Tag Archives: Tom Squitieri

Beached and Betwixt

By Tom Squitieri

True and true
The ocean knew
Sea eyes that see
As mermaids grew
You touch wet hair
We rise to your dare
Leaving us on the beach
Gasping for air


Tom Squitieri is an award-winning war correspondent, is blessed to have his poetry appear in several publications, the book “Put Into Words My Love,” the art exhibition Color: Story2020, and the film “Fate’s Shadow: The Whole Story.” He writes mostly while parallel parking or walking his dogs, Topsie and Batman. Find him on FacebookTwitterInstagram and his blog.

A Subtle Breeze of Romance

By Tom Squitieri

As summer comes
False love appears
Let it flit by
Like an unwelcome gnat
Patient for
the real thing.

It shall come
I feel it in the 
Silent seconds of
A surprise smile
In the sigh of the silence
Before the pop
From the slow soar
Of whoa

Meet me on the green grass
Of the outfield
Late innings just for us
We will enjoy the stars
In the sky
And not those who
Left the field.
We will steal real kisses
Not bases

I just want to nest my lips 
on your belly 
and proceed from there
As I dream of us
Under the olive tree
I long to do that 
for a very long time


Tom Squitieri is an award-winning war correspondent, is blessed to have his poetry appear in several publications, the book “Put Into Words My Love,” the art exhibition Color: Story2020, and the film “Fate’s Shadow: The Whole Story.” He writes mostly while parallel parking or walking his dogs, Topsie and Batman. Find him on FacebookTwitterInstagram and his blog.

The Ineluctable Cynosure

By Tom Squitieri

Standing now
Nervous and eager
Competition in 
Restrained desires
Torrid in subtly
Knowing you want
Me to proceed
Our inosculate
Yet will not say so
Artistic, beautiful, sensual, stirring
All crave our entelechy
You need do nothing
Other than look
comment
Direct, capture
Our descant
Yearning for you to 
Create in limn
Before you
send me away
And enjoy as fully
As you wish


Tom Squitieri is an award-winning war correspondent, is blessed to have his poetry appear in several publications, the book “Put Into Words My Love,” the art exhibition Color: Story2020, and the film “Fate’s Shadow: The Whole Story.” He writes mostly while parallel parking or walking his dogs, Topsie and Batman. Find him on FacebookTwitterInstagram and his blog.

Lake Como

By Tom Squitieri

Our love from afar perhaps today
As we wait for tomorrow
I sit at Lake Como 
and will wait for you.
I sail on the water
And slice through the waves
Eager to reach the shore
The firm of land
The cove of your arms
The spray from the water
Still on my face
Lake Como is any place
We are together
Where the fresh love
Of nature and anticipation
Join
Invigorates my smile
Stirs my heart
Charges my body
Demands that we are one
So we comply


Tom Squitieri is an award-winning war correspondent, is blessed to have his an award-winning war correspondent, is blessed to have his poetry appear in several publications, the book “Put Into Words My Love,” the art exhibition Color: Story2020, and the film “Fate’s Shadow: The Whole Story.” He writes mostly while parallel parking or walking his dogs, Topsie and Batman. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and his blog.

Night Sight

By Tom Squitieri

I like to talk to the sky when all others are sleeping
The time of far off fox cries
Trees rustling with sleeping birds
My old dog crooning in his sleep like a puppy
While those in far off parts of the universe 
Smile at my enthusiasm and tranquility

Stars on a clear night, 
hidden moonbeams frolic for me
Clouds merrily dance
The invitation of the rare meteor
It’s always a wonderful night

The sky has become my friend more
Each week, each year
Patiently waiting for me to acknowledge
Gifts it is giving and waited to give
Portals that await me still
Beauty of the unknown
My true home

Do not question why I am up 
During these hours
Ask instead why you are not
The sky has room for many
Who know what
Train whistles at night mean


Tom Squitieri is an award-winning war correspondent, is blessed to have his poetry appear in several publications, the book “Put Into Words My Love,” the art exhibition Color: Story2020, and the film “Fate’s Shadow: The Whole Story.” He writes mostly while parallel parking or walking his dogs, Topsie and Batman. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and his blog.