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Spinning and Spooning

Regardless of life circumstance
We all spin
in the same orbit
and lay our heads down
at day’s end.

When bodies touch
nestled like spoons
companionship stacked safely
away from forks and knives
now unused

cuddling gleams
with brightness
as polished silver
reflects light
near and afar...

precious metals
shining together
like the creamer
when it spies
its sugar-mate.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Posted: Apr 2020
About this poem:
“We all spin in the same orbit” from one of Rachael_0622 poems* and her comment that one of candleinthewind’s poems** struck a note with its line “no one to cuddle” inspired me to write this poem.

* “Love hungry ripe ready to reciprocate”
** “Candle in the wind...”

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yachtsman_7
"cuddling gleams
with brightness
as polished silver
reflects light
near and afar."


Hi gnj4u,

Such a clever and creative line. I really enjoyed your metaphor and poem.

Best wishes,
(and please stay safe)

Ru
Rachael_0622online today!
Gnj4u

Thank u for including me
Had the lonleys lately from isolation
I don't see it coming to A conclusion
Jeese can't even go to church
This too shall pass
Rachael_0622
gnj4u
Hi, yatchsman_7, Thank you for taking the time to read and comment so nicely on my poem. You are a master of the metaphor; so, I am pleased that you liked mine. Hi, Rachael_0622, Thanks for reading and commenting on my poem. I hope it provided some comfort against the isolation we all are enduring over these pandemic weeks of days.
Rachael_0622online today!
Tears tears tears
Spooning
Miss spooning rubbing his thigh
With forks and knives no longer used
Hugs no longer used
Ugh
Rachael_0622
ReaderOfSouls
Free form and yet such great detail!

I love it! wine heart wings
gnj4u
Hi, ReaderOfSouls,
It's nice to "see" you again. During yesteryears when I used to make it into Poet's Corner more frequently, I always loved reading your wonderful posts. Thank you for reading and offering such a nice comment about mine. It is much appreciated.
candykid
I think it beautiful what you have written. I think it even more beautiful while I perceive your thoughts. However it may be in the end, it matters not. Quickness of emotion often results in an even quicker slowness of ability to respond appropriately...I will stand first, not for attention, I will stand last, out of shame with even the slightest degree of guilt. In other words..... You may stand somewhat alone, you are not.......Efff, Joy. You consistently exhibit a truly rare Christ-like attribute.........you are a Peacemaker. What a beautiful gift to be bestowed upon a person....I get agitated like any other, in the end........I cannot match your words...You have proven yourself superior to me so many times that it is simply incalculable.....Rachael....You have just witnessed the true......take it as you may, be wise not to abuse it...

Christian
gnj4u
Hi, candy kid,
Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment on my poetic offering. I am pleased you found some beauty in it. When a poem is written, it belongs to the poet. Once shared, it is out of his/her control. The impact a poem has on the reader is independent from and, arguably, could be more important than the poet’s intentions. Whereas my intentions always arise from a place of love, we all know about destinations and intentions.
ReaderOfSouls
gnj4u,

It is good to be back and to read your words once more. I've missed your works and your kind spirit. hug heart wings cowboy
DK1001
A nice piece. We do all spin gnu and gravity shares our circadian rhythms.

I had intended to read your poetry until I discovered you had 113 haha!
Thanks for sharingdancing
hedistuff
Hello. It's good to know there's still a few old characters around. Yes, that means you Joy. One of my favorite characters...hedi
gnj4u
Hi, DK1001, Thank you for taking the time to read and your nice comment on my poem. Although I don’t post much anymore, I do keep writing, a lot—especially during this pandemic. But, as I’ve been told, quantity does not equal quality. Hi, hedistuff, Thanks for reading my poem. Although I don’t know what you think of my poem, I am happy to (still be alive, and) be considered one of your favorite characters. Right back at you!
marina1000
Enjoyed reading it Gnj4u thumbs up Thank you :)
mcradloffonline today!
I think of the Archies song Sugar Sugar when I read this poem, it was the number one song when I was born in 1969.hug
gnj4u
Hi, marina1000, I am pleased that you enjoyed reading my poetic offering. Hi, mcradloff, It’s always nice when one thing can lead one's mind to another. It’s nice to have such an upbeat song to commemorate your birth year, too! To both, Thanks for taking the time to read and leave a comment.
morgen90210
Racheal... its beautiful in its own context
And yet a bit of mischief i sense
Fun and could be hilarious
You are an expert in gist
gnj4u
Hi, morgen90210,
Mischief?...perhaps; and, hopefully, delight. If I get the gist of your comment right, thank you for the high praise. Thank you for reading and leaving your kind comment. Nice to read that you are well and back in Poet’s Corner.
mcradloffonline today!
I just got my October National Geographic. It has an article about the disk sent into space with the location of Earth, if an alien ever wanted to know where to find us, hopefully it will be a nice alien, like from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.transport
gnj4u
Hi, mcradloff, I’m so sorry that I missed responding to your comment, earlier. [CS no longer sends notification of poem comments, as once was the custom.] Yes, here on earth, we all spin in the same orbit whereas within the universe there appear to be an infinite number of orbits. I share your hope that any extraterrestrial encounters will be mutually pleasing. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my poetic post. Wishing you a Healthy, Happy New Year 2021 filled with Close Encounters of the nicest kind.
Yankee4you
Racheal, How true does this explains our connectivity but also our need for separation.......both big themes heading into the New Year...... glitter on!!!! wave
Mizzy4online today!
Great analogy and poetic imagination on display Joy.
An enjoyable read as always.

Wishing you New Year blessings.
Regards Mick.

hug
mcradloffonline today!
I've never thought to write a poem based on someone else's poem, neat idea!idea
gnj4u
Hi, Yankee4you, Yes, although for each pair it will differ, life does require a balance between connectivity and separation. Glitter on, indeed. Hi, Mizzy4, Thank you for expressing your appreciation of my poem and its metaphoric imagination. Hi, mcradloff, Yes, when art is inspired by other art, it’s referred to as being Ekphrastic. To All, Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my poem. Wishing you New Year blessings.
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