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Rampant Love

RAMPANT LOVE

MARNER R. CAMPBELL – BENJAMIN

Poetry that will follow you through every

tear-drop and every heart beat of your love life!

Rampant Love

Yes!

If you look up the word rampant in the Webster’s New World Thesaurus you will see an abundance of definitions that I have chosen to use for my writings of this book! You see, love is like having all the varieties of apples that God made all in one barrel! Granny Smiths aren’t my type, but many love the tart-sour, hard, lime-green delicacy. The Gala is nice, sweet, but not too sweet, just tasty enough to keep you chomping on it for the moment. The Golden delicious is my kind of apple – sweet, smiling, bright, and you can eat them forever and ever!

Love is like apples, don’t you think? Sometimes you can have a golden, yellow, bright, cheery, sweet day, then somewhere down the road along comes a Granny Smith, and I just have a hard time getting that one down. Galas are nice any time of the year, and if you are having a down moment, you really would rather have a Gala than a Granny Smith, but you take what you are given! As an old song used to say, you love the one you are with!

Did you go look up rampant in the Webster’s New World Thesaurus yet? Well here is the list of words: raging, uncontrolled, growing without check, violent, vehement, impetuous, rank, turbulent, tumultuous, profuse, plentiful, unruly, wanton, rife, prevalent, dominant, predominant, excessive, impulsive, impassioned, intolerant, unrestrained, extravagant, overabundant, and the last one ends with a good thought – sweeping the country like wildfire!

I’m in my fourth marriage now, this will hopefully be my last. I have been in love a few times, and this book will express all the rhymes and rhythms of all my loves. I find the word rampant covers all of my emotions, my angers, my joys, my cares, my pains, my unforgiveness, my tortures, my lusts, my wantons, my passions, and my desires! I hope you enjoy reading my poems as much as I enjoyed living them.

Marner R. Campbell-Benjamin

About the Author

Marner R. Campbell–Benjamin

Marner Rae grew up in Ocala, Florida, where she graduated from Ocala High School, known today as Forest High School. Marner has always enjoyed writing as far back as grade school. Marner’s first published work was inspired by her 7th grade peers. The booklet was entitled, AS I SEE IT, a collection of poetry on nature, Yahweh, and jingles. An article was published in the News/Sun-Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in June, 1985, entitled, Christian Poets Meet to Share Work and Spirit, featuring Marner Rae, by The Christian Poetry Association of America. In 1986, Marner’s work entitled, Jesus Is The Only Way Out, was published in an anthology called: The Christian Poetry Association of America. Marner has recited at churches, parties, weddings, and has appeared on local and national television. In 2002, she appeared on CBS, Channel 11 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on the noon show with other artists celebrating Black History Week.

Marner earned a Psychology degree in Gainesville, Florida, in 1972. Over the years she has worked with the elderly as a Certified Nurses Assistant and enjoys working with Alzheimer’s patients. She recently received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Phoenix University. Marner has volunteered her time at the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), teaching classes that educate the public on mental illnesses. She has interned at Family Crisis Services, Inc., located in Canon City, Colorado, where she has volunteered helping women with domestic violence and rape crises in Fremont and Custer counties. Marner is married to Gene Benjamin II and has three grown children and five grandchildren. Her hobbies include internet research, cooking, reading biblically spiritual materials, and writing poetry. Today, Marner and Gene minister over the internet via social media. Here is a link to her youtube channel: Marner's youtube channel In the future she plans to write children’s stories prompted by her first booklet of poems.

A Chance to Love

Please give me a chance to love

Don’t take from me again

You keep putting me through these flip-flop changes

Time and time again – the walls keep crawling to me

Can’t I just face one solid twenty-four hours without this pain?

You knew the reason why we always decided to keep it this way

So we can go on without the world knowing our every move

Please just listen to me once again – I want no more pain – no more pain

Let’s think about what we’re doing to each other so we can change the colors

I’d like some pink in my life, some yellow and some gold

I’d just like to have you love me – all body and soul

So please just give me a chance to love

Don’t take from me again

Oh, or would it be asking too much to want this way

Please just let me love you and take away the pain

I’ll never give this way to another – so stay by my side – don’t hide

Please give me a chance to LOVE – to love you – again!

A Tear For You

Today was a sad Tuesday

A lonely time

Thought about you – you leaving me behind

Clouds soaring across the sky

Sun shining high

You were on my mind

You leaving me behind

Loving you is so magical

Knowing you is rare, unknown

You and I will win

We’re spiritual twins

Yeshua made us into one

A zygote – awesome is He

I’m wondering – why, what, maybe where you’d been

Loving you now is like always

Having you in my world

Fills my day

So this Tuesday I cried a tear for you

Be Still

I used to want everything to rhyme

I used to want everything to move

But now that I’ve received you

I just want everything to be still!

Detailed Love

You’re touching me like my beige bra

But just not tight enough

Why can’t you cling a little closer

Dig a lot deeper

Like a roadside construction man

When they use their earth toys

I’m here for you

To touch, to feel, to kiss, to squeal

Diamond Man

I used to think that we were in love

I used to really know we were

But now I know it was just a convenience

A shelter in the time of a storm

It appears that we will be all alone

We were just like stray cats

Animals that needed a home

Just decided to cling to each other

To keep from being on our own

My stew is churning up a brew

I’m leaving you – I’m seeking someone new

I’m praying for a diamond man

Lover whose love isn’t blind

Diamond man come and set me free

I need love, passion

Some riches for you and me

Someone who will treat me kind

Someone whose love isn’t blind

Please come quickly – angels send him my way

Please send my diamond man – don’t let it wait another day

Diamond man – diamond man – I’ll love you forever

Come now – I will wait for you!

Enraptured

Thinking, blinking of you

Patterns of your kiss warms my soul

Licking, picking you has sizzled my life

How amazing you are

How mystifying is your love

Touching, blushing my eyes over you

Your nakedness soothes my inner spirit

Craving, slaving, you’ll be mine forever

How enraptured we are together

Panting, fainting over the power of you

I’m your queen, you’re my king

Kiss me, miss me every hour, every moment

Whisper you love me now and forever

I’m taken – no mistaken

I’ll love you like Yeshua loves us

Shaking, baking inside of you

Hotter than fried corn fritters

Take me, make me your absolute

Satisfy my desire – I’m on fire

You darling enrapture me!

Frozen Tears

Months of agony

Weeks of pain

Here come those frozen tears again

You said you wanted me

You said I do

Look at what you put me through

Indeed it was a lot of wasted years

Just think – I ended up with

Frozen tears!

God Does Favors

Yes, I did wrong, sinful things

Things that make you cry, fret, sing!

My God, such a friend, such a Man

Who I can call on – grab – hold His hand

It was one of those days, I walked away

Pushed His love aside, didn’t dare pray

I wanted it all my way, I was boss

We sometimes forget the price – the cost!

God IS – the Power, the Prayer, the Chair

He’s reaching out – Teaching out – Reaching out

To love you – hold you – scold you – no doubt

Come! Come abide in His arms

He’ll make you strong – address your wrongs

God – keep loving me – keep correcting my soul

Carry me, comfort me, muzzle me, you’re in control

God you are my ladder to success – you are my Shining Star!

I look for you to pull me out – when I get stuck in the tar

I will keep looking forward to your wonderful, delicious flavors

Master, my Savior, thank you again and again for doing me favors!

Good Byes

You said you’d never leave me

You promised me – you wouldn’t

You’re walking out of my life

Telling me – you didn’t

How could you ever hurt me

Why do you make me cry

You promised – you promised

Oh you lie

Good byes always bring rivers to my eyes!

Happiness with You

Takin’ a moment to find

Happiness with you.

Life’s been grand

Life’s been nuts

Sorrow . . . cheers

The experience of life

Vary day by day

You brought me a heart

For a brand new start

It’s filled now,

You filled it with joy,

It’s filled with you.

But God’s inside so have

No fear.

He’ll uphold ya,

Just like He told ya

By His grace through you,

You gave me strength

To take hold of joy and happiness.

Soothe the pain,

To start again,

Happiness and hope.

Faith in Him

And joy with you

I thank Him today,

That you came my way

No jokes, no tricks

There’s trust with you,

And I take a moment to enjoy

Happiness with you.

Heart Burn

Never knew you would grow to love me

Just knew I loved you so

Like winter comes in spring

To ruin your pretty petunias

Some times I thought I nagged you to death

Only to myself

God told me to hold on

Said your love would start to bloom

And your leaves would start to turn

You’ll begin to kiss me

And my heart will begin to burn

Oh I love you so

My love - never want you to go

Roses you bring me in all seasons

Cause you’re my reason I sing

Heavenly Sent

Roses are red – violets seem blue

I thought it was all impossible till I found you!

Some came into my life – and others they went

None of them, my darling, were heavenly sent!

Ever since I was a little boy – the female impressed my jumbo heart

But, never truly have I wanted to take one all apart

I hope to see my whole life change from a puzzle to a pearl!

I’ve searched and searched till I found you girl!

Carolyn, you’ll be my center and I’ll be your life

And the things that we will do together will be all

Pleasing and suffice

The hardships will come – this I know

But I’ll hold on tighter then – not letting go!

When the rains and the storms come at our door

I know that you will come to me even more!

Wipe the tears from your eyes

Because you won’t cry alone

Besides – God still loves to listen – especially when we are His own!

I love you – I adore you

I thank you for your love!

Sincerely, I know it was a gift sent from above

We will cement our hearts as ONE on this lovely day

We will sing – shout and pray!