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Loving You

By Kara Johnstad All Rights Reserved ©

Poetry

Loving You

Loving you
I shall die
Either way
There is no return.


For if I say no
To this passion
That slumbers within,
No, to your laughter
That slips under my skin

No to my heart
That longs to take wing
No, to a moment
More precious than spring

No, because the distance
Is far too far, too vast
No, because why try?
When we know that nothing will last...

In this moment
When I look life
Right straight in the eyes
And choose NO
In response to God's sweetest surprise

In that same moment of NO
I shall start to whither and die
My heart shall grow heavy
And the sun shall not rise

Live a pauper's life
Empty pockets and pretty lies
Solemn and somber
A lovely disguise

I buried my flight
'So well behaved”
Ticking off time
As I march to my grave

And yet if I say yes,
To following this bliss
The kind that leads to topsy-turvys
And martinis with a twist

Yes, to the difference in age
And the difference of place
The wild funny stories
And a place on your face

Yes to these lines,
That just won't leave my head
You go grrrlllll,
Before you are dead.

If I say yes to this ache
Which I don't understand
That has pulled me right out of
My logical plans....

If I say yes,
To licking the salt off your skin
Or allowing you to enter me
Deep deep within

Then my oh my
Then I shall really die
As I surrender
To life's sweetest surprise

And this death will be quick
On that night of no moons
As we glide on lake
And you dive like a loon...

And there in the dark
Without time, age or space
There we are showered
In God’s Holy Grace

I am not here
And you are not there
We are where nobody worries
And nobody cares

Only our souls to see
If it were true
Only our hearts that beat.
I love you.



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Laraine Smith: In addition to being humorous, this story is visual! This is also a beautiful story. Keep up the great work! :)

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Alen Paul: Both of your poems are lovely to be honest. The way you have just landscaped every single line just pulled me into my imagination (which is no doubt too strong!). Would recommend you to create more poems soon!All the best 👍👍😊

Pamela40: This author has hit the nail on the coffin.. Their words just speak to you in so many ways on the various relationships we encounter as we journey through life. I would love to read more even a book of their poetry. This is a modern spin on Maya Angelou's boldness when she expressed herself. Ju...

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