Confused I stand – Stalemate romance (Poem)

Confused I stand – Stalemate romance

Confused I stand
Lost in feelings that pull
Wondering where the soul guides
Should I confide

Questioning it all again
Wondering if, when
She knows and feels it too
Wondering what to do

We stand and stare
What fills the air
Tension and strife
Or love and life

Simple words are said
Trying to clear my head
Hearts are there
Full of care

Should we try to ignore
Push apart as before
Or reach out in faith
And just… say

Does the heart run and hide
Or push fear aside
And jump to the one
Is love undone

Friendship is there
Conversations we share
But do we dare bare
Our hearts again

A smile
A reach
Embrace we seek
Tear on cheek

And touch

Long it takes
Confusion rakes
Me over the coals
Swimming through holes
But something’s there
We share
A love that’s rare

Pulling apart
Thoughts rip at heart
Heart fights to feel
Mind starts to reel

And there we are
So close
Yet so far

Staring again
Hearts spin
Questions remains
Is it the strain

I want to believe
Don’t want to leave
But work is calling
Heart starts falling

Bouncing round on the floor
Slipping on tears from before
Hearing no sound
Silence surrounds

Two screaming hearts found
Writhing on the floor
Not back to before
But is there a door

Leading to a new place
Thoughts crease face
We wait
To see what will take

Time slips on
Silent creature moving us beyond
The current dance
Lovers trance?

To work I drive
In and out of traffic
A dance of my own

Trying to hone
These feelings
Alone again

Do we dare
Do we “just care”
Or do we share what it takes
To make it great

The day I spend
Wondering again and again
Where do we go from here
Futures not clear

Is it current strain
Or ease of pain
Do we jump in
Or refrain

How will it end
Do we dive in
Take a chance
Break this stalemate romance

Stephen Kellogg – 2010


About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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2 Responses to Confused I stand – Stalemate romance (Poem)

  1. lesliepaints says:

    Wow. Feel the anguish and indecision in this one. Good poem Stephen.

  2. Thank you Leslie,
    sometimes heart and life collide at the keyboard.

    Thanks for the feedback



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