A couple of months ago, I wrote this poem after feeling frustrated with my experiences on Tinder and OkCupid. Yes, I have tried online dating apps for years; much to my dismay, each time with negative consequences and it has taken me awhile to learn how to love and respect myself first…here’s a poem about one of my most recent online dating experiences, you can find it in the Bards Against Hunger poetry anthology on Amazon, link at the bottom of this post. Namaste!
The Hummingbird Dance by E.R. Buendia
Your summer kissed skin glows in the sunlight
As the faint breeze sweeps the sweat off your brow
Hummingbirds fly touching upon tangerine flowers
As though the nectar is a gift from the heavens
The flutter of the hummingbird’s wings
Sounds as sweet as an evening lullaby
On this perfect summer day, with harmony standing nearby
Waiting to send love darts to promising lovers
With your eyes closed, you imagine these darts beaming upon the birds
And fill your heart with hopes of an epic love story
Hope that was lost in the reckless abandon of heartbreak purgatory
Is this hummingbird a blessing?
Is it a sign of divine love?
Is this your soulmate?
Or, are you drifting into the
abyss of hopeless romanticism?
Tragedies of Keats,
of every Romantic poet,
who hoped the same
Is this a love doomed or
an epic love that would last for lifetimes?
So you hope for a happy ending this time.
Pray for an ideal to come to fruition,
And get drunk on the fragrance of infatuation.
Copyright of: E.R.Buendia
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