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This originated during my college days (many years ago!) I have updated it some, but not much...

A little in love
is all that I'll be
maybe I'll fall
just a degree

Maybe I won't
melt when he smiles
maybe my hope
won't run for miles

Maybe my world
won't encircle his face
maybe my heart
won't quicken its pace

Maybe his words
won't brazenly glow
maybe my nervous
worship won't show

Maybe he won't
counsel clandestine meetings
maybe his touch
won't be so fleeting

Maybe my mind won't be dazzled and meek
maybe my will won't be hollow and weak

Maybe I'll excuse his passion-borne bruises
maybe I'll use the face that he uses

A little in love
is all I'll concede
but love can be lies
fools like me believe.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 7/20/2019 1:50:00 AM
Wow Michelle, I just came over to read this after reading the extract in Greg’s contest. This is just a brilliant poem and speaks to me VERY loudly of something that happened to me in another lifetime... it was all-consuming. I guess as this is based on your “college days” voice, it speaks very authentically of the peaks and troughs and mistakes of young love. I am glad in many ways that i don’t have to go through all that again! X Faved.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 7/20/2019 4:10:00 PM
Yes, it was indeed another lifetime - those were my 'unrequited love' years - thank you for the visit and comment!
Date: 3/23/2018 10:37:00 AM
Gosh, this brings back so many memories. You've touched this reader's chord, and I imagine many others' chords, with this wonderfully contemplative, understated romantic treat. Excellent, Michelle! :) Gershon
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/23/2018 11:08:00 AM
Yes I think this has held up well over the years - so glad as always for your encouraging words!
Date: 3/16/2018 7:44:00 PM
I agree with very well written and rhymed. The joy and agony of youth! Amazing piece and a FAV for me!....patrick
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/18/2018 8:41:00 AM
thanks for your kind words, pat!
Date: 3/16/2018 3:56:00 PM
This is perfect, it accurately reflects all the maybes I know I have experienced, and probably every one else, at various times in my life. It is also well written and well rhymed. So glad I'm not in the 'maybe' stage of love any more, nor would I want to be - it's not easy. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/16/2018 4:16:00 PM
Thank you for your thoughtful comments, caycay.