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Sunday, December 20, 2009


For Sunday Scribblings
And Monday Poetry Train Revisited


I’m getting around
to getting around to you.
Still…I hesitate

An obstacle course
lies between your heart and mine.
Proceed with caution

and circle the globe
to reach my destination
…next door to my home.

‘All’s well that ends well’?
‘Happily ever after’?
But where to begin…?

Courage deserts me,
delays the happy ending,
hastens my sadness.

Words always fail me.
If only I could express
my feelings for you,

I would find a way
to say just how much I love
all the things you do.

I love the way you… …
Then there’s the way you always… …
As well as how you… …

Most of all, I love
that thing you do with the thing
you go like that with.


  1. ah...I can just feel the hesitancy here...it sounds so much like the real thing...wanting and loving and being so uncertain of the other person, wishing you could dare, yet afraid of the outcome. What a great poem.

  2. Thanks Lilibeth: And you just know you're going to blow it, because the words won't come out right.

  3. I felt like I was reading about me as a young stumbling youth in love but afraid to say so. nice writing

  4. Thanks GS Batty: It could be a page out of my diary from years ago.

  5. What I liked about this was the way we were teased with the anticipation of what you were going to do.

    Great piece.

  6. oh you left me wanting for one more stanza just to see if you really did get around your hesitancy! :)

  7. An obstacle course
    lies between your heart and mine.

    Great line!

    I like the hestitancy here and all the lines left to the reader's imagination!

  8. Brilliant, really catches the moment - before the leap... or not

  9. Thanks to:
    Linda May; It may be too late now.
    Old Egg; 'Tease' sums up the situation perfectly.
    Ojanna; Me too - only the words failed me...again.
    Linda Jacobs; Still hesitating...imagining...
    Understanding Alice; More of a push than a leap...usually.

  10. A delicate treatment of relationship. Enjoyed it.

  11. Great job showing the stumbling indefinable nture of new love.

  12. sweet, though I think this someone will find the courage in the end

  13. Thanks to:
    Anthony North; That thing she does is still what I love most of all.
    Nara; At that age it was probably more like infatuation.
    Lissa; I hope so...

  14. Phew, nice one Stan, welcome back to blogsville and coincidently I've just 'reappeared' myself.

    btw I'm going to send you Nic's book 'Dry Rot' by email when I get the chance.

  15. The hesitancy so well expressed. Nice one

  16. Thanks to:
    Andy; Welcome back yourself, and I'm loking forward to 'Dry Rot'.
    Jeeves; Some things never change.

  17. "circle the globe
    to reach my destination"
    going the round about way - go for it!

  18. Thanks Dee; You know what it's like - nerves - takes hours to get nowhere...