Saturday, August 16, 2014

Breath of Life--By Gerald A. McBreen--United States

Breath of Life

You filled my breast with hope
raised desire beyond promise
mocked the future, made it cry.
You were my breath of life
the song in the singing pines.
Your baby blues fluttered
like moth wings
teasing around the flame
of my burning heart.

Gerald A. McBreen found poetry after he retired from the US Postal Service. He discovered he had a flair for romance. He has been publishing for ten years with True Romance and their related magazines. He is the coordinator for Striped Water Poets. They sponsor an “open mic” every first Wednesday of the month. They also post 'Poems on Posters' around the area. In 2009 Pacific, Washington celebrated its 100th anniversary, and he was appointed Poet Laureate. (2009 - 2013)


  1. Gerald, this is a most beautifully romantic love poem, so sweet, tender, humble and deep! Full of great passion in the hidden meanings which is very passionate! As always, it is great reading your stuff here on Whispers! Sheri /

  2. Hi Gerald. I have enjoyed reading "Breath of Life." I find it to be filled with passion and love. Nice write. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Gerald you certainly do have a flair for romanticism. Thank you for sharing this heart felt and lovely poem that is so well written. I am a romantic at heart and your poem touched my heart.

  4. Thank you, Linda Hurdwell, for the following--

    I loved these words and I love the thought of mocking the future.