Beds, Hearts and Books

In these surprising years beyond expiry
forty and not failing
the journey remains largely painless
and brightly lit
wrapped up in love
in beds
hearts and books

Pull this feeling tight around me
another year of moving on
from all that didn’t seem to fit
closer to who I want to be
tangled up in love
in beds
hearts and books

All these lines, I can’t help but keep weaving
on the loom of all my longing
happily in awe of the ever-expanding story
forty and still dreaming
swaddled by love
in beds
hearts and books

There’s a deep and lingering kiss
waiting in the other room
the co-author of all my future stories
if I put down this pen, move to that place
we’re smothered in love
Hunkering down
in beds
hearts and books…


Thanks for reading.

Give your eyes a break and listen to some poems

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Tom Alexander

"Art is a lie that tells the truth"

15 thoughts on “Beds, Hearts and Books”

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, I’m so pleased you enjoyed this one. I wasn’t sure if it would translate, so it’s great to know it worked for you. 🙏😀

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    1. Haha, thanks Benjamin. I’d love a genuine hit one day… to write a poem that goes viral because of it’s sheer and undeniable brilliance. Then I can retire 🙂


    1. Ha thank you (again). I’m glad you liked the pic, I’ve had that kicking around on my laptop for about 10 years and I finally found somewhere to share it. 🙏👌🏼🍻

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    1. Thanks Chris and yes… good shout… Beds, Hearts, Books and Pets! Okay, another year and another learning. Maybe on my birthday next year I’ll try and be more inclusive. 😀 Thanks for reading.

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