Sunday, September 18, 2011

Last Embrace

And when we see each other
it will be like we never parted,
our time apart will evaporate,
memories will be erased,
time will turn back,
rewind to our last embrace.
Years will feel like days,
entire seasons will flash in minutes.
A flashback of disappointment
will play in our heads,
we’ll look back in retrospect
and feel the anguish that followed
our careless decision to give up on magic.

And our souls will say,
“We’ve been waiting for this”.

Our minds will shatter,
we’ll break into tears
as we reminisce
being apart for so many years.
In our favorite restaurants,
eating our favorite foods,
seeing our favorite bands,
singing our favorite songs,
alone or in relationships
with faces we no longer know.

And our souls will say,
“We`ve been together all along”.

And when our bodies meet
passion will overtake us.
We’ll rejoice in the marvel
of being in each other’s presence.
Our hearts will race with joy,
our faces will melt with warmth,
we’ll faint into each other’s arms,
fall into the haven our mingling skin,
savor the sweetness of touching lips,
feel the miracle of pure love
rushing through our veins.

And our souls will say,
“Now we are three- mind, soul, body”.

Our minds will feel old, tired, cold,
scarred from abuse and abusing.
Our skin will be weathered
with layers of handprints
from those we no longer touch,
from hands that held no love.
Our hearts will feel young
and rejoice in celebration,
and we’ll cry as we remember
the day we said goodbye,
to meet again another time,
to love again another day
that never came.

And our souls will say,
“We were never apart,
why do you weep today?”.

With our minds full of pain,
our hearts full of sorrow,
we’ll ask our souls,
“Was the pain necessary?”
“Was the suffering essential
for this love to flourish in full form?”.

And love`s voice will infatuate our hearts,
sing us an angel’s song
to soothe our pain and lift our worries,
to slay our shallow illusions,
to eliminate our selfish confusion.
Love will bless us with divine compassion,
show us the path we blindly sought after.

And you will feel me inside like never before,
you`ll see my roots deep within your heart,
the beauty that never left your side.
And new seeds will sprout,
flourishing your barren garden,
making it fruitful once more.
And you will realize we never parted,
our spirits journeyed together
through our trials and successes-
our souls never severed.
I`ve been beside you all along,
holding on.
Your heart, your soul, your energy,
thrives inside me.

And I will love you into the afterlife
with the everlasting passion
that burns inside my heart.
Our bodies will wither with time
but my spirit will never leave yours.
And you will understand unconditional,
eternal life in a mortal body,
divine conscience in a ego mind,
selfless compassion in a fearful heart.

When we see each other you will know,
every smile, every poem, every expression
has been for you- all for you, my love.
I’ve been sent here to love you
and I’m never letting go.
Through the good and the bad,
in sickness and in health,
forever until death do us part
and our souls are free from this life.
Until eternity embraces us
and makes us one,
until the end of the lessons
we`ve been sent here to learn.
I’ll keep you alive inside me,
I’ll treasure your memory,
and pray for more time beside your body.

Until then…



  1. Thanks for honoring my request to remove that comment, but since it doesn't matter now I guess I'll just repost my thoughts about this being an amazing poem - the emotion burns off the page (screen) with the white hot transcendence and expression of a genuine love.

    What a rare thing - I wonder who ever finds anything so pure? In my earlier comments I think I ssaid something about pragmatism, not hate, being the true enemy of love, but now after considering it seems that love might in fact have more than one enemy.

    Anyway, it's truly a remarkable work - I noticed on twitter you don't refer to it as a poem but as romantic prose - but to me it really achieves a level of poetry. It reminds me of Neruda, but in your own voice. Thank you again.

  2. Thank you for staying true to yourself, Jeff. I appreciate you reading my poem with an open heart and expressing your sincere thoughts about it. It is extremely rewarding to know that it touches you, for it comes from genuine emotion. My work is a sum of who I am and what I have been through, so I`m very sensitive about it. As poets, writers, we have a mutual understanding, a connection beyond physical, a pure vision of beauty unbiased by personal desires. You want nothing from me and I want nothing from you, we have all we need from each other; understanding, appreciation, fellowship. Thank you, and if you truly desire this love I write about it will be yours, the ability to love unconditionally is inside all of us.

  3. Truly amazing Amanda, indeed where there is smoke there is still fire. Why do people crazy for each other give up the magic and then regret it until the day they die? Life is so complicated that we have become deaf to the screams of our souls.

  4. Thank you for your comment. Yes, I agree, too many selfish individuals living egotistic lives. At the end they die alone and blame life. When they were given everything they needed to live a fulfilling life. They say unrequited love is the most perfect love, probably the reason why the emotions on this piece are so passionate and powerful. Someone willing to give everything to another; a selfless devotion rarely found but that does exist. I am proof. I`m very aware of my screaming soul.

  5. Thank you, I appreciate you feedback!

  6. Wonderful Amanda! It captures that which society constantly tries burying - Love with a capital "L". This Love is the foundation of which we can really build lasting relationships that are safe from the ever moving emotional sands of man. Thanks for sharing:)

  7. Thank you for your comment.
    Yeah, I met people who told me that this love didn`t exist or wasn`t enough to sustain a relationship. Time passed and the same people returned to me and said "You were right, It`s possible to love someone with our heart and soul"

    I write it because I have lived it, I know it's possible, I know it is lasting, loyal and undying. It is hard for unaware minds and misguided hearts but not completely out of reach. Even for selfish, egotistic men, It is possible to all. For true love is born and cultivated in our hearts.

    Love in high frequency can touch all who come in contact with it. Love awakens the soul, even that of a sleeping tyrant.

  8. Absolutely! Your post got me thinking. . . this love wouldn't be possible without commitment, yet what is grossly misunderstood by us men is the fact that we gain true freedom through commitment, not the other way around as the world would have it.

  9. It's quite long, but worth the read. You have an amazing talent here, keep it up :)

  10. Thanks, Kelvin, I'm working on a three page poem, trying to perfect it, so you can read it and maybe say the same as you've said about this one. Thank you for your love and support, love your writing.

  11. Thanks, Matt D., I appreciate you reading and linking it to your blog. Thanks for the support.


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