This poem was the precursor to HUG – I got permission to post it here from the person to whom it was dedicated. I wrote it after needing a hug – but I didn’t want to make it public before she gave permission. For all those who know what it means to feel secure in the arms of another, just giving and receiving love through a simple hug – this one (and the previous one!) is dedicated to you.
From the Heart
Sitting here alone, trying to pour my heart through my pen,
Spilling blood-red emotions onto pure white paper
But I can’t find the words – the easy rhymes just won’t come.
I can’t bring out all of what I feel and package it with a real
Pretty bow; what I feel is too intense.
There’s no pretense in my love for you. The funny thing is,
I’m not alone – you feel it too. It’s not in a way that can easily be
pigeonholed. This isn’t easily put into a box or locked
away inside a single compartment. You’re heaven sent…
I could stay wrapped in your arms forever till heaven sent for me –
then I’d beg them not to part us, coz eternally separated from you
would be the purest hell. Pulling out of your arms is always hard
I don’t have to pretend or be strong, don’t have to be stiff –
one smile from you and I melt like butter left on the counter.
I can be me, and that’s more than sex would ever be …
merging of two minds is more intimately erotic
than being intricately wrapped in 69 positions
I wish I could bend my thoughts into another poetic masterpiece
to rock audiences with my literary prowess
but I confess that this confession is my heart’s absolution
My soul’s declaration of my emotional connection…
I love you.
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