A Poetic Thought With Chantel A. Jonson

8 10 2009

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

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