A Lady in Waiting

A Lady in Waiting


Trapped in a dragon’s lair

Bound by chains of missing you

Willing, liquid captive

Frozen core where your heat should be.



listening for your voice

Sinews snapping at sudden shocks

A rabbit caught in the glare

Of your armour.


You write while I sleep

I write while I weep

I could but slip through these cuffs

For I am water

I flow where I will.

But I will to be here…waiting…

Willing to move solely for your kiss

Chafed again to living by your hands

The breath of being succored by your lips alone


Bring me back from whence we were

A distant memory

From the mists of Avalon

Captive then

Captive now

Buffered from life’s collisions by your promises


Set free by your body on mine…I wait.

OneVoice   OneVoice wrote
on 8/1/2009 3:56:04 PM
If love's face were shadowed, that we could not see it beyond our self-imposed limits..., if we could not feel its power, taste its sweetness, breathe its breath or see its magic within us..., we might never know the fullness of life. You have wonderfully crafted an image of love's expression through the soul of a woman longing to be held captive within loves chambers - happy to be its prisoner. Your words illuminate so we can see beyond our limits, feel its power, taste its sweetness and understand its fullness. They infuse passion and hunger within the souls of those who understand the joys of being prisoner to their own loves. This piece resonates as ‘liquid poetry' to a thirsty soul. Beautifully done!

StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 2/22/2009 3:59:22 PM
WOW! The depth of emotion is awesome. And the way you express it shows your gift for words. We are blessed to have you as part of this site.

Trenchtownrock   Trenchtownrock wrote
on 2/12/2009 8:40:27 PM
This is amazing my dear..You are such a strong writer and your writes draws attention with its imagery and colorful langauge..Loved this piece immensely.

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I've been asked to post 'A Lady in Waiting' since I was chosen as winner of the October (I think) Writing Room poetry contest and being slack, it's taken me this long to get around to it. So here 'tis...with all its Aussie spelling. Words like 'armour' are slowly but surely changing to the more American 'armor' but I hang on to my literary beginnings while I can. :)
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