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Fragments and Thoughts Concerning You by A.D. Labuschagne

A.D. Labuschagne | Sep 19th, 2021 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

I would give
All the treasures of the world
The riches and ruins of vast
and glorious civilisations,
Their temples, and gates
plated with the finest Corinthian brass,
and pillars adorned with gold and
ornamental wreaths
I would give
All the treasures of the earth
Gold and silver,
the finest jewel,
and gems for your love.

I have yet to find an artist
who’s hand is worthy of depicting your
fairness
Your unassuming beauty
The lilt of your laugh
And the waterfalls of your hair
The loveliness that floods your cheeks
And smile
When we kiss.

I would give everything
All I own, and all I am
Just to hold your hand
a second longer
for you to linger
like Summer warmth,
like my fingers lingered
To caress the palm
of your hand

I will give you
the fragments of poems
and the dusty tomes of lore
The scrolls and rolled sheets
that bear and bare my soul
These parts of myself no-one has been
able to interpret or translate –
make sense of –
Before…

When children throw stones
windows break
And my inner child wants to break
every window between us
Cross oceans of stars,
And galaxies,
To find a love,
like the sea moving between the shores
of our souls

I feel anchored to you…
I felt your truth
in our first embrace.

The music was quiet and deafening
All at once.

A kaleidoscope of color and feeling
Bursting into being
Bursting forth…

I would give everything
For just one more second
With you in my arms.

Poet Bio

Andre Darius Labuschagne is a poet, musician, and pastor from Johannesburg, South Africa. He is currently involved with various church movements – and his theological and philosophical beliefs are reflected in his poems. A recovering drug addict, his poetry also explores themes of mental illness, substance abuse, finding God, and the process of growing towards completeness.

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