My Nearly Pyrrhic Promise…

Drawn through briars
Of a tangled,
Lovelorn life,

The grey-brown sharpness,
Serpentine vines
Fangs and spines,
Eviscerated my hope.

True love surely somewhere,
Beyond the twisted jungle
Strangling my heart.

Dank, humid loneliness,
Thickened memories
Of empty dreams,
Choking my spirit.

But earnest
Urge to love,

And fierce
Urge to be loved,

Tore at
The knotted desolation
Snarling my journey,

Ceaseless courage
Coursing through
My spirit,

Dwelling only on
The chance fortune
To touch your lips,

To secure my forever,
To find my certainty,

So sure
That there
Was a “you”

Only for me.

Now scarred,
Battered and bleeding,

I rest
In the sanctuary
And honor
Of your grace,

Having fought the good fight,

Having secured a glorious forever,

Having kept
My nearly Pyrrhic promise…

To find you.

ยฉ 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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31 thoughts on “My Nearly Pyrrhic Promise…

  1. The amazing effect of this poem caused the following:

    I started packing, readying for a trip. The dog was watching.

    Dog: what are you doing?
    Me: packing! What else!
    Dog: why?
    Me: going to DC!
    Dog: why?
    Me: to find โ€˜herโ€™
    Dog: whoโ€™s…โ€™herโ€™?
    Me: Billโ€™s amazing gentle love.
    Dog: am I coming too?!!


    Me:..No. I have never met Bill!

    The dog rolled her eyes, got up, left the room!

    Amazing poem Bill!

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    1. That’s so kind of you Kat…and quite funny too!! Loved how you framed that! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. El amor estรก donde menos te lo esperas… El amor no se busca, aparece sin mรกs, como la magia de un hada buena al pedirle un deseo.. Para que llegue el amor hay que estar abierto a รฉl y ver mรกs allรก del balcรณn de tus ojos… Abrazos de luz..โ˜บ

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    1. So beautifully spoken Mamen!! Thank you very much for the lovely comment, and I agree with all! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Very lovely I just loved the references to jungles, serpents the whole mystery to discover true love. Itโ€™s ruch with imagery and so vivid. Very much my kind of ๐Ÿ™‚ poem

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    1. So glad that you enjoyed it Tanya!! I definitely enjoyed crafting the jungle imagery!!

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      1. I just love imageries from nature, something deeply mysterious yet romantic about them!

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      2. Whenever i am sad I go to nature either physically or in my poems! Well done you stole a beat of my heart with this poem!

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      3. So kind of you!! And, I am so happy to have pleased you with it!

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      4. Bill your company and words are always pleasing! ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

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  4. Beautifully penned.


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      1. You are very welcome !!
        Hope you have a great evening!


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      2. I am Jamie…so many thanks…and I wish the same for you my friend!

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  5. This speaks to me, my friend! It’s a struggle trying to find true love and holding on to hope that it’s out there. It’s painful and a lonely journey, but one can only hope that one day they will get through that jungle and find paradise in someone’s heart.

    Really, really beautiful poem, Bill! Another one knocked out the ball park!

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    1. I so appreciate your thoughts Brandi. That’s very, very kind of you! Hope you have a beautiful day!

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      1. Thank you so much, Bill! Youโ€™re very welcome! Oh and hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿฆƒ

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      2. And the same to you!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Some excellent description here, Bill.

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    1. Thank you VJ! I really appreciate that!

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