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Only One

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There can be only one in my mind,
Impressing my every thought into the service of your image,
I experience your beauty a thousand times a day even when you’re absent from me,
I can conjure no other, my bladed mind full with focus, cuts deep into your vision,
Bringing to the surface, you and your eyes, you and your face, you and your body.....
My own dreams are lost to me, for you have them sheathed away securely
like cold, sharp, steel inside wood,
You have taken my mind as my head comes away from its place of rest,
I collapse into my imageries of you, as I succumb to your mental onslaught, I hear
softly....

"...There can be only one”...in my heart,
Only one tenant of my affection, a world of feelings once thrived within its confines,
Some weak, some immensely strong, while others –immortal, so entrenched, now look only to subsist,
You waged war within my heart, fierce engagements, desperate clashes, 
Battling inside to destroy all that exist, vanquishing the old champions who once dominated my center,
Parrying my insecurities, beheading my impurities, you advance my heart’s sincerity, 
alas, you entered as violent force, but you are the prize my heart was promised,
In the fray, I struggle, barely able to retain loving feelings of kinship and close friends,
As you fight, savagely and tirelessly, your battle cry of love echoes throughout the catacombs, as you exclaim mercilessly....

“...There Can Be Only One”...in my life,
I have only one life, and I want it with you,
You clouded my faculties and robbed my feelings of their existence,
You’ve conquered my state, compelling my capitulation, my sword to you I now offer,
My campaign is finished, I want my life in your hands, as you lead it from low valleys to higher heights, in the lush green solace of the highlands,
The gathering of the once many is no more, you are all I see, I can have no other,
I don’t live in immortality, but I offer love that can endure everything and dwell in nothingness when all else has ended,
I live but once, and for my duration, there can be....
Only one

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  1. Date: 8/9/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Marquis, ... enjoyed every entry on the winning list... congratulations in "The Highlander contest" ~ SKAT

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/10/2013 11:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate it, though I will try harder and place higher next time. Thanks SKAT! MC
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 10:17:00 PM
    Another nice win Marquis, . CONGRATULATIONS!!! ---- in Nathan's "There can be only one" contest... love Linda

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/10/2013 11:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda! Not satisfied though, I must do better next time. MC
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 11:00:00 AM
    To be a true man is to sacrifice yourself on the alter of love. I do not believe you have forgotten to be a man, your words are filled with love and she will be swept higher and higher on your waves.

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/10/2013 11:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is late, but thanks Rick, those are beautiful and thoughtful words. MC
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 4:47:00 AM
    Don't forget to be the man you want to be and not the one she wants. It happens! Good poem expressing the experienced lover.

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/1/2013 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, and you're right! Thanks brother! MC
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Wow to hold such deep emotional, commited love to someone goes beyound the, norm...its spritual & so much more...a very beautiful poem to be loved!!! and loved like that,,,, for someone is a true blessing:) ty4sharing mc love your poems,,,, cherie<3

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 7/29/2013 11:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol MC!!! no I cant!!! Jk jk......:( ha ha ha these love poems are driving me crazzzzzy:) your to funny,,, your welcome, & enjoy your night....~<3~ cherie
    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 7/29/2013 7:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cherie...you just can't stay away can you LOL! Kidding, thanks so ever much for reading. I hope the judges in the contest feel the same way you do. Writing a love poem using a Highlander theme??? What a stretch, but I like it too. Thanks for your kind words, really. MC
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 2:16:00 PM
    beautiful ,

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 7/29/2013 7:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow Yvette, thanks! I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for commenting -You rock! MC
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 2:07:00 PM
    Very Beautiful, Nicely done poet

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 7/28/2013 7:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, thank you brother! You're too kind. I enjoyed writing it, I'm just glad others are enjoying it as well. MC