Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Special Feature Collaborative Poem--By Michael Todd and Anna Donovan--United States

Love Always

By Michael Todd and Anna Donovan

Around you I'm unsettled,
alert and dulled
on this double edge
of passion and restraint.

Memories of the future,
Destined to lie unclaimed.
Those who will know no glory,
Merely be forgotten names.

I see saw on the axis of you,
your eyes the epi center
of all that was and is to be.

What might have been, was not.
Destiny and fate unaware.
Misdirected glance, words unsaid,
No perfect union to declare.

That I would've never laid eyes on you,
that I would've known and shared
every moment since childhood.

Still, press on in purpose,
In due time, final bell to sound.
No comfort in the shadows.
Exact freedom, lest be bound.

That I could proclaim this love
on resolute banners
to the brisk beat of galloping horses,
that I could hide this love
to the rhythm of pall bearers carrying
the remains of royalty.

For all of my misgivings,
This shallow world to see.
Know in my heart, what could happen,
She may well someday find me.

Because all the moments have conspired
with each other to lead me through the mists
into the sudden clearing of your arms.

22 comments:

  1. An elderly woman in my Crit group, writing a memoir--married her H.S. sweetheart, shared him with the givernment which sent him to Korea, and lost him forever just a few years ago to what she knew in her heart "could happen." This is a poem that speaks . . .

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    1. Elizabeth, this is the most welcome resonse a writer could ever hope for. Thank you for sharing this account.

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  2. Congratulations Anna and Michael on this wonderful poem! I see you already have some lovely comments. Welcome to Whispers Anna! I hope to read more of your poetry in the future. Thank you both for sharing your talent.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Karen, it is always an honor to be allowed to grace these halls.

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  3. Michael and Anna,
    A beautiful poem. Loved it. Welcome to Whispers, Anna!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Thank you, David. You are far too kind.

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  4. What a wonderfully written poem Michael and Anna. The collaboration was seamless. Thank you for sharing your combined talents. Welcome to Whispers Anna
    Sincerely, Charlene

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    1. Thanks so much for your generous overview, Charlene.

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  5. This is such an incredibly beautiful dance. It is a special love poem, of the most profound love one can feel. I always love your love poems, Myke, and Anna's poetry always moves me. Together, you have made what has become one of my favorite poems. Thank you for bringing her here. Anna, I love you both <3

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    1. Dahlia, this was a rare time for me, where I wrote back and forth with someone. I did that twice with Anna. Getting on the same wave length with her is special.

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  6. I enjoyed your poem's togetherness. Written by two but flowed nicely. The theme was beautifully portrayed and easy to identify with. Congratulations and thanks. Ron G

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    1. Thank you very much, Ronald. Glad this resonated with you.

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  7. Wonderful words woven together in this delightful poem! I enjoyed how it flowed
    and rippled to the last stanza--thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Marlene. I appreciating you stopping by and rolling with the flow, with us.

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  8. This is a wonderful collaboration of two poetic minds and heart! Well done! Sheri

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    1. Thank you very much, Sheri, for your very kind assertion. It is greatly appreciated.

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  9. Very beautiful...enduring love ...rare and special. I loved this Myke & Anna

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    1. Hello, Demme... So nice of you to come all this way to visit. Very happy you liked our poem. :)

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  10. Hello Michael and Anna. Nice work, both of you. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. Thanks so much from the both of us, Maurice.

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