New poems from L. Fred Shrum III

Pele’s Rival

The sun goes down and the heat comes up
I see the lava reflected in your eyes
The smell of your hair and the warmth of your breath
Make me wonder if it’s all a disguise
The pipeline swells to the beat of our hearts
The surf meets the sand with glee
A wink in your eye, then I know
I have your love eternally
The torches blaze at dusk
You host a luau for two
I watch your hips sway in that grass skirt
And I become your fool
Come, let those trade winds blow
We’re alone on our private isle
As the tender kisses start to flow
I believe I’ve met Pele’s rival

Love Like Winter

Relationships are like snowflakes
No two are the same
Both intricate, complex, meaningful
Trying to make their name
A lover can be a force of nature
With each gust rendering pleasure or pain
Our fields are not barren
No gesture is made in vain
The fireplace naught
Our connection is all we need
Your passion encases me as frost on a berry
Devotion so complete
Both blizzards and lovers swirl through our lives
But only a chosen few
Give us a new landscape
Show us life born anew

Today's Brass Ring is Gold

I used to have it all 
Cash, cars, clothes
Jet waiting on the tarmac
Who cares where it goes
But times are getting tough now, baby
Last year’s bonus was a pink slip
Now I sit alone and cry
Ask Jack Daniels for a grip
It’s the same thing every time
Hiring man say’s I’m overqualified
Had a policy worth $999K
Sometimes wish I’d rather died
It’s hard for an educated man like me
To have his car repossessed
Never thought the bottom could sink deeper
Today I’d settle for third best
Through it all you are there for me
Your smile shines with no hesitation
You say your love is as strong as ever
Here I can rest my weary head

I have been previously published by Close To The Bone, Punk Noir, Versification and others.

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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