Love is Everything – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

Love is everything
Everything
Without it, we are invisible

Invisible to the sound of a morning rain
Invisible to the smile of a rose blossoming in Spain
Invisible to the sight of long slow kiss
In this life, there is so much we can miss

Love is enchanting like a warm summer breeze
A tingle, a wink, a sigh, a touch of a cool spring day

It is the reason we rise
The struggle to survive
The euphoria of time
The essence of rhyme

Love breathes
It protects
A blanket so safe

A song
A whisper
A kind eye

With the simplicity of words
Words spoken in the air
Linger, journey, invite you near

Take hold
Take flight
Find meaning
Stop thinking; just be
A disease infecting my very soul

Love is everything
Meant to be lost
To be found

Hold for a second
A risk
Take a picture
Keep it for all time
It will last forever
With the winds of change, I will be reminded of the smile that has stopped in time

With the strength of a thousand “I Love Yous”
I feel so alive now
So alive with you

You are the escape I have dreamed about
An imaginary world come true

With you, love is everything

 

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Immortality – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

Let this light shine down on me
The spotlight of immortality
A hero of this life I lead
A spectator in this world we heed

In the beginning, life we bore
In the end, our memories soar
In between this time for me
A minute, an hour, a lifetime to solidify this immortality

I woke today, a breath I took
Looked around, turned a page of this crazy book

A glimmer of sun
A sparkle of desire
Another breath, another fire

I see a future, I hold the past
I think of you and wonder why it didn’t last
I give a flower to smell the love
To touch and taste and fly above

Soon the petals, they will fall
The winds of gravity, I tiny black hole
Until they reach the ground, the final resting place for you and me

On this day, I will achieve a part of me vulnerable and free
To this world, I give to you an act so pure, so real, so true

A simple smile
A secret wink
A gesture so kind, it could not wait

I see pain, I look to heal
I see hunger, I provide a meal
I see the blood, apply a seal
This life, this purpose, all so real

The sun gives a gift of life
A powerful force, a simple task
Fill our space with no avail

Light the way for the butterfly to glide
Color the grass for the ballerina to glide
Open the waters for fish to swim
Let me run under this tree while you warm my skin

The path to immortality so clear
Open your eyes and I swear
You have touched me in such a way, I will remember you until my dying day

When the Walls Come Down (For Kyla) – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

When the walls come down and the smoke clears, you will have my heart
On the other side, I’ll wait with open arms

Fall into me
Let gravity take hold and the fear wash away

When the walls come down, I’ll be by your side

Dreaming away the pain

Together, under the moonlight on the empty streets of Paris, just you and I
A kiss under the stars
A poem on the Siene
A leap from the Tower

In your black lace dress, a vision of beauty
Hair as dark as the night
Eyes inviting the warmth of an eternal caress
That glow that lights the city of love

I’ll be waiting when your walls come down

A kindness you possess
Porcelain skin so timeless
A love you seek in a world cleverly haunted by misguided tendencies

In the sand, I write your name
Oh Kyla, dear Kyla
Until the warm ocean current ushers it to a journey of wonder with endless possibilities

In the sky, your name in the clouds
For all the world to see
An angel is bestowed and she shall be named Kyla

A new story to be told
A new path to be sought
A new bed to lay your weary body

Rest now.  Rest your eyes and dream away the nightmares
In my arms, you will be
Safe, together

When the wall come down
I’ll be there for you

Stranger in Flight – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

Let me into your life stranger in flight
Thirty-five thousand feet and speechless
A life time I will share with you from take-off to landing
East bound plane drifting from this western sunset

Adventures we will have
Children we will raise
Discovery, we will find

Sexuality steams from your mystery
My dream girl without a name
A perfect match we will be
So much in common until we speak

I see you with every passing mile
Me, just a stranger across the aisle
No dream, no fantasy, no daydreaming of a life together

Your thoughts are of the life that awaits at final destination
A loved one at the gate

Husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, family
None include me, your future husband that will never be

For a moment, I felt an energy exchange
Perhaps you saw me
For a glimmer in time, I piqued your curiosities
Maybe a chance I could have

No, just my imagination on caffeine
It has been a long day, a long week, a long year
I feel you can energize me back to a time of youthful love

Two giddy children excited and afraid
The moment just before the first awkward kiss that would be our greatest memory

For two hours, I fell in love with you, my blond angel in the sky
My stranger in flight

The wheels have extended and the ground has found a permanent place for this flying machine

Walking away, you get further and further, out of my life

I wave in hopes of catching your attention, but in reality, I am only finding inner closure

Goodbye love
Goodbye my stranger in flight

The Smile On Your Face – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

The smile on your face says it all
Let’s me know you’ll be there when I fall

When I slip off this cloud and gravity takes hold
My will remains bold

I know you will be there
In my heart, the words flow and in flight I swear

Til the end of time, I will be there
Always to bear
You and me babe
Taking on the world with style and grace

Through the tears, I’ll dry your eyes
Through the sorrow and the long goodbyes

In the heat of passion
With a fierce beating heart
The burning flame kindles this night

To the cold winters days
Safe by the fire and warm soothing light

Without words, you speak to me
Unspoken chapters
Acts played out in our minds

I dreamed of you last night
I dreamed of us flying, guided by the moonlight
Serenaded by the doves
Whistling songs of love

I awoke to the smile on your face
Looking at me as the night erased

Another day with you
A blessing, a gift

My love, my saving grace

A Man Like Me – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

Why waste a leap of faith on a man like me?
You’ve been disappointed, hurt and led astray
It seems right to resist the temptation of a devil in disguise
I’ve loved, I’ve lived and I’ve lied

After all the days and nights wandering through this life, I found the one to make it right

Like a prize fighter bruised in one last fight
I think it’s time to walk into the sunlight

A flower in a bed of sand
A rock of salvation clenched tight inside my hand
A star lost in flight
Wishing so hard for you to light my night

Why waste a leap of faith on a man like me?

An old soul trying find his way back home to you
Through deserted highways and empty rail cars
Deep inside my thoughts
Another man

Betrayed by the past
Tangled, confused and sinking fast
Take my hand
The water fills my lungs as the infinite plane of existence stretches beyond the realm of eternity

Just as my eyes submerge from this frozen moment of clarity, I am thrust
Rescued
In those eyes a reflection of this lifeless body

Lips so close
Cherry red

A leap of faith landed

Why a man like me?
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Bipolar Love Affair – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

You and me, a perfect match
Bipolar
Racing to the sun and moon
One minute life
One minute death
In between, the space between us

A love affair insane to the eye
A quest for meaning, two stars in the sky

I hear myself saying these words
So loud, they scream, just to be heard
All the voices so loud and clear
Hoping one day you will be near

Laughing in the mirror
The truth is just an illusion
A playful pawn masquerading around the ball
A lift
A dip
A spin for good measure
But when the clock strikes midnight, it all comes to an end with no memory of the pleasure

I read your words written in the clouds
Spelled out by birds flying so very proud
They tell me it’s you watching from above
Reminding me of our true love

You and me, I hope to be
In a better place
Just wait and see

Now I sit, surrounded by me
Naked
Free
Exposed as a newborn baby

There you are, my perfect mate
In life and death and love and hate

No one knows just what we have
But they’ll always remember we made our own path