Can’t You See It? (Spoken Word Poetry)

 

 

Drowning…

Angry, torrid,
Waves towering,
Green water thundering,
Threatening,
My life, losing…

Longing to be saved.

You see that in my eyes,
Can’t you?

Cradling your soft hands,
Mine coarse, rough, calloused,
Touching diaphanous,
Silken skin,
Porcelain you,
Rarified, glorious,
My life, needing…

Longing to be held.

You see that in my eyes,
Can’t you?

Feeling your head,
Your spirit,
Resting on my shoulder,
Hair spilling on me,
Absorbing my hurt,
My heartbeat begging body’s safety,
Harbor in life’s storms…

Longing to embrace your delicate refuge.

You see that in my eyes,
Can’t you?

Look at me.
Iris, slate-blue luster,
Moist,
Tears filling,
Crystalline rivulet,
Coursing down my cheek,
Wellspring of happiness and desire,
The source.

Please.

Grant my hungering urgency.
Nurse my wounded yearning.
Believe my heart, rich whispers.

Nothing hidden.

Gaze at me again,
My face, the mirror of my soul.

You can see it.

Can’t you see it?

I’m…

I’m in love with you.

© 2019 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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66 thoughts on “Can’t You See It? (Spoken Word Poetry)

      1. You’re very welcome.

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  1. What a gorgeous love letter, Bill. I hope she reads it 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much!

      The eyes show everything…don’t they?

      🙂

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      1. Oh, they do Bill, they do 🙂 I would love to hear you reading this poem!

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      2. I really appreciate that!!

        And, I will read this one. Love to. I do believe the piece lends itself to the spoken word.

        You will see, and hear, these words again in the not-too-distant-future.

        🙂

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  2. wow, Bill, just beautiful. Had to share. ❤

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    1. So many thanks Penny! I really appreciate that!!

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  3. This is awesome!! Love all the description in this one!

    You’re a writing machine, my friend!! 😊

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    1. Oh, Jamie. That is so kind of you. Know that your words are very, very meaningful to me.

      I am grateful my friend. Really grateful for your support and encouragement!

      🙂 !!!!!!

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      1. It’s my pleasure!!!

        You’re doing extremely well with your writing, and also with your Spoken Word.
        Excellent work!!!!

        😊!!!!!!!!!

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  4. So glad Penny shared this! This is just wow! Incredibly crafted and written with so much beautiful imagery. Well done sir! And thank you for your service. 😊

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  5. “Nurse my wounded yearning”…..absolute fire…..as always your poetry is magnificent!

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    1. So many thanks Johndca!! Really glad you enjoyed it!

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  6. “Iris, slate blue luster” love!

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  7. this just about made me cry. i was hanging on every word. beautiful!!

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  8. oh yes those blue eyes…sigh. your voice gives this poem the reverence it deserves. i like the increase in tempo midway through the poem and then a slow soft ending. well done!

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    1. Thank you Gina!! That’s so very kind of you!

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  9. Phenomenal reading of this one.

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    1. Really appreciate it Gianna!

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    1. So glad you liked it Mamen!

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    1. Thank you Delia!! That’s so kind of you!

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  10. Excellent!! Great job reading!!

    You’re doing really well at this. You have a nice flow in your words.

    😊

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    1. So very kind of you Jamie.

      I appreciate your feedback!!!

      🙂

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      1. Gladly!!

        You’ve got this!! 😊

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  11. Wow, this is beautifully penned, great work 👍🖤🖤🖤

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    1. So grateful for your comment! Thank you so much!!

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  12. Amazing!!! You read so well!

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  13. Your reading of this poem, Bill…. is just WOW. It’s as if you are speaking to the listener, begging them to see how you feel and what’s in your heart. The emotion is so on point. The way you pause, change your tone of voice when asking “Can’t you?”. That slight quiver in your voice… so authentic and the yearning can be felt and heard. This is sheer magic, my friend. I have to take my foil hat off for this one! lol

    Really excellent job on the poem and the vocal delivery of it!

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    1. That is so kind of you Brandi. I really appreciate it!!!

      Thank you my friend!

      😊

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      1. You are very, very welcome, Bill!! Enjoy your Friday!! ☺️

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  14. Precious words! I’m in love with this piece, Bill.

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    1. Thank you Elitsa!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!

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      1. My pleasure, Bill! 😊 Enjoy your weekend!!!

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  15. It’s so beautiful dear Bill, you have an amazing voice. I am already in love !!

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    1. So many thanks Tanya!! I’ll be publishing an ebook this spring that will include some spoken word tracks… so I’m just trying to practice a bit. You all are my unfortunate victims. 😊

      Thank you for being so accommodating!

      😊😊

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      1. Looking forward to your book, I am sure it’s gonna be great! Happy to be your victim, wait till you hear my voice and mix accent 😬😬

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      2. Can’t wait Tanya!!!

        Please, please post some spoken word!!

        😊😊

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      3. I’m not that confident of my spoken English esp here in America but I’ll try. You will help to reach me about recording and posting online 😬

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      4. You can do it!

        I will help you!!

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  16. I agree with the other members of your growing fan club: “Your voice gives this poem the reverence it deserves.” Such soulful sentiments. Such love exuded. You really have a gift! Thank you for sharing it with us, Bill. ❤

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