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I wonder why
It's always so strange
                               to say
    and not just strange
        but almost a gulp and a choke
               even at a letter's close?
Just 'love' is not so hard
It's the YOU
"I    (gulp    choke!)   love YOU"
I can say it silently    in my mind
      but!    face to face
          over the phone?
YOU is so personal
Like    inserting your tongue when kissing good night
Like    accidentally brushing
                                     her leg
                                            under the table
"I love YOU" starts all sorts of mild    even WILD ideas forming
Face it
I am demented
With some it drops off the tongue
                        as easily as    saying "Hi"
I wonder though?
What's back of those eyes
When his wife says to me
                                 "Love you"
When this happens
I always screw up - look at her husband
          then answer
"Love you too"

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  1. Date: 5/5/2010 4:03:00 PM
    YEs, kind of uncomfortable there. hahaha. and this might be a switch for you too! (actually I have many poems kind of like my Espana poem!) Just I never tried a sestina before! LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/11/2009 5:17:00 AM
    HHAAHHA:GULP CHOKE LOVE YOU!You put such embarrasing moments to a laughin stage!:p

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 7:45:00 AM
    This is so cute and very good.....I like it. *smile*

  1. Date: 4/29/2009 10:50:00 AM
    love this !! I wonder too!! your works are truly enjoyable!!

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 3:33:00 PM
    So good to see you online, Daver. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed "Iomindia." We definitely think along the same lines spiritually. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 2:24:00 PM
    I agree, it is one of the hardest things to choke down and if it is the first time you have to pick that moment. A great write!

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 1:11:00 AM
    Hello Daver, very nice poem, funny, but true. Keep on posting. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 9:42:00 PM
    This is funny and very true for a lot of people. Thank you for your comments

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 1:02:00 PM
    Wonderful wit and creative use of humor in this poem. The unique style is interesting. Enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind words on my poem. Have a wonderful week! Karen

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 7:18:00 AM
    LOL Great poem Daver. I love you!! LOL The ending is quite funny and its also perfect. You put a smile on my sad face this morning so thank you. Love n hugs Christie

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 7:05:00 PM
    Ahahaha, I love the irony. We usually fall in love with those who are already in love, or a tight relationship. We believe we are the better ones, and it's usually most of the time true. Come on! Also the vocab. Great style as well. Yours truly, Sami.

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 4:08:00 PM
    haha - I wasn't expecting that Daver :-D I'm happy to say that at my age, I'm not afraid to say that anymore - to those I do love :-)

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 12:31:00 PM
    Oh, you had me going, Daver. Was not prepared for the last verse, but had a good laugh. There are all kinds of love, but sometimes our meanings are misinterpreted. I understand what you're saying, and there are times when it's difficult for me to speak of love as well. Nonetheless, I send love to you.

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 10:54:00 AM
    You are so marvelously demented I LOVE YOU lol. I think its funny how people can say love ya but not I love you. I used to be a director of a daycare and I remember hearing the parents day that they loved the kids before they left. Shhessh my mom never said it when I was a child, she does now but I dont think people were as free with their emotions. Hearing from a friend's wife-whole new can of worms,,,I would so like to see your face.

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 9:06:00 AM
    very honest poem. i have a hard time saying it to my own family much my friends wife. well said, daver

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 7:27:00 AM
    This is so "right on"....choking on such intimate truly makes me laugh with the wit and human nature of it all. Don't you find that people do toss this phrase around so easily today?...and others simply choke up (my husband is one....but if he says it....he really means it!) I love the humor and honesty here...the ending of your poem, is priceless!!! LOVE YOU!! :) hee hee