Whispering Kisses

January 22, 2010
Your whispering kisses
Taint my skin
Like war paint in spit.
Battle for battle
Neither of us can
Ever gain the upper hand.

But I can’t stop
This incredible tug in my chest
From pulling me back
Into your rough arms.
Everything in me
Completely gives up will.

Your fingers dig in
To my heated skin.
But the pain escapes me
Lost in your enveloping hold.
Breaths escape our lips
Like cries for salvation from ourselves.

I put up an impassive face,
But you and I know
That it’s all a farce.
You and I have each other
Like putty in our
Blood-covered hands.

Connected by our
Savage and menacing addictions,
We are alike
For all the reasons we shouldn’t be.
But it mixes us together
In a blend of undeniable longing.

If I were to be honest,
Which is something I rarely am,
I would admit to you that
Through all my callousness
You are the single one
That softens it up.

And I love you for it.

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drowning-in-sorrow said...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 11:47 pm
this poem is absolutely amazing.
Evelyn said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

thank you so much for commenting on my article! I LOVE THIS!!! you're work is so beautiful. i really appreciate the way you write! JLU!

ps: u counted right

hepburn said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 10:12 am

oh. my. gosh. i dont know if this is possible, but i think i just fell into your poem. that is crazy!!! i love this poem :D i dont think i can think of any critique >.> (im not worthy! im not worthy!)

good job :)

alanacarlene said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 12:51 am

Wow I was hoping to be able to critique you...darn I can't haha.

"Through all my callousness

You are the single one

That softens it up.

And I love you for it."

This gave me goose bumps. That was really good definately 5 stars! 6 if that were possible.

jonas_chic899 said...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm
wow that was like...idk the word, but i like it!! that was awesome
emilyjoe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 22, 2010 at 10:05 am
this is so good! i just love all of your work! it truly inspires me.
schoolshawty said...
Mar. 23, 2010 at 7:10 pm
i have to say i love it its amazing
PoetLaureate07 said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 9:35 am
This is amazing!! keep writing!! =)
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