Walking her home

With the night closing in several hours before dawn 

Her soft smile turned much more than the street lighting on 

The rain fell the wind howled but the darkness was gone 

From the street from the soul from the heart 


Removing her  glove she took hold of my hand 

My heart beat like it just joined a rock n roll band

Freeing unsentenced feelings locked up on remand 

From the cage that surrounded my heart


Her head rested my shoulder and weakened my knees 

When my arm felt the love transmitting from her squeeze 

Warmth flowed through every  vein thawing out the deep freeze 

As the icicles fell from my heart 


She moved in for the hug that would open the door 

Barracaded defences strewn over the floor 

My face burned as i shook craving one minute more 

Liberty for my battle scarred heart 


Though the wind eased her kiss blew my troubles away 

In my arms her whole body had took on a sway

Take me home if your lucky I might let you stay 

In my vulnerable healing old heart 


  • Nicholas Browning

    This was touching. Nice write.

    • tepo

      Thank you Nick
      Much appreciated

    • Fay Slimm

      Wow - I accidentally deleted my comment on you walking that lady back home - loved the read Tepo - -full of good rhyme and flow.you built emotion with every line.

      • tepo

        Thanks Fay
        So very kind as always
        Much appreciated

      • Goldfinch60

        Good emotive write, may that lady stay in your heart.

        • tepo

          Thanks Goldfinch

        • sylviasearcher

          Ahh this warmed up my icey heart.
          It was the perfect accompaniment to my creme egg.

          • tepo

            Thank you Sylvia
            Much appreciated
            How do you eat yours
            Hope you find the white egg
            10 grand for that one

            • sylviasearcher

              A lady never tells!
              Can I still eat the egg and claim my prize?

            • Diamond

              Such a wonderful Poetry, my friend.
              When the vulnerability revealed, there's a whole great beauty in it altogether.

              • tepo

                Thank you so much Diamond
                Very kind
                Glad you liked it

                • Diamond

                  An interaction with you is always enriching, dear Stevie.

                • Poetic Dan

                  Absolutely loved this with a wonderful delicate ending, just like life.
                  Much respect my friend

                  • tepo

                    Can't thank you enough for the comment Dan
                    Cheers man

                  • Christina8

                    Such beautiful and touching poetry. Refreshing!!

                    • tepo

                      Hi Christina
                      So good to see you
                      Thank you

                    • Maxine Smith

                      This is just beautiful, really touching as it is so relatable.
                      Showing vulnerabilities can be daunting, those barriers keeping them protected.
                      I am in love with this poem and one day I would love to meet someone to heal my vulnerable heart.

                      • tepo

                        Oh I'm sure that will happen for you Maxine
                        Especially if you remain open to it
                        Lower a barrier or two
                        Thank you for the amazing comment
                        Truly appreciated

                        • Maxine Smith

                          Always ☺️☺️

                        • Aals

                          I wish i had something like this. Beautiful write.

                          • tepo

                            Don't we all Aals
                            Thanks for the lovely comment

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