Listen Deeply Inside Me

So quietly,
Connect with me.

Rest your cheek
On my bare chest.

Drape your dreams
Over my body
Amidst these tangled sheets.

Nothing more
Than us,
In the fading light
Of this
Fading day.

Our skin,
The perfect conductor
Of warmth
And emotion.

Your cheek
Still resting
On my chest.

Your arm
Establishing a presence
On my body.

Your hips
To mine.

Your ear pressed
To me.

What do you feel?

My chest,
And falling
As I reach for
This perfect rest
With you.

What do you smell?

The lingering perfume
Of two lovers
Fully committed
To consummation.

What do you hear?

My heartbeat
Now calming
After a torrid race
To love you
To completion.


Yes my love…

Yes to all
Of those things,

But this I ask.

Just listen,

Listen again,

Listen more deeply
Inside me.

Past the muscle
Of my chest,

Past the frame
Of my body,

Past the blood
Pulsing through
My heart.

Listen for
The total trust.

Listen for
The complete commitment.

Listen for
The unending love.

Listen my darling…

Listen deeply
Inside me.

Β© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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27 thoughts on “Listen Deeply Inside Me

    1. Thank you so much Dorothy!! So glad you liked it!


  1. I listened to this poem deeply and it said… Another beautifully written piece, my friend! 😁
    Really well done!

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    1. Thanks Brandi…that’s so kind of you, and so meaningful to me! Really glad you enjoyed it!

      And congratulations to both of us for making it to Friday!! πŸ™‚

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      1. You’re very welcome, Bill! ☺️ Yes! We made it to Friday… and I pat myself on the back because I didn’t wake up thinking today was something else! 😁

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      2. So well done!!!

        Progress noted.

        Well done!

        Know that I’m still stuck
        In my faltering ways…

        You must sell a self-help book,

        I’d be your very first customer!


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      3. hahaha!!! I can imagine the first chapter of my self help book… “How To Remember Your Days!” lol 😁

        That’s good to know I would have you as my first customer!! 😊

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  2. Oh my very heart!! So lovely! My absolute favorite: β€œDrape your dreams – Over my body – Amidst these tangled sheets.”

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    1. Thanks so much Tara!!!

      I loved that line myself…it was just so pure and soft.

      Really happy you liked it!!!


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      1. That makes me smile…and it made my evening.

        Thank you my friend!!

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  3. This my friend is absolutely beautiful!
    A masterpiece!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Means so much to me!!

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  4. Oh Bill, you’re on a roll! You just keep getting better. This is enchanting. I especially like the lines:
    “Listen for
    The total trust.”
    Only when I hear that can I truly achieve and receive the next two lines,
    “Listen for
    The complete commitment.”
    I can see why your list of followers, committed readers, and responders is growing.
    Mine is, too, but ever so slowly. I need to
    “Listen for
    Inspiration from Blogging Bill!” ❀

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    1. Thank you so much for the very kind words and encouragement! I thoroughly enjoyed writing that piece. All we can do is take our thoughts and feelings and put them into words….that to me is the great catharsis of the effort.

      I really appreciate your interest and support!!

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  5. This is so beautiful, so full of passion and longing. It actually stirred some feelings inside me. I am reading it over and over again πŸ™‚

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    1. That’s so very kind of you Tanya! Thank you so much for your comment, and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 😊

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      1. It is a pleasure to read you poems, they contain so much depth. πŸ™‚

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      2. I very much appreciate the precious time you invest doing so. I’m grateful!

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      3. My most pleasure πŸ™‚

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