Three Poems That Have A Tendency To Be About Love

A Poem By Madeline // 11/3/2012

Almost

My lips were but a breath from yours
Close enough to touch
But to close the tranquil distance
I was not brave enough

And it left me feeling worried
Think perhaps it was a mistake
An unconscious slipping of my mind
That toyed with both our fates

Because now I stand before him
Worried, scared, confused
And it is your thundering silence that
Propels me to say I Do

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that i love you

there's something in your laugh
that makes my stomach dance
like you placed ladybugs inside
without room enough to fly
and now i hide my eyes
in your sleeve
because it's too much to bear
you here with me
and there's something in your buoyant smile
that's utterly transfixing
like maybe your teeth shine with lights
that blind me in their brilliant flight
as they rise to newfound heights
in your lips
as they break into a stunning smile
i'm who you picked
and definitely something in your gentle hands
delicate from use
halts my breath when i touch
your fingertips i do not trust
myself to move but then i must
it's a good kind of too much
three steps away
but still close enough
to relay
that i love you

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Uncovered

Down goes the satin
A robin's egg blue
That wears hungry handprints
Of lonely lads who
Dared not to impeach
Upon me their beliefs
Only offered their hand
For one lonely, fast dance
I was not to refuse

Unlaced is the corset
That held in all my faults
And kept me all night
The belle of the ball
I stare in the mirror
Think every day I am nearer
To being those little glass girls
Without a qualm in the world
That pride themselves on being sublime

Off goes the shift
And without it on
I'm long limbs and no grace
Skin pallid and wan
Not what I concur
To be soft and demur
But rather obscene
Yet they all envy me
I uncovered
Am obsolete

Comments

I love these so, so much. By

I love these so, so much. By far your best poetry! I think that I like the last one the best. I THINK, that is. They were all so good!

Erin | Mon, 11/05/2012

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Aw--thanks so much, Erin! :)

Aw--thanks so much, Erin! :) I appreciate it.

Madeline | Mon, 11/05/2012

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Beautiful!

I've always enjoyed your writing, and these did not disapoint! I loved all three, but I think the last one was my favorite. 'Almost' is a close second, however. Thank you so much for sharing!

little woman | Wed, 11/07/2012

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
-G. K. Chesterton

Very good, Homey! I liked how

Very good, Homey! I liked how Almost was worded, that was great poetry, but I think Uncovered was nice as well. I love your title for the whole thing.

Maddi | Tue, 11/13/2012

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Little--(Sorry, I abbreviate

Little--(Sorry, I abbreviate names too much) Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment. Your poetry is just beautiful, so it meant a lot! Thank you.

Maddi--YOU'RE BACK! LOL!!! I was wondering where you had gone. Hahaha. Anyway, thank you for your kind comment! :)))

Madeline | Wed, 11/14/2012

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

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