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I Think Of You - An Alternative Universe - 6

From childhood it was a world of and I...
I leaned lightly, leisurely against your heart and you let me in.

We were five I use to draw you rose scented flowers
using an ordinary led pencil. Youth! The world was ours.

Seven!  I know that was the first time I saw you blush.
I whispered a song for you so no one else would hear.

Oh when we were nine! The potato sack race.  I entered with Lisa.
 You gave me that look. Oh that look!  And you  left without a word.

At eleven years old I had my "magic wink". "A Magic Wink" you'd
say sarcastically.  How it made you giggle to make fun of it.

It was at thirteen we decided to burn the gym floor with our moves.
Our first dance.  You stole my breath. Emptied the room of oxygen.

Fifteen...we started running and my God we ran and ran...
our shoe prints dug into the concrete. It was then I knew. Forever.

Then suddenly at seventeen in the slip of time you left, dissapeared.
Stunned! I slept through the next two years even in the full light of day.

At nineteen I swam an endless pool but even the chlorine couldn't
clear your scent from my memory as my spirit filled out hard as steel.

Was it on my twenty first birthday you showed up? You showed up
 tried to hug me hello. Silent! Cold! I turned and walked away.

Was I still twenty one when I apologized for that day. When you asked 
for an explanation. I recited false words but we both knew. Hurt for hurt.

Then at twenty five we still had issues to work out. I asked you bluntly 
why you cut me loose in the prime of our youth. You my first and only.

I asked the question that burned in my gut. Without words your eyes spoke. 
You were still in love with me. There was only me. I your first and only.

Finally our lips met to never part again. Left to wonder why, I accept our 
lives without an answer. My love was that. Why would I have let you go?

Older than old now. One last time you leave. Death makes this choice. 
Alone again I remember how I never knew why once you left.

Not everything  is explained or understood,
like music by a one arm man playing a violin.

I sport my blank stare. Naked is the body of life.
Mystery sings blind the song of the lark!

and I...

i think of you.

March 29 2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 11/3/2018 9:33:00 PM
Excellent poem!
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Date: 3/7/2017 11:55:00 PM
WOW! - what emotion! It almost had me in tears - I cry easily. But really, this is a great write and tells a great story with much emotion. Love it!
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Date: 12/23/2016 12:03:00 AM
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Date: 11/18/2016 1:51:00 PM
This was so good! You're a great writer!
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Date: 4/20/2016 7:03:00 PM
Poetic memories. Love and sadness touching in space and time.
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Date: 12/24/2015 5:31:00 PM
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Date: 4/24/2015 5:06:00 PM
I don't think I've ever known a more romantic man. Light & Love
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/24/2015 5:42:00 PM
Debbie that is the nicest comment I ever got. I love the world and I love being in love. When I love I am a passionate romantic man. I love everything about romance locking eyes, holding hands, a gentle kiss or three hours of kissing and cuddling. Thank you, you are a very special very astute woman and an amazing poet.
Date: 4/23/2015 3:32:00 AM
You inspire my heart with your work of art... I think I have just thought of what I could write. Thanks Maurice
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Date: 4/20/2015 9:33:00 PM
Hi Maurice, Well done. Well formulated and executed. Touching. Interesting images and meaning. Keep up the masterful work. Now I feel like crying. I guess that's a good thing. Earl
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Date: 4/20/2015 5:42:00 PM
you wear your warm loving heart on your sleeve Maurice this has been a wonderful collection of love poems dedicated to your one and only. I hope one day you will love like this again if not your memories will stand you in good stead hugs 7
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Date: 4/13/2015 10:42:00 PM
When someone is still loved and thought of, they never really die... You've shared so many precious memories with us, my friend. Beautifully written, Armand!
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Date: 4/13/2015 2:58:00 PM
Very nice!
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Date: 4/10/2015 8:13:00 PM
A love story that shouldn't have been ended by deaths sting. Written for all to see, to know, a memory in case given time yours fades....fav...Seren
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Date: 4/8/2015 1:50:00 PM
I love your poetry even when you write it for someone else. Linda
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Date: 4/7/2015 8:39:00 PM
Wonderful reading
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Date: 4/7/2015 7:00:00 PM
Wonderful love story, many feel that could have been them. Me too.
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Date: 4/6/2015 3:17:00 PM
Hey Maurice, BIG congratulations on your poem being chosen as POTW!! Full of memories and great imagery. Well deserved! Be Blessed, Neva
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Date: 4/6/2015 4:41:00 AM
Poem of the week - pah it is poem of the year to me! congrats my friend:-) hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 4/5/2015 10:14:00 PM
I too. Look forward seeing you own the list. I know you are truly amazing. The Top of the tops. LINDA
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Date: 4/5/2015 9:47:00 PM
Hello Maurice, Happy Poem of The Week.... :) :) Happy Easter my good friend... LINDA
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/5/2015 9:54:00 PM
Happy Easter Linda. I always look forward to your visits. Lots Of Love my dear friend!
Date: 4/5/2015 9:19:00 PM
A terrific pick for POW.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/5/2015 9:27:00 PM
Thank you Bro!
Date: 4/5/2015 9:08:00 PM
a very very well deserved win, Armand. FOR SURE!! Congrats , you are such a sweetie and I'm glad you are back here.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/5/2015 9:27:00 PM
Thank you, you are so kind!
Date: 4/5/2015 11:19:00 AM
Glad to see this featured, my dear....Lovely! Happy Easter, Armand. Hugs
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/5/2015 11:42:00 AM
Thank you, Happy Easter (Jade Celeste as in JC) !
Date: 4/5/2015 10:49:00 AM
Back with my congrats, Armand! Happy Rhonda:)
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/5/2015 11:44:00 AM
Happy Easter!
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/5/2015 11:40:00 AM
Thanks Rhonda.
Date: 4/5/2015 10:06:00 AM
A fantastic write and so sad! Very expressive. Congrats on poem of the week.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 4/5/2015 11:38:00 AM
Thank you so much Tammy!