the slightest touch

emotions falter

right off the couch

the oars

of his heart

paddling to

places of

near silence

places of

“show don’t tell”

the promise kept


despite its demise

“show don’t tell”

his heart’s quarry

nestling in commas

in merry intoxication

the slightest touch

transcending to feet

giving toes their

much deserved

blissful freedom

i see it all

spiky mane

mighty roar

his unedited claws

glistening in

pure orange sunlight

no longer restless

delights shining heartily on

thump, love and exhaustion

his room no longer, misty

his fingertips, warm

and i am glad for that

by mary ann blinkhorn

for 3WW at:

The three words:  emotion, falter and touch

61 thoughts on “the slightest touch

  1. Jae Rose says:

    I like the internal dialogue punctuated amidst this piece..a refrain to showing your true colours..jae

  2. Cathy Ulrich says:

    I love this, Mary Ann. Great job of showing (not telling!)

  3. Deborah Avila says:

    Marvelous ryhthm~ Thanks for the link friend ~ Deborah

  4. Very much showing instead of telling…

  5. oldegg says:

    It is easy to see us but much more difficult to know us. Glad they weren’t cold hands. Thanks for your visit you were very welcome.

  6. Don MacIver says:

    Wonderfully penned Mary Ann. Words chosen well, deeply personal reflections.

    • mypenandme says:

      I get up in the middle of the night just to check out a few things, and next thing I know the sun has come out–morning has arrived. Ha! A common story, different day. Ha! Enjoy your weekend, Don. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Maxi says:

    This is wonderful, PM, a smooth slide from word to word. Love the warm fingertips…
    Blessings – Maxi

  8. Sheilagh Lee says:

    showing your real self I like this.

  9. spool2spool says:

    Each line just drops into the next. Lovely.

  10. […] mypenandme actually trained the pegasus in Clash of the Titans, but she said she wouldn’t work with the Titon as it was “too moody and had bad breath.” […]

  11. Ken W. Simpson says:

    Exciting imagery flows through every line.

  12. fgassette says:

    WELCOME! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take concerning life and events as seen through the lens of my camera.


  13. Caddo Veil says:

    WOW, this is great.

  14. “his heart’s quarry” !!!!!

  15. oldsubird says:

    I love your poetry. This is my most recent favorite.

  16. snowbirdpress says:

    Love, peace, joy!

  17. Clarabelle says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my poem, ‘Shine Like A Star’, I am delighted it has led me to your blog also and your wonderful talent for creative writing. Clarabelle

  18. “show don’t tell”…not just for writers!

  19. What a moving poem and a great site, Mary Ann! I feel a strange calm flowing over me as I read your words. You have the power!

  20. Kathy Temean says:

    Writers can learn so much from poets.

  21. laurie27wsmith says:

    An excellent piece, poetry helps so much with writing. It gives it that flow.

  22. You see it all, but it’s a feeling. Awesome!

  23. Upon my third read: The slightest touch(of kindness) can change so much for the better.

  24. mhdriver says:

    Thank you for the like on my post.

  25. mhdriver says:

    I see you want to follow my blog, happy to have you. Welcome Aboard.

  26. mhdriver says:

    I may have to read this a few times.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s