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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Romance Novels in Poetry

I AM AFRAID TO LOVE, AND YET I LOVE YOU

I am afraid to love, and yet I love you.
My fear is like a wall I walk right through.
The wall is there, and yet it doesn't stop me.
I need it still, and yet I still need you.

I know someday we will be in a field
Surrounded by the blessing of the sky.
I'll dance with all the freedom of pure joy,
Needing you without a reason why.

But now I'm still afraid that I might lose you,
That you might not accept my desperate need.
You make me laugh and cry and be completely.
You are the flower, I the slender reed.
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LOVE NEEDS ITS HOUR IN THE SUN
Love needs its hour in the sun
Or like a flower it will fade.
But happiness depends upon
The proper mix of light and shade.

Or like a flower it will fade
Into the wall of unpicked dreams.
The proper mix of light and shade
Takes more courage than it seems.

Into the wall of unpicked dreams
Love fades, afraid to speak. This poem
Takes more courage than it seems.
You're fading, too, when you come home.

Love fades, afraid to speak this poem.
But happiness depends upon
Your fading, too. When you come home,
Love needs its hour in the sun.

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I came across this site this evening and was wowed. I chose these two poems to post because for me, they speak romance novels in a nutshell.



Bekki
http://www.bekkilynn.com/

3 comments:

Sarashifter said...

Beautiful. Positively lovely.
Sara

Savanna Kougar said...

Bekki, they do!

Lindsay Townsend said...

Beautiful, Bekki. Thank you.