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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

from FIRST KISS, a YA novel-in-verse (in progress)



Morning

rises
stretches
slowly opens
her bright eye
searches
the quiet
horizon
for some
thing rare
to celebrate
something new
to bless
with light
something
worthy of
her warmth
something
worthy of
her rising
something
someone
you



* * *


School

In
class
must
pass

grades
test
no 
rest

home
work
no
perk

un
til
we
chill



* * *




It Would Be Easy

to write of love
if I could build
a mirror
in every poem
and hand
each one
to you


* * *


Royal Love

You treat Love
like a king

you crown him
with your smile

you rule him
with your kiss

you make him wish
you were his queen

you make Love
jealous


* * *


Sweet Dreams

A
lone
on
phone

talk
text
what
next

one
look
face
book

mid
night
sleep
tight



* * *



Present Light

If I could
hold light
in my hand

I would
give it
to you

and watch it
become
your shadow



* * *


Your Eyes

are the sea
upon which the ship
of all my dreams
sets sail



* * *


Between Classes

Tell
me
tell
you

we
are
one
true

more
than
best
friend

we
kiss
and
then

we 
kiss
again



* * *



Counting the Stars

I thought you said moon
when you told me I always put you
in a good mood

I thought of the stars
in the sky of your eyes
vowed then to spend

the rest of my life
counting   naming
knowing each one



* * *



Friday

Week
end
we
spend

all
day
at
play

all
night
held
tight

I
know
must
go



* * *



You Are

the future
of my past

the present 
of my always

the forever
of my now



* * *



Fear Full

A
part
we 
start

to
doubt
a
bout

what
we
will
be

to
you
to
me



©Charles Ghigna

4 comments:

Bridget Magee said...

Such an intriguing excerpt you've shared, Charles! The last poem in this post makes me think trouble is on the horizon for this budding romance...uh-oh. Thanks for sharing. =)

catherinemjohnson said...

Ooh I love this style so much, Charles. Great stuff!

Ruth said...

Perfect. Oh, those intense feelings of first love!

Tabatha said...

Yes, Bridget, I was starting to get worried with that last poem, too!