the sun is sparkling, the rain rumbling, and we badly need some poetry...

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Vernicia Rogers - 1 Poem

Distant Love

Have you ever loved someone
Hoping one day they’ll love you back?
Craving the mere essence of their touch
Knowing you’ll never be more than just friends.

Maybe you shared a moment with them…
A kiss or something more.
Yet all that was—a moment’s magic,
Never meant to grow.

Have you ever loved someone
Praying one day they’ll love you back?
Needing the very soul of their breath
Upon your very lips!

Maybe they once thought they loved you
Then moved on to someone else
And now you stand by restless on the sidelines
As you watch them share their love with someone else.

And you wonder... Why… no How?
How could something so real,
So magical, so intimate be so close yet so very distant?
How could a true journey become a dream… a fantasy?

How could they hang you out to dry in the cold as it rains
By sharing your desired love with someone else.
How dare they not feel the same for you…
How dare they flaunt their joy and put you through pain

How dare they force you to experience such a distant love?

BIOGRAPHY: Vernicia Rogers is an English Creative Writing Major at Seton Hill University. She is originally from the Virgin Islands and has published a poetry chapbook titled Poetically Musical. She also was part of a student publication of the Creative Non-Fiction course novel titled Revelations in Progress.