Do I Still Love You? by Richard Stephen

A poetic answer to a wife of many years to the question, do you still love me? A revision to my poem Do I Still Love You? on HubPages.

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Face in a Foggy Mirror by Richard Stephen

Vivid memories can be elicited by the smallest and slightest things; a sight, a sound, a smell. Most of the time those memories are held fondly, sometimes not. However, even the fond memories can bring with them great pain as seen in “Face in a Foggy Mirror.”

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What Lies Up Round the Bend by Richard Stephen

At some point we all have to make decisions about the path we have chosen, about pursuing our dreams and our chances for greatness. “What Lies Up Round the Bend” is a poem about following your life’s path, taking chances and living life fully.

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Someone Died the Other Day by Richard Stephen

A death in the family prompted my latest poem. You can read ‘Someone Died the Other Day’ here!

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Micropoetry – 3/19/2012

she teases me with her words
teases me with her eyes
teases me with her body
and teases me with her lies

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Untitled by Tim Jones


Time passes and blood stains,
last chance to catch planes,
take off and get outta here,
never look back with any fear,
at the nights with out sleep,
and the scars that run deep,
all the metaphors and similes,
of the lies and past…

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Lie with Me a Little While – Richard Stephen

Many men in my generation were raised on Clint Eastwood, Chuck Norris and the Marlboro man. Men that stood alone, did it their own way and always triumphed in the end. Against all odds they braved the perils, vanquished evil and won the girl. All without doubt, all without shedding a tear. This was the model for men for generations. Men that didn’t need anybody. Stoic men.
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Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden

Those Winter Sundays

Sundays too my father got up early
And put his clothes on in the blueback cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.
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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy by Tim Jones

From Wikipedia:

“Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as transient apical ballooning syndrome, apical ballooning cardiomyopathy, stress-induced cardiomyopathy, Gebrochenes-Herz-Syndrom, and simply stress cardiomyopathy, is a type of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy in which there is a sudden temporary weakening of the myocardium (the muscle of the heart). Because this weakening can be triggered by emotional stress, such as the death of a loved one, a break-up, or constant anxiety, the condition is also known as broken heart syndrome.”

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

the lifes of those in misery,

end up enacting acts of infamy,

the mystery of their ministry,

echoes all throughout history,
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A Heart Thawed

A Heart Thawed
by Richard Stephen

My latest offering on HubPages, “A Heart Thawed“, is a poem about a thaw after a prolonged freeze.


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