Archive for the ‘Poem’ Tag

A Precious Thing

We have a rare and precious thing, you and I

A strong physical attraction

An alignment of values

A meeting of minds

An uncanny connection that transcends the obvious

Exactly when, where or how this happened, is a mystery to me

Maybe it was in a dream

Or maybe, this is a dream

And I’ll wake up and find you gone.

 

© Jacky Leonard

 

Author’s notes
Thoughts about connecting on every level with someone special

Life in Colour

The world became a different place the day that I met you,

The sun shines much more warmly, the sky’s a brighter blue.

The shades of grey I saw before, have somehow been replaced

My life is glorious technicolour, the darkness now erased.

My thoughts are soaring higher, there’s nothing I can’t do

My senses working overtime and all because of you

And yet I feel afflicted, and have a heavy heart,

My world reverts to shades of grey, whenever we’re apart

 

© Jacky Leonard

Author’s notes
Life can seem very different when you fall in love.

The Bird

I was walking one day when a bird flew past me

It perched close by in a high tree

I watched it and it watched me.

There enbranched it quietly stood

In the safety of that small wood.

In the calmness of that old oak,

With hissing flies and bullfrog croak

Hazy sun shadows just like smoke

On wavering bough it did cling

For me a solo it began to sing.

© Jacky Leonard

 

Author’s notes

This was one of the first poems I wrote when I was still at school

Before

Somewhere we connected
Subconsciously in part,
Enjoying time together
More than the time apart.
I’m not sure how it happened
All I really know,
Is the time before I met you
Now seems so long ago.
I now want to be with you
As often as I can,
To share my thoughts and feelings
Experiences, plans.
It’s easy being with you,
It’s time that I adore
You’ve added something special
Made life better than before.

Jacky Leonard – © 2013

 

 

 

Whatever that means

How do you define it, in feelings, thoughts or deeds?
Will you recognise it when the early seeds
Are planted, and your world begins to change
This powerful disorder that can leave you feeling strange
Incongruent emotions, your mind a tangled mess
And patterns of behaviour range from reserved to excess
A rush of pure adrenaline, a stab of searing pain
It will take you to the heavens, crash you back to earth again
And yet you seem conditioned to seek the force unseen
To hear the words “I love you,” whatever it is that means.

© Jacky Leonard

Author’s notes

Love – unfathomable, indefinable, incongruent?
This poem is a tongue in cheek commentary about love, after hearing the words “I love you…whatever that means.”

The Sea

An incredible force of nature
Its many personas a wonder to behold
A playful clown, toying with those who come to splash and swim in its shallow water
A peaceful prophet, forecasting calm, clear passage for many a traveller
An unfathomable, mysterious spirit, keeping secrets in its hidden depths
A creative artist, producing a magnificent canvas of colour, texture and beauty
A nurturing provider, offering welcome sanctuary for creatures great and small and livelihoods to many
A raging maniac, with the potential to suck the life from those who dare to challenge its supreme authority
A hypnotic companion that holds your gaze and dares you to leave, knowing you’ll be compelled to return
To witness its dichotomous power to nurture and destroy

Jacky Leonard © March 2013

Authors Notes

In Polkerris, Cornwall, sat in a pub gazing at the sea.   

Through the eyes of a child

How did we end up so cynical?
When did we get so blasé?
Where did the wonder in everything go?
Who chased the excitement away?

The years pass by us so quickly
And with them our sense of surprise
A shame we lose the perspective of
The world through a little ones eyes

They have no pretence or conditioning
They’re Innocent, trusting and free
There’s no failure only feedback
Just the way it really should be

If we stop taking our lives for granted
And fearing what we can’t control
We could reconnect with our inner child
And rejuvenate body and soul

Jacky Leonard © March 2013

Authors notes

Thanks to baby Jacob Carey Mills, my inspiration for this one.

Let’s

Let’s not look at our past with anger and regret

Because you and I shared something incredibly special

Let’s acknowledge our mistakes and accept our challenges

We can learn from them and become stronger together as a consequence

Let’s appreciate we are different people from when we met

Stronger for our time together and wiser for our time apart

Let’s use this deep understanding of each other

To sort out our differences and connect more fully than ever

Let’s stop playing games with each other’s feelings

Our relationship was originally based on truth

Let’s just take this relationship and make it work

Through communication, honesty, trust and love

 

© Jacky Leonard 2011

 

Author’s notes
Should you get back together with an old love?  It works for some and not for others and relies on learning from the past, planning together for the future and living the present.

Number 1

People keep telling me to look after number 1
But how can I separate you and I, when you’ve become such an important part of my life
Together we are number 1
I’ve only ever wanted to be your equal
So it hurts me deeply when you think you aren’t good enough
We make a good team,
Complementing each other’s strengths and supporting each other’s challenges
So let’s both look after number one, together you and I

© Jacky Leonard 2010

Author’s notes

I believe the best relationships involve the coming together of two equals, who are able to be themselves with each other.  It begins with self love.  I’ve learned you can only truly be a good friend, or partner if you put yourself first.  Not in a selfish way, rather by remembering that you can’t pour from an empty vessel and you need to be your own best friend first.

Together

Lying together in a passionate embrace
Open hearts begin to race
The tender look, that loving touch
No words could ever say so much
Two bodies closely intertwined
Completely lost in space and time

Jacky Leonard © 2011