(Poetry) Kisses Of The Holy

Along with reams of short stories, and longer attempts at fiction, I’ve written countless poems over the decades. The bulk were written in my teens and twenties and I literally have folders full of handwritten and typewritten compositions.

I’d been threatening to put a selection into print since the mid-90’s. I remember discussing it with an old girlfriend in ’95 but a number of things always seemed to stop me. Part of that was not really being sure if I wanted to share them with the world, part was never having the time to go through what was amounting to thousands of bits of paper – ranging from typed and formatted finished compositions to hand written stanzas on the back of paper bags, or anything I had at hand when inspiration hit.

A few years ago I finally got round to sorting out a collection and published them under the title “Wild Card Symphonies”. Consisting of three smaller volumes of my work, “Wild Card Symphonies”, “Cry To Me”, and “This Graveyard Heart”, the book totaled just over 120 poems. You can buy a copy (plug plug) through Lulu on one of the links at the bottom of the page if you like what you read and want to have more.

Kisses Of The Holy

Are you dying of cold

Or weeping for hearts

Looking for something

Other than one dance

Give me your gold

And I’ll hire you a God

Pay by the hour

And you’ll pray to someone

Who can hear your pleads

And give you what you need.

Are you living your life

With a cold soul or heart

Do you turn to face another

With no thoughts of love

Only the moments

Forever the night

I’ll see you now

That I’ve got your dollars

I’ll hear your sins

Then I’ll hear your lovers.

I’ll give you forgiveness

Because that’s what you want

I’ll show you the pictures

I’ll play you the tune

I’ll give you the food

And then I’ll pour you my wine

And I’ll tell you that you’re right

Before I lay your head down

Gently on the pillow

As your lips caress mine.

Believe in me

You’ve paid enough

Don’t let questions enter this

You’ve got so much to lose

Just open yourself

And hear my words

Whispers over the minutes

While the dance takes place

Kisses of the holy

Who’re paid by the hour.

(KISSES OF THE HOLY; By A R J Abranson; 13-08-93/20:02)

My poetry anthology, Wild Card Symphonies, is available to buy now on Lulu in both Softcover and Dust Jacket Hardcover.


Wild Card Symphonies, Cry To Me & This Graveyard Heart are Copyright ©2015, Angus Abranson. All rights reserved.
Cover design by George C. Cotronis (Ravenkult Studios, www.ravenkult.com) Copyright © 2015 Angus Abranson
The moral right of the author has been asserted.
No reproduction in part or in whole without prior written permission from the author of the copyright owner.

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