I never expected this:

All your Nows

I never expected this:
This bright, still-burning ember
Brings you almost constantly to mind;
The way I can’t quite help but remember
The way it felt when you were a little bit mine…

I never expected this:
The way your laugh still makes me glow,
Or how I see you when I close my eyes;
The way your form is one my arms still know;
How willing I am to chase what’s so unwise

I never expected this:
How quick and sweet you take my breath away
Your beauty faded not a jot by time;
I see you in my dreams both night and day
Thoughts of you still make my heartbeat climb

I never expected this:
Sweet butterflies from knowing that you’re there;
How many of the ‘rules’ I’d willingly break;
The momentary Nows we chose to share
And just how many more I’d let you take…

I never expected this:
The treasure of those memories I clutch
Give way to flights of fancy, building new
Hopes that once again I’ll feel your touch;
Be lost, enthralled, in lust, enlaced in you.


20 comments on “I never expected this:

  1. Sweetness, you take my breath away. I wish I could weave a spell half so well as you. I’m humbled at times that I’m your friend.

    p.S. FRIST!

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  2. Gretchen Kellaway says:

    My Sparkle, you are stalling the words from me. So beautiful is this. Skipping to a heart beat

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  3. Cynthia says:

    I love this line, “how willing I am to chase what’s unwise” <– such wise thoughts right there. And so characteristic of the human journey.
    Wonderful poem overall! I love the rhythm and calming words…the hope. 🙂

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  4. bobcabkings says:

    Beautiful, Lizzi. “to chase the unwise” Yep, done that – caught it a time or two (ouch, sigh), but it’s the ones I almost caught that haunt.

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  5. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Romantic poetry from Lizzi

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  6. valj2750 says:

    Love to read your heart on a page in prose or poetry, it’s lyrical. Sending good, positive, twinklysparkly thoughts your way for your journey and appointment.

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    • Lizzi says:

      Thank you so so much…I’ll let you know how it all goes, and I’m sure I’ll do a big ole ‘I’M IN AMERICAAAA’ thing, when I arrive. EEEEEEEP for Monday though, and THANK YOU for all good thoughts.

      And…I’m so glad you love my poetry. That makes me very happy 🙂


  7. Your words take my breath away.

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