Hand - Greg Cameron


The evening has not been all
it might have been disappointment hangs in the air
the moment itself seems to yawn
I'm out of tricks
but still we play cards
you smile, knowing you have an unbeatable hand
I bluff, knowing full well
you won't buy it
but I am, as always, killing Time
-but Time won't die
the table awaits no supper
I pull up another card
but it's no winner
the shadows are watching
the ceiling looks down on our hands
I wish I could throw away the cards
-a Joker flying straight in your face-
I'd cry,"it's not a game!"
you smile and hold your cards
close to your chest
the evening is not getting younger
but it looks like we'll be here
a long, long Time,
me playing for Time
you playing with Time
holding and smiling
as if to say,
"I've got you right where I want you. We're going nowhere.
Let's go there together
and we'll find out who the real winner is...."
the room's emptiness spreads all about
casting a blanket on all and
catching no one's

- Written by: Greg Cameron, Poem, Oct., 2011, Surrey, B.C., Canada

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kayK said...

Ahhhh! what a evening it was;

music environing my heart and soul.

Piano was played by dainty hands;

a touch so smooth, arms up and down with care.

The music truly consuming the hall;

no wonder people in old times, fell in love at ball.

Aesthetically pleasing music it was to ears;

but watching the pianist was also inspiring to my vision!

Taking the breath and stretching her back;

then a swift thrust forward;

traces covering her neck.

The caresses on piano of the fingers so soft,

producing the music if you can bear it so strong!

A little move forward and little backward she made,

but what an elegant form she played all well!

The greatest composers were little crazy,

the ecstasy of beautiful music is very compelling!

Oh God, I urge three provide me means of learning,

I surely don’t want to die ‘Piano Virgin’!!!

Copyrights © KayKleem 2011

priya said...

greg did a great job , its very nice combinations of words .
hope there will more come out next time when i visit this blog .

fija said...

its very truthful poem ,
thanks for sharing i will post it on my facebook . thanks


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