When the sun creeps down
Behind the Willow Tree
And your heart sinks
To the darkest deep

Choose me

When hands reach
To pull you near
And lips tempt
From word to ear

Choose me

Choose me to hear

When pavement cracks
Bringing belly aches
Tempting lies
And levee breaks

Palms up
Head down
Eyes closed
Ear to the ground

Let it go
Let all of it be
Then open your eyes and

Choose me

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    1. I love your whisper, great interpretation.
      I wish I did! I have collaborated with musicians before. I am told that a lot of my poetry would be good songs. I should collab more! Thank you for reading. ??

  1. This is one kicking stanza
    When pavement cracks
    Bringing belly aches
    Tempting lies
    And levee breaks
    Really powerful.
    Enjoyed this poem:-)
    (Thank you for also reading my post. ost appreciative)

  2. I agree with what another person wrote and that is it seemed like a song a to me. I could picture an acoustic set up and someone playing his guitar while singing this song in a Kurt Cobain voice. Keep Rockin’

  3. First, congratulations and welcome to the One Stop Team! Simply a beautifully written poem that speaks not only to my heart but I’m sure many others. There hasn’t been a time in which one of us has not internally screamed out, choose me! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Made my heart stutter and catch. I had as visceral a reaction to it as i do my own poetry written for personal experience. Rhythmic and simple… It would take more words to describe what you’ve done than words it took to do it.

  5. A sweet poem. For your lover, yeh? When you get older (like me), you might write a poem like this to a spirit ally or maybe God. That’s when all the hormones and dramas calm down. Believe me, they will.

  6. yes – this could be a song – i like the intervals – the repetition of choose me and the variation of short and longer lines – gives your poem a good rhythmic feeling

  7. Oh wowww… this one sang out to me, girl… lovely!
    We all need one such hand to hold on to… a hand that cares, always… how wonderful that is!
    A soft and beautiful one shot, Jessica..

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