before you came (the day of the fallen saints) #poem #poetry

you do not know
how many countries I have traveled
how many marvels I have shown myself
the names of the dead I’ve resurrected
my victims’ kisses buried in a pink conch shell
inside the whispers of the messianic Nazareth
He who knew of His crucifixion
picked up my tears
broke the bread
so I could lock the memory of my first kiss
inside the rocks of the eternal Spanish Steps
and walk again through fields of roses and lavender
into gestating dreams of no constraints

yet see,
all that happened
before the day you came into my life
the day when all the fallen saints
with their fingers stretched the sky
so we could have
one single hour
just for ourselves


first published September 22, 2019 (text slightly modified)

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela M.)

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91 thoughts on “before you came (the day of the fallen saints) #poem #poetry

  1. To culminate the love that is so great, it only takes a few minutes to express it with great passion. I liked your poem. It is a pleasure to read it. Greetings.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful comment and for your kindness. They brighten my day.

    1. Hey there my dear friend. Thank you for your wonderful words.
      Sending you plenty of good wishes.

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Joni. I hope you had a blessed day, sweetheart. Mine was ok.
      May your tomorrow be beautiful.

  2. Dear G. You weave the depths of your knowledge with such breathtaking beauty. The effect is completely mesmerising. This poem is swoon worthy

    “the day when all the fallen saints
with their fingers stretched the sky 
so we could have
one single hour
just for ourselves”
    The sanctity and preciousness of that hour… sigh. Such an incredible poem.

    What was it you requested? Your wish is my command 🧞‍♂️🌸🌷💝❤️ xoxox

    1. My dearest Rachel,
      I had a long day, but you know how to cheer me up. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here for me every time. I am grateful for your friendship and for you being you.

      I am trilled you liked the poem.

      “What was it you requested? Your wish is my command” Oh, that’s so nice of you to say. You know I am pleased. I am pretty sure you know I am smiling too.

      To be honest, at this late hour a bed and no lights we’ll do. Nothing else sweetheart. I forgot: No moon 🙂 Definitely no moon.
      Sending you a sea of flowers and hugs.

      1. A bed and no lights…. that sounds like a very reasonable, non high maintenance kind of request. I see the moon has continued to be troublesome. I am curious to know more. Which qualities of it exactly are bothering you? It’s light side, it’s dark side? Perhaps it’s relentless relationship with the sea and tides, with us ourselves, or it’s predictions and horoscopes….? werewolves, distance….? Stickiness, downiness..? When you start listing it out like this there are many potential areas of resentments one could feel toward the moon. Tell me, dear G. I would like to have a word with this moon on your behalf.

        Thank you got my flowers and hugs, they were divine. Xoxo

      2. I don’t know Rachel. This full moon felt like poison. It made me extremely nervous. I wanted to throw stones at her and bring her down. I am definitely better now but it will take a while till I will admire her again. The horoscope? I have no idea. As for the sea I hope she does not feel the same when the moon bathes her in light.
        Hugs my marvelous Rachel. May the rest of your week be fabulous 🌷🤗💕

    1. It’s been more than an hour since you wrote that Eric. Are you still contemplating? 🙂
      P.S. Thank you for reading and for the comment.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Rene. I am glad you liked the poem and certainly glad you liked the art work.
      May tomorrow bring you lots of happiness.

    1. I am delight by your comment. Thank you.
      I assure you there are plenty of great poets on WP. You know that 🙂
      Anyway, thank you from my heart again.

    1. Yassy thank you so much for your praise. You are so good to me. I am humbled by your words.
      I hope everything is well with you sweetheart.

    1. Thank you my dearest Winnie. You are a sweetheart. I hope everything is well with you 🙏🤗❤️

      1. My pleasure, dear G! 🤗❤️🌺 I am well. Thank you for asking. I’m running late in planning a party so I am a bit preoccupied looking for the best deal. 😉

      2. I wish you good luck with the party. I hope everything goes well. Don’t forget to enjoy it Winnie.

      3. Thank you, dear G! I will. That’s why I have to find a nice package deal so I can sit back and relax during the party. 😉 I hope you are well too.

      4. Kind of busy, but otherwise I am fine. I hope I can send my poetry manuscript to my publisher on Sunday. That will make me feel much better.
        Good luck with your party and please let me know how it goes.

      5. Wow! Good luck with your manuscript. The party will be in June but venues are already fully booked in our area so I have to pick venues from near cities. 😔 I will share pictures soon I hope. 😉

    1. Thank you so much, Francisco. I just finished reading your most recent poem. I left a comment. I have no idea if you are going to get it. So I am going to say this: I closed my long comment to your poem with the question: what are my complains in front of your ending? I answered: nothing. Right now this poem of mine in front of your most recent post feels to me like nothing.

      1. Gabriela thank you very very much! As you know, your poems are powerful and full of passion and intense emotions, however wrapped in beautiful words and an exquisite use of the English language. Your words do humble me and are greatly appreciated. All the best to you and wishing you a lovely lovely weekend!

      2. Thank you Franscico. I am going to find that poem and I am going to try to leave a comment again. It tells you that I do not give up so easy (to put it mildly) 🙂
        Have a beautiful weekend.

      3. Hey Francisco.
        Yes, it’s strange… Anyway, I left a comment on your poem again. I hope this time you get it. If not please let me know because I saved it and I will place it right here on my blog. There!

  3. Hi, I would like to invite you to my experimental blog, but I need your address, otherwise I can’t invite you to participate. Thanks Gabriela

    1. it seems like it works on my blog. It’s beautiful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am humbled by your gesture.


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