A longing for your arms

This is a song lyric that follows on thematically from my last poem. It’s kind of in answer to your question Craig. :o)

a longing for your arms

layers of silence one after another
peeling the onion – waiting for you
in the stillness of reverie there is only surrender
I open my fist to let you come through

how many times can I come to this water
ask the same question – feel the same pain
and how many times can I come to surrender
and ask that the water will take me again

it’s an old returning – the lesson still to be learned
and in the ache of separation a longing for your arms
a longing for your arms

no other lover could be so familiar
no other lover
could touch me like you
until that moment of total surrender
no other lover will do but you

it’s an old returning – the lesson still to be learned
and in the ache of separation
a longing for your arms
a longing for your arms
a longing for your arms

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Comments

  • Craig Shillington
    Craig Shillingtonalmost 8 years ago

    Very powerful Helene!! For me almost dangerous. I need a life sometimes I think ;) Been alone too long LOL

  • Phil
    Philover 7 years ago

    a beautiful, ache for connection……..

  • Pilgrim
    Pilgrimover 7 years ago

    It feels like a memory, so powerful so strong. I need to be reminded

  • helene
    heleneover 7 years ago

    Thanks for the feedback guys. LOL I know exactly what you mean Craig! For the record I have had a couple of relationships since I wrote this song – nothing that’s lasted though. But hope springs eternal. ;O)

  • hatefueled
    hatefueledover 7 years ago

    nice! you should sell prints of photos with your poems on em… on bookmarks n stuff.

  • Craig Shillington
    Craig Shillingtonover 7 years ago

    LOL I hear ya Helene ;) I have had one relationship since my ex gf left me over 2 years ago …. that was an online relationship with a beautiful Woman from America. Yeah I know … is that a real relationship? It was for me. I ended it New Years this year. It’s hard to know someone loves you so much (and you them) but need to come to the understanding that you both may never even meet :( I didn’t think it was fair on either of us to be so bound in that way. We are still in love and talk every day, but there is the understanding that we could both meet someone in the physical now.

  • Amanda Lowjen
    Amanda Lowjenover 7 years ago

    wow
    this is truly beautiful and touching
    and i like the comments and conversations it starts too
    thank you

  • helene
    heleneover 7 years ago

    Thanks Amanda.

  • Pepper
    Pepperover 7 years ago

    Helene, so gorgeous. Love the line “in the stillness of reverie there is only surrender”. So powerful. Desire aches in all of us. Whether its a desire for attention, for spirituality, for peace, or for a quench of hunger or thirst. In some of us that desire is so unbearably strong. Your writing tells its so beautifully and dramatically. I agree with the comment that it would be a good companion piece to some of your images. Thank you. To have your talents are one of my desires.

  • helene
    heleneover 7 years ago

    Thanks for your lovely words Pepper – you’re gifted in this form of expression too!

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