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Unfulfilled Love


I found him where I sought him

Our countenances shining with the inner joy of true friends

But as a soundless lark, my eyes must surely convey

The things I dare not to say

He is just close enough I cannot touch

Though I have yearned to

I want to explore the depths of his gaze

And learn all that lies behind it

Instead, in trepidation, I stumble toward safety

There is a look of hurt in his eyes so

I turn to him once more

A gentle breeze blows at a wisp of his unkempt hair

Beneath a moon and star-lit sky

He is so endearing

Deeply touched, I reach out for his embrace

Expecting a place of warmth and solace

I want to bury my head in his chest until reality fades away

Our arms frozen in space as if by force

An icy wind howls between us

And the sky turns an inky black

I can see him no more

Knees hugged tightly against my chest

I bury my thoughts deep in my soul

I wish him well



Kathryn Collins (author) from UK on March 10, 2020:

Thank you Ruby and thank you Jason for your kind words

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on March 10, 2020:

Great poem. Nicely written. I really enjoy it.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 10, 2020:

Oh, this was so touching. I felt the pain. Happy to follow you. Thank you for the follow.

Kathryn Collins (author) from UK on March 06, 2020:

Yes, you are correct Brenda. It was many years ago and probably more imagination than reality given that we've never actually met

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 06, 2020:

This speaks of forbidden love, or so it seems.

Nice write.

Kathryn Collins (author) from UK on March 05, 2020:

Thank you Devika

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 02, 2020:

Beautiful poetry. I felt the strength of love in this poem.

Kathryn Collins (author) from UK on February 27, 2020:

Thank you for your kind comment

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 27, 2020:

A well constructed poem. I enjoyed the read.

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