I Remain


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where is happiness and serenity? is it in the arms of a lover? is it found looking into the ocean for eternity?

I Remain


I remain

ready to behold you

between the shadows

questing your glorious light

beneath the darkling

searching out in soundless screams

amidst the silence

thirsting after pristine pleasures

beyond measurable dimensions

falling through emptiness

along solitary passages

needing just a glimmer

above the fray

sustaining eternity

around an endless dilemma

designing matchless moments

throughout all space and time

possessing the pin to drop

under the rainbow in my mind





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aw3haiku commented on I Remain


an immeasurable surreal dream state you put me in here... suggestion: maybe try unpacking some phrases to drop us even deeper still into your world " ie.; "pristine pleasures" what do they taste fell smell inspire?; "measurable dimensions" "endless dilemna" "matchless moments" all too loaded for me. How can you bring us closer to what these feel like? What images can you paint/share *from* those above phrases thru your mind's eye? This I believe may move it from the "visual" (descriptive) to the visceral- a swift punch in the gut taking your breath away into the moment.



Thanks for your kind words and suggestions for "I Remain", I appreciate it very much. Glad you liked the "dream state". I will work on it, as you suggested. ;-)

Marsink commented on I Remain


Constancy is not always our strong suit, but there is one who is faithful, who sticks closer than a brother, at all times. Your writing is surreal and ethereal, complex and paradoxical. An excellent formation of thought that bridges concrete reasoning and the dream state, in search of stability that is not found in humankind, alone. Applause Crescendo!!!



Thanks for that lovely compliment to my writing. Especially, because it comes from a wonderful poet that I admire so much.

kdarcy commented on I Remain


Images, one after another, and silence shouting. Love the two closing lines, well done k



K, many thanks for the response to "I Remain". It's funny because this poem came from a feeling that started out as something else and weaved it's own story somehow, separate from the origin.

Mayuna commented on I Remain


All I could picture was looking out across a vast nothingness all alone. I love how your words flow. Very nice work.



Mayuna, Thanks so much for your kind words about"I Remain". I will be sure to look at your page and I hope we will stay in touch on OP.

kmooney commented on I Remain


There's is something tranquil about this poem that I like. It's soothing, in a spiritual way. Nice job. I always like reading your works. Thanks for sharing...Kevin.



Kevin, I appreciate your kindness- I was reading some of your recent ones and you haven't lost your creative touch. Smiles!

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