It's The Way

It’s not the way your smile draws me back to you even when I wasn't invited
It’s the way you walk upstream when it would be so easy to float away
It’s not the way you paint pictures of your life as if it’s your last day to tell
It’s the way you love because you know how to let someone be free
It’s not the way you kiss me and show how a woman loves a man
It’s the way your dignity tells me that no matter what you will be alright
It’s not the way you light up whenever I walk into your life
It’s the way you would rather be lonely than settle for the easy way out
It's not the way you make love and forget how a lady should act
It's the way you remind me that a lady is what a lady decides to be

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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

What a glorious tribute to a lady and understanding of what that really means, Mark! Your lady is a privileged one to be so truly perceived.


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that one girl 4 years ago from Washington state

Beautifully expressed.


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meow48 4 years ago from usa

wowowowow. your lady is surely someone who is cherished. thankyou for sharing her with us. take care.


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empire mike 4 years ago from empire, colorado

you indeed are a man not only of great talent and great wisdom, but also of an enviable great fortune.


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chspublish 4 years ago from Ireland

Your poem joins all the others in its mode of always powerful, always well expressed, always the use of interesting ways of setting out the pace. Love it. Cheers to you Suburban Poet.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nellianna - Thank you! There is a perception of someone but there is also an ideal in here. I don't want anyone to assume a literal presence in my life on this one. I know that is vague but that's the way it has to be

@that one girl - Thank you and your pen name is almost perfect for what I wrote!

@meow - Thank you... I like wowowowow!

@mike - I have a lot to be thankful for, no doubt. Thank you for commenting. I always appreciate the feedback.

@chspublish - I appreciate your kind words very much. Cheers to you!


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savanahl 4 years ago

Such beautiful words to cherish such a lovely lady. Voted up and awesome.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hi savanahl. Thank you for your kind words...


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meow48 4 years ago from usa

please forgiven the wowowowowowow. i am not a poet... it just seemed quite fitting for something that left me speechless, hee. take care.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@meow - No apologies needed. Ever! I loved what you said...


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

very much like the ending, Mark. Nice work


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@PDX - Thank you again! You are too kind...

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