An Illusion Of Tomorrow

He had never heard
Her voice,

But in reality,

He had.

He heard her
In the slow melody,
Of gentle waves,
Washing over the sands
Of a pure white,
Glistening beach
At dawn.

He had never touched
The silkiness of
Her porcelain skin,

But in reality,

He had.

He felt her,
In the whisper breeze
Cooling him
In the heat of summer.

He had never seen
The luster and moistness
Of her eyes,

But in reality,

He had.

He stood in awe
Of her radiant eyes
Every clear night,
When the infinite grandeur
Of the heavens
So clearly,
The fluorescence
Of her gaze.

All he could dream of,

All he could hope for,

All he could pray for,

That life would grant him
The chance
To be with her…

To be hers,

And not hold her
As an ongoing distant fantasy
Of a mythological,
Beautiful woman.

He needed
To consummate physically,
A direct embrace,
With her voice,
And body,
And eyes.

His connection with her
Demanded a closure,

And a sense of reality,

And forever.

Not simply,

An illusion…

An illusion

Of tomorrow.

ยฉ 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

26 thoughts on “An Illusion Of Tomorrow

  1. Wow, Bill, love this one as I think I love all your poems. You are the master poet of infatuation and unrequited love apart from a friend of mine who is also a poet. His words reached me so much in 2015. And now it seems it is your turn. Thank you for sharing such beautiful and true words!

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    1. All my pleasure Marta! I’m so glad you liked it! I believe that one of the greatest compliments a writer can receive is when she/he truly joins with the reader and creates a feeling. Do you agree? Thanks, as always, for spending some of your precious time reading my efforts!

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      1. There is NOTHING amateur about you, especially when it comes to writing. You know how they say the poem does not belong to you once it is published. You have essentially passed ownership to your readers and their interpretation. I am just one of those delinquent interpretations, who is still a huge fan.

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      2. Thanks Vera…my vision of these words is meant to be clear, so clear, for the reader. So much appreciate your thoughts and interest. I hope you have a wonderful day!!

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      3. Good evening Vera! Thanks again for your thoughtful and so helpful feedback! Sorry I wasn’t able to stay up late enough to see this comment. Hope you had a wonderful day and I wish for you a lovely weekend as well!

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      4. Thanks Vera…and without question…you have freehold entitlement. And I did have a nice Saturday, despite all the company work I had to do. Tell me to stop winging. ๐Ÿ™‚


      5. I so much appreciate your thoughts Vera…and that’s so kind of you to say. Just another Saturday night in northern Virginia, and a nice evening to sit on my front step to do just that…write. Its my respite, and what I look forward to every day. My personal healing space and time. One of the simple pleasures in life.


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