Would You Know How?

One bruised,
And damaged heart…

Still beating,
But just barely.

Eyes,
With the welling up of a tear,
Hoping unnoticed,
Yet longing to see another’s eyes,
Longing to see a reflection
Of warmth.

Ears so anxious
To catch a murmur
Of seduction,
And attraction,
And the rhythmic beat
Of another’s heart.

Arms,
Empty,
But strong and
So capable of holding,
Holding tightly,
To a forever.

Spirit,
Crestfallen,
Wanting,
And needing so desperately
Fulfillment.

To be sure,
This man is broken…

Pieces falling,

So searching for completion,

And repair.

Are you there?

Is it you?

Are you my forever?

Could you…

Would you…

Would you know how

To fix this broken man?

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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34 thoughts on “Would You Know How?

  1. I do not pretend to know, but often repair-work can only come from within.

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    1. Usually… but I suspect this repair would require outside expertise.

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      1. William Ernest Henley says: I am the captain of my soul.

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      2. So well spoken Vera…as always. But perhaps, each of us…on occasion …can’t do it alone. Do you agree?

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      3. Maybe, just maybe, we need a first assistant skipper.

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      4. That my friend, in naval parlance, is the Executive Officer. That person with whom we receive unvarnished feedback and invaluable recommendations.

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      5. Indeed, we all need unvarnished feedback and invaluable recommendations. So, I suppose, we do require an Executive Officer.

        But the captain still makes the ultimate call.

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      6. Yes, he or she has the ultimate responsibility for completion of the mission. And therein lies the loneliness of command.

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      7. Is it like: there is no roadmap, because you are making the map?

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      8. By the way, sir, why did you not read my latest post? 🙂

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      9. Just got done with my yard work…in the process of catching up. Stand by…

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      10. So, yes…it’s exceptional, as always.

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      11. And your response was exceptional, thank you. Sorry for being so demanding of attention. 🙂

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      12. Not at all…I want so much to focus on what’s important! 🙂

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      13. It’s just that it was meant for you.

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      14. That is so important…and in fact, makes me blush!! 🙂

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  2. Love this one! Speaking of completion, I wonder whether it is a joint responsibility, a partnership that paves the road to completion…or whether we fool ourselves with the belief that a partner is essential for oneness. Your works make me think, and I truly enjoy that. Thank you, and have a great day (or night, whichever it is in your part of the world) 🙂

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    1. I so much appreciate your thoughts! And I so much agree. In the end, to enjoy pure wholeness, maybe we need the confidence of that special partner to guide our travels through life. Yes?

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      1. Well said. I agree, a journey together is always better than one alone. Perhaps all we need is trust and faith of a special someone to see us through journeys harsh and pleasant. Nothing seems insurmountable with ‘the confidence of that special partner’. A pleasure reading your works and comments!!

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      2. Thanks so much for your perspective and interest in my efforts! You are so spot on! 🙂

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  3. “Ears so anxious
    To catch a murmur
    Of seduction”

    Beautifully worded. Wonderful poem!

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    1. Thank you! Really appreciate your thoughts and interest in my efforts!

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  4. I like your style…just a few more peeks before I go do what I was going to do… 🙂

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    1. Really appreciate it! It pretty straight forward stuff. I love more esoteric poetry…but this seems to be the voice I’ve found…at least for now. 😃

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      1. I’m a firm believer in going with what you find within. Well, a new believer, but firm nonetheless. I just really delved into writing this year and a wise friend advised me of this at the beginning. I get it now.

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      2. I so agree! I just started last summer and just let things flow. Guess I am where I am. 😊

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      3. Best way to do it, it seems!

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