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A Four Letter Word I Said I'd Never Use

June 16, 2010
By xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Your dreams only become intangible when you stop reaching" ~me ;)

My soul is the night
And your eyes are the stars.
And in the day your relentless love
Is the light that breaks through
The over-casting shadows.
Your touch is my summer day
When the world beyond the window
Is isolated in winter's frost.

Do you see why I can't let go?
I'm too comfortable with the warmth
And afraid for my light
to fade.
The darkness is always waiting
But I know I'm too strong
To be enveloped in its grasp,
if you're there to hold me

What once seemed hopeless,
Now has a silver lining.
Your smile is the one thing
That melts away my hate.
And your presence in my life everyday
Is what makes me happy
to wake up each morning

Words can't possibly
do my love justice.
Because "I love you"
Just isn't enough.
Some have puppy love,
But not us.
We've been through too much
for such small words

The author's comments:
The first stanza is pretty intense compared to rest of poem. I kind of did that on purpose. Because with love everything starts out with such intensity and passion. And then eventually you still have that passion and emotion, but you reach a sense of comfort and ease... which is what i wanted to convey. please comment =]

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on Jul. 6 2011 at 11:37 pm
chrisbriones GOLD, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I believe nothing can be justly and completely explained by words."

Your final stanza is not weak. In fact, it manifests the simple idea that love eventually evolves so that it no longer needs the extravagances of falling in love. When it is delved into, simplicity becomes the root of satisfaction.


Brilliant work. I caught it even without your note. You never disappoing me.

on Jun. 22 2011 at 12:07 am
maddiecake6 SILVER, Bloomington, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"There are too many footprints on this world for us to ever feel lonely"

The last stanza speaks to me in an honest way. "For such small words". Truly beautiful and beautifully true. 

on Aug. 25 2010 at 8:28 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
21 articles 0 photos 208 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

this piece seems to have such abandon, small cliches do not overwhelm but set the scene, good stuff! did you happen to give this to someone? care to read some of mine?