Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tell Me A Story

During this season of discontent, I have gone back to re-examining and re-living things I have enjoyed in the past. One of them is watching HBO’s True Detective series, Season 3, which stars Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo. While watching the first episode I was mesmerized, again, by Ejogo, who plays a teacher, as she reads the following William Penn Warren poem to her class:

Tell me a story.
In this century, and moment, of mania,
Tell me a story.

Make it a story of great distances, and starlight.  

The name of the story will be Time,
But you must not pronounce its name.

Tell me a story of deep delight.  

I was mesmerized by her reading, which gave me one more interest to pursue during this time of imposed isolation. So now, let me tell you a story I wrote a while ago.

Love Me with Your Eyes

Love me with your eyes
As they look at me from
Across a crowded room.
Love me with your smile
As it lights up the darkness
Inside me.
Love me with your laughter
As it ripples across
The distance between us.
Love me with
Your heart,
Your soul,
Your mind.
Love me.
Just love me.

It may not be the best – or worst - of poems, but now, at last, I have time to pursue my interest and improve my writing! Now it's your turn. Tell me a story. 

Take care, Everyone!

Dear Elvis, my story about love and loss, is available at amzn.to/2uPSFtE

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