Accidental Poet

If You Only Knew


If You Only Knew


In the far off reaches of your mind

A memory rarely thought of

A boy from Massachusetts

With you he fell hopelessly in love


He once left a letter in your school locker

A confession of love so true

Of how his heart whispers

"Oh Sharon, how I love you"


Now many years have past

And your many miles away

He gazes upon crimson sunset

Still thinking of you today


He contemplates your reaction

Upon learning his love still strong

So many years you've owned his heart

What kind of love holds on so long?


Would you raise an eyebrow?

On your face a look of surprise

Maybe on your heart, the slightest of pull

Just a hint of emotion in your eyes


But it's all just wishful thinking

"Oh Sharon, how I love you"

And how might he react?

If you only knew


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2011



  • Michael Edwards

    A lovely but sad write - much enjoyed.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks for reading Michael. Fortunately, sad is of only one view point among other views. I see it from a point of view where I was the receiver of a Heavenly gift.

    • orchidee

      A fine write AP.

    • Heather T

      Your longing is fully felt. The heart of the boy still echos in the man.

      • Accidental Poet

        Thanks Heather. There are many who've commented on my writes for Sharon on here and other sites. Some have found it very hard to understand how I can have such a positive feeling looking back at my first love. Not easy to explain, but that's the impact that Sharon had on me over the years. We were both 10 years old (1967) in the 5th grade, and she never knew how I felt until I found out that she (at 14) and her family would be leaving for Los Angeles in 1971. Sure, I cried when I found out, but I got over it and just was happy that she was in my life for those 3 1/2 years. And the effect she had on me has never been matched by anyone else since.

      • FredPeyer

        Your beautiful poem made me think, AP. I guess many of us carry in our hearts and/or mind the memories of our maybe first love and that age-old question 'what if?' You expressed this so well.
        But there is also that expression 'absence makes the heart grow fonder' which begs the questions if you would still love her this way if you would have stayed together.

        • Accidental Poet

          Thanks Fred. I actually have a poem, "What If..." to post. And would we have stayed together? We never even dated, but if we had a relationship, who knows Fred? I would have made sure that she knew she was free to do what she feels is best for her, while still knowing that she is the love of my life and I would always love and respect her (which I did tell her in the letter I put in her school locker.

        • kevin browne

          Loved reading this, AP, your work will make everyone reminisce all the way to the day when we fell in love for the first time. Think I must of been 8 when I was being attacked by loves conformity , I can't remember her name but the feeling I still remember to this day. I'm quite a prolific love poem writer and it's always good to read others write them too, but with a touch of class obviously, just like you have done right here. a tenderly written piece about love, well written, AP.

          • Accidental Poet

            Kevin, I'm on the verge of blushing. Thank you for your up lifting compliment.

          • Candlewitch

            I so very happy for you to have had her in your life!...a soft and gentle flame!

            *hugs, Cat

            • Accidental Poet

              Thanks Cat. I do appreciate your thoughts.

            • Laura🌻

              I know we’ve discussed
              your love for Sharon in
              the past. An everlasting
              love! I’m so happy you
              wrote this poem for her!
              I enjoyed the read and Kris
              Kristofferson very much!
              Thank you for the sharing!

              ~Laura ~

              • Accidental Poet

                Thank you Laura for reading and your compliment. I wish she could know how she inspires me so positively.

                • Laura🌻

                  You’re welcome.

                  I also wish she could...
                  with all my heart!

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                • Lorna

                  Love is love and this one can't be spoiled by anything now...... and maybe it's the same for her! It's there for you to hold on to no matter what bad things may happen......... maybe better than real life! Plus loved the music AP.

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Thank you Lorna for your kind comment. The song? One of my favorites, always with her on my mind.

                  • LittleRedPoet

                    This is beautiful AP

                    • Accidental Poet

                      Thank you very much LRP. I do appreciate your feedback.

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