Poem in Response


Having read “Amanhã Talvez” (Portuguese, meaning “Maybe Tomorrow”), written by a talented writer, lovely woman and good friend hailing from Lisbon, Carla Milho – wherein she contemplates meaningful expressions of emotion, aspiring to the present (carpe diem) rather than tomorrow – I was inspired to write this poem…

It’s what she has
Inside her heart
That makes mine skip a beat

Her good nature
And precious soul
Accentuate the sweet

She’s the one who warms my heart
And the light by which I see
What it means to be alive
Here and now, and yet to be

Green eyes serene, her pair is nice
– a golden slice of paradise

To make it four and evermore
Two happy hearts, to underscore

I pen these words
With hope she’ll read
This message of the heart

That if someday
We ever meet
In love, we’ll never part

© 2022 Phil Perkins


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


31 responses to “Poem in Response”

  1. Oh what a beautiful poem in response my Poetic Master Photographer! 📷 I checked out Carla’s poem and loved it. You complemented it magnificently. Oh, and you just had to throw in the Isley Brothers to groove the rest of the way eh? 🎵🎤🎶 What a delightful way to end such endearing inspiration my friend. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  2. You are a rare and talented person… A sweet gentleman that I have the best luck of having as a good and great friend ❤️❤️❤️thank you so much ✨✨✨😊

    • You are most welcome & it’s my honor, dear Carla. 🌹 I think you are an exceptional lady, whose friendship I greatly value and appreciate! ❤️❤️❤️ More than anyone, you continue to inspire me through your writings and friendship, and you always make it easy for me to smile ✨✨✨😊 TY!!!

  3. As always Phil, it is a wonderful poem that slides off your tongue so beautifully and I know Carla will be beaming! You are always such a good friend to all of us! Great song my friend.
    💖

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