I Wanted to Love You – poem by Gabriela Marie Milton included in Woman: Splendor and sorrow.

I Wanted to Love You – poem by Gabriela Marie Milton

each word I write cries on the tunes of spring,
a spring that ends in graveyards and in dreams
the night I abandoned you on that bench and left
snows in my mind the syllable of hell
I bought one ticket from a shaman dressed in red
and flew towards the island of nowhere
and now between the mighty heaven and the hell
I love you and I hate you are the same
and I return to find the pardon of the sands
to kiss your dust left on your mother’s hand
I dress in colored ashes and I speak
the language of the prophets with no tongues
on a new bench, I sit alone at funerals
and wait until the sea closes its eyes
to resurrect the ghost of love that you inscribed
on the red bridge between your spring and mine
I wanted to return
I wanted to love you

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Gabriela Marie Milton
2022 Pushcart Prize Nominee
Publisher, Editor, Award Winning & #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology (ed.), Literary Revelations, 2023
Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women (ed.), Experiments in Fiction, 2022.
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose, Vita Brevis Press, 2021.
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, Vita Brevis Press, 2020

66 thoughts on “I Wanted to Love You – poem by Gabriela Marie Milton included in Woman: Splendor and sorrow.

    1. Thank you so much Tim. I am so glad you liked it. Wishing you a wonderful Friday and hugs to the kitties from me.

      1. You are so welcome. Give your kitties hugs from me and our kitties send you purrs and kitty kisses. Have a wonderful weekend, Gabriela.

      2. Thank you. All the love received. Maya and Mr. Churchill are happy now.

    1. Thank you so much Patrick. Your words mean so much to me. Have a beautiful rest of the week.

  1. Artful expression pain of loss. When people disappear from my life for whatever reason, I feel cheated. On the other hand the disappearance of some is a blessing.

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Lauren and congratulations on your interview. Wonderful!

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your words of praise. I am glad you liked the piece. Wishing you a fabulous weekend ๐ŸŒบ

  2. Love that is lost and the desire to experience it one more time, just one more moment .. Beautiful imagery which touched my heart. Lovely work Gabriela โ™ฅ๏ธ

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful words. They mean a lot. Sending hugs your way โค๏ธ

    1. Hello my dearest Karima and thank you for reading and for the beautiful comment. You made my day. Love you hon. May your weekend be fabulous โค๏ธ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ

    1. Thank you so much dearest Layla. It means so much to me. I hope you are having a great weekend.

  3. I’m glad that you shared this beautiful piece from the book, dearest Gabriela…powerful imagery…so beautifully expressed โœจโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ

      1. You’re welcome, dearest Gabriela…you too have a wonderful Sunday ๐Ÿ™โœจโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ

      2. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒธโœจ๐ŸŒน

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