Wish Again


We move in step

Our pace succinct
Gaining strength
From weakened knees
Chest hive shaking butterflies
Exorcised to far side of trees

I’m not sure if this is real
Can’t believe just how I feel
Falling over the bridge to up
Each move un-knots
Sore landing spots
Sandpaper shuffles
At her flip-flopped feet
Living in arbor seas of green
Forgetting planks
Arched frown toward peace

Showing way to finally reach

Had me tongue-raveled
Talking of so many things
First loves
Lame high school scenes
College majors
Burning dreams
Books
Future
Failure
Depression
Creativity therein
What we’ll be
Depends upon
More than might
Brush off
Touch, set fire
In blue jeans
Live wiring
Electricity shorts out
Words come easy
Curtail breath
Over this stream
Two lives cross
Looking up to each other
With smiles content to spend
Reciprocal grins and sugar touch
Lakeside picnic basket lunch

here, her
Seeking
w
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f
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s


………………………………….…As time trails
Through forest clearing
……………..Floating together
…………………………
tender warm wakes

Learned strides pasture worst mistakes
Full knowing now that she can hang—
Rather walking in serenity hand in hand
Where we miss and wish again
Discovering more than being happy
Finding joy that isn’t planned

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The above poem was written for One Stop Poetry’s Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge. Chris G. interviews Adam Romanowicz at One Stop Poetry. Fantastic photographer!

42 Responses to “Wish Again”

  1. some great word play adam…the chest hive butterflies line…very nice…the falling up bridge line…and you visual waterfall…all favs…well played my friend…hope you are well…

  2. Doing well. Thanks, bro.

  3. this is beautiful, Adam! the sentiment, the layout, and of course the writing. one of my favorites.

  4. Good read, flow, word choices.

  5. This is fabulous..I really enjoyed the flow and wordplay, (loved the butterflies) forgot to breath a couple of times! Great poem & energy.

  6. Mr sentiment, that was nicely done, Dustus

  7. The arched frown really had me thinking and guided me to Joy that isn’t planned. Liked the format Dustus.

  8. Adam, I love this one. I love the sentiment …. and joy that isn’t planned is the best kind :)

  9. Take those precious moments and run with them Adam, happiness and happy moments are too few and far between in this life to ignore. Make the most of what you find, learn, embrace and ultimately cross the bridge. Loved this, haven’t listened yet on my
    Mobile but I’ll return later on x hope you’re doing well friend

  10. unplanned is often the best, i think

  11. so many gorgeous lines and a terrific read…but what resonates most with me is the finding joy that isn’t planned…opens the field wide and makes me hold my breath..beautiful adam

  12. This is extraordinary work, Adam:

    Falling over the bridge to up
    Each move un-knots
    Sore landing spots… The metaphor is immaculate and the vision quite palpably felt way over here.
    Thank you for always making my Sunday :)

  13. Love how this flows, Adam, like the stream the birdge is crossing. It moves and swirls and sums up a life.

  14. Dustus likes a unplanned cut meat
    grilled steak at 9:30ish at night
    or walnut spliced salmon cakes
    soaked in sunflower seed oil well baked.
    Me, soused by a tub of rolling rock
    fall off the bridge into the water.
    Dustus on the bank with his fishing pole
    old grand dad bourbon to ease his soul.
    “That’s quite a fish I’ve just seen jump;
    better change my leader to a bourbon jigger.

  15. Beautiful write Adam, the pace felt like a walk over the bridge, really wonderfully composed. ~ Rose

  16. Finding joy unexpected…serendipity. This is a tight write.

  17. Really like the way the poem’s flow matched events described in the lines…very well crafted poem.

  18. sometimes unplanned joys are more precious :D
    very beautiful write … specially towards the end…
    //As time trails
    Through forest clearing
    Floating together
    tender warm wake// I loved these the most :D
    enjoyed reading

  19. Love the wordplay leading to the elusive visual waterfall… great writing.

  20. Excellent piece. Everything flows really well. The wordplay in here, as others have mentioned is great. I also enjoyed the projection you used near the poems finale Really well done:)

  21. Love the waterfalls, sense of falling into future, love.

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  23. I loved your intense spontaneity. Nice read!

  24. You really captured the joy in unexpected connections. So fun to be surprised by others in a good way instead of bad. And, I like the word play, too. It’s always a good thing, in my book :)

  25. This was a beautiful walk over a bridge… with unexpected joy at the end… loved the flow and words; enjoyable to read.

  26. this is a lovely write. I enjoyed every word of this.

  27. Chest hive shaking butterflies…..great line. I also love how you spun your words with this poem. It is as though you changed styles throughout the poem. I really like how you dropped waterfalls…..good piece!

  28. I love how you read. I really liked the flip flop part till you read it and then the alliteration REALLY popped out.

  29. A very powerful, emotional poem.

  30. Too many beautiful lines to mention; your word play is spot on…a meandering walk of memories when lives meet, bridge together to form new worlds because the “words come easy”. Lovely ~

  31. Great form and interesting write. Good job.

  32. I love the ‘unexptected in your poem, Adam! I love how the words seem to move on their own, into their own rhyme and line while conjuring emotions they veil in their precision…love this most of all:

    Seeking a cascade of letters that spells waterfalls and

    “………………………………….…As time trails
    Through forest clearing
    ……………..Floating together
    ……………………………tender warm wakes
    Learned strides pasture worst mistakes
    Full knowing now that she can hang—
    Rather walking in serenity hand in hand
    Where we miss and wish again
    Discovering more than being happy
    Finding joy that isn’t planned”

    Thanks greatly!

  33. This is a very innovative poem Adam

  34. I just stopped by again to thank you for your fun limerick contribution to this week’s Limerick-Off!

  35. Lovely, intricate, gentle, sad yet, hopeful too. Just…lovely.

  36. Really nice poem…

  37. Beautifully said Dustus. And a lovely pic to go with it too.

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