Saturday, March 14, 2015

For me alone


I shouldn't look at her
She is bound to look back
Our eyes would then meet 
A explosion of love

She knows I want to touch
Run my fingers through her hair
I softly touch her cheek
As I've done that before

For a second she leans 
Into my palm, eyes closed
Her expression of desire
Meant for me alone

But we are still strangers
Others might hear what we say
I dare not speak her name
Lest I say it in my sleep

How long can we do this?
Teasing the others love
We never make any plans 
For we have no future

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26 comments:

  1. ouch...'Teasing the others love'? :(

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  2. So intriguing. To read "For we have no future", for me, suggests as if one is dying & cannot hope another day of living. If I got it right, this is really a heart breaking piece when love is losing its purpose to live forever, when one has to go while the other let go.

    - ksm

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    1. It is an illicit love as each already has partners so not quite as serious as your thought.

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    2. Oh, thanks for clarifying that sir.. glad you did, but still that's one tough situation many fall into today. Hard to resist when the heart defines what & how love should be while the mind dictates what & how love should be. Smiles.

      - ksm

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  3. I guess the moments can be for 'you' alone but not the person...maybe that's what makes it special...too many moments turns into washing socks and complaining about the toilet seat...and so the mystery and allure fades...sigh ;)

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    1. ROFL...brilliantly blunt but honest response . Loved it !

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  4. Interesting ... I wonder why sometimes people want what they can't have ~ maybe it's alluring but also torturing! To me it speaks of fear of commitment ~ not fully being in the present relationship while yearning for another. A thought-provoking poem! :)

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  5. 'But we are still strangers
    Others might hear what we say
    I dare not speak her name
    Lest I say it in my sleep'

    Oh! To be exposed in one's sleep, when covered by the blanket that buries their unlawful love!

    Enjoyed the suspense in the speaker's voice and thoughts.

    Poppy

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  6. Sooo beautiful - I love the way over time you have perfected a voice that is uniquely your own and beautifully sung.

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  7. A very painful experience really...to tease one another knowing there is no future. Makes me feel sad for both parties.

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  8. if only all that love could be put into the effort of their partners... I'm sad for all four

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  9. Yes, we've all been there... And the longer you live, then the more you realise 'seize the day...' With Best Wishes...

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  10. Oh to have such love.. I see the desire that is not allowed in your words... I love the sentence about not daring to learn the name..

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  11. I see from your comment this is an illicit love...I got that sense from the poem. Hopefully they will stop the game before their lives blow up. Well written, Robin.

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  12. You should write Country and western songs :-)
    ZQ

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  13. Oh the forbidden love...the longing and the walking away. You have captured the deep emotion here Robin!

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  14. There is a certain allure to the unobtainable - your words describe it well. And there is also the pain...
    Anna :o]

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  15. concealed feelings. ah, the beauty of it. i know it's difficult in real life but at least in dreams you can give this love a chance. not sure if bittersweet can describe it.

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  16. Forbidden fruit is always the most desired. Can't help but wonder if this is truly love or lust. You did capture the feelings, the discontent very well.

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  17. How sad! But can be good too! It gives a lot of leeway to understand each other better!

    Hank

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  18. But such love able to inspire a great deal of talents and creativity! They (particularly him) need to turn inward to the feelings....Good on you x

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  19. It is true, somethings are only in the 'now,' and have no future.

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  20. It is good to end such a relationship that doesn't have a future together. But then it is easy said then done...Well written!

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  21. "I dare speak her name, 'lest I say it in my sleep"---you have captured the simultaneous longing and the restraint here so well!!

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  22. Love and pain... Togetherness in estrangement...
    Lovely!

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