All the necessary words are spoken.




Take one look. One, long, lingering look. But do me a favour?

Take off your rose coloured spectacles, your nationlist flag, your preconceived ideas, your sense of specialness, your ego: Simply be.


One kiss. One more kiss. Just one.

One life. One breath of air. One desire.

Once alive, no going back: It is begun.

Past hours are destined for the funeral pyre.


See me as I am: Beyond the face and the graying hair. Beyond the uniform of garment labels, tags, names, and logos. Beyond the touch of my hand; the smell of my aftershave; the taste of my kiss; the sound of my voice. The marque of my steed.


One bird. One on wing. White Dove.

One peace. One lone pleasure. A flower.

Unstoppable. Irreversible. In love.

In absolute awe of the ultimate power.


Understand me, please. Accept me as your brother or sister. My gender is not important. Nor the colour of my eyes; the colour of my skin; the colour of my persuasion; only, of my intent. My sword is raised in salute, not aimed in challenge.


One thought. One whisper. Pearl sheen.

One wish. One bright sparkle. A star.

Wherever you go, I have earlier been,

Two arrows loosed to travel high and afar.


So we meet again beneath this sun.

Once we were part of the same star; our tips dipped in the pool of golden light. Our shafts stressed ready on the great archer’s string, and then... awakening to our individuality with that sickening thud in our premature bellies.





© Griffonner 2022

Poetry by Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-05-18 at 00:03

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Sona The PoetBay support member heart!
This is so so so beautiful, Allen
Absolutely Love it and beautifully well you have woven this tapestry of a poem saying it like it ought to be and it is actually, only if someone saw or felt it that way.

Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
So very well written
A joy to read
Thanks for sharing,

D G Moody The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm still taking this in - more readings and letting it settle; but already it rings true for me; and I liked the urgency here - a call to understand and be one. So yes - Bravo!

arquious The PoetBay support member heart!
What a way! Of having all necessary words sent across and spoken. If only that can be always a reality. So hopeful and freeing. Thanks for sharing.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
This is a creed or a direction by which one, all of us, can live. I admire that you found a way to express this elusive idea into a poem. Bravo.