One of my favorite movie scenes. from_here_to_eternity_movie.jpg

I’m feeling overwrought tonight ~

Restless and wild and poised for flight ~

It’s probably a phase of my own

Particular willful moon ~

Which marches in step with no one ~

I feel a frisson of sensation

Run up and down my arms ~

My scalp tingles and

My lips are numb ~

You must be close by

The signs are all there to read ~

Why can I never resist you ~

Why do I always feel this way ~

Reckless and edgy and unfulfilled ~

Breathless with longing and

Always on the edge of glory ~

A creature of passion ~ your creature ~

Hungry for the surcease only

You can give ~ and try as I may ~

I cannot stay away from you

And you refuse to set me free ~

What shall I do ~ how shall

I survive ~ when my love for you

Is so much stronger than my will ~


© 2012, Melody Haislip. All rights reserved.

Melody Haislip (23 Posts)

I began writing poetry in my early 20s, and then put it aside and forgot it. Then a couple of years ago, I suddenly began writing ~ about everything under the sun ~ and I began to write poetry again. Or perhaps I should say channel more than write, since I feel that I am merely the conduit for some of the pieces I write. Those are the best of times, when the words flow, and those are the words which speak to others. Wish I could live in that state all the time!


  1. Melody … Seriously it’s time for you to place these yearnings into a little book of your own. You are a bud burst into bloom. It’s time.



    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Thank you, Theresa. My move date is a month from today, and that’s the next thing on my agenda! Gros bisous!

      • Large Kisses … it looks better in English. Ha ha ha ha! :D

  2. tolbert

    Very sensitive, sensuous write Melody! You’ve reached into your own heart and revealed your “reckless and edgy and unfulfilled” self. That, my friend, is an act of bravery…Well done!

    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Thank you, Wayne. I like to think I’m in touch with my inner naughty twin, Vixen. She consults with me sometimes on my love poems. I blame all the visual delirium experienced by my readers on Vixen. But seriously, Wayne, thank you for a warm and lovely compliment. :)

  3. Melody, you truly captured the conflicted emotions of being tethered to a love that both entices and depletes us. Wonderfully done!

  4. Melody Haislip (Author)

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. What’s a woman to do? Thank you, Cher.

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