February 9, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Mario Vitale







So much heart so much love so much need

Janis Joplin I cry to watch your heart bleed

What a talent you brought to the world

Time has seen your legend unfold


How sad that your life was lost to the abyss

Of uncertainty and need, oh how you are missed

What intellect, what talent and a future untold

Such a beautiful woman and so in need of love


It was like a crucifixion to see this talent shoved

By ignorant fools who couldn’t understand

The cruelty when you were young and you so grand

Anyone who had a heart could have saved you from your fate

But when people found their heart it was already too late


She wove her daisy chains

until winter spent the wildflowers

with its will. She was too young

to know that spring would come

and they would bloom again,

so she caught the stars


at midnight and wore them in her hair

though no one saw them…Just her

and the moon streaming in the window.

Alone there with songs to sing

and dreams to dream, she must have thought

this is living — and this is dying.








It clings to the cliffed shore,

to the wintered face of the thistle path,

to the fingers of the old man’s glove

as he waves his memory homeward


In that breath between come and go

she moves up from the bay;

gold turns her stride,

the line of her dress,

the soft sea pulling at her feet


When he reaches out

and the frail birds fly

and the sun and the sky

have married deep into the sea, it clings


Even as his shadow threads retreat,

it clings, even now as it dissolves to mist






Mario Vitale

Mario Vitale is a poet with over 1,000 poems towards his credit platform. He was born in Bristol, Ct and has developed a skill for writing poetry in the free verse form. He has been featured on Hubpages.com, Starlitecafe.com & Poetry soup. He lives with his elderly mother Ann Soulier in Wolcott, Ct. and currently has written well over 1,000 poems & 2 short stories toward credit platform.

Vitale has hooked the poetic world by storm being featured on Google, Yahoo & MSN. He looks up to contemporaries in the poetry industry such as John Ashbery & Major Jackson. He has been a favorite featured poet reader at Barnes & Noble in Waterbury, Ct. and also featured on such sites as Poetry soup, Writer’s café & Neo Poet.

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