“WOW*” – remonstrate – free verse – May 30, 2015



Long Distance Passion

just empty words without form
empty without life
like a poem without rhyme
you remonstrate and say to me …

but these words are very real
imagination’s blooming flower
born in this dark midnight hour
these words that  fill my empty soul
reminding me of other times
of passion and desire

they set my body and life on fire
ah – the beauty of his sweet caress
(as he runs his finger down my breast)
what if only vicariously
I have him and he has me

your remonstrating can ever change
what I feel for him today
he fills my needs he is my love
he lives here with me – inside my soul
though our lips have never met.

© G.s.k. 15

WOW* or Word of the Week provided today’s word: remonstrate – and I’m linking this free verse poem to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie as well …

Venetian Water Roads – Villanelle – May 2, 2015


riding  down a Venetian water road
rain drops fell from grey clouded skies
and white gulls sailed up high and bold

thunder rumbled somewhere it snowed
(which was a blessing in disguise)
riding down a Venetian water road

grey doves joined the gulls to goad
a wayward cat which growled in angry replies
and white gulls sailed up high and bold

bright kayaks throughout the Lagoon rowed
but in Burano some found this so unwise
riding down a Venetian water road

sights and sounds soon overflowed
birds, boats and people filled my ears and eyes
and white gulls sailed up high and bold

Oh Venice though your cold winds blowed
I loved each of your damp gusty sighs
riding down a Venetian water road
and white gulls sailed up and bold

© G.s.k. ‘15

A villanelle for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s B&P Shadorma and Beyond