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Waiting For Love

The woman –

All ebony hair, long and hanging down

Stands –

At the edge of an emotional abyss

Waiting –

For the terror to subside

And for her heart to stop breaking.

The man –

All muscled and fair, surrounded by a dark aura of intensity

Stands –

Bracing for the worst

Waiting –

For the storm of emotions to ebb

And for his heart to stop beating so loudly.

For some, the love of a good man or woman wanes

Simply from unscrupulous choices made in life

At a moment’s notice without thought or care

Or remembering what it felt like to

Stand –

Waiting –

For love.

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. So full of emotion, extremely intense, beautiful.

  2. Very good. 🙂

  3. That was a brilliant poem Colleen! Loved the photo as well, what a perfect fit. 🙂

  4. Beautiful, Colleen. Thanks

  5. That was beautiful Colleen.Some emotion there I can relate too.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

  6. Wow, what a powerful read. I feel the intensity of the emotions. How fantastic that it came to you in a dream!

  7. Hauntingly beautiful words… Very interesting how you dreamt this!!!

  8. Colleen, that was… breathtaking. It honestly left me breathless. Mega hugs!

  9. Wonderful capture of emotions , brilliant .

  10. You masterfully set a very intense scene with these poetic words. Wonderful post.

  11. Just lovely, Colleen. 💕

  12. I love the poem. Unique (to me) format– is that the correct term?

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