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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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.

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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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20 Tons of Love

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

20 Tons of Love

Your love hit me like a 18-wheeler
with a full load on the highway
straight to my heart.
But you have delivered at the dock,
left me alone at home,
and now we’re apart.
You said there was another place
for you to be, but honey,
where does that leave me?
Now matter where you park your rig,
I figure there will be a time you’ll
remember when we were together.
Then you’ll get diesel in your tanks
and make the miles burn to the
place where your heart can learn
to park your 20 tons of love.

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Near the threshold of love and hate

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

Near the threshold of love and hate

There’s a thin line between ecstasy and pain,
somewhere near the threshold of love and hate.
The difference decides marriage and divorce rates.
The anxiety created affects outcomes of first dates.
Fear of the unknown makes many people wait.
Results are a matter of personal will or of fate.

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Or I Don’t Have You At All

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A poem by Brother Bill Kelso

Or I Don’t Have You At All

There have been lovers in the past,
but I can’t remember their first names.
Being with someone was important then,
and I treated it like it was just a game.
I was merely a child then,
wishing that I would quickly get old.
I searched for a time I’d find who
would let me wear their ring of gold.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

Other men want your affections.
All they want is to hold your hand.
If you give me just one more chance,
I will prove to you I can be your man.
I can’t say exactly what the others see,
but as for me, I am color-blind.
I can feel the love you have for me
in my heart, my soul and my mind.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

Remember that night together when we
first met, camping under the stars?
We talked about our dreams that time
and thought together we would go far.
The fire glowed full over your face,
and I heard you laugh with a smile.
The good times don’t have to end there.
The trail goes on a few more miles.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

I need you love more than you
can ever really understand.
Now you look away, close your
eyes and shake your head “no”.
I am pleading with you to just
give our love another chance.
You say you are in a hurry,
and it’s time for you to go.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

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Hole in my heart

Hole in my heart

There’s a hole in my heart,
And the pages in the past keep on turning.
The love that was lost keeps on burning.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.
It’s convenient to invent another reality,
But the past resurfaces eventually,
Since keys to memories remain daily.
Fingerprints on the scene are obviously
Evidence she did the crime convincingly.
Like a cake, layers of lies raise possibilities,
And suspects’ motives twist ironically,
So much, it makes for a movie mystery.
At the end, she walks away, innocently,
But that is never the end of the story.

There’s a hole in my heart,
And the pages in the past keep on turning.
The love that was lost keeps on burning.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.
Sign with a stamp, and enter automatically
A million dollar sweepstakes or lottery,
But the odds of losing are mathematically
Decided, and, of course, done legally.
The real winners are a strange minority.
Costs of winning transfer to the majority,
And the promotion is done effectively.
Business incomes increase exponentially.
There will be those who want things free,
But that is never the end of the story.

There’s a hole in my heart,
Yet love for my wife keeps on beating.
The pain I feel inside keeps on hurting.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.
Time and again, humans ignore history,
And try to extend their possibilities.
World resources are used inefficiently,
And many people suffer, consequently.
Aided with more machines and technology
Countries connect by a complex economy.
Governments try to work together politically,
But strengthen their power with the military.
Life would be better if we lived in harmony,
But that is never the end of the story.

There’s a hole in my heart,
Yet love for my wife keeps on beating.
The pain I feel inside keeps on hurting.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be,
When it comes to relationships romantically.
Who we love or hate is found astrologically.
Teenagers deal daily with changes in puberty.
Feelings and emotions are expressed musically.
Years of childhood disappear dramatically
Birth rates are proof of love’s popularity,
And more marriages are mixed racially.
The definition of what makes a family
Is challenged in county court rooms daily,
But that is never the end of the story.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.

There’s a hole in my heart,
And the pages in the past keep on turning.
The love that was lost keeps on burning.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

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.

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’ve got to let you go

I’ve got to let you go

It kills me so
to let you know
I’ve got to let you go.

We’ve made such good memories.
We laughed so hard, we cried.
I’ll remember days like these.
and the times you were by my side.

But there’s one thing I must say,
It has nothing to do with you.
There’s a reason you can’t stay.
I’ve been too much a fool.

It kills me so
to let you know
I’ve got to let you go.

I’m not the person I seem to be,
and you don’t want the truth.
Adventures we had were great.
They brought me back to my youth.

You don’t need your happy life
to be intertwined with mine.
My world would cut you like a knife.
It is at the least, most unkind.

It kills me so
to let you know
I’ve got to let you go.

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Rainbow of Love

Editor’s Note: This is the only poem that my wife has written to and for me.

Rainbow of Love

My love for you is like a rainbow.
It’s a never ending circle of love
with you at the center of its existence.
The shades of the rainbow range from
bright to dull, as do my emotions.
They are bright and lively when you are near.
They are subdued, even perhaps dull,
when we are apart. The colors of the
rainbow reflect my passion for you.
My passion ranges from hot red,
Whenever you touch me, to cool blue
when we have to part. And like God’s
promise of the rainbow to all men,
for all time, let the rainbow be a
visual reminder to you of the promise
from my heart, to love you for all time.

To my beloved Mike: Patty

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After All These Years

After All These Years

It is nice to see you after all these years.
You were going your way, I was going mine,
But smiles we shared slowed our fears.
Now you have become a success, and I
Have done well enough for myself, too.
Stress of your changes don’t show,
And I see time has been good to you.
We both found people for a family,
And now each have several children,
But I wonder if there were moments
you wondered what could have been.
We needed each other back then,
And I feel like I need you now,
Even if it is to just remember what
My heart will let me allow after
All these years.

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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