Let me hold you, just a little bit longer...

By Larry L. Conners



Let me hold you.. just a little bit longer...

Let me know you,..just a little bit more...

Let my thirst become fully quenched,

Let me share your sun-drenched shore....


I love you...I truly love you...

Take my heart, its yours !!

I am a pedestrian on your avenue...

You look and my heart soars...


Come to me, now... here, in our bed...

Give me that secret smile, that look of yes....

Your smokey eyes, your lips of red...

Our passion rises with each caress...


Hold me Darling, hold me tight...

Hold back the night, hold back the fright...


Larry



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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

Very nicely done Larry. This was a very passionate poem that reads really well! WB


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Wayne...Thank you for the nice words...That last picture really captures my thoughts...Larry


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Paraglider 6 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Nicely done, Larry - did you ever write for Dr Hook & the Medicine Show ;)

Seriously though, I enjoyed this one.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Maven,

Wow! I loved the poem. It's passionate and so real. You surprised me. Bravo and thumbs up!


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Dave...So glad you stopped by...No, I didn't write for the good Doctor since I assume you are referring to his song " A little bit more "...Indeed, I will always want to give " A little bit more "...and not just in love, but in life in general...Much like the more you give to HubPages with your inspiring and intelligent Hubs which have always been a joy for me to read and comment...

Go well, my friend...Larry


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Good evening POP...I'm so glad you enjoyed this little poem...We all love with varying degrees, and the love of a man and a woman is a merging of souls...a complete dedication to each other...Looking at that last picture I see something in her face that transcends superficial love...there is a look of permanence there...a look of strength and endurance...We must all love deeply, fearlessly, with a passion that will endure forever...otherwise, we have not lived at all...Larry


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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Absolutely awesome, my friend Larry.

Thanks.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Hi Sir Larry... If you are going to continue to write like this; then you will need to get a Vacancy/No Vacancy sign at your front gate; as there will be a procession of women beating their way to your door! And you know what that can do for your fishing!! lol.

Nicely done my friend - a welcome glimpse of a true heart. Thanks for sharing your talents.

(I believe the ETA of the first coachload will be 2.00am tommorrow morning!) Tight.... tights!


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Vladimir...Your comments are most welcome my friend...I know you know of the love I speak...Larry


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Good morning Rob...My poetry pales alongside your splendid and inspiring haiku...Thank you for the welcome comments, and know that nothing gets in the way of my fishing time, except when she gives me THAT look, she who must be obeyed...such grand torment...but then, someone has to do it...Tight lines, my friend...Larry


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bingskee 6 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

hi, Larry. loved the poem. am just curious why you wrote it?


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Maria...Thank you for the comment...Why did I write this poem..? Just a simple expression of my feelings and thoughts on the finite lives we live, and the love that makes the absurdity insignificant...Larry


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Russ Baleson 6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

Hi Larry, This is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing the sensitive and vulnerable side of yourself. Reminds me of a line from W.H. Auden - We must love one another or die. Go well my friend. Russ


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Good morning Russ...It's always a pleasure to hear from you...Thanks for the thoughtful comments...Auden's poetry is so intimately concerned with the intertwining of love and life...I remember a quote of his that struck a chord with me; " All that we are not, stares back at what we are "...

I remember your haiku " Your ear is numbered, your curiosity raised...What now silly cow ", which begged the question with me; I have lived my life...What now, silly cow..?....Sala Kahle, my friend....Larry


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Excellent poem, my friend. I enjoyed it. Thanks for providing this pleasure.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

James...My learned friend...I hope all is well with you and family...Thank you for taking the time to comment on this poem...Providing pleasure is one of the many joys of writing poetry...I have few things to give in life, but reading and sharing poetry with friends is one of them...Larry


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

To be held, to hold, to enclose with and be enclosed by arms, to share warmth and space. Thanks for sharing this work of warmth and security


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Jess...I always enjoy sharing with my favorite poets, of which you rate very high...Yes, holding is a special gift we should all share as often as possible with each other...Have you had your hug today..? Thanks for stopping by...Larry


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Joy56 6 years ago

Did you watch the English Patient, something about this reminds me of that film. Passion wanting, needing holding loving...... and also inevitable ending, maybe in death. It was well written, thankyou


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Joy...Yes, I did watch the film, The English Patient...A wonderful film evoking deep passion and a traumatic memory for me...And, yes, this poem is about need, and a pure love that transcends fear...Look closely at the artist's rendering of a woman in love staring into her man's eyes, giving him unabashed sustenance and consolation, as only a woman can...The greatest gift we can give each other is love... A simple touch, a little hug, or a passing smile may mean all the world to someone in need...

Thank you for the insightful comments...Larry


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

A passionate poem full of red lips and smokey eyes that tell of love - full, rich, sensual love, the best kind there is!

Thanks for sharing this side of you which I haven't felt was fully exposed before - hinted at, perhaps.

Love and peace

Tony


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zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

Wow, this was the nicest thing anyone has said to me all day. LOL.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Tony...I have to ask myself the question; What came first..? The need, or the woman..? When does one realize a deep need, a need that makes the soul ache, the heart contract..? Is the need exposed when our hands touch for the first time..? Or was it there all the time, unfulfilled, unnoticed..? I honestly don't know...What I do know is that it is a shared need, where we each give of ourselves to each other, a melding of deep emotions that manifest physically and spiritually...

Thank you for the kind comments my friend...Sala Kahle...Larry


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

zzron...Whatever turns you on...Go well my friend...Larry


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Like a faithful Marine...your forever love knows you will stand by her...and what's more...You always want to be by her side...and can't ever get enough of being with her! Well done!

I better not let the wife read this one...or she'll wonder why I can't write this kind of stuff...this good :) Later, my friend!


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mega1 6 years ago

This is nice Larry! concise and very passionate and sweet. You might like the movie "In the Mood For Love" a Chinese (subtitles) film and I forget the name of director - but I loved it and it was not about eroticism as much as about the connection between man and woman - and beautifully designed and filmed.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Steve...Thanks for stopping by and leaving your much appreciated comments...You are a special person, my friend, with a poets heart and soul...You are the salt of the earth, and your poetry reflects how much you are in touch with that earth...and how secure and in touch you are with your feminine side...Always nice to hear from the Manlypoetryman....Larry


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi mega...I will check out that film...You may want to look at " The Lover ", a 1992 film concerning the relationship between a teen-aged French girl and an older Vietnamese man...Beautiful photography and storyline...Nice to hear from you again...I am your newest fan...Larry


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Well Larry...I don't know about all that femininin'ine stuff you're saying...but I do feel as though "Men" should front a more compassionate approach to to alot more stuff on this planet. Maybe...if real men step up to the plate concerning peace, planet resources, dialogue between known enemies, helping a neighbor, etc. then a little compassion...would do a whole lot of good! (Spoken from a Poet's Heart!) Later...my good friend!


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Dave...I knew that " feminine side " comment would get a rise out of you...lol...And yes,

" What the world needs now

Is love, sweet love

It's the only thing

That there's just too little of...

What the world needs now

Is love, sweet love

No, not just for some

But for everyone..."

We can only bring that love into our own world and hope it pays itself forward...Later my friend...Larry


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Amen to that...and that was a pretty slick trick there Marine...getting me to rifle back a comment...Ha! MPM


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you for a beautiful poem Larry, thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59


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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

"that look of yes" is so erotic. finally, the soft underbelly of the porcupine is laid bare!!! Good for you, Larry. Marine training doesn't include sharing your vulnerability. Though I read, I am a bad hubber because I infrequently comment. I have resolved to interact within the Hub community more. I was oblivious to hubivity before my recent return from my protracted "HUB hiatus". To just hold a hand, I long.

I'm tired of sleeping alone. Cheers.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Benny...Thanks for stopping by and leaving the nice comment...Joy and peace to you, my friend...Larry


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Gerry..." soft underbelly " indeed...Looking at your pic in your " Lofty " Hub, I would have to say that your " soft underbelly " is rather obvious...But then, you do live in the land of the beloved Guinness, of which nectar I'm sure you enjoy...It would be my pleasure to share one such with you some day...

There is a line from Yeats that seems to fit your proclaimed mood:

" Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."

Stay well, my friend...Larry


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Maven's back. And how. Very nice.


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jdflom 6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

Nicely done.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hey Spring...Good to se you my friend...Thanks for the comment, and yes, I'm commited to produce a hub at least once a month, maybe more depending on the motivation...Thanks again for stopping by...Larry


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

jdflom...Thank you for the comment...Larry


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

I must confess, this has my heart a flutter with warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Marvelous poetry Maven!! Thank you -- I think you've cured me!! :)


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Beth...There are more ways to the heart than through the stomach...Though that's a good place to start...I love your recipes...Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comments...Larry


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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

Hi Larry,

Just surfing my favorite Hubs and this is one of them because of the sincerity of your love expressed. Cheers.


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you - Thank you.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Gerry...Glad you found me in the surf...Thank you for the sincere comments...Larry


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

vocalcoach...You'r welcome, you'r welcome...I appreciate your nice comments...Larry


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aware 6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

Larry ...... i don't know whats more rare, you posting a new hub, or me reading one. I've read your first 9 many times over. all to me true works of art . poetry at its best. as i sit here thinking of the praise i wish to shower you with. i can only muster this. its really good to read you Larry. Thank you. Ray


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Ray...I am without words to express my appreciation of your humbling comments...You have given me an emotional uplift and spiritual encouragement that has filled my day with light and joy...Thank you so much for your wonderfully poignant and generous comments...Go well my friend, Larry


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love my yorkies 6 years ago from way out west

Very beautiful poem. Full of passion and love, very nicely expressed.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

lmy...So nice to hear from you...Thank you very much for the comments...

We never did figure out who murdered Papermoon, did we..? Peace and love to you, my friend...Larry


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love my yorkies 6 years ago from way out west

No we didn't, did we. Should we reopen the investigation? Peace and love to you too, dear friend. . .Wendy


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Perhaps in the forums would be a better place to reopen this cold case...A HubPage Murder Mystery: Who Killed Paper Moon..? I'm still leaning towards Ralwas...He had motive ( writers jealousy ), the weapon ( lead pipe ), and the opportunity ( he's always somewhere in HubPages )...Larry


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida

Lovely poem maven101, so sweet and tender, thank you.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Brightforyou...Thank you for the lovely comments...Peace and love to you, my friend...Larry


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Uriel 6 years ago from Lebanon

Very nice!! I really enjoyed reading it :D Passionate as well


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Uriel...And how very nice of you to comment...To truly be alive there must be passion...When you find it, hold it tight, it can be elusive...Larry


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butterfly Tattoo 6 years ago from Dallas Texas

l love your poem will now read more of your hubs, thanks for this wonderful poem

You now have a loyal follower


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Butterfly...Welcome to HubPages..!! Thank you for the appreciated comments, it does my heart good to know you enjoyed the poem...I'm honored to have you as a new follower...I like your expressive tats, lovely...Larry


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Kavita Trivedi 6 years ago from London

Wow this is profound, I love how this intensifies through each stanza and fits perfectly with your images


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Kavita...My new-found Hub friend and poet...thank you so much for the appreciated comments...I'm reading your poetry this morning and love every bit of them...Larry


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Shil1978 6 years ago

Larry, this is such a wonderful, wonderful poem! So passionate and tender!! Thank you!!


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Shil...How nice to hear from you, and thanks for the kind comments...I'm so glad you enjoyed this offering...Take care, my friend...Larry


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Paraglider 6 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Hey Larry - just came back to read this again :) Everything OK? I see you've not written much here of late.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Dave...Good to hear from you, my friend...Not to worry, I'm fine, just not really motivated to write anything, not that I have been a whirlwind writer in the past !...10 Hubs in 22 months is not exactly prolific, although I am proud of all 10 contributions...

I do a lot of reading and commenting on various Hubs by my favorite writers, of which you are highly placed...Your walking tours are wonderful, and the thrust and parry of your cultural Hubs are challenging...Thanks for stopping by and expressing your appreciated concern...Larry


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CheyenneAutumn 6 years ago

Very nice who amoung us has not whispered these same thoughts within our soul...


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

CheyenneAutumn...Let the whispers continue...let them become a roar of passion and pleasure...Share your fears and needs with she who gives warm comfort and understanding without bounds or question...Expect and embrace reciprocation, share the intimacy of knowing touches and that look of Yes...

Thank you for the sweet comment, and welcome to HubPages...Larry


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Petra Vlah 5 years ago from Los Angeles

What a pleasant surprise to discover the soft side of you. Mostly through your comments on hubs I was seeing only the super intellectual and lucid man you allowed us to know (which by the way I truly enjoy). Thank you Larry for this great poem and the revelation that brings with it.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Petra...What humbling and sensitive comments you have left here...I have followed with pleasure your astute comments on other Hubs and respect your significant first-hand knowledge and experience in a world quite different than mine...Thank you, my friend...Peace and love always be with you, Larry


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Kaie Arwen 5 years ago

Larry ~ This was truly beautiful! Your wife is a lucky girl.............. thanks for sharing; I enjoyed ~ Kaie


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Kaie, ( my favorite school teacher }...

Thanks for the nice comments...and, no, I'm the lucky guy to be married to a woman I not only love deeply and with a continuing passion, but whom I also respect...She completes me...Thank you for stopping by...Love and peace, my friend..Larry


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bayareagreatthing 5 years ago from Bay Area California

So beautiful!I love it when people love each other so well. God Bless you!


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi bay...Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment...The world is a wonderful place when we have someone to share it with...Carpe diem, my friend...Larry


IĆ°unn 5 years ago

lovely images~

I really liked the sharing of her sun-drenched shore, warm intimate connotations.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

idunn, my friend...Nice of you to stop by and leave your perceptive observation...Yes, the key word here is " Share ", the ultimate giving of oneself, body and soul, to your partner is erotic to the max...that " look of yes " is not a surrender, it is an offering, a passionate offering demanding reciprocation...Such sweet torment, that reciprocation...Larry


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J.Stump 5 years ago from USA

Great Larry, I think I could learn allot from you. J.stump


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

J.Stump...Thank you for stopping by and commenting...We can all teach each other a lot....Larry


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suzane0beyonce 5 years ago from US

It is a very romantic poem..i like this kind of thoughts..Love is really become my religion now..


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Suzane...Welcome to HubPages !! Thank you for taking the time to read this offering and leaving the nice comments...

Thinking about your remark that Love is now your religion, I can't help but agree...What a wonderful thought...The reciprocation of Love provides the stimulus for reaching out to others...A nod, a touch, a smile may mean all the world to someone in need...Larry


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

Love and bed poetry is a much abused and over used topic. The flow and the fact that you didn't describe love more then express your feelings or someone's feelings for the woman or the sea in question cleared you of the charge of repeating other's words more beautifully.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Jaggedfrost...Thanks for stopping by and leaving the cogent comments...I do make a conscious effort to pare my poetry to the barest minimum while still retaining the essence of its message...The danger, of course, is the production of a rather bland and uninteresting poem that loses the reader mid-sentence...Finding that middle ground is probably one of the most important obligations when writing poetry...

I remember going to poetry readings in the late 60's/early 70's where the louder you shouted and screamed the more applause was given...None of that genre has stuck to me...I cannot remember a single line from those readings/rantings...My chief emotion being disgust and asking myself why am I still here..? I stayed for the pot and sex, not the words...needless to say, the Marine Corps cured me of the one and disciplined me on the other...Larry


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

So happy you recovered lol Your words of guidance have turned the majority of my poems from wishful concepts to sharpened tacks.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Sharpened tacks...Yes, piercing to the heart...a rapier thrust rather a broadsword slash...oh,oh, metaphor alert...Larry


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Chris Eddy111 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I truly enjoyed that Larry, so soft, sweet, sensuous and a little sad.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Hi Chris...Nice to see you here, and such welcome comments !!...You have described yourself, less the sadness, my friend...your sensitivity is abundantly on display in your Hubs and comments...I'm fortunate to have you as a fan...Larry


Yess! 5 years ago

Bravo Maven! A man who can bare his soul with his words is a rare find indeed!

It is my pleasure to follow-


pcoach 5 years ago

I don't know much about poetry but it doesn't take literary learning to know passion. My wife read this and was 'a-mush'. I just made that up. The word 'a-mush' I mean. My wife really did read it and she was well, moved, okay? As was I, if I have to admit it!

So, okay then, um-hum, great job!


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Yess...Welcome to HubPages !! Thanks for reading and leaving your appreciated comments...Baring one's soul is a common trait you will find here in HubPages...Our community of poets are many and varied, and sustain each other through honest critique and support...I look forward to reading yours...Larry


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Beautiful, I love poems about love. I shall be back to read some more. Thank you Maven101.


ralwus 5 years ago

Went down like the best Scotch with a passionate burn to my starving-soul.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

acaetnna...Thanks for leaving the nice comments...Your sweet poetry speaks of eternal love from a woman's perspective, a woman very much in love with her man...Larry


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Ralwus, my briney friend...Glad you enjoyed the drink...I wonder what to expect from a drunk soul..? Do they provide amusement, fear, or simply commiseration..? Judging by Poe's prose, something darkly is hidden there...The Raven knows..Thanks for stopping by, my friend...Larry


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Jess Killmenow 5 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

The smooth comfort of togetherness, a little skin for my friend, please. Thank you. :)


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Thanks for stopping by, Jess...Appreciate your comment...Have you had your hug today..?...Larry


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

Just stopped by again to read these lovely words and to leve another note of appreciation, Larry. Thanks for sharing this tender - feminine? - side of yourself!

Love and peace

Tony


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Tony...Thanks for stopping by again and leaving another appreciated comment...Feminine side..? Well, if I have one it's probably lesbian...I mean that in a good way...Larry


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

A moment Sir,

I feel a need

for my verse

seems to have gone wrong

or something bleeds

for the words

written recently

are met with silence

is there aught wrong with them or me?


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Jaggedfrost....Silence can be golden...Thanks for stopping by...Larry


amorea13 5 years ago

Wonderful words, wonderful pictures, wonderful sentiments - in short Maven; CLASS! Loved this and I SO like your profile - really - you sound like a fantastic guy with a pretty-much permanent smile. Thanks for finding my words so I could find yours - and apologies if I've already said that to you!


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

amorea...Yes, I found your words, wonderful words full of intelligence and clarity...I'm looking forward to your continuing series on your current subject: The 10 greatest Scams...Thanks for stopping by and leaving your much appreciated comments...That last picture of her gazing into his eyes sends a visceral image to my soul that speaks of immutable love, a love so profound that time or space cannot contain it...Larry


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Ray Thoughts 5 years ago from The East Coast

I love it! Keep up the good work!


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Good morning Ray...Thasnk you for stopping by and commenting, I really appreciate your words...Larry


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I thought this was awesomely beautiful! Great job!


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Mickey...Good to see you again...Thank you for taking the time to read and comment...Peace, my friend...Larry


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

"Let me share your sun-drenched shore" -- my favorite, though many simple yet elegant lines are found here. Good read. Thanks for checking out my stuff as well, maven. Let's keep doing what we do.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Doug...Thanks for the read and comments...I appreciate your work here on HubPages...very original and interesting...Larry


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

This is beautiful Maven - well said I would be back to read some more!


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

acaetnna...Your beautiful smile and beautiful comments are always welcome here...Thank you for stopping by...I'm still working my way through your lovely poems...Larry


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Maven, With all these comments I am obviously running behind, but that poem was beautifully passionate and I loved it. It really is excellent.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Pamela...I'm humbled by your lovely comments, from such a lovely person...Passion drives my every waking day; passion for food, passion for work, passion for life...and when shared with my passionate woman, my life is complete...Carpe Diem, my friend...Larry


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

The poem was beautiful, and the last picture, especially, seemed to bring a perfect visual to the depth of love expressed.

You are a very talented man, apparently married to an amazing woman! I'm looking forward to reading more of your work.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

sueroy...Thanks for stopping by and leaving your much appreciated comments...Your last comment reflects a comment I made earlier to POP...There is something about that picture that captures exactly my thoughts and feelings when I wrote this poem...The woman's inherent strength, the man's total focus on his woman, and the sense of permanence they share...I really do love that picture...I'll be checking out your work also,,,Happy holidays to you and your family...Larry


Vincent Moore 5 years ago

To Love is to breath

To Love is to live

To love is to be one together, embraced, entwined

To love is to be deeply soulful

To love is to die in each others arms

To love is eternal

You captured LOVE and it is yours both forever. Lovely poetic and brilliant. Rated UP and up some more..


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Vincent...What a thoughtful comment....What more can love be then to " die in each others arms "..? This is such a powerful sentiment, one that transends this concrete world...We must " hold back the night, hold back the fright ", and souls will be entwined forever...

Merry Christmas, Vincent, and thanks for stopping by and leaving your poetic comments...Larry


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azure_sky 5 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

Okay, I admit it...my pulse is racing! Passion and lovemaking, they were definitely meant to go hand-in-hand. Thank you for this lovely description of it :)


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

azure_sky...OK, I admit it...getting your pulse to race was my intention...now do something about it !! Passion can be elusive, we must all seize the day...Thank you for stopping by and leaving the appreciated comments...Larry


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

What a beautiful poem!


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

pp...Thank you for the nice comment...I hope you are having a beautiful day...Larry


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jellio_123 5 years ago

Hi maven... this poem is simply beautiful. You are amazing.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Jamie...Thank you for taking the time in your busy life to read and comment on this poem...

Love, true, unabashed, and without limits love, really is beautiful to behold and share...An aggressive love that will never accept anything less than total commitment, total sharing, total trust...

Hope you are having a great week...say hi to your talented Mom for me...Larry


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cjv123 5 years ago from Michigan

Look at how many fans you have! Your poetry obviously strikes a chord! Oh that I had more time to read every poem! BUT - I sure am going to try. I especially love this line:

"I am a pedestrian on your avenue..."

Perfection!


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Carol...You honor me with your wonderfully expressed pleasure...Now that your husband is home for good you two will have plenty of time to stroll that " avenue "...

Always a pleasure to hear from you and see your bright smile in my comments section...Larry


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Such a passionate, evocative poem, you sir, breathe life into the words.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Qudsia...Don't we all want that kind of love ? A passionate, sincere, and eternal love...

Thank you for the kind comments, and may love always be in your life...Larry


Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

Your wordplay is wonderful, you work on everyday images but with an interesting twist.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Binaya...Thanks for stopping by and leaving your appreciated comments...Larry


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princess g 5 years ago

I liked it enough to take the time to scroll all the way down to leave a comment:)


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

princess...I'm glad you liked the poem enough to leave a comment...That is the only reason I write poetry: to share passion and give pleasure to others...Larry


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

... just a little bit longer ...

Something I think every one can identify with. Beautifully done Larry. :)


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Qudsia...Thank you for the sweet comment...yes, just a little bit longer before the night enfolds us...Larry


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

Good morning Larry. "Let my thirst become fully quenched,"

speaks to such an essential need. "Hold back the night, hold back the fright..." speaks to the primitive intimacy of shared fears which rise with the moon each night. The tenderness of your heart shared here deserves to be let loose more often. Thank you my friend.


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maven101 4 years ago from Northern Arizona Author

Gerry...I know "Let my thirst become fully quenched," resonates...You have the inner strength of ten men to finally put a cork in that bottle...I admire your fierce resolve combined with a sensitive heart so well displayed here on HubPages...Thanks for the " revisit " and comments so much appreciated...carpe diem, my friend..Larry

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