Tuesday, October 27, 2015

DMC: "First Love at Sixteen" by LeeAnn Blankenship

First Love at Sixteen

Despite those times you held me tight
Within your firm embrace,
Despite the kisses you bestowed,
You put me in my place.
“I’m just a loner, can’t you see?”
You asked one fateful day,
And though I tried to change your mind,
You turned and walked away.
To me, the love I felt was real -
I grieved and missed you so,
I wrote sad poems, wept a lot,
And couldn’t let it go.
But slowly, hours became a day,
And days became a week;
Then months passed by and, suddenly,
It didn’t seem so bleak.
I met a sweet and handsome man
And thought not once of you;
Ere long, I fell in love again
And found he loved me too!
And now for over fifty years,
We’ve stayed in love – it’s true.
But I found out you told my friend
I should have married you!

© 2015 LeeAnn Blankenship. All rights reserved.

Marcus Ewert has challenged us to write love poems this month– about relationships that seem unrequited, but which end up being requited after all. Click HERE for more details.

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  1. Requited indeed! Love the path you trace with this poem.

  2. Well done with this, LeeAnn! It reads with a seamless flow and I love the satisfying ending.

  3. Love the ending! Very sweet poem and it will speak to lots of people. Thanks.