Learning How… (Spoken Word Poetry)



Life alone, adrift,
Overwhelming waves of emptiness,
Thrashed me.

Washing spirit from heart.

Tossed upon coarse stone beach,
Desolate, left to languish,
Emotions ebbing.

Limp on forsaken shore,
Heart withering.

My parched lips,
Crusted with loneliness,

My stinging eyes,
Years of longing
Scalding any vision of forever,

My ears,
Numbed by thundering cacophony,
Just wanting to hear
“I love you,”
From the one.

And finally,


Dew drop mist,
Your heart,
Showering my parched lips,
Rinsing emptiness,
Cleansing loneliness.

Soft dawn light,
Framing quiet elegance,
Your beautiful face,
Fulfilling my vision of forever.

Gentle whisper of your peace,
Resonate grace,
Melody restoring my spirit.

Years loneliness seized,
Essence shattered,

But present now
Your paradise,
Holding me.

Life now worth living,
Yearning to kiss,
Swelling hunger to touch,

Remembering how to live,

Learning how,

Learning how to…

Love again.


© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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50 thoughts on “Learning How… (Spoken Word Poetry)

    1. I’m so glad that you like it Dorothy. Thank you my friend!

      And, I hope you have a wonderful Friday night!

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      1. You’re welcome. I will do my best my friend.
        Have a wonderful evening yourself.

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    1. Thank you! I was thinking about how refreshing and brilliant it would be to finally find the one…that special person that floods your mind with feelings so long forgotten…and missed. Learning how to love again.

      Does that make sense?

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      1. You have not found it yet ?? .. I think that feeling that is born in you when thinking about that love that you want…

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      2. I just suggesting a person in general.

        And, I think you’re right. You’re spot on with that.

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      3. We all need that love that complements us to walk together on the path of life…

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      4. You have to love without conditions and in all aspects of life..

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      5. Totally open and receptive…yes.

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      6. Go ahead then … A poet and sensitive gentleman like you will not have any problem to have his princess next to him ..

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      7. Love that!!! So many thanks!!

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      8. I hope my comments do not intimidate you, I do them from affection … with respect

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      9. Not at all Mamen!! I so much appreciate the power and purpose of your words.

        So beautiful!!

        Thank you!!!

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      10. I’m glad then .. I tend to be quite direct and extroverted but always respectful..

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      11. Direct and extroverted are beautiful and appreciated!!

        Thank you Mamen. Hope you have a wonderful night!

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  1. This is really great. Excellent writing!!


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      1. You’re welcome!!

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  2. Damn Bill. Gorgeous work. When I read: “Then… You. Dew drop mist, Your heart, Showering my parched lips,” my heart just sort of flippity-flopped and my reading paused. Bam! So good. So. Very. Good.

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      1. I love your poetry, Bill.

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      2. The feeling is mutual Tara!


  3. Applause infinity my friend. Well done.

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  4. Excellent!!

    Love this one too!!


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    1. Thank you!!

      Really appreciate it Jamie!!


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      1. My pleasure!!!


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      1. it has become a daily pleasure

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