Poetic Endeavors

    Update: I have been taking a number of poetry writing classes at my local community college. In addition to being most enjoyable, it has helped me produce a handful of poems that I have placed onto this website. I 2020, I need to create a menu to better navigate between the poems and arrange older vs. newer ones.

    I hope to expand my poetry to topics beyond relationships, such as the beauty found in nature. I have a few listed in the menu.

    A Few of My Favorite Poets:

    Emily Dickinson
    William Shakespeare
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    William Butler (W.B.) Yeats
    Edgar Allen Poe

    Two Friends at Lunch

    It's just two friends at lunch you see
    with lives from pasts lived separately.
    Close friends once, but never lovers.
    Though silently desired one, the other.

    Adventures to tell, the smile on her face.
    My feelings kept quiet, to remain in their place.
    Though I shall wonder as I look in her eyes
    if I should tell of my feelings inside.

    Maybe she'll see them without any words.
    Maybe she won't. My thoughts so absurd!
    Alone it's been me that's carried this weight,
    thirteen long years to sit face-to-face.

    Across a small table, our hearts within reach.
    A chance to tell her, but they're words I can't speak.
    Alas, many a tale having come to its end,
    they minutes flew by, the time has been spent.

    A chance has been given, life's answered my prayers.
    But nothing has changed - it seems so unfair!
    I'll always wonder, one last look in her eyes.
    Should I have told of those feelings I hide.

    But it's just two friends at lunch you see.
    Things left unsaid - for eternity.


    rick signature 1995













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