A Poem For Friday

Many of you know Lance Greenfield and I’m delighted to welcome him to my ‘A Poem for Friday’ slot. Before you read his sensual poem, here’s a little bit about him:

Lance is the author of two self-published novels in the ‘inspirational fiction’ genre. He got into writing by submitting reviews as part of the BBC RAW (Read and Write) campaign a few years ago. There was huge enthusiasm for his reviews, so he resolved to post reviews for every book that he reads on his personal blog, Write to Inspire. He now just loves to write anything from flash fiction to poetry to short stories.

Although he has been writing poetry all of his life, he never shared any of his poems from the time that his English teacher told him that his poetry was rubbish when he was only eight years old until he was encouraged by a tutor at the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School in 2016 to read one of his poems. Since then, his natural flow of verse from his pen has been unstoppable.

Wearing Silk

By

Lance Greenfield

Before I open my eyes,

I see you.

I feel you.

I slip out of bed,

Naked, yet enveloped by you.

I slip on my running shorts,

My shirt, my socks.

But I am already wearing you,

Like a silk cloak.

You envelope me.

You wrap yourself around me.

I am inside you.

As I stretch and start to run,

I feel you,

Soft against my skin,

Strong, soft silk.

My cadence becomes your rhythm.

As I push myself up the first hill,

I wrap myself around you,

Like a silk cloak.

I envelope you.

I wrap myself around you.

You are inside me.

You feel me,

Soft against your skin,

Strong, soft silk.

We are sheets of strong, soft silk,

Intertwined.

Inseparable.

A strong wind tries to rip us apart,

But we merge: a silk banner,

Blowing in the gale,

Defying the storm.

We are so closely bound that

Not even the fiercest maelstrom could rip us apart.

Our every ripple, every wave,

Is as one.

We are together,

Forever.

I wear you like silk.

You wear me like silk.

I am inside you,

And you in me.

We are bonded: a strong silk sash,

Forever.

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10 Responses to A Poem For Friday

  1. Reblogged this on Write to Inspire and commented:

    I am so thrilled and honoured to have one of my poems featured in the blog of esteemed writer and blogger, Esther Chilton.

    My hope for this poem, when I wrote it in my head as I ran along the roads around Swanwick, Derbyshire, was that people would read it aloud. They can read it as from themselves to their true love or from their true love to themselves. Or, dear reader, from me to you.

    Either way, I hope that you enjoy it.

  2. Linkingpeople2003 says:

    ….EXCELLENT Lance! Keep it up! Welcome and Thanks!

    Wearing Silk: A Limerick
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Before opening eyes, see you, feel you!

    Slipping out of bed, naked yet enveloped by you!

    Slip on running shorts, shirt, socks, already wearing you!

    Like a silk cloak, envelope, wrap around, inside you!

    Pushing uphill, intertwined, inseparable, wind fails to rip, strong silk sash, you!

  3. Eva Hnizdo says:

    I loved the poem. It’s a love l
    etter

  4. Kim Smyth says:

    Excellent poem, and you look very handsome in your kilt!

  5. Rae Longest says:

    Reblogged this on Literacy and Me and commented:

    Poem for Day 24 of National Poetry Month

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