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Love Ill-equipped

As we traveled together in directions we didn’t really know;
I believed with everything I was that you and I were meant to be.
But I kept you tethered and I was angry that you slowed me down
I didn’t realize how living like that could end so badly.
     Of course I’m sorry and I’ve tossed away that rope of obedience;
      I had it tied to my own neck as well and we both suffered for it
      I see now that if you try to own anything, owning will own you.
      But now my respect for you keeps me on the outside looking in.
There’s a lot of twisting roads in this life and I’m certainly on one;
But regardless of what I do I will always love you for trying.
You weren’t wrong to choose me it’s just that I loved like a coward
But I’m braver now even though there are still no guarantees.

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  1. Date: 6/12/2011 10:58:00 AM
    Ouch...can't find anything 'erotic' here, Leonard. Sounds like a relationship where you were both constained by your own ideas? It is suffocating to clip another's wings. I believe you've come to terms with this. Perhaps prompted by insecurities...we're not born holding a handbook! Wishing you and yours the best! Mikki

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 2:10:00 PM
    morning mist; I have to ask are your comments some form of judgemental damnation? I'm not sure I got my point accross with you in this write and the other thing iI know is in the word is states "judge not" Perhaps I've miss read the meanings of your comments. In turn perhaps you have also miss read my meanings of this poem because how is it love can be construed as erotica. Anyway thanks for taking the time to read my write.

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 11:38:00 AM
    Simply awesome Leonard.. lines of great emotion luv.. enjoyed reading your most creative poetry tonight..

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    Date: 5/16/2011 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda Marie- your quite kind thank you.
  1. Date: 5/8/2011 11:38:00 AM
    A grand tribute too..

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 10:41:00 AM
    does all your life reflect his wishes in your life? your image to others perhaps? is there something in your life that you are not being obedient to his wishes,,just an example but posting erotica is not his desire for mankind..just a sample

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 10:40:00 AM
    no one should ask you to be obedient to them, but only live for the word of God as written, i never asked for obedience to me..only to the biblical scriptures was all I ever sounds like you are confused of who or what was asking for obedience?