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Leylow
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True Love

Post by Leylow » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:03 pm

The incandescent butterflies
that soared in my belly
have gone;
yet a glimpse of his
tender smile
resonates in my heart.

His arms, once exciting
in their strangeness,
have become a tender comfort
like a favorite quilt
on a cold, wintry day.
They are my sanctuary.

His scent may no longer
intoxicate, but
its absence awakens
a subtle longing
to inhale his essence,
to savor his manliness.

He knows my thoughts
before I can form them
into words.
He summons tears
with his sweetness
and bends me into
belly laughs with a look.

We have made fidelity
our choice,
to replace the quicksilver
of lust with the precious gold
of love and commitment,
and to revel
in its benediction and joy.

Passion remains our consort,
but it is magnified
through the selfless gifts
we bestow easily
upon the other
with the knowledge
true intimacy brings.

Fledgling amour
remains the choice
for the inexperienced.
We soar with the
enlightened,
engulfed in the love
ordained in Elysium.
Last edited by Leylow on Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:35 am, edited 2 times in total.
-- Leysa --

[indent]"Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you." -- Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne[/indent]

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Re: True Love

Post by Eternum 1 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:25 pm

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Re: True Love

Post by wgilstrap » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Good write. I think you encapsulated your love and admiration very well within this piece.
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Re: True Love

Post by bags123 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:05 am

As long as I've known you on Poetrypages,...you've always had a very romantic view of love. Enjoyed. :hello:
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Leylow
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Re: True Love

Post by Leylow » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:36 am

Thanks, all. :hearts: And, yes, I'm the eternal romantic. :grin:
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[indent]"Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you." -- Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne[/indent]

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Re: True Love

Post by poeticpiers reborn » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:23 am

hose who know true love uncderstand and those who don't never will

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Re: True Love

Post by audiofool » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:04 pm

Honest, insightful, and a delight to behold. :thumbsup:

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