Chantel A. Jonson is a gifted writer of poetry and I was given the glorious opportunity to review her second work of art, Thoughts, Desires, Passions: A Collection of Poetry. I found her poems addressed realistic issues with a graceful candidness that makes you feel as if you are having a conversation with a trusted friend. Chantel has a way with words and I discovered my reflections in many of her pieces. Always thought-provoking, her poems resonates honesty which spoke volumes to me and made me linger for more. Here is my favorite:
In Those Quiet Moments
In those quiet moments
When you trace my lips with a curious index finger
My heart raps against my chest
The haze of passion inebriates us both
Too strong, too weak, too conscious, too dazed
A caress, a tiny breath escapes
An embrace, a desperate plea for comfort
Trust, curiosity, confession, as barriers are strained
Reckless release of inhibitions and adventure unfolds
To love, to lust, to care, to bond, to desire
Emotionally naked in the eyes of this lover
Soul exposed willingly giving its disclosure
Is this the memory we will have as the mark?
Will we stop here and wonder what should’ve been?
What could’ve been?
Regardless of what even the next second my hold
This moment is already sealed in time, in our hearts
Forever spoken in the voice of silence.
Excerpt from Thoughts, Desires, Passions: A Collection of Poetry by Chantel A. Jonson