Thursday, February 12, 2009

On That Day

There was a day
when I was young
just a flash in time
a moment . . . stirring like the wind
to take my breath away
and it was You.

I walked into a room of people
but only you were there.
A sun tanned face turned to me
wide eyed and chiseled . . . a strong
face full of questions so intense
and then . . . that smile
that absolutely perfect smile . . .
sunshine and heartache all in one.

Stranger . . .
you brushed against me
in my dreams a thousand times
but on that day your flesh was real.
Little did I know
you would still be here
in my bed today.

Joanne Cucinello 2009


  1. That is just beautiful!!!! Dad must love it. xo

  2. Christine . . . Dad did love it . . . Thank you, hon.

    Thank you also, Kelli!

  3. A lovely, heartfelt poem. I'm looking forward to reading more.

  4. This is a beautiful and well put poem. I like it very much.

  5. Hello Rico,
    Thanks for your comments. I hope you stop by again to read some more. I had a chance to read your Funky Joints . . . very expressive poetry! Keep writing!

  6. Hi Shannon,
    Thanks for the visit. I read your bio and sounds like you've got it all together in the right order.
    Peace and Cheers!

  7. I love the line "but on that day your flesh was real." I'm not sure I like the ellipses scattered throughout, but that's a minor issue.

  8. Thank you Gabriel,
    I often use ellipses here and there in my poetry. In this piece more than usual. It's kind of become a spontaneous signature, but you've given me something to think about!
    I'm glad you took the time to comment.

  9. What a perfect and concise poem, not a wasted word yet moving and surprising.

    I really liked it.

  10. Barry,
    Thank you so much for commenting on my poem. I'm really happy that you liked it.


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