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Reluctant Love Poem

April 26, 2011

I’m afraid to write a love poem.
I don’t want to write one.
There’s too much to say, too much to feel, too much to express — I might get it wrong.

And also, I don’t want to share how I feel about him with you guys anyways.
That’s private, you know?

I mean, what would you think if I told you I loved the way his lips feel against mine,
The way his eyes feel when they were focused on me,
The way I feel when he’s not there.

I’d feel too awkward to tell you about that.

It would be too weird for me to write a poem about the bonfire that burns in my chest when someone says his name.
Or the mountain I climbed because he believed I could.
Or the the time he made me laugh so hard I never thought I’d need to laugh again.

SO, I think it’s safer if I just don’t tell you about the time he sat next to me and I swear I had to clutch my hands to my chest so he wouldn’t hear my heart sing.

Instead, I’ll write a poem about courage —
About finding the courage to tell you guys how much I love him.
Because, if I can tell you, then maybe I’ll be able to tell him, too.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Gus permalink
    April 27, 2011 6:47 am

    yes, yes, yes — have the courage! Insist upon it!!! Any expression of love interrupts our existence with moments of immortality. And what’s the downside? Failure? Failure is failing to express it. Sez gus.

    And Gus loves to “check it out” Thanks for the poem.

  2. April 27, 2011 10:44 am

    Very nice. Very very nice.

  3. Caitlin permalink
    April 30, 2011 7:55 pm

    i really love this

  4. May 20, 2011 1:30 pm

    love you 🙂

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