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  • Frenchy

    Have you ever longed for something so much that you dared not reach for it lest you realize that it was unattainable? For as long as you did not actually reach out for it you could always delude yourself into believing that if you really wanted to you could have it. BUT once you reached for it and found it unattainable, well then you would lose that precious fantasy. So what to do? Dwell on the fantasy or take the risk of losing it for the reality thay may be gained?


    Unbidden she slipped gently into my mind
    And there she lay, softer than shadows in the dying light
    So gentle was her essence I came upon her by surprise
    And dared not rouse her lest she startle and take to flight

    In twilight's glow I sat and pondered my plight
    To bask in the glow of her presence in her ethereal state
    Or confront the vision and perhaps force it to life
    But alas! what if she exists in so precarious a state

    That to confront the figment, so rare so dilate
    That she should perish like mist under the morning sun
    And so that brash action would seal my fate,
    Banish this angel that heaven deemed to me should come

    And so alone as always I anguished in my despair
    And sat next to all that would make me whole and real
    But fear seized my frail heart so that I feared it might tear
    Take the chance or forever revel in regret and never feel

    In the absence of reality dreams grow cold
    And bring scant comfort to those who live alone
    Like a wafer thin blanket of glittering gold,
    Provides no warmth, no easing of the troubled soul

    As I peered at the shimmering, vacillating wraith
    I came to know that I pondered my own, troubled life
    That uncertainty and fear had cast a shadow upon faith
    So that I might never bask in that sweet light

    And so in those quiet hours of the newborn night
    I reached out and gently nudged that sleeping apparition
    Who wakened with a smile that dispelled my long held fright
    And for the first time in my life I was granted true vision

    In time I came to know that neither devil or angel she be
    But flesh and blood warm and gentle wild and free
    So now I know life is risk, that for a chance to fill the need
    Dare to lose the dream and seize upon the reality

    Forever grateful for your gently intrusion
    On that quiet sultry summer night
    What fabulous fortune to have stirred the vision
    And have you now as part of my life.

  • Seven

    Frenchy, Your writings are so beautiful they take
    my breath away. :)

  • Frenchy

    Thank you very much Seven. You don't know how much I appreciate it. It's been my life's passion to write. I have so little time it seems.

  • RedhorseWoman

    Frenchy, I was just wondering...have you ever tried submitting any of your poems to a magazine for publication? You have such a gift, you should share it.

  • Frenchy

    Dear Red,

    Thank you also for your kind words. No, I have not ever tried to submit my poems. I wouldn't know where to start! Your comments are very encouraging, though. I will look around and see what I can find.

  • waiting

    I'm spellbound into silence at your words. Thank you for sharing. I have printed it so I can read it again, and again.

  • Frenchy

    Thank you, waiting.

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