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The Universe in Her Eyes

Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.


There you are. What kept you, my lovely one?

My age, my illness, takes steps from me

Fills me with bitterness, losing love I should have won.

Shaking the earth, you stand gazing what I’m to be.

I am so sorry for the years of pain

Holding you in loving arms, deep and warm.

Laughing at youth our songs so vain.

Slipping from you, shading you from harm.

You seen it some, you seen it all

In one universe so small.

Stars dance, life’s chance, vows are tall.

I see the pain in your eyes, just a wall.

Your tears, oh so real at last

My muted lips, my crippled tongue.

Life went slowly, but death comes fast.

Touching the stars, the worlds, you hung.

Finding your love took so long in years

Now in moment’s breath, a solitary breath.

I see your tears, your many, many tears.

Until we join in unison, smiling at death.

© 2019 Kenneth Avery


Kenneth Avery on October 08, 2019:

Hi, John: my deepest appreciation to you for being such a constant friend and compassionate comment.

I am being honest.

Write me anytime.

Kenneth Avery on October 08, 2019:

Lora, you are a blessing to me anytime that I read one of your special comments. I am honest with you. Thanks for coming by writing to me. You can me anytime.

Kenneth Avery on October 08, 2019:

Hi, SARA: my sincere thanks to you for sharing such beautiful feelings in your comment. You are much-appreciated.

Write me anytime.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on September 10, 2019:

Wow! Even your comments are poetic. Thanks, Gypsy. I love you hub,

"Lovers Forever," a wonderful piece.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 10, 2019:

Most expressive and passionate poetry, The deepest feelings are the feelings that keep two hearts beating as one.

SARA from Islamabad on September 09, 2019:

Very emotional....your poem reflect the pure love, sincerity and loyalty.

Beautiful poem.

Lorna Lamon on September 09, 2019:

You weave the story of love, sadness, death and hope so beautifully in this powerful poem.

Lora Hollings on September 08, 2019:

Your poem swept me away with its powerful emotions and beautiful words of pain, regret, sadness and finally hope at the end. Just beautiful, Ken! Thank you.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 08, 2019:

A sad but beautiful poem, Kenneth. I have always admired your poetry, my friend.

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