...

Very, very clever! :)

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

Polly
I always love your way with words. A fantastic piece - two lost with the hope to be launched in love

You are always up to par my friend - I hope you submit for the anthology (can only have been a OSW submit tho)

Love to you from the Moon

lissa said...

sweet. great use of L words

Jo said...

more beautiful words ... i do enjoy my visits here ... the words are amazing and paint such images in my brain...

Jackie said...

Oh can I have their baby? lol j/k

Teresa said...

Lovely, leaves a lingering longing to read again.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Lovely words linked with love!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Lovely and lucious! A perfect pairing of words and emotions.

Kavita said...

Phhewww,, very visual!!
Lusciously sensuous
Lucid in its essence
It lingers in my mind long after I have read it...

A lovely poem, my friend!! Ex-L-ent!

Vicki said...

LOVE IT!

Judie said...

Great alliteration, Polly! Of course, I always expect good writing when I stop here.

RNSANE said...

Your poetry is always so special. I am a great fan of yours.

Nora Johnson said...

Hi again!

Great ‘L’ post -as always.

Wishing you a great weekend ahead & looking forward to *seeing* you again!

LOLA:)

Btw Your quick Alphabe-Thursday link

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Wowsa wowsa!

Sue said...

Lovely and Lyrical!

=)

tolbert said...

What a beautiful description of the human condition...

I have to add this: Go Panthers!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Lovely lilting lyric - loved it.

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