The Flowering Vine: She Needed Me…

Here’s a reading of a piece that I wrote for the “Flowering Vine” series. It is about “love.”

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She wanted him

BUT he wanted me

So she

Stormed

And she seethed

She wanted him

BUT he wanted me

So she

Sought

And she stalked

She wanted him

BUT he wanted me

So she

Schemed

And she steamed

She wanted him

So she needed me

to be

Silenced

Sequestered

Severed

And sliced

Eternally

encased

And placed…

out of sight.

For Aunt Elvy’s daughter, Alberta, (Mother’s dear first cousin and friend), reportedly murdered by a jealous rival.

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Love Poems Read By Lady G: Present Distance

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Please enjoy this “fearlessly authentic” piece written by one of my dear sisters, Michelle.

 Present Distance

I have learned not to tell him my frustrations with loneliness

I am learning to keep singed pieces of my heart unheard

I am learning to miss him while letting parts of me leave

My pain is not due to him not being here, being present

My pain intensifies in waves of want…of what has not happened

What if I am not able to love him—here; In this space?

What if I am not able to love him in these orchestrated phases of time

Brown skin to Brown Skin, lips curving to meet,

Tongues enveloping touch, taste, texture and sound….

There is no meeting of the minds —He has yet to hear my heart

I’ve longed for the moments he is totally mine and

Yet yearn for the time our hearts will meet….

Presently Distanced

Written by: A. Michelle Tillman

IG: @michelle_intimatelyworded

Blogsite: https://amichelleexperience.me

Twitter: @IntimatelyWrded

 

 

Have Lady G Read YOUR Love Poem!

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Most of you guys know me by way of ALL OF the words that I string together on this blog.

However, I have often been told that I have a very nice speaking voice.

In fact, my blogging wonder twin, T Wayne, at A Joyful Process once described my voice as dulcet toned.

YAAASSS baby!

I’ve also gotten similar comments about my voice from my “sisters” Michelle at Me, Intimately worded and Dr. K.E. Garland at Kwoted.

Don’t believe me?

Click to play and listen for yourself:

 

 

Dulcet tones?

Muhahahaha!

Boy have I got them fooled 🙂

Anyway…

If you enjoy writing poetry, why not collaborate with me to celebrate the 2019 Valentine’s season by submitting one of your poems for me to read, record and post right here!

To make it happen, simply e-mail your name, poem and blog information to me at ladygflow1@gmail.com by January 30, 2019 5:00pm EST.

Of course, I reserve the editorial right to decline poems that are not aligned with the flow of this blog….which actually gives most sane folks a whole lot of leeway!

So basically, as long as it is not violent, crazy or just plain jibberish..YOU’RE IN!

LOL!

At any rate, please rest assured that if your poem is selected, it will be properly credited and I will most definitely direct readers back to you!

In return, I ask that you link your readers to this blog so that they can hear your masterpiece come to life!

To keep track, we’ll use the tag “ladygvoice”

Love and light,

LadyG 😘💋💋