Lonesome Heart


Editor’s Note: Other authors may have poems or even book titles with this same title. but this version is from Elias Tobias.

Lonesome Heart

I know that you want me,
but you can only have half of my heart.
That is all I can give.
I know that you love me, but I
need the rest of heart so my soul can live.

I see the pain in your eyes,
and I have to look away.
My mouth starts to open,
but there’s nothing to say.
Things could’ve been different,
They don’t need to be this way.
The sun will rise again tomorrow,
and bring with it a brand new day.

I know that you want me,
but you can only have half of my heart.
That is all I can give.
I know that you love me, but I
need the rest of heart so my soul can live.

You are allowed to remember,
but it’s hard living in the past.
You try to start something new,
but it never seems to last.
You try to reach for the light,
but it is always hard to grasp.
The clouds you find in the sky
make the weather report overcast.

I know that you want me,
but you can only have half of my heart.
That is all I can give.
I know that you love me, but I
need the rest of heart so my soul can live.

 

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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Superstitions

A poem from Karen Ladonnavich, the LSC’s newest member and also the organization’s first woman member.

Superstitions

I remember when the old woman in black
translated the positions of the leaves of tea.
She said someone close cast a spell over me.
Since then things haven’t changed much,
even the way that I feel, and I wonder if
these magic superstitions can be real.
She was saying what I wanted to hear,
looking for signs of emotions I fear.
I’m waiting for the start of my bad luck,
while she has moved on, getting bucks from
those who want their future in their hands.
Steps made now determine where we stand.

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Live In Your Own Skin

Live in Your Own Skin

Live in your own skin;
Be who you are naturally.
To believe you’re someone else
Is to live alive artificially.
Friends don’t define who you are,
But it’s good to be part of a group.
It’s good to part of what people do,
But just mix the flavors of the soup.
It can be important how you look,
And it does affect how you feel,
But earing a logo from a fashion house
Should not be that big of a deal.
Live in your own skin;
Be who you are naturally.
Reactions to life’s challenges will
Determine the kind of person you’ll be.

 

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Who is the best LSC poet?

Who is the best LSC poet?

Lambda Sigma Chi, an unofficial fraternity of poets, is sponsored by The World of Words by Elias Tobias, and it has been around for several years. Aside from the founder, Elias Tobias, there are 13 current members of LSC. We would like to know who of these other writers is the favorite of the readers of this blog.

Below are links to the main LSC page with a brief introduction of each of the writers, and links to automatically search for all they have written for the blog. Just click on the link of the page or the name of each author to get more information.  While at the main LSC page, the author links are set for the Bold Face names and photos of each writer  if you don’t want to go back and forth to this post.

Then send your choice of writer or response to contact@eliastobias.net.   Please put “Favorite LSC Member” in the Subject Line . Get your responses in by November 30, 2018, and the results will be published in December.

Thanks for being an important part of this blog.

Elias Tobias

Main Lambda Sigma Chi page

Karen Ladonnavich

Antonio “Tony” Alejandro Martin Gonzales

Alexander Michael Dunbar

Adrian Parker

Bill Kelso

Paul Abernathy

Rufus McDougal

C.J. Chatham III

Christopher Benedict

Karl Dobson

Brian Kohut

Levi Jacobs

Kyle Morgan Stewart

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Our Love Shared, Not Owned

A poem from Karen Ladonnavich, the LSC’s newest member and also the organization’s first woman member.

Our Love Shared, Not Owned

I can be your woman, you
could be my man, and
we both could be lovers,
but I could not own your love,
nor could you own mine.
The only owner of our
moments could be time,
who steals them for his
own personal scrapbook.
We share our loves,
like the millions of fish
who live and die in the sea;
like the workers of the land,
whose crops feed them when
they don’t own the deed;
like the varieties of trees that
are homes to insects and animals
and plants who help us breathe.
If you owned my love, and
I owned yours, we would
possess each other’s soul.
We would fight for control.
This is a conflict only God
and the Devil need to know.
I can be your woman, you
could be my man, and
we both could be lovers,
but I could not own your love,
nor could you own mine.

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Pieces of the Puzzle

Pieces of the Puzzle

We are all related to each other.
If by needs, marriage or by blood,
And it has been that way since Noah
Saved all Mankind from the flood.
There’re few physical differences,
Including the colors of the face.
Boundary lines are drawn from
Historical events that happen someplace.
We all want to be different in some way,
So we can have a certain identity.
But why do the differences demand
People treat each other differently?
There are limited natural resources used
As we live each day on this earth,
And we need more of these things
As we grow from our day of birth.
There’re plenty of problems to solve,
But there are many solutions, too.
All the pieces of the puzzle are connected,
And a better day can only start with you.

 

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The Key

A poem from Karen Ladonnavich, the LSC’s newest member and also the organization’s first woman member.

The Key

“A very little key will
open a very heavy door.”
Your love is the mystery,
and I’d like to know you more.
Your smile is that key
I have been searching for.

“A very little key will
open a very heavy door”
is a line Dickens once wrote.
The words are on the floor.
They gather into a note that
will make you want me more.

“A very little key will
open a very heavy door.”
It’s hard to wait for the day
until you’ll see a such a poor
woman like me let me say
the words you’ll adore.

“A very little key will
open a very heavy door.”
Until then I’ll just live
on smiles you show more
and more as you give
me hope I can’t ignore.

“A very little key will
open a very heavy door.”
Let cupid’s arrows pierce
your rusty metal armor,
and put your heart near
one who loves you forever.

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here

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There is too much anger in the world today

There is too much anger in the world today

There is too much anger in the world today,
and people can’t find a way to get along.
There are groups who promise violence when
they don’t get their say, and that’s wrong.

There are pretend Christians in the fight,
And that’s just not what Jesus really said.
People die in violence every day and night,
and if a gun is there, someone ends up dead.

Issues of prejudice, racism, inequality prevail,
and some think the answer is to build a wall.
Many peace groups try their best, but some fail,
Fences divide society, and hope for love falls.

There is too much anger in the world today,
and people can’t find a way to get along.
We need to find answers somehow, some way,
On this course, humans will extinctly be gone.

 

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A Few Things

A poem from Karen Ladonnavich, the LSC’s newest member and also the organization’s first woman member.

A Few Things

Do I work to live, or do I live to work?
I do know it’s hard to get up and go when
The sunrises each morning,
But I don’t like to get past due bill warnings.
If I wait too long, they take my car,
And without that I can’t go very far,
Especially when I need to go to work.
Material things shouldn’t be treasured,
But there are a few things I really need.
I work to live and live to work, but I
Hope not to the level of excessive greed.

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here

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Branded

Branded

Your heart has been branded
by the mark of your lover,
and though you are now apart,
your heart is broken.
I can heal the hurt since
your brand is on my heart.

 

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