Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Swimming For Your Love

Swimming For Your Love
By Nomar Knight

In your absence I swim in the river of dreams
Struggling to keep my head high
Negotiating waves of torment
Through burning desire

The faster I press onward
The deeper I sink in murky waters
Shadows of discontent
Lurk in my mind

Fear crawls up my spine
A tumultuous awareness awakens
Will I be adequate
Could I make you happy

Splashes of images burn my skin
A fading memory of your face
Slips beyond my reach
Like gobs of water choking desire

Through waves of daily endeavors
I learn to hide my sorrow
The tides of time sweep hardship
Yet the hope of us keeps me afloat

Solidarity gives me strength
So I pummel through while hearing
Fierce cries spread asunder
I mustn't stop now

The simplest sign of your existence
Creates ripples of possibility
Carrying my heart to a promise
Worthy of the glory of you

Sweet whispers edge me on
As I watch defeat drown in the past
Can't stop fighting for us
Won't stop--swimming for your love

© Copyright Nomar Knight 2011. All rights reserved. 
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  1. kinda tosses monkey wrench into "absence makes the heart grow fonder" absence breeds callus if we're not willing to work. great job!

  2. and love main page image. . .love it!

  3. You words never fail to inspire sparks of envy and wistful smiles. Wonderful poem, as always.

  4. Your poetry really is amazing, Nomar. You always move me.

  5. Hi Nomar! Can't believe I haven't found your blog before now. This poem is beautiful and haunting, sad and hopeful -- gorgeous. Looking forward to your participation in the Bernard Pivot Blogfest and reading more from you here and at WDC!

  6. You're all very kind. Thank you. I do appreciate your stopping by and showing me some love. Glad I found your blog too, Nicole. Mary, you're sweet as always. Adriana, ;-)