You Have a Smile that  Lights the World

You Have a Smile that Lights the World

You have a smile that lights the world, Shining from within, Breaking out between the clouds That form the skin of self. Lucky we, to live nearby That unpretentious sun, To share its fire, to feel its love, To know its warmth so well. Just as the sun’s sweet...
How Wonderful to Have  You in My Life

How Wonderful to Have You in My Life

How wonderful to have you in my life! All my feelings whirl about my heart! Perhaps I can’t contain that I’m your wife; Perhaps I don’t know how or where to start. You have me always, no matter what you do: A gift I give my gift, joyously. Nothing...
I Wish You Were My Valentine

I Wish You Were My Valentine

I wish you were my Valentine Though I may not be yours, And I may, in my ignorance, Be speaking to closed doors. I have no inkling of your heart, No hint what you might say; But when I think of you the sun Will just not go away. There is in you a loveliness That makes...
Wish he knew

Wish he knew

He means so much to me I wish he knew~ Because when he’s around the sky’s a different shade of ~ and when he talks my knees begin to shake~ The last things I want is another heart break~ If he’d be loyal then I’d be true~ And maybe someday he...
What I Want to Ask of You Is this

What I Want to Ask of You Is this

What I want to ask of you is this, If I can find the nerve to make the leap: Life scatters dreams across the hills of sleep, Lest we be too easy in our bliss. Yet I am aware what I might miss. Only what we treasure can we keep, Ultimately sowing what we reap, Modeling...
I Do Not Know You Well,  But What I Know

I Do Not Know You Well, But What I Know

I do not know you well, but what I know Enchants me, like a song sung far away. I cannot hear the words, but what they say Hangs softly on the hills where I must go. I see you furtively and note your eyes, Hazel and dreamy, your spirit half elsewhere; I note the sheen...
Even Though We Fight a Lot,  I Love You

Even Though We Fight a Lot, I Love You

Even though we fight a lot, I love you. We fight, I think, because the stakes are high. I sometimes get so mad I cannot stand you, But underneath my anger I could cry. I have an uncontrolled need to control you, To be your only destiny and guide. I know it isn’t...
How Both of You Are  Voices of One Song

How Both of You Are Voices of One Song

How both of you are voices of one song! As counterpoint makes one soul out of two, Pleasing to the heart in all you do: Praising love with music clear and strong. Your harmonies our faith and hope renew As beauty like a wave sweeps over wrong: No act of love can fail...
A Valentine Is Nothing Like

A Valentine Is Nothing Like

A Valentine is nothing like A chocolate or a rose. For in a week these shall be gone, But Valentines remain. If love were always sweet to tongue Or fragrant to the nose, Each day would be like Valentine’s, And we would go insane. A Valentine just hangs around...
Until We Met I Didn’t Know

Until We Met I Didn’t Know

Until we met I didn’t know How light a heart could be; How, chained to one by bonds of love, I still could feel so free. I didn’t realize that my dreams Could ever be so real; Or when I had all I could want, Exactly how I’d feel. This year of love...
Thank You for You: For Who You Are

Thank You for You: For Who You Are

Thank you for you: for who you are, However far away; And for the words you send to me, Near mad for what you say. Knowing simply that you’re there, Yet thinking much of me, Opens up my happiness, Undone for all to see. About the Author: Nicholas Gordon...
A Teenage Girl’s First Crush

A Teenage Girl’s First Crush

A teenage girl’s first crush is . . . well, crushing. Her body isn’t hers, nor is her mind. She finds herself shivering, shaking, blushing, Weak, tormented, sick, and going blind. And why? Because some guy might look her way, Then cast his eyes as quickly...
Star light, star bright

Star light, star bright

Sometimes late at night I gaze at the sky and wish upon the stars that you love me as I do you I want to explore you mind–soul–and body– and not let it end. The wind blows through my hair I imagine your touch the thrill is exhilarating and leaves me breathless...
Someone

Someone

Someone in my heart beyond all my pride, Holds a secret desire so intense deep inside. Imprisoned with all my passion and love, Unknown to anyone but the lord up above. A desire for someone to cherish and hold, The need for love to call my own. Someone who keeps me...
September

September

September lingers in the arms of love Even as a certain crispness calls. Perhaps some fear she’s not yet conscious of Takes messages as she her pleasure stalls, Embracing what must bleed, as from a wound. More frequently, she starts to feel marooned. Business...
I Do Not See You Often with My Eyes

I Do Not See You Often with My Eyes

I do not see you often with my eyes, But often you are with me in my heart. We rarely speak, but there are deeper ties That keep us close while we must be apart. Friendships don’t depend on sights and sounds, But on the mysteries of need and grace. You’re...
A Rose

A Rose

a rose, she is and one in full bloom she gives me the stars, and the sun, and the moon and her smile is not just just a beautiful sight, though it is, but its power, and love, from below and above she is daytime and night she is wrong, she is right she is peace, she...
Right in Front of us

Right in Front of us

We have spent our live searching for the one Talking to each other about the people we are with and what we wanted in a relationship For little did we know they were right Under our nose We wanted someone to be there for us, understand us, and most of all love us As...
Promise?

Promise?

Love me. Hug me. Remember me. Promise? Call my name. Be my friend. Don’t leave me. Promise? Don’t hurt me. Protect me. Comfort me. Promise? Don’t turn your back on me. Don’t ignore me. Be happy for me. Promise? Move on without me. Forget me. Be...
Only in the Prison of Perfection

Only in the Prison of Perfection

Only in the prison of perfection, Needing neither love nor company, Your body quite dissolved in pure perception, One oversoul as far as mind can see; Unattached to meaning or desire, Redolent of heaven’s thin, cold air, Empty of an all-devouring fire Nor...
I Pray for You and Wish I Could Do More

I Pray for You and Wish I Could Do More

I pray for you and wish I could do more, But more I cannot do from far away. Like leaves before the wind we cannot stay, Ripped dancing, dancing to the forest floor. I wish I could your ailing health restore And bring you to the strength of yesterday, But all we...
The Power Of Love

The Power Of Love

Love can change everything you have known Everything you believe with this feeling shown A heart beating faster can make two people fly Make you walk on water in the twinkle of an eye It takes control of the heart, mind, body and soul They fit that place deep inside...
Our Days

Our Days

I remember the days of our youth Of golden dust and sunny days Of sweet vine and starry nights And most of all–I remember you. The uncomplicated way in life Trusting someone because you could Of innocence in our eyes …and the love we once knew Vacations and the...
I Miss You on Our Anniversary

I Miss You on Our Anniversary

I miss you on our anniversary. It’s lonelier than most days I’m alone, Even though we manage on the phone To touch with words the face we cannot see. You away are far more dear to me Than anyone who might remain at home. My love is in the places that you...
To My Loved One  on His Day

To My Loved One on His Day

To my loved one on his* day: Over you may sunshine reign! May the west wind weary wane, Yielding to your right-of-way! Let me let you see your smile On all the mirrors of your face Vying for the favored place, Each singing praises all the while! Dearest one, for whom...
October

October

October is self-confident and strong, Crisp and ready for the captious wind. Though life lies less ahead and more behind, Old age has barely bonneted the bones. Beauty so outrageous can’t be wrong, Even as death steals among the stones, Resting where the leaves...
Occasions Such as These Acquire Meaning

Occasions Such as These Acquire Meaning

Occasions such as these acquire meaning Not only in the heart but on the stage, Your intimate agreement now convening Our families, for we also will engage. Union will unite two universes, Reaching back and forward into time, Eliciting new verses and reverses Needed...
Obligations Open Many Doors

Obligations Open Many Doors

Obligations open many doors. No joy is long sustained without some vows. Years of passion sweep up many shores; On love’s soft strand life fewer waves allows. Up to now you’ve looked, but now you’ve found, Relying on your hearts to tell you when....
November

November

November knows the beauty of a line: One stroke across the heart of a gray sky. Vacancy is where true vision lies, Eternity redacted into time. Memory now moves into the garden, Bringing with it music never heard. Each slender, naked branch is like a word Recalling...
No Words

No Words

There are no words to describe how beautiful she is, or how special she is, or my love for her. To put these things into words would be to define them, To quantify them, which means to limit them. There would be a beginning and an end. There is no definition fitting,...
Night Comes for Me  Throughout the Day

Night Comes for Me Throughout the Day

Night comes for me throughout the day And closes my external door. I know that I am in for more Unhappiness, and yet I stay. The pain of missing you is less Than that of missing thoughts of you. And so I’d rather suffer through This torture than face emptiness....
There Is a Mountain  Somewhere Near

There Is a Mountain Somewhere Near

There is a mountain somewhere near The harbor of our love Where I can go sometimes to view Our marriage from above. I see the vastness of the sea Outside our sheltered bay, With boats like toys upon the flat Bare corrugated gray. I see the shadows of the clouds, An...
How Can I Tell You  More than I Can Know

How Can I Tell You More than I Can Know

How can I tell you more than I can know? All the oceans in me fall away. Precious thoughts, when wild emotions blow, Pause fleetingly, but can’t prolong their stay. You are the dual anchors of my life As inner tides well up and then decrease; Nor can I see you...
About the Author – Nicholas Gordon

About the Author – Nicholas Gordon

written by Nicholas Gordon I was Born in 1940 in Albany, N.Y., but have lived in New York City or its environs for most of my life. I am married, with three adult children. I have a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Queens College, CUNY, and a...
I Miss You on Your Birthday

I Miss You on Your Birthday

I miss you on your birthday, Not only for your smile, But for the piece of me that’s gone, Left within your care. I’m in an empty hallway And have been for awhile, Gazing inwardly towards home, Neither here nor there. How quickly we’ve turned...
May

May

May is innocent and hot to breed, Alternately chaste and ruled by need, Yielding to the wisdom of her seed. About the Author: Nicholas Gordon...
March

March

March marches to the beat of her own drum, Angry in the way of eager youth, Rebelling against what she will become, Challenging the too-long-frozen truth. How beautiful, this month of rage and ruth! About the Author: Nicholas Gordon...
Love Was Not Enough for Us

Love Was Not Enough for Us

Love was not enough for us, Though we were much in love. We started down the well-worn path, But it was not to be. Delight was not enough for us, Nor tenderness that moved Through years of angry dissonance Towards some dark, bitter sea. Our differences were far too...
Thank You for Being the  Love of My Life

Thank You for Being the Love of My Life

Thank you for being the love of my life, Half of the child asleep in my womb, A husband whose husbandry made of his wife Near as blissful a blossom as ever did bloom! Knight of my nights and dance of my days, Yours are the eyes in which I am most me. Only with you...
love

love

love can be good love can be bad we all want something we never had is there a soul mate out there for me that special person one day we will see someone to hold you in their arms hands touching holding palms sweet passionate lingering kisses bodies fingerling...
For Most of Us Life Passes like a Dream

For Most of Us Life Passes like a Dream

For most of us life passes like a dream, Revealing only what is on our minds. Inside the prison of the self we see Each object as a shadow on our wall. Nothingness awaits, as sure as night. Did I not have you, dear friend, I might, Shadow on a shade, not be at all....
June

June

June is promise bent on a reward, Unsparing in his self-inflicted vow, Not knowing that the golden time is now, Ever the bright dream he struggles toward. About the Author: Nicholas Gordon...
July

July

July lies lazy, like a muddy river Unconscious of its slow slide to the sea. Life seems like it goes on for forever, Yet deeper currents know it cannot be. About the Author: Nicholas Gordon...
January

January

January waits, unsentimental, Again born into beauty, cruel and kind. Nor cold nor darkness fools the wily child, Unweeping in a brutal wind and wild, As the Earth turns passionless and blind. Rejoicing in her birth, she dons the mantle, Yearning to recall what lies...
Just Wanted You to Know:  I Love You

Just Wanted You to Know: I Love You

Just wanted you to know: I love you. Months have passed since we became close friends. Every day I find I’m thinking of you, Though no word from you that message sends. And yet we share all other thoughts and feelings: I cannot wait to tell you of my day, And...
Heaven Isn’t Known  for Being Easy

Heaven Isn’t Known for Being Easy

Heaven isn’t known for being easy. Although the door is open, few desire Peace and inner glory, ecstasy, Purchased through the sacrifice of power. Yet there are those who find their way through love. After all attempts at ecstasy– Nocturnal, furtive,...
I Feel as Though My  Heart Lay Bleeding

I Feel as Though My Heart Lay Bleeding

I feel as though my heart lay bleeding On a countertop. The pain is like a flooded scream That cannot, will not stop. I cannot live, I cannot breathe; Pain is all I do. I cannot think how I can be Long living without you. Ah, God! I want you back so bad That I would...
Happy Valentine, My Love

Happy Valentine, My Love

Happy Valentine, my love! All my love is yours. Praised be love that brings us home, Pilgrims to these shores. Yearnings here find harborage; Vanities, sly smiles. All that righteous anger rends, Love here reconciles. Even in the darkness where No bitterness finds...
“Happy Birthday” Means Much More

“Happy Birthday” Means Much More

“Happy Birthday” means much more Than have a happy day. Within these words lie lots of things I never get to say. It means I love you first of all, Then thanks for all you do. It means you mean a lot to me, And that I’m proud of you. But most of all,...
Happy Birthday, Darling

Happy Birthday, Darling

Happy birthday, darling! Even though you’re not with me. Right now you’re with someone else Temporarily. I know I am the wild cat Who’ll get you in the end, Not only your hot lover, but Your best and truest friend. So have a happy birthday And...
Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary! After many years Pleasure is a golden hillside, Passionate and still. Your bedrooms and your hands are free, After unshed tears; Now much of life is tucked away, No longer touched by will. In your hearts a wilderness, Vast and undisturbed, Empty of...
Happiness Has Been Your  Gift to Me

Happiness Has Been Your Gift to Me

Happiness has been your gift to me All these years of melody and pain, Pleasure, hardship, wanton rhapsody, Pure delight and hard, wind-driven rain. Years do not add up to love and glory: All things rest on non-things far more true. No note is so sustained throughout...
Happiness Is Neither Here nor There

Happiness Is Neither Here nor There

Happiness is neither here nor there. All we have and are is like the snow. Pain and pleasure tend to come and go. Paradise is with us everywhere. Years shall burn away in that bright sun As we become like children once again, Needing neither clarity nor gain, Nor...
Thank You for Being Our  Guardian Angel

Thank You for Being Our Guardian Angel

Thank you for being our guardian angel! Having come to our rescue in our time of need. Angels love people as parents love children, Nor could we a better have found of the breed, Knowing how hard such a one is to wangle! Yet you, with your wings and your halo...
Sometimes People Grow Together Slowly

Sometimes People Grow Together Slowly

Sometimes people grow together slowly, As trees reach across an old stone wall, Entangling roots and crossing slender branches Till one can barely tell which comes from which. You’ve become part of my life slowly, As music, often played, lives in the heart,...
Candles Are a Gift of Light

Candles Are a Gift of Light

Candles are a gift of light, A tiny sun, a bit of star. No other dancer in the night Dances with such sheer delight, Little souls serene and bright, Each a glimpse of what we are Shining innocent and pure. About the Author: Nicholas Gordon...
May Our Friendship Last Forever

May Our Friendship Last Forever

May our friendship last forever; May I sail upon your sea. May we go through life together; May there always be a “we.” May I be your endless sky; May you breathe my gentle air. May you never wonder why Each time you look for me, I’m there. May we be...
Friends

Friends

I was born at dawn And again in the warm summer rain When the leaves swirl with the dance of the wind And at the silent snowfall that fills my soul When the spring sky is decorated with lightening And fall colors form the illusion of movement When the evening sky...
Forever and Always

Forever and Always

In the past relationships I thought I felt love, but then I realized it was all just play, but that moment you said “I love you”, so strong so meaningful, I felt it right away, this was definitely true love, you said I was your queen, when you touched me,...
This Is the First Time I  Have Ever Loved

This Is the First Time I Have Ever Loved

This is the first time I have ever loved; Yours, the first face I can not forget. I think you are afraid, perhaps, and moved To wonder whether you should do this yet. I also am afraid, and yet I know That wonder is a thing that needs a yes; Should you step back and...
First Anniversaries  Replay the Tune

First Anniversaries Replay the Tune

First anniversaries replay the tune, Instigating music yet unheard, Reminiscences without a word, Salient as the dark side of the moon. Then sing with joy the old, familiar song And listen for the notes you cannot hear, Notes that play but to the inner ear, Nor more...
Fifty Years Is Really  Not Enough

Fifty Years Is Really Not Enough

Fifty years is really not enough In which to plumb the depths of someone’s soul. Fifty more years, then, should be the goal: To know the beauty of another’s love, Yearnings shape, and life-long shadows buff. Yet life was never easy in those years. Everest...
February

February

February knows his fortune well, Even in the bitterness of dawn Breaking in the coldest hour of hell, Revealing but the worst that must be borne. Underneath the ice the passions sleep Ablaze with all the beauty of their burning, Rendering a richness that will keep Yet...
Farewell, my friend and confidante!

Farewell, my friend and confidante!

Farewell, my friend and confidante! As you go, so must I Return upon the well-worn path Each soul must travel by. Wend where you will, my wanderer, Even as you stay Long-treasured in my lonely heart, Loved well, though far away. About the Author: Nicholas Gordon...
Faith

Faith

Often I have walked alone in life Trusting only my self and my heart But one day what I hope for I will find Love –you in my life I hope to find Love of my life I am trying to find Her name to be revealed perhaps by time –her loving touch I hope to find My heart is...
I Don’t Expect You Soon  to Love Me

I Don’t Expect You Soon to Love Me

I don’t expect you soon to love me, Nor are my own feelings clear. Passion is the ornate entrance To a world we crave and fear. We cannot know where this will take us, Nor whether we will ride for long, But pleasure is the overture That flows into the larger...
Engagement Is the Time Between

Engagement Is the Time Between

Engagement is the time between Being two and one. It moves so fast the mountains shift Before the survey’s done. It’s not a thing you can get used to, Trying for a fit; It’s sheer uphill, the road to bliss, And when you’re there, that’s...
Engagements Are by  Nature Temporary

Engagements Are by Nature Temporary

Engagements are by nature temporary, A passageway to fields in which we’ll grow. But I have found this year of passage very Much like the wedded world we soon will know. There is a permanence in our relation Drawn not from law or custom but from love. This year...
December

December

December finds himself again a child Even as he undergoes his age. Cold and early darkness now descends, Embracing sanctuaries of delight. More and more he stares into the night, Becoming less and less concerned with ends, Emblem of the innocent as sage Restored to...
Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Your eyes are alive and oh so blue. I see you but I’m unknown to you. Maybe one day you’ll see my face. You’ll know it’s me, I’m in a daze. If ever you saw me standing there… No never mind why should you care I see your smile inside...
My mood is like a cloudy noon

My mood is like a cloudy noon

My mood is like a cloudy noon Waiting for the sun, Or like a sailing ship that can’t Set sail without the tide. I fidget in my emptiness, Not knowing where to run; Yet when you’re near I can’t explain What’s going on inside. It’s too bad...
Happy Birthday to the One I Love

Happy Birthday to the One I Love

Happy birthday to the one I love! All my joy goes out to you today! Perhaps I learned, the months you were away, Part of me moves always as you move. You’re the yearning distance can’t remove, Bringing life to reveries cold and gray; In thoughts of you my...
Happy Birthday to My Love

Happy Birthday to My Love

Happy birthday to my love! A sea around my heart: Part shelter, part enduring word, Part mirror of my art. You are the calm that drains my rage, Bliss upon my shores, Immensity immutable, Rush that life restores. To you I wish to be a welcome Harbor for your ocean,...
Happy Birthday to a Special Friend

Happy Birthday to a Special Friend

Happy birthday to a special friend! Although I haven’t known you many years, Perhaps because you’ve dried so many tears, Pleasure reigns as I these greetings send. Your happiness should last till all things end! Because you’ve been so sweet and...
Happy Birthday to My Dearest Man

Happy Birthday to My Dearest Man

Happy birthday to my dearest man, A father after many years of trying. Pleasure? Yes, of course, there’s no denying; Perhaps more, though, the angst of those who plan. Yet now we have a boy, whose gurgles can Bestow on us a love of life undying, Immerse us in...
Before You, I Was Just  Hanging Out

Before You, I Was Just Hanging Out

Before you, I was just hanging out. My days were all hubbub, no beauty. Boredom seemed what life was all about. Excitement meant going to a movie. Then I fell in love with you; my mall Opened to a sudden rush of sky; Trees turned into happiness; and all The things I...
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