Speak To Me (Sonnet)

Speak to me, whisper the tenderest of words

My ears and heart art open to thy love

There is nothing more that needest be heard

This I do vow before God up above


My love, dearest love, thou art more precious than gold

Thy love and life cherished above my own

This I do promise from thy youth to age old

I’ll strive my whole life to have shown


In the stars it was written before time began

Two souls were destined to be one

Our walk through eternity wouldst be hand-in-hand

From dawn until life’s setting sun


I promise to thee my undying love, with God as my witness on high

Sweet and as pure as the snow white dove, committed to thee ‘til I die


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Blood Red

Blood red,

Yet silken soft,

Petals touch I held aloft.

Glorious in it’s crimson hue,

Appreciated by all but few.

Cherished true this sign of love,

Sent below from heaven above.

‘Tis no other quite compare,

With you caressed by gentle air.

Fragile as pure love suppose,

No other but you outshines the rose.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~



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Image Credit: nightcaptv.com

Beautiful rose,

Tender and precious your petals

Blossoming with virtues to be envied

Instilled with virtues to be adored

The embodiment of your mother

Like her mother before her in perpetuity

Gentle at heart

Stronger than her counterpart

At times, sharp as a thorn

Drawing blood when crossed

Passionate and compassionate in the same breath

Nurturing by nature

Disciplinarian, teacher, spouse

Professor, professional, physician

Soldier, pilot, Captain

Intellectual, politician, leader

Fighting for equality to this modern day

Taken for granted by others

Unafraid in the face of adversity

Birther to all mankind

To be honored not once a year but daily

You are the treasure…

You are Woman


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

A Passionate Embrace

Sweethearts converge in a passionate dance,

Lovers embrace, eyes locked in a trance.


Gliding on a silk and satin tidalwave,

To the other their hearts each selflessly gave.


Souls intertwined in a romantic song,

Soaked in the potion of their love for so long.


Their rhythm flows with each beat of their hearts,

Breaths come more rapid as ecstasy starts.


Invisible to the world, it’s existence fades,

Consumed with each other their bodies obey.


Observers may say their infatuation can’t last,

Their hearts disagree as pulses flutter fast.


A state of euphoria envelops and besets,

Neither lover capable to resist or regret.


A sensual moment shared between two symbiotic lives,

Stokes a fire eternal as their yearning grows and thrives.


Those shy of passion these feeling could not know,

Concerning matters of affection they dare never go.


Where love is involved it grows hot and grows quick,

Feeding the flame is the eternal trick.


For romance to last the heat of passion must run deep,

Cherish and be devoted to the others heart you keep.

~~ D. R. DiFrancesco ~~

Gone Is Gone

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By D. R. DiFrancesco


Wasted away with reckless abandon

Abused and neglected as though nothing to lose

Elder years bestow the treasure most deeply cherished

For in youth we’re blind to the riches worth

Trusting the vein will flow eternal

“till tragedy or life doth rear it’s head

Once lost to gluttony its lost to eternity

No matter how hard we try to relive

Regret can destroy through foolishness folly

As we know not when we be called back home

Squander not the gift so limited and precious

Share freely with those you most dearly love

The value of time cannot be embellished

For fleeting moments once gone are gone

Cherished One

By D. R. DiFrancesco


A lavender haze abounds

The scent of lilac and persimmon permeates the air

What heavenly gifts to the senses

You, my love are such a treasure to behold

Bathed in these precious gifts from God

Your ivory skin soft to the touch

Perfumed in natures bounty stimulates my soul

Surely this must be Utopia

For to know you, you must be loved

In you is found serenity

A beauty deeper than the deepest of oceans

What further testimony need be professed

Than that of one enlightened by your being

It is not the physical alone

No, for that would be ensconced in the superficial

This may suffice were it not for your genuine modesty

Mere words can not portray the essence of you

As it is hidden behind a gentle facade

To ask for more would be an act of gluttony

An offence to the glory of nature

A sin against the wisdom of the Creator

You are perfection in my tired eyes

Beloved for all time