The elder poet

I can love you . I can hate you .

I can hold you till the end.

I can see you when you're not there .

I read letters you don't send.


I can open up my heart to you.

I can offer you my soul.

I can hold onto the feelings . 

Be them warm or be them cold .


I reach toward an outstretched hand .

Or is it really there ?

I reach out toward a loved one .

I know that you still care .


I can still smell the perfume .

That you wore behind your ear .

I can feel the dampness on my chest.

As from you comes a tear .


I wish you back in person . 

Not only in my mind .

A love like yours is finest .

When that love of yours is mine.

  • Author: The elder poet (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 16th, 2021 21:20
  • Comment from author about the poem: A lost love from years ago.
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 29
  • Users favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet
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  • Accidental Poet

    Pulled on my heartstrings with thoughts of Sharon. Thanks ep. 👍

    • The elder poet

      Thank you A.p for faving my poem It's alway's good to hear from you. Thanks for commenting.

    • Michael Anthony

      Really like this - I can see you when you're not there .
      I read letters you don't send.

      A minor nit you may want to consider is to replace "them" with "they" in the second stanza and see how that sits with you. Thanks for sharing this!

      • The elder poet

        Thanks again for taking the time to read and comment.
        I'll tried your suggestion. But I think I will keep it as is . You have good weekend

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