Friday, November 20, 2009

Listening Gem



I told you,
once.
I have nothing to give,
but myself
I wanted to hope you were not listening
my words went unheard
lying in wait
a precious stone
it was forseen
one day a curious soul
should stumble across
this abode
gleaming there
a sparkling gem
hues of blue and green
hidden beneath the darkness
in life
bound to be picked up
twirled within the fingertips
of appreciation
You knew it would happen
You fortold the light
perhaps,
I was not listening
as our time
passed us by
unknowing
 love shared
unable to sustain
not listening.
when curiousity
rubs the soul clean
shining through the
pearlish light
as it naturally must be
You knew it would happen
an opal of oppurtunity
I just was not listening
perhaps you planted the seed
to lie in wait
patient
as our time passed us by
I told you once.
I wish you would have listened.
I wish I did not.
turned now to a ruby
in the heart
a diamond in the eye
of another
I cherish
what never was
never could be
sparkling
in the darkness
gleefully listening

34 comments:

  1. .. an opal of opportunity ...
    a real gem, among many others here!

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  2. wow.....
    where does it come from?
    jb

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  3. I read quickly,
    then slowly,
    then line after line,
    pausing,
    lingering,....then it began to glow,....

    not the ruby, not the diamond....
    you!...just You!

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  4. wow. got lost in the pace and had to turn around...really i was trying to listen...

    beautiful words to a sad tale...

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  5. hey there Kay, welcome back!
    i've given you an award so please come and see it
    Have a nice day!!

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  6. "Opal of opportunity." That's gorgeous.

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  7. I like "curiosity rubs the soul clean"!

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  8. Heyyy!!!

    This is really good....loved the lines about fingertips of appreciation!!

    U write amazing, Kay!

    Keep up the great work! :)

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  9. Kay,
    Two people so close and so far away...
    Beautifully written, as always!!
    -Alex

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  10. Two loving souls but not quite at the same place at the same time.....:-) Hugs

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  11. Kay, I so loved that . . and judging by the response, I'm not the only one. Beautiful . . love needs to be appreciated and sometimes you don't know what you have until someone else has it. Kay, every word a gem!!

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  12. yeah its important to listen and ppl dont appreciate the things or the ppl they hav in their lives until they go far away from them!!a gem remains a gem and if not here than it sparkles in the hands of the other definitely!!like a coal it needs to be polished!!very well written poem and beautiful in its meaning indeed!!keep writing!!

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  13. outstanding. the pace grabs and holds. i especially loved 'twirled within the fingertips of appreciation'

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  14. You know as I read some of your lines, I actually imagined real people from my life with me.. *sigh!*

    Once again, a masterpiece. :)

    Cheers,
    Annie.

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  15. It a real blast....while reading i was like ooohhhhhhh

    grt wrk..

    Jollieess:-)

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  16. It is good to have you back. And how MUCH you are back. This is aweseome...til the fingertips. Love across the pond

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  17. Fabulous, Kay, just awesome. I nodded my head, knowing this woman from the inside out. Blessings...

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  18. The sense of desperation is both enthralling and overwhelming. Beautiful.

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  19. luv the gems nestling inside the gem of your
    poem, the breath-taking art of listening,
    the sorrow from not listening or not being
    heart - the joy of small redemptions.

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  20. This is very unique and stunningly beautiful!

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  21. Wonderful, Kay. Close and yet so far...I know this feeling. I think this may be one of your best ever! The words and feelings are so....perfect.

    Thank You!
    xxO
    Kelly

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  22. I have nothing more inspiring to say other than beautiful! :))

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  23. hmmm feel of desperation... lovely in one word!!cya around

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  24. this has a certain "sparkle" that is very attractive...

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  25. love hurts....and heals....Sarah

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  26. Awesome blog, and poems! I'll be back for more :p

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  27. crossing paths!
    That photo is like me when I missed a great SALE!
    xo*

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  28. WOW!! I have been trying to play catch up on my reading as I have been away for a few days. Behold I pop over here and find GEM.. YOU

    The photo suits this write.. GOSH how I have looked like that many times.

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  29. Woven. The poem is extended down and the weave of it, the play, reminded me of dna strands. And yet, the girl does not get the guy again. Shit.
    xo
    erin

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  30. powerful poem. talk less, listen more.
    amazing how this improves life. and you have
    expertly illustrated the impact of not
    listening tears upon us.

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