Monday, February 25, 2008

Poetry Train Monday - 38 - Shared Fantasy

I have a guest poet appearing on the Poetry Train today. It's Jeff Smith, my brother-in-law.

Shared Fantasy

I'd like to share this fantasy with you
And because we both write it
It's a living dream, in a wishful moment

We both write the lines as it goes along
Just the right set of words in our own perfect song
Your hand in my hand, and my hand in yours
Through quiet streets, and on far off shores

No one can condemn us for sharing it's wonder
For only we two know this dream that we wander
It can be wild and savage, or friendly and tame
We both can decide on the rules of the game
We can go as far as we both feel safe
Safe to explore and yes, to also feel great

It's a place we can come back to time and again
Reserved by our hearts, played out by two friends
We're never trapped by it, It always is free
It allows us to see things that otherwise couldn't be

Finding the feelings we may have misplaced
To share, feel joy, express and relate
Afraid that you'll awaken some hidden desire?
Relax just say stop, and I'll put out the fire!

It never existed, it's all in our heads
We'll both just wake up and be in our own beds
There is no commitment, We just close our eyes
listen to the story, and react with surprise

We become part of the scenery in our own little story
It doesn't have to be now... It could be in our glory
Have the story unfold back before there was guilt
Just to add to the patchwork of our own life's quilt

If ever you wondered just how it might be
Just hop on the same page and share it with me

You see, we all do this, every day, but alone...
A poet shares it, through a poem
What's wrong with exploring this other dimension?
Afraid of a little sexual tension?
Don't worry... it's nothing that I haven't seen...
I'm just missing the part where you would have been!

Copyright - Jeff Smith - Feb. 23, 2008


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

That's lovely, guys -- and with a fun ending, too.

Thanks for sharing your brother-in-law, Julia!

maryt/theteach said...

julia, tell your brother-in-law it's a wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing his work with us! Thanks for your positive comments on my Weekend Snapshot! :D

Jill said...

SAy to Jeff that he has well capture all those feeling surounding fantasy and the way taht some see them as Taboo! But there is still a free feeling to it!

paisley said...

this was really intimate in that haven't we all wanted to say something of this nature to someone somewhere somehow,,, but perhaps didn't because we were afraid of rejection??? what a lovely verse,,, i feel that sharing this in whole or part with a significant other,, (which i do not have)to gauge a real reaction is in order.....

graet write jeff!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a nifty poem -- I love its sense of possibility, of adventure, the freedom given by dreams and imagination.

Great job, Jeff!

Ire said...

HAllo! thats a lovely poem...

"Your hand in my hand, and my hand in yours
Through quiet streets, and on far off shores"

loved these lines!

Red Garnier said...

Oh how beautiful!!! Julia, your brother in law is so talented! Thanks for sharing him with us today. :)

Kelly Boyce said...

Great poem, and I love the pix of the hands with the fingers hooked together.

Anonymous said...

Jeff, it is such a pleasure to read this. It asks and answer too questions that we all want to ask. There is always someone wh understands this. It doesn't have to be significant other.


R.G. ALEXANDER said...

Thank you so much for sharing-that was lovely!

Akelamalu said...

Lovely poem - nice looking guy!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! And hello Jeff!

Tempest Knight said...

Great poem! :)

Dorothy said...

Hi Julia,

Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. I'm starting to rally once again. Hopefully...

I have tagged you for a meme...come see.

Anonymous said...

Sensitive and whimsical at the same time. Lovely.

Unknown said...

Very pretty poem.

Annette Gallant said...

What a beautiful poem. Your brother-in-law is very talented. And I love the photo of the fingers, barely connected. It suits the poem perfectly.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, you have a good point. :)

And what a nice thing to give your brother in law a forum. Wonderful work. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Julia for posting this, and poetry train riders for your kind words. I've just recently started writing again. (It's nice to be back with an Old Friend!)

Ann said...

Lovely poem. Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

Wylie Kinson said...

Julia - Thanks for sharing Jeff with us. His poem was lovely :)

Amy Ruttan said...

Wonderful poem!! :D

Karina said...

What a lovely piece! Thanks for sharing that with us Julia!

Gina Marina said...


Thanks for sharing. Every poem I read feels like I've touch a piece of their soul.

Thanks for the comment and yeah, people who cook just don't understand how hard it is for the rest of us :)