"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Friday, November 14, 2014

In A Moment

In a moment of love
we transcended the
judgment beating
at the door.

In a moment of love
nothing mattered
but the song freeing
us from pain.

In a moment of love
we were changed
in the chorus.

In a moment of love
you kept us from seeing
the wolf tearing away
your tomorrows.

©Susie Clevenger 2014

At Real Toads Marian prompted us with a Queen song: Love Of My Life
Love Of My Life


Björn Rudberg said...

That wolf - I like the image of the love preventing us from seeing him.. Yes love can be blind.

Cara H said...

How beautiful. What perfect words to remember a wonderful soul.
Thank you for visiting me at poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com

Vandana Sharma said...

I feel as if god's love is protecting and caring for us everytime.

Hani Nusrat said...

what a wonder rendition! I saw you on the blog roll of poets united and wanted to visit and loved what I saw! hope to read more of your stuff! congratulations on being published :-)

Marian said...

you know, this evokes for me some questions i have & things i know & don't know about Freddie's life... on thing for sure, out of love, he hid from all of us his disease. i wonder if in 1986 (the time of this concert) whether he was yet diagnosed, or when that happened. certainly he went on to perform many, many times with spectacular talent and flair, before he left us. looking back, you can see the signs of the illness in some of his performances and interviews. did we willfully ignore that? or did we not know? and he steadfastly refused until the last moment to say it. so tragic, sooooo tragic, so fascinating, too.
i love your poem, which seems to me to have a specific focus (or two) and great universality as well.

Kerry O'Connor said...

A moment of love is all it takes, and even if the wolves are at the door, some how it gives one courage to face them.

humbird said...

The magic of moment, the music, song and...personality, his universal love! ~ Love the poem :)x

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I so love this poem......those moments of love......a fantastic close in this piece, Susie.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

The wolf tearing away tomorrows . . . dang that's a great visual.

Hannah said...

Such a powerful closing, Susie...

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