Petals

Petals

 

He loves me

Am I wrong?

If I’m wrong…

Could I ever be strong to resist?

For loving you persists

He loves me not

What is wrong anyway?

            If I’m right…

Could I ever keep passion at bay?

            For loving you this way

He loves me

What if I am right?

            If I’m wrong…

Should I, for your touch, always long?

            For loving you true

He loves me not

Am I to ignore what I felt that day?

            If I’m right…

Should I, by your kiss, be moved to song?

            For loving you as I do

He loves me

How can I vouch for our love before mute time?

            If I’m wrong…

Could I be just a friend when inclined to forever belong?

            For loving you although blue

He loves me not

How can I uproot the flower of our love when it grows?

            If I’m right…

Could I pluck the petals and leave the bulb barely there?

            For loving you, to me, thorns are worth the rose

He loves me

Am I wrong for wanting to leave the lily be?

            If I’m wrong…

Should I, beside my heart, plant our memories’ beauty?

            For loving you absolutely

 

 

He loves me, at least of that I’m not confused

            Yes I’m right…

Sometimes I, in still of night, lie utterly bemused,

            For loving you, despite how life precludes.

 

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Asha Gowan

I am an aspiring poet, novelist, musician, visual artist, and a die hard jazz enthusiast (partial to writing). I did not have a choice in the matter as both of my parents are creative to the core. Van Gogh beautifully painted the artist's portrait with his words: "The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others." I've made that ideal the primary catalyst for my work. Born as one of nature's esthetes, beauty is the goal of every song, every poem, every piece of art. Beauty that will touch the hearts and minds of others. I try to design my art to be healing and empathetic. I study and find intriguing people of all kinds, which informs a lot of my insights. I've drawn inspiration on the art of positivity, of spiritual uplifting from writers like Throeau, John Muir, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), the psalmist David, etc. Seeking a unique verve in my style, I make thorough investigations of all sorts of art and challenge myself to the hilt for the growth of my ingenuity. I am eager to share my musings with everyone here and wish to disseminate them. Thank you!