Enduring Love, A Poem By Eddie Myles, Jr.
So it’s been quite a long time since I finished a new poem in the collection I’ve been working on for about 2 years now. This one has actually been in progress for some time and I just wasn’t inspired to finish it. I discovered recently that the reason was most if not all of my poems are in some way autobiographical as well as therapeutically cathartic. As such, I often need to close the book on the situation, issue, person or event that serves as the inspiration for the poem in order to finish it. I only recently arrived at that place and - right on schedule - I was compelled to finish this piece. Like most of my work it has a pretty common theme and is laced with the requisite amount of esoteric references. Enjoy!
I’d take forty lashes - if but one could come from you
Haphazard with my feelings, I have been, that is true
But there are many forces and - I must release my dove
So I can be the falcon swooping down from up above
If no love’s lost, then venture’s nil and I repeat the pattern
Of all the stars and all the moons I envy only Saturn
Some speak of joy, you speak of pain, but I believe in blood
When mine flows free, then flows no more will you then feel my love?
Eradicate my passion or open up my hearts desire
Of words with petty actions I bore quickly and I tire
The light that used to be is the light that flickers still
I try to shut it down, but can’t seem - to break my will
As we see the future, but without our crystal ball
Perception always differs, but in the end, does darkness fall
I will be your god, for you are - my Agnes
Everything immaculate, even as we both are savage
It’s true, that what burns bright and hot, also dissipates
But ours will be enshrined and glow each time I contemplate