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First Love

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First Love

You were the first of all my loves
the first to wake my heart
the one to make it beat so wild
pierced now with cupids dart

You looked my way and stole my breath
you turned a school girls head
I was love struck there and then
hung on every word you said

Perhaps I was a little young
but my heart at your feet I lay
and gladly offered you my soul
to do with as you may.

How I longed for you to want me
I was just the sister of a friend
still I would sit and dream of us
…..but dreams are just pretend

Years ago I fell for you
but for me you were never right
and though my heart may flutter still
it no longer leaps on sight

You were the first of all my loves 
and so you'll always stay
but in my heart the space you hold
is now a corner out the way.


Saturday 9th April 2011



Written by Emma Mantle
For Frank Herrera's  contest YOUR FIRST KISS, FIRST LOVE, or FIRST BROKEN HEART
2nd place

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  1. Date: 8/17/2011 9:02:00 PM
    What a lovely memory to have Emma, your rhyme and story are great, I enjoyed so much.

  1. Date: 7/22/2011 1:41:00 AM
    ive just recalled my first love thanks to this poem, it has invoked a lot of memories for me , love it

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 4:15:00 PM
    A great story, you are so creative

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 7:10:00 PM
    whew!!! emma emma emma how many times do i have to say i truly live your poems!!!

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 4:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win Emma in Frank Herrera's contest "First Love". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/16/2011 12:40:00 PM
    Nice story of 1st love,Emma.Congrats on your big win---kashinath

  1. Date: 4/16/2011 4:34:00 AM
    Super Congrats Emma on your 2nd place win.What a cute love, very beautifully written..Love,Gautami

  1. Date: 4/15/2011 6:35:00 PM
    Sensational writing, Emma. Many congrats on your BIG WIN, Lainie

  1. Date: 4/15/2011 5:37:00 PM
    How sweet Emman anc congratulations on a big win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/15/2011 4:32:00 PM
    Congrats Emma on your big win in Frank;s contest with this elegant entry luv.. enjoy and happy weekend too..

  1. Date: 4/15/2011 4:12:00 PM
    So lovely, such a sweet memory! Congratulations on your winning poem!!

  1. Date: 4/15/2011 3:50:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/15/2011 1:46:00 AM
    Top-notch Emma. Sure to top the winners circle. Lainie

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 7:35:00 AM
    Very good entry Emma, your poetry today is pure art and talent... thanks fo sharing...Michael