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Soul Touch

Bodies need not touch

For hearts to skip a beat

I reached out for you

And ever softly you touched me

Transcending time and distance

A rose that never dies

Lent us its sweet fragrance

To linger for all time

Proving us immortal

A thousand lifetimes through

For you are near my side

And darling I with you

When dawns the golden sun

And glows the glorious moon

I feel you close to me

In everything I do

I have found my greatest love

A feeling so intense

And I will never know

Another as immense

For I this lowly plain

Have kissed the sacred sun

Long before the day I die

Before my days were done

The splendor that I feel

Remains within my view

Each time you think of me

And when I think of you

©Kay Salady

Too Much or Not at All

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You say I talk too much
But that I make you feel good
I can’t understand
Why you make such great demands
You’d never want a wife
Or someone there beside you
Yet when you feel alone
You ask me to come home
Too much or not at all
I’m not allowed to call you
Yet I belong to you
With all that you put me through
I’d rather stay away
Than let you make me feel bad
Because my self confidence
Is worth more than your two cents
Too much or not at all
I’d rather take the fall
By letting go of you
What else am I to do
I need to walk away
I’ve nothing left to tell you
Too much pain to touch again
No you were not my friend
Not at all

©Kay Salady

My Place in Time

I return now to that place

Where I may reacquaint

With unrequited dreams

Wherein that one sweet face

Resides where I have traced

A seal upon my heart

As memory for he

Whose love was meant for me

But given to another by mistake

If for mercy’s sake

Time turns its hands again

Where I might meet with him

Upon another plain

Then as a bird I’d fly

Into another sky

Where I would gladly die

To swoop into its depths

If time would answer yes

There is a place in time

This time for me

©Kay Salady

Image Credit: Author, 2018

Spanish Eyes

He held me on his toes and waltzed me ’round the room

Then kissed my tiny feet with a brush of his perfume

Singing, “Spanish Eyes”, a song for only me

I see his face in dreams smiling happily

As if to let me know that families never end

And that somewhere in time we all will meet again

©Kay Salady

A Good Man

When I think about the price I pay

For digging up my yesterdays

They’ve made me push the love away

From such a good man

Broken promises inside the dark

And filthy hands have left a mark

That will never fade away

I could let it go today

With hands that are a healing balm

That caress me down, make me calm

Hands that plan to do no harm

Are yours the hands

Of a good man

A righteous man who loves the Lord

Would do no harm; he can’t afford

The price he’d have to pay

I need a man who feels this way

So, before you hold me in the night

Convince me I won’t be alright

With the price I’d have to pay

If I push the love away

From a good man

©Kay Salady

In Every Leaf, a Kiss

The breath of summer lies underneath

The burnished kiss upon each leaf

That now adorns these autumn trees

That you and I sit far beneath

And so tenderly, her raiments fall

As sweet November surrenders all

To the long ago and far away

When love was new and we gave way

To the fantasies we’d held at bay

We now recall as we look now

To November’s trembling boughs

Glittering golden in the sun

Reminding us of how we’d won

At being lovers and being friends

At writing stories that never end

And with every leaf that falls

We still remember; yes, we recall

Our love

©Kay Salady

A day in September…

A day in September…

I risked the fall

And I risked it all just to love you

I inhaled your scent

And everywhere you went I followed

Leaving breadcrumbs trail behind

For you and I to find should we get lost

And we were lost in one another

Two lovers who could never find our way

Who could never seem to find the words to say

That would satisfy the longing we both knew

For there was something deep inside of me and you

That was too big for words to ever satiate

And we both realized that it was far too late

To come up with a reason for it at all

Perhaps they were the bruises from our fall

If so I’m sure that it was worth it all

My love

©Kay Salady

As I Depart From You

How deeply you wound me

Your angel who flutters about

Nursing these broken wings

That are splintered and torn

From the pain of neglect

My preening won’t do

Without some love from you

To give me wind to fly

Why would I even try

How can I make a move

Or take a breath knowing that you

May not be with me tomorrow

I would drown in all my sorrow

And soon this shattered heart

Would stop beating

As I depart from you

©Kay Salady

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Bounced

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I left you standing there
With your fly unzipped
And mouth wide open
Just one more load of laundry
Left for me to fold
Thinking I’d be there
To finish what you’d started
As the credits rolled
The accomplishments
The world had to behold
For everything you taught me
And all the things I didn’t do
Shortcomings were my rubber
And razors were your glue
The battle scars I carried
Left me so far from intact
For anything or anyone
Before my second act

©Kay Salady

Now That You’re Gone

One last time I flail away

For fragments of my heart

Trying to inhale the wind

From storm clouds you impart

You are an old photograph

That I haphazardly place

Into a brand-new frame

That doesn’t fit your face

All of the king’s horses

And all the queen’s men

Will never put anything

Back together again

Now that you’re gone

I’m surprised that I feel

Such horrendous pain

That is incredibly real

It has woken me up

From a counterfeit dream

Self-inflicted it seems

And it seems so insane

After all your neglect

And your inadequacy

I still carry your love

Somewhere inside me

That is deeper than death

And far past the grave

It appears I’m a fool

That no man can save

©Kay Salady