My Love Sense - Dedicated In Memory Of Whitney Houston

speaks in silence
the unconditional
stanzaic interlude
between heart and soul.
Never wanting
always waiting
to give freely
and openly.

does not see color
nor stereotypical
ego branded persona.
As spirit seer
pure love
accepts all
with understanding
and patience.

hears beyond sound
soft whispers
of heartstrings
playing in rhythm
the quiet song -
a deafening simplicity
defining uniqueness
to authentic self.

tastes the sweet n sour
of daily imperfections
savoring the bitter
with the sweet.
The perfect blend
providing nourishment
for the heart
digesting the mix.

smells indifference
and recoils at the
nauseous self righteous
stench of the arrogant
yet embraces the
empowering odor
of forgiveness -
a scent of healing.

touches softly
hearts who hear,
minds who see,
spirits who know
the freedom to give
inherent deep within
our soul
without expectation -

RIP Whitney 1963 - 2012

Photo and poetry by: Joanne Olivieri


betchai said…
Jo, as always, I am awed and amazed with your poetry, so love it. and the photo is very artistic too, i see love strongly speaking.
Thank you Betchai, I wanted to express what I feel Whitney gave to the world and thought this poem defined who she was.
Icy BC said…
Beautiful and wonderful poem! As I read it, I have a sense of Whitney Houston's love, and what love should be!

It is still a shock to hear of her passing.
Hi Icy, yes, it is still a shock to me as well. Very tragic for her family and especially her daughter.

Thanks for the comment and have a fantastic Valentines Day :)
Jo, such a wonderfully written tribute. It is just beautiful.

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