“Growth” is a poem written for Valentine’s Day during the year 2018. Time has come and gone so quickly, and everything changes. There’s not much which can be said about the poem in terms of overall meaning. It speaks for itself. It is written in unrhymed meter.
Want to be romantic? Feel free to share this with your loved one. Write it on a card, print it out, or remember it and recite it during the perfect moment. Whatever you do, you can’t go wrong.(Continue reading…)
“Dawn” is a short love poem about how hope still exists despite the terrible past relationships and problems which have occurred in the author’s life. This is an upbeat and positive motivational poem where the author states that his life is still beginning (“impending noon”) and that dawn is fading away and the day will be bright (the past is getting farther away and the future will be bright). Too many times do people give up after lost love but not this time!
This four-line poem is written in iambic tetrameter (four feet of unstressed beats followed by a stressed beats), except for the first line which uses trochee (stressed beats followed by unstressed beats), and uses end-rhyme and near-rhyme to end each line (gone/on and own/noon).(Continue reading…)
“God’s Salvation” is a love poem about the expectations of relationships and challenges they face. The writing starts by mentioning “this maze of righteousness” and how unawakened people (the ignorant) feel “splendor” in their relationships. They feel their relationships are perfect and nothing is wrong. However, it then continues by stating that temptations come and make people go away from their beliefs about what was once thought of as perfect.
This poem was written during a time of the author’s life when he was having problems involving his own relationships. Were they meant to be together? Were they truthful to one another? It is one of those dangerous situations we all face, and we must make a choice.
This short poem has no specific meter but includes the rhyme scheme of ABCCDCC.(Continue reading…)
“The Waiting Bee” is a love poem written by Gary R. Hess. This poem is a fun, short poem with many images and sounds, including onomatopoeia! At first glance, this writing may seem like just a poem about a piece of mother nature but at a closer look, it is about something much more: relationships.
Obviously, this poem is about how we all get anxious when waiting. Waiting for what? Well, that’s for you to decide! Is it about waiting for the speaker’s love to come home? Or is it about the speaker waiting for someone to love? That’s the great thing about poetry. It is often up to the reader to decide the meaning.(Continue reading…)
“Stalemate” is a love poem written by Gary R. Hess about two people who love each other deeply, but they are both too afraid to make the first move due to being too scared of rejection. They continue to flirt and dance around the subject for days, weeks, and eventually, months before either of them make the first move. The poem is written in free verse and is unrhymed.
This contemporary poem has been published in Gary R. Hess’s poetry book titled Temptation’s Trust, which is the author’s first book on love.(Continue reading…)
“A New Beginning” by Gary R. Hess is a love poem about how the impossible became possible. The poem speaks about how the speaker believed love could no longer be possible after his last heartbreak. However, a new love was found and it is better than anything he had experienced before.
This poem is from the book Temptation’s Trust by Gary R. Hess and written in free verse. The poem is largely unrhymed but includes some instances which break the mold–face/space and resilience/reliance–to help control the rhythm.(Continue reading…)
Want some romance in your life? “Heaven Knows” is a love poem written by Gary R. Hess describing what he feels about his love’s eyes, voice, and presence. The title is in reference to how God knows the speaker’s true feelings and only He can truly understand them. This poem is written in iambic meter. It is unrhymed but instead focuses on repetition of phrases in order to gain rhythm.
This romantic poem was first published in the author’s book Temptation’s Trust, which is the author’s first book about love.(Continue reading…)
“Fear of Being” is a love poem written by Gary R. Hess and has been featured in the book titled Temptation’s Trust. It is the first book dedicated to love by the author.
The following romantic contemporary poem uses imagery to display the speaker’s emotions whenever his love smiles and laughs.(Continue reading…)
“To My Wonderful Wife” is a love poem written by Gary R. Hess dedicated to his wife on Valentine’s Day. This romantic poem discusses the woman’s eyes and voice before mentioning the speaker’s overall feelings of passion and exuberance he felt around her.
This contemporary poem is an example of the passions love can bring to a man or woman. Even though this poem was originally written as a Valentine’s Day gift, it could be read on any day and is a wonderful spoken poem that anyone can enjoy with their spouse.(Continue reading…)