#37. Love’s Call
Day 21. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!
(Inspired by the movie ‘The other end of the line’).
A phone call across oceans and continents
I am flushed in strange feelings and sentiments
Lost in the hypnotic patterns and inflections of your voice
The rich timbre, cadence, tone, it drowns the outside noise
I knew not that this was true love’s call, t’was unexpected
It came gently; erupted suddenly, my life’s pace interrupted
Beyond deep rapport, both enaoured smitten, enraptured
Caught up in your trance; life giving us another chance
Hot liquid pools between my thighs; all aflutter in sighs
Ah the sheer indignity of it all; to be fevered after each call
You speak to me and paint pictures I once only dreamed about
Your words expand my world with clarity, no room for ambiguity
I listen with curiosity, with the wonder of one re-awakened
Love came once before and it was cut short in death
And alone and cold, I have ever since mourned
For decades on end, I sat alone, here by my heath
By life and love, so heartlessly and wickedly scorned
Until I heard your soothing voice at the other end of the line
Before I’d been discontent afraid I’d never bloom or shine
And then you said ‘hello’ and this heart knew to follow
And I answered with all of me, to love’s beautiful call
Uprooted, floating, into your arms, I dare to leap and fall.
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