October 26, 2023 1 Comment

A Poet Falls in Love


It takes courage to live.


When the poem

becomes so transparent

you wonder if the reader

can see the wounds

inside your eyes ____

the sight that never heals.


Once I loved a man

who came to me in a dream

but my soul was divided


Once I loved another man

who wanted my heart

and was willing

to pay for it in gold.

I expected better from both:


( a poet falls in love to write about it )


I break the bindings

of my favorite poet’s books

not because I want to

but because of my need ____


( every poets wants too much )


I wanted time

so I refused to let my womb

be used for anything

except excuses.


I wanted love

but my public confessions

would always lay me down

into a bed of blaze ____


(men want admission not disclosure)


____ and if your lucky

the ghost of your lovers

won’t leave stones

in your heart


It seems I am always

rising from a war

crawling into the arms

of my youth.


It takes courage to live.

© Poem: Gesso Cocteau

© Art: Pete Berg


1 Response

Ahmed Mohammed
Ahmed Mohammed

April 05, 2024

Best poems

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Blog

Beyond The Mystery
Beyond The Mystery

April 11, 2024

Read More


April 05, 2024

Read More

Rose Thorn
Rose Thorn

March 22, 2024

Read More