Connecting…

“Connections are everything” sets the spirit of the poetic prompt at the Poetry Jam this week. This week is also my first participation there, and I am headed to make it count 😉

Love Poem, (by the way)

Connect with me
Through that thought line
That keeps us both
Awake and waiting
At both ends of the phone line. 

Relay to me
Through that hectic confusion
Caused by our sleepless
Caustic mornings after.
Devoid of touching you.
And haunted by frustrated dreams. 

Relate to me
Using that old-fashioned
Bunch of flowers
That will invariably die
Uncared for,
Forgotten
On the kitchen table
Where I tossed them
Before I tossed myself
Into your arms 

Forgetting thoughts
and phones
and dreams. 

Get touched
And stay connected! 

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image courtesy: The Poetry Jam web site

11 replies on “Connecting…”

  1. Ahhh Long distance love can be so fulfilling and yet, leave us so wanting.
    What a lovely read. Great imagery. 🙂

  2. JInksy says:

    I too have known the telephone/letter/far off love thing! You caught it well here…

  3. Mary says:

    I enjoyed this contribution to Poetry Jam. Glad you found us, and hope you will make it a regular stop. Your poem was well composed. I get the idea of a difficult relationship, one with lots of passion but also troubled with misunderstandings. But love is there, and hopefully love will trump all. Here’s mine:
    http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2012/03/connect-dots.html

  4. Peggy says:

    Lovely connection poem! And thank you for coming by Poetry Jam. I hope you will return!

  5. Grace says:

    Long distance relationship is difficult and can kill the relationship.

    I like that call of staying in touch and keeping the connection ~

    http://everydayamazin.blogspot.ca/2012/03/monday-morning.html

  6. David King says:

    The final two lines round beautifully round off the originality of the whole. Excellently crafted.

  7. brian miller says:

    smiles…i love the intimacy in this…and the many ways too that we try to make it happen…be it the phone calls or flowers….but nothing compares to that actual touch….well done…

  8. You’ve captured the pain of long distance so well, great expressive poem. 🙂

  9. Thanks to:

    Daydreamertoo – you are so right!
    JInksy – thanks for the appreciation!
    Mary – I always enjoy your analysis. Sometimes they make me realise things I’d not been aware of.
    Peggy – I sure hope so, too.
    Grace – thanks for reading!
    David – I’m glad you enjoyed it.
    brian – thanks for the visit! and smiles back to you.
    Hannah – thanks for the nice words!

  10. Margaret says:

    Long distance is hard… lets hope the “flinging into his arms” wasn’t a dream.

  11. Margaret – thanks a lot! Yeah, the poem does not reflect my real life situation 😉 Yet, I still have memories of such days… and nights.

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