What Could Have Been

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What Could Have Been

People look at me and think I’m over
you by the way I act, but they are wrong.
Like some old song on the radio, there
is a record in my mind that plays over
And over about what could have been
if you didn’t want to hide our love.
I can understand your reasons because
you were hurt by another man, and
Your child you love now is a reminder
of the past after all the years. She’s a
reflection of your smile I saw when
I first met you, and feelings for each
other quickly grew through the few
months we were together, and I often
think of what could have been
if you didn’t want to hide our love.
I see you now and then, apart, at
the store and such, and you smile
for a second at me like you did before,
and that song starts playing over again,
and I think about what could have been.

 

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Maybe Tomorrow

Editor’s Note:  This poem was composed as a lyric, and those readers with more musical talents who would take a challenge and put this verse to music are welcomed.  If interested, contact the author at eliastobias2002@yahoo.com. This could be chance to be another Bernie and Elton team!

Maybe Tomorrow

Say with me,
Play with me,
And if you like me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.
Say with me,
Play with me,
And if you like me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.

If, by chance, you were to kiss me,
Then need to leave, would you miss me,
And want to see me again?
Is this, I wonder, part of your plan,
To make a mouse out of this man
With this game you want to play?

Play with me,
Lay with me,
And if you want me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.
Play with me,
Lay with me,
And if you need me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.

 

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Counting Kisses

Counting Kisses

I stopped counting your kisses I get daily,
Because I know they come from you naturally.
I belong with you, and you belong with me,
And that is the way God meant it to be.
It’s a glorious mystery how lovers meet
And use opportunities put at their feet.
There is no other love of my life I see,
And your love makes it easy to believe
You’re the only one I really need.

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A Claim for your Heart of Gold

A Claim for your heart of gold

I’m gonna stake my claim for your heart of gold.
I know our love will never be bought or sold,
and we’ll love each other even when we get old.
I know when the Lord coupled us, he broke the mold.
I’m gonna stake my claim for your heart of gold.

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We Were Two

We Were Two

 Editor’s Note: This poem will be published in Eber & Wein Publishing’s “Best Poets of 2015”  by the company as one of the top 25 percent of poets invited to contribute to the compilation, and the poem will be entered into a contest with a grand prize of $2000.00 and $13,000.00 in other prizes.

There will always be a place in my heart for you.
We were two young lovers in love.
We were two who said we’d never part.
We were two who wanted a brand new start.
We were two, a pair, who shared our hearts.

There will always be a place in my heart for you.
We were two who were too much in love.
We were two who didn’t know what to do.
We were two who weren’t afraid to act like fools.
We were a two, a pair, who tore each other apart.

But there will always be a place in my heart for you.

 

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Honey is Sweet

Honey is Sweet

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Honey is Sweet

Do you really love me,
Or is this some kind of silly game?
Sometimes it is hard to tell
Since some of what we say and do
Seems like the same thing.
Do you really want this ring?
It hurts inside when you play
These pretend games with my heart.
If this is true, I think we would
Be better if we were apart.
At least then I’d know I could
Share my life and name with another,
And you would be in my past as
Just one of my lovers.
Honey is sweet when you go
From flower to flower, but stay with me.
There’s no limit to what we could harvest
Together and what we could be.

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Virgin in my Heart – adapted

Virgin in my Heart -adapted

Editor’s note:   Ten years ago I wrote a poem, Virgin in my Heart, from the point of view of a person accepting another, and this appears on the World of Words by Elias Tobias here. I had forgotten about his poem and started a more lyrical version recently from the point of view of a person discovering something new about them self.  This is the new, more adapted version with a few lines taken from the old poem.


Virgin in my Heart -adapted

I just want you to know
Others have let me go
Because I’m not who
They thought me to be
Since I lost my virginity.

I also want you to know
You’re important to me
Because you love me so.
I want to have a new start
And I’m a virgin in my heart.

I’m a virgin in my heart.
There will always be a place for you.
I’m a virgin in my heart.
I love the things that we share and do.
I’m a virgin in my heart.
I want you by my side when nights are cool.
I’m a virgin in my heart.
I want to have a new start.

I’ve been touched before, but
I feel special in your own way.
When I’m around you I can’t
Think of the right words to say.
I need  to see you everyday.

I want our memories to last,
and to forget about our pasts.
Our hearts can beat as one.
Now our lives can be fun .
I’m a virgin in my heart.

I’m a virgin in my heart.
There will always be a place for you.
I’m a virgin in my heart.
I love the things that we share and do.
I’m a virgin in my heart.
I want you by my side when nights are cool.
I’m a virgin in my heart.
I want to have a new start.

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The Keys to the Door of My Heart

The Keys to the Door of My Heart

Editor’s Note :  The inspiration for this poem and the poem is dedicated to my niece who recently married her childhood friend. He will help her with her journey away from what could be paraphrased as the Dark Side of drug abuse.  She has taken control of her life and responsibility for her young daughter.  Her husband has decided to be the father to a child not biologically his, but in time may be possibly adopted.  I enjoyed taking the wedding photos, even though is was raining in the park, and it was my gift to the young couple.   Many people have wondered what gets me started to write poems, and the answer is life past the front door.

The Keys to the Door of my Heart

Kiss me.
Kiss me now.
Kiss me like you never have kissed me before
And I will give you the keys to the door of my heart.
Hold me.
Hold me now.
Hold me like you never have held me before
And I will give you the keys to the door of my heart.
Love me.
Love me now.
Love me like you never have loved me before
And I will give you the keys to the door of my heart.
Care for me.
Care for me now.
Care for me like you never have care for anyone before
And I will give you the keys to the door of my heart.

Marry me.
Marry me now.
Marry me like you never wanted to marry anyone before
And I will give you the keys to the door of my heart.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery. For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here.

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I Think I’m Falling in Love Again

I Think I’m Falling in Love Again

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I Think I’m Falling in Love Again 

I think I’m falling in love again.
It’s something I thought I’d never do,
But there is a feeling in the air,
And I feel it when I’m near you.
You make me feel like my head’s in a cloud.
I want to shout your name out loud.
I think I’m falling in love again.

Forgot to set the alarm last night,
And I was almost late for work today.
Since I’ve got to know you better,
I’m starting to change my ways.
Things have been different around here,
Because you decided to stay.
Time doesn’t seem to matter much to me
When I spend it with you anyway.

I think I’m falling in love again.
It’s something I thought I’d never do,
But there is a feeling in the air,
And I feel it when I’m near you.
You make me feel like my head’s in a cloud.
I want to shout your name out loud.
I think I’m falling in love again.

At another place in my past, there was
Someone else who made me feel this way.
She was the love of my life, but time was
An enemy, and she just  went away.
There was not much doctors could do,
And I still miss her every day.
There is a corner of my heart where
I know she will always stay.

But I think I’m falling in love again.
It’s something I thought I’d never do,
But there is a feeling in the air,
And I feel it when I’m near you.
You make me feel like my head’s in a cloud.
I want to shout your name out loud.
I think I’m falling in love again.
I think I’m falling in love again.
It’s something I thought I’d never do.

Do you have a poem that you would like to share? Submit your work to the Free Open Poetry Forum.

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May 2011 Newsletter

May 2011 Newsletter

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Newsletter for the World of Words by Elias Tobias

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As a person with several college degrees to my credit, I have learned one thing – just because someone has a degree, the learning process does not stop.  In many  instances, there is no direct educational benefit in the application of a certain degree to a kind of job.  In my life, working in a group home for adults really didn’t require a teacher’s license, but it helped, especially with the mentoring aspect of the job.

In the spirit of this continuing education concept, I have created the Elias Tobias Academy.  If I had millions of dollars to play with, some of it would go toward creating a physical location with hired instructors and dorms and buildings and staff and things that go with a regular private institution. I don’t have that kind of money, but I would like to help other people learn things so that their lives can be enriched just to know something else or for a better job.

Until the time I have a physical Academy, it will have to be a virtual one, using free on-line classes currently available through other colleges, universities and websites.  No certificates can be granted through the Elias Tobias Academy, but perhaps a certificate from another source offering the courses is available. Diplomas aside, it’s the application of the knowledge gained that counts.  In a world that is constantly changing in demands for skills, knowing how to do something new will help keep your job or find a new one.

The spirit of learning is the what the Elias Tobias Academy is all about.

The Academy is set up by major links which go into more detail. It’s just that easy and it’s free. Start by clicking here or on the ETA logo to get to the courses.

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As an alternative to the the comments link under each post. the poetry blog has another source to connect with the World of Words.

Yahoo! has two ways to plug into the web blog.

First go to another e-mail, eliastobias2002@yahoo.com, and leave a message

or  you  can go to Yahoo! Messenger to send an instant message.

It’s just that easy.

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Popular poetry blog begins videos of author reading favorite poems

The video experience on the World of Words by Elias Tobias is expanding with a new series, The Poetry Corner, where poet Elias Tobias reads his favorite poems in short segments.  There is already a 20-video library on the poetry blog ranging from a visual biography to various photographic projects.

An initial set of 13 videos have been produced to be broadcast on the Elias Tobias Channel of You Tube on weekly posts beginning March 14, 2011. The posts, set for every Monday, will include links to written versions of the poems so readers can get the best of both experiences.

The World of Words by Elias Tobias has recently risen to the top 150,000 sites in the U.S and well above the top million sites in the world, according to Alexa.com.  Changes in the 14-year-old poetry blog now also include a Yahoo! Messenger connection for improved communication with readers along with an alternative Yahoo! Email for messages.  The personal blog on the site’s Fan Club link is updates at least once a week, too.

Get a peek at one of The Poetry Corner videos by clicking here.

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Save Pull Tabs For Ronald McDonald’s House

I believe in recycling things like paper from the copier at work (in secure shred of course), taking newspapers to the church or school collection box, and pull tabs from cans.

The World of Words by Elias Tobias officially endorses this last effort. Over a year ago, when I was teaching college part-time, there was a collection box for pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald house on a table in the snack room next to the soda machine.

I began putting soft drink tabs in an old glass Ball jar and eventually when it got full, I  took the tabs in a plastic bag to work for the collection box. Other jobs have come and gone since then, but I still collect the tabs.  Kids can collect them on string or large key rings.  This can a fun activity for everyone, and simple, too.

Unlike the urban legend states, pop tabs do not support medical treatment of any kind including chemotherapy or dialysis; however, pop tabs do support the operations of Ronald McDonald Houses across the country. This popular fundraiser benefits seriously ill children by helping provide a place for them and their families to stay while they are out of town for medical treatment.

Recycling the tabs generates proceeds to donate to a local Ronald McDonald House. The tabs do not pay for treatment or night stays – only house operations. One house that collected enough pop tabs in a year to put $8,000 toward operational costs.

Pop tabs are small and convenient to collect. Hundreds of thousands of pop tabs have been collected to benefit Ronald McDonald Houses.  Did you know that:
1 pop tab is approximately 1 inch long
1,267 pop tabs make 1 pound
1 pound of aluminum can be sold for approximately 40¢

For more information about how you can help, click here.

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Photo series features Love and Couples

The photo series this month features people in love. May is a time when more than wildflowers bloom and more animals are seen emerging from the cold winter months.  May is is time when love grows and fuels summer marriages.  This is a series of images from a clip art disc that symbolize personal portraits of a young love blooming in the spring. Enjoy.

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The Secret

I have a secret I share with myself.
I promised I wouldn’t tell anyone else.
Honesty is the best policy.
I would never tell a lie, and
Besides I crossed my heart
Or swore I would die.
This creates a problem.
I don’t know what to do,
Except to scream it out loud…
I love you!

There are many posters which can be downloaded for free, and you can find them here.