By Virginia Close
The stubborn woman
from yesterday becomes subservient today;
her wonderful thought of love comes in a flash.
A man from somewhere running to her very fast;
wooing and kneeling along with no cash.
‘It does not matter,’ she says, ‘God will provide;
as long you love me, we will go along fine.’
In her heart, she will walk with him with faith in God;
beyond her terms, but only her dreams.
Who is she to question why she falls in love?
To read what is coming, she would not care now.
Like a green pasture in the meadow, she will sing;
In the midst of the spring, she will dance with him.
She is thanking God for the blessings He brings;
her laughter in the air is all the Universe can hear.
The magic of love only God could deliver;
never question, just savour love with the guidance of God.
Today is champagne and roses, love and romance. Enjoy this happy day with your darling. Not all sweethearts are together physically today. Please bear in mind that distance is no barrier to a great relationship.
By Virginia Close
is working in faraway land.
I am lonely and think of him
every second of the day.
Many moons and suns, I cry
without halt, for I miss my darling,
his smiles, his touches, and his voice.
To the world to be alone is the saddest
plot of all. Not to be near with
my sweetheart is doom to my heart,
My other half left so long ago to work
in a foreign land for our family to get by;
to give the glorious future to our daughters
and sons. Not only that, but my darling
also wants to hand me the best thing in life.
I am sure that he is suffering from being
apart from his kids and me.
Nevertheless, he endures for he loves
us dearly without stop.
Today is the coming of my love.
I have waited for this moment
every day since he was gone.
My heart is jumping to the sky,
gladness in my totality, food for the soul
that will make my spirit shine.
I am waiting patiently at the airport
with my family and friends. This is
the happiest time in my life.
My body shivers with joy
as I saw my love approaching by.
My breath almost stops when he
kisses me. Oh! My God, thank you
for bringing back my shining armour
in my arms safely and sound.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S TO ALL!
LOVE IS PATIENT AND KIND!
As I promenade to the memories that we share;
I might be far, but my heart carries you all the way.
Thank you for the kindness that you continue to give;
You are an integral part of my great life.
In times of my happiness, you cherish with joy.
When I am down; ever more, it is you that I count on,
Going back to the path that we passed;
Not so long ago, outside forces tend to tear us apart.
They can try all they can, but, will succeed not;
For we are blood sisters bonded with our souls.
All my worries disappear when you are around;
In your absence, I remember the good old days.
In the gloomy moment, you make me laugh;
In the sparkling of the sun, the more you shine.
You have given me love to your best; such an inspiration, indeed.
Beneath the façade of the faces that we know;
Your impressions fronting the inside is home to me.
In the midst of the tangible twists, you smile.
Unconditional love we bestow lightens our way.
On your special day, you deserve the ultimate gift.
From your younger sister, you spoilt from the start.
The absolute love untarnished through the years.
Though, you have heard it many times before;
Happy Birthday my beautiful and sweetest sister!
You are a gem – a present from High Above
May your dreams from the present and the past;
Become real for you are worthy of the very best.
BY: VIRGINIA CLOSE
like a princess, I wear
to a ball in the bay.
The moonlight flatters
every piece of the necklace
on my neck – lustre
that hangs on my chest.
South sea pearls
from the Island of Tahiti.
Thoughts on my head;
beyond the horizon
comes back – priceless
memories I cherish.
My love and I will meet
tonight in the inlet.
Treasuring the moment
of the divine passion will
happen – romancing
under the glimmers
in a tropical setting.
cocktails with a dash
of magic will delight
of the sea brought
by the breeze – moving
the universal gift;
epitome of the
goddess of beauty.
My darling is here;
flowers he brings
reaching – my
hands as he kneels
down, asking, will
you marry me?
It is an exciting month – February; time for love, romance, roses and chocolates to mention a few. Since I was young, Valentine’s day has been celebrated even at school. As early as kindergarten, I can recall that my teacher will help me make few Valentine cards for my parents and friends. Where does Valentine Day come? Many myths I read about it. According to the legend, it started in the Roman pagan festival, the Feast of Lupercalia, goddess of fertility. But why name the February 14 as the Valentine’s Day if it is so?
The Roman Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Valentine for many years but removed in the General Roman Calendar in 1969 ‒ one of the casualties in the revision. The reason; Saint Valentine had so little known factual – except February 14 was the day of his burial. Albeit removed Saint Valentine; he has a place in the Roman Martyrology. What has Cupid got to do with Valentine? According to the Roman Mythology, Cupid, the son of Venus was a winged boy and mischievous smiles. Cupid has a bow and arrow and whoever he strikes will not die but fall in love.
I chose to believe that Valentine Day comes from Saint Valentine, and I would not argue that this saint has a place in my heart. I will forever think that this human being gave love and devotion tested through times. For he made me feel and will forever remind me that February 14 is the day for love – to give importance to my dearest one. It is the day I celebrate each year not only to receive roses, box of chocolates, lovely greeting card, romantic dinner with champagne and caviar. But to take into account that the man who won my heart entwined with his. In return for all his good deeds, I will forever cherish and value the passion that I accept. Oh! Valentine’s Day, I welcome you every day!
I dedicate this poem to all the woman who are in love and to those who aren’t yet. It is never too late, love is just around the bend. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO ALL!
BY: VIRGINIA CLOSE
Beautiful day came to my life;
A man fetching as can be.
Vision of my dream every night;
Handsome as Adonis to cherish me
The smiles he brings is heaven;
Caresses my soul within.
I adore his charm and poise;
His gentle hands repose.
The kisses that he gives;
Twinkles the stars above
Touch of the celestial perceive;
In him, I found the love.
My love everlasting is immortal;
The stellar and all the constellation agree.
With feelings of deception, that will never be.
The purest of my love is all I give to thee.
My breath will cease to stop someday;
My body will leave this earth for sure.
With the soil, it will break into pieces,
Thus, blend with earthen loam.
Although my body is not present
My spirit will still linger;
My love is perpetual and undying.
In heaven, we shall meet again.
BY: VIRGINIA CLOSE
The reverie of my youth is a splendid realm;
myth like — a saga in Wonderland;
with the fairies all around.
The euphoric twinkling as I promenade the
byway; with my mother all triumphal
as I walk — with such flare.
She is shouting with joy as I do my first few
steps; crying with tears of glee when
I continue to paddle my glare.
When I talk, she patiently listens to my
stuttering voice, so to tell, that is so!
Mama graciously — corrected
each phrase with the leer. One sunny day,
the laughter of my mum dominates
in the air; when she sees me
eating with the kitten in my room very dear.
As I feed the creature in my own
little hands; mama gladly
whispers, you are the kitten’s mummy just like me.
As I move to my path; my mother is there all
along. In my lows, she will
console me with such grace and poise. When I
triumph, she celebrates and regards all
my blessing from High Above.
My mother is such a star that will outdo all the
Hollywood stars. The constellation will agree
without a doubt.
Mama, I adore you with all my totality.
Heart – soul – spirit; shout from the core;
I will love you — forever and
Christmas of 2015 had passed by, and each of us has the memories to cherish. This year is another special one, I stay put in Cairns; went to church, had Christmas lunch and accumulated the best bonding with few members of my family and friends. Like any household, food and drinks overflow; laughter and festive moods dominated the scene. In 2014, I spent Christmas in the city of romance and love, Paris, France. I was doing my research that time. Oblivious to my flight, I was staying beside the Dominican Monastery; covered by another building. A place in Paris not many tourists would go. I attended the Midnight Mass; it became the highlight of my travel. The beautiful voices of the priests as they sang; I felt like lifted to heaven. The songs from heaven gave me so much inspiration. After attending the mass, I inscribed this poem of which I posted January of 2015.
THE WINTER WIND
BY: VIRGINIA CLOSE
As the winter winds caress my very hands
Without gloves, so to speak numbs my very francs
The withered leaves fall to the spirit of my charms
To the joy of my spine in the hush of the vine
Although the lips in the grove nowhere to be found
Nevertheless the landscape of Paris; very grand to the curb
The lights on the Avenue of Champs-Elysees sparkle to the moon
Misty eyes overflow with river of flowing in tune
No upheavals to the just of my soul as I prance
Precipitation of the rain passing by
Like gems from the shadow of the Dame
Mammon lands in the jostling of the narrow lane
The meadows gleam to the elitist in the gist of the realm