Poetry by Jeff Green

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Your crown (unfinished)

by cricketjeff on October 10, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

You showed me that I’ll never be too old
And touched me with the magic of your gift
The tales of life your poetry has told
Will always give a heavy heart a lift
    You smiled at me and saw beyond the crust
    At tenderness I thought that I had lost
    Yours is the soul I know that I can trust
    And loving you will never be a cost
My life has changed in ways I cannot see
And you have given more than you can know
The first time that you said those words to me
Was when I knew that I had time to grow
    I want to be forever by your side
    To live the love that I have been denied

    I want to be forever by your side
    To press my lips so softly to your skin
    To live the love that I have been denied
    And know that now is time we can begin
I want to tease your eyes and see you smile
To feel that you are there across the room
Inside my dreams I see that you beguile
Me deeper into love and perfect doom
    When loneliness and you and I first met
    I did not know the answer was in sight
    You took away the need I had to fret
    And filled me with the promise of the night
I want to live forever in your heart
And never feel that we are far apart

I want to live forever in your heart
For you and I are poets to the end
And never feel that we are far apart
I wish to be a part of you my friend
    I want to let you know the way I feel
    That if you’re there I cannot be alone
    There is a truth that I cannot conceal
    My heart is always here for you to own
You write me words that chase the clouds away
That open up my eyes to other sights
You fill me with the dreams of every day
You fill the dreams that occupy my nights
    I want to take your pain and wash it clean
    To give you everything that might have been

    I want to take your pain and wash it clean
    And watch the words you write on every page
    To give you everything that might have been
    And see you put the story on the stage
I want to read the book of all your life
Of birth and life and all that you have known
To feel the joys and always know the strife
To see the secret places you were shown
    And then I’ll take you on a trip of mine
    So you can see why I’m in love with you
    The way two different stories intertwine
    To weave a third that seems completely new
I want this tale to last as long as I
And if you’re there I never want to die

I want this tale to last as long as I
But I would never try to fence you in
And if you’re there I’d never want to die
Each day with you adventures can begin
    I want to feel the sun and taste your air
    To walk beside you down the paths you tread
    I know that I can take you everywhere
    The part of you that’s safe inside my head
The naughty little words that set me free
Enticing me to write another line
The smile I feel when you approve of me
Elation when you say that you are mine
    I sing to you in every word I write
    You fill my thoughts by day and dreams at night

    I sing to you in every word I write
    You answer me with writings of your own
    You fill my thoughts by day and dreams at night
    The seeds of all I’ll reap are what you’ve sown 
You play with words to set my heart on fire
 

Author notes

I’m going for a chain (crown) of fourteen sonnets, but got a bit bogged down so have posted where I am