But even with my hand

in your hand, I want my

hand in your hand. At the

center of the eclair, I want

all the cream filling. On a

rainy day, I want more rain.

I’m in the South longing

for the South, for this

stroll in the park, for his

kiss, even as I taste his

lips. I want to wish on a

four leaf clover. I want

the music on. I want the

music off. I look to the sky

I want to float above the

clouds of my mind. I want

my granddad to hold me

up in the air, like he did,

when I was a little girl,

me, kicking to get away

and him holding on so

he wouldn’t drop me,

so he wouldn’t hurt me.

Hear me, I want to leave

when I am walking


-Tosha Michelle


60 thoughts on “Yen

  1. I want to leave when I’m walking away… that…

    and why have your poems been making me so hungry lately πŸ™‚ ???

    have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. What a beautiful poem about longing, Tosha. And so glad you included k.d. lang’s “Constant Craving” — I saw her about 10 years ago in concert and she was amazing!

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  3. I personally did not like the post… You know I’m often times amazed by how no one ever comments on a post and says that they don’t like something… I wonder if that’s because no one is ever really reading our content, only throwing out little ” kudos for you-s” hoping those will in turn get you looking at them… Like how that saying goes… Nobody’s listening, their all just waiting for there turn to talk.

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    1. I think the blogging community overall is very supportive. You can tell who actually reads your posts by the comments. I’m always open to constructive criticism. Are you a poet? I didn’t notice any poetry on your page.

      Art is subjective and I certainly don’t expect everyone to like what I write…just as I don’t expect everyone to like me. I do expect common courtesy and manners.

      As far your question about my blogging habit. I have a busy life. Posting everyday isn’t always an option.

      Have a lovely weekend

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      1. Yeah I meant to get back to your post and say I was kidding about the whole not liking it… I merely said that to spark the debate about genuine readership… To be honest no I am not a poet… So I don’t have much to offer in terms of feedback… Sorry if I offended you. I am a very mediocre artist. Yet I take art to heart and can relate to your craft being criticized… Again was only merely trying to spark the debate of how people will say whatever to get you to look at them… And hey look… I said what ever and you looked at me.. Hmm?

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  4. If i tell you that you are a superb poet and writer you might believe I liked this piece. But, I didn’t like it I loved it nice job my friend.

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  5. Stunningly beautiful, as always, Tosha! I look forward to the day all your poems are turned into songs & I can share them with all my friends. Family, not so much; they mostly think we artists are weird. πŸ˜‰ ❀
    Sherrie Miranda's historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel β€œSecrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

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  6. Yet another wonderful poem. John Cale was one of the very interesting members of the Velvet underground, who went on making music after their break up. I have his ballet Nico composed for Ballet Rotterdam, and choreographed by Ed Wubbe. Strangely Nico sings on the Lp in a ballet about her! the music is played by Cale and Ice Nine. I love it. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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