She Sang My Body Electric

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She Sang My Body Electric
(for starry-eyed lovers everywhere)

She sang my body electric that time
Her teenaged hazel eyes caught mine
Adrenaline sparks electrifying
My trip-hammering heart
She stole my breath, gave me a start
That breezy April afternoon while
We flew kites among the seagulls

She sang my body electric when
Our bodies, they would join and then
Her undulations overloading
My neural circuits to exploding
Her fingers clawing gently at
My sturdy legs and sweaty back
On steamy star-domed late May nights
In our sweet meadow of delights

She sang my body electric when
Inside the church I shook before
Her sparkling eyes and ninety smiles
Adoring me through gossamer lace
That softly veiled her radiant face
Her white-gloved hand assuring me
Her calming gaze enchanting me
She locked her velvet lips with mine
Infusing me with joy sublime
That warm June afternoon when
Two became one

She sang my body electric when
Her mouth erupting screams and swearing
Her body gripped by pain unsparing
She gifted me a furrowed brow
And made me think in God’s name how
I’d signed up for this daunting chore
That hot July night just before
Two became three

She sang my body electric when
She sent our son up to his room
He sure could be the class buffoon!
And at my side she gave me pride
That warm September afternoon
She always sang a loving tune

She sang my body electric when
On battered piano she would play
The tunes that made old faces gay
Within that musty party room
And shoo away October’s gloom
In our nursing home

She sang my body electric when
Filling my belly with laughter
Spreading smiles and spawning banter
She’d regale the awesome medical crew
So that her loved ones would get through
Those rainy November nights before
Her body finally lost the war

She sang my body electric
From underneath the soil while
To blackness did my soul decline
And pelt the ground with salty brine
That heartless January day
Amidst silent stone and faded flowers

She sings my body electric as
On little bed in simple room
Her soft celestial whispering
Does cause my weary heart to sing
And hope that we’ll one day rejoin, while
Emerging from her resting place
In testament to love and grace
On breezy April afternoons
Spring green shoots of love eternal

She sings my body electric

– Paul Raworth Bennett

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