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Because Of You

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Because Of You

There was a time I thought
the world and me to be
too grown up for strong emotions.
I scorned all thoughts to do with love,
and, embarrassed, blinked back tears 
at children singing Silent Night.
But then, by chance, you came along. 
You, a woman who, 
for some reason, perhaps induced in part
by my own advancing years,
inspired a lust for honesty that had me,
hard and safe and certain me,
careering down love’s alpine road 
in that fearless angel gear
the grandest lives are lived in.
You loosed forgotten feelings
long lost and buried
beneath the life I’d lived.
Revived now by the tremble in my chest
of breath inhaled from near your kiss
and unashamed when tears well up
at innocence of children’s choirs,
I have been made by you a man
far better than the one you found.
Then why, for basking in your love's warmth
carefully, caringly, passionately given,
love I could never properly return,
do you still gift to me
your scones with jam and cream?

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  1. Date: 5/12/2013 12:45:00 AM

    AHA, another one I had not yet seen. wow, I just finished it. It's a very heartfelt one this time, very moving, Red and shows your vulnerable and sensitive side. btw,thanks for reading my several poems today.

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 3:06:00 PM

    I love the way you write~ SKAT

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 1:24:00 PM

    Very nice... Terry (my heart is also not in tatters... but my mind is highly stimulated!)

    Munro Avatar Maggie Munro Date: 3/24/2013 3:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You two are far too cheeky together! I haven't had a decent passionate dance since Green Spanish Eyes...
  1. Date: 3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM

    Red, love the way you catered the ending with truth... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 2:06:00 PM

    Your superb writing has a true ring to it, my friend. I love your "scones with jam and cream" analogy (wink, wink). On the "returning" score, could I gift you an Alice in Wonderland clock with a turbo button?

    OMara Avatar Red OMara Date: 3/18/2013 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Delysia, I always wanted an Alice in Wonderland clock. Let alone one with a turbo button. So I would keep it for myself. Hope you're paying the postage. And thankyou for your comment above.
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 10:39:00 PM

    I cry at childrens choirs as well. Another poem that gives a sneak peak into a pure spirit.....just beautiful

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:02:00 AM

    A special / unique love poem - Like it! - Have a nice weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)