Love is Bliss, Yet it is Cruel

Couldn’t take you off my mind.

My heart’s in a trance.

I’ve been beset and, in a bind,

Searching for your glance.

A lousy thief am I 

Stealing glances in the night

Resisting would be a lie

Trying not to catch a sight

Pretending not to see 

A simple glimpse of delight

Those sweet smiles with glee

Brightens even a darkened night 

Such a sweet sorrow

And a bitterness bliss 

Not knowing if tomorrow 

Would come with a kiss 

Lost for words 

And the heart skips a beat

Like piercing swords

It aches in retreat 

I could only wonder 

The thoughts of us

What’s beyond the yonder

It’s all a haze with all the fuss

Published by Joe Valentine

Hi! My pen name is Joe Valentine or JV for short. I started writing when I was in high school over 20 years ago. I haven't had the opportunity to pursue my love of writing for quite some time and I thought I'd try to start it up again. A few things I enjoy is poetry, mostly Shakespeare and most of his Tragic plays. I often feel the words speak to me every time I read them. I also enjoy reading other great poets with the likes of Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou to name a few. I hope to share my work and experiences through my blog and eventually try to be published--one can dream! So keep on dreaming until it becomes a reality!

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