Accidental Poet

She Brings Out the Best in Me

At ten years old

My life she changed

Suddenly the sweetest of love songs

For her my heart gladly sang


At fourteen years old

I told her I’d always love her

Then she moved away

Thinking I’d soon forget her


At sixty-four years old

Still my heart wears her name

After all these years

Sharon will remain


Might she have imagined

That I would love her this much

That I would love her for this long

Even without her hands sweet touch


But touch me she did

To the deepest core of me

The greatest gift I’ve ever known

Love within my heart endlessly


Now more than ever before

I labor to be the best I can be

For Sharon deserves no less

She brings out the best in me


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2020


  • orchidee

    Good write AP.

  • The Uneducated O.A.P

    Oh, that first love, how does it leave such a lasting impression? It pops back into your head without warning,anytime, day or night.

    • Accidental Poet

      Well technically Bill, it really never leaves my head. But I'm ok with that. ; ) AP

      • The Uneducated O.A.P

        Must remember to read my comments and think before I send!

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      • Joe Dawson

        In a dream unfulfilled,
        In the bosom of love,
        Lies a time and a place,
        One can only dream of …

        An honest write from an honest heart. Joe

        • Accidental Poet

          Only I don't have o dream of it. It's there in my memories of her. Thanks for the read, comment and fav Joe. AP

        • Poetics

          Even he who never experienced it that way forever dreams it.

          • Accidental Poet

            There's always an unfilled fantasy lurking about somewhere Poetics. Thanks for the read and comment. AP

          • Goldfinch60

            That love is so deep within you that it will always be there and maybe one day, maybe......


            • Accidental Poet

              haha, Andy, you're reading my thoughts. Thanks for reading and comment. ; ) AP

            • Neville

              one splendid love poem, backed by a sound that brings out the very best of the page on which it sits .....


              • Accidental Poet

                Now who's being too kind? Thank you my friend. ; ) AP

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