Monday, January 24, 2011

Tact - January 24, 2011



Tact

On your way to finding the secrets of life and all the lips
That have spoken into the setting sun
When reflection comes make sure you taste
With a mind that listens
To everyone

When you ride the ship where you feed your thirst
On wet roses, make sure you find
All the broken hearts that have been drowned
In tears where you left them
Low and unkind

When you find your own heart is breaking in two
And you weep within your own strife
Perhaps you will find the reflection you see
Is what you have gained
Feeding on life

On your way to finding the secrets of life and all the lips
That have spoken into the setting sun
When reflection comes make sure you take care
To treasure the hearts
Of everyone

Copyright *Neva Flores @2011

14 comments:

  1. I knew someone like this once,

    "When you ride the ship where you feed your thirst
    On wet roses, make sure you find
    All the broken hearts that have been drowned
    In tears where you left them
    Low and unkind"

    This was an awesome poem.

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  2. The secrets of life - to treasure the hearts
    of everyone - if only we all would.

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  3. Greetings, Happy Monday! Blessings…

    Friendship Awards, Enjoy!
    Thanks for the support, You Rock!
    xxx

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  4. The subtlety of being able to look around us and not leave anyone out,judicious poem.

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  5. When reflection comes make sure you take care
    To treasure the hearts
    Of everyone - beautiful way to tie it together!

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  6. It is a human condition to come to understand the last verse advice last when we should know it before we ever start the journey.

    Wonderful cautionary piece of advice though to the end. The crafting of it is well done Neva.

    I have question of how you write. I am curious if you write linear then make your line breaks or do you write a line then break to start a new line?

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  7. Walking Man: I break with the rhythm of the write. I have some videos on youtube of personal reads of some of my poetry.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek2-mqiDtaY
    You can get a better idea of how I write by listening to some of these. Hope this helps. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

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  8. Ah, yes, tact is quite a valuable asset. Without it many hearts are damaged.

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  9. nice reflecting!!

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  10. One of my favorite poets. Wonderful again!

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  11. You have the power to give the magnificent words such beautiful colors .. this poem is sublime !!
    (as you ). Neva ~*~

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