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Claudia Krizay 1956 (Washington DC)


Stunning Asian woman
In all of your splendorous glory,
Clothed in a muted lilac printed gown-
I look into your misty eyes of jade.
I grasp hold of your hand
As I fall into a peaceful trance.

Last night they locked me inside of an empty room.
Through the picture window
I feasted upon the magical reflections
Visible upon the reservoir outside…
Sadly unaware, I wept bitter tears of abandonment.

Last night I visited you in my dreams,
A beautiful woman dressed in black
Chanting operatic tunes,
Harmonious and almost mesmerizing
With their inwardly rising passion.

You would disrobe before me,
In my fondest dreams-
Your voluptuous body has set my heart afire…
Tonight, I wish to take your hand
And lead you in a dance towards my horizon,
Where I shall carry you afar with loving arms.

Most angelic woman with hair of polished silver,
You have won my heart and are the essence of my dreams.
Tomorrow I shall awaken from a profoundly restful slumber-
I shall break through the barriers of this prison
With utmost hope and joy- my sanity restored.
I shall return to my home, my citadel above the clouds…

Once more I gaze into your brightening eyes,
Enamored of your loveliness,
With utmost gratitude-
You have given me back my life….

Claudia Krizay
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Submitted by claudiakrizay on September 20, 2021

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,227
Words 220
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 6, 5, 5, 6, 6, 4

Claudia Krizay

I am a 65 year old woman living with schizophrenia. My poetry is an expression of my inner self and my way of coping with difficult times and enjoying good times through my writing and artwork I have found a place for myself in this world. more…

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