Love for Just One Night

There couldn’t be

Two people so completely different

As the guy who was a drifter

Biking from town to town

Working for awhile

And then moving on

She was a rock and roll singer

Who played in nightclubs

Trying to make it big

He saw her one night

And was hypnotized by her beauty

He knew he had to meet her

As passion for her

Surged right through him

When they met

It was electrifying

She climbed on his bike

And they roared off

Into the night

He took her out into the country

Far away from the city lights

And they came together

By a lake in a sweet smelling meadow

And it seemed as if their passion

Would never be sated

Like a fast flowing river

Hitting the rapids

Their need for each other

Burning like the hot flames

Of a bonfire gone wild

For a moment they lay

Beside one another

And just held hands

Then he looked over toward the lake

And it looked like molten silver

In the full moonlight

He helped her up

Together they went to the lake

With the heat of passion still around them

And the hot, sultry summer night

That held not a single breeze

They slipped into the water

Which felt so heavenly

Quietly with just the sound of lapping water

They swam

Coming together time and time again

To kiss in the shimmering water

Until the fires flared again

And he carried her out

And laid her on some fresh clover

Finally when their love making

Grew slower and the need was spent

They lay together

In the still of the night

And when he saw the sky

Was becoming lighter

And the stars like little lights

Were becoming dimmer

He pulled her to him once more

And she smiled at him

With a sad smile

But he held her

As he told her

That even if they’d had

But one night

He’d never forget her

He’d love her for a lifetime

And perhaps someday

If there was a better time

For them both

They’d find each other again

And this time they wouldn’t part

No regrets, no thoughts about tomorrow

They’d had one night

And for now that was enough

And when he left her in the city

She watched as he rode off

The handsome drifter

Who had stolen her heart

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lovebuglena 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY

Wow! What a heartfelt beautiful poem. It's not just a poem. It's a story that tugs at our heartstrings, that makes us feel and connect.

You've written and shared a story whose every moment preserved in poetic form is enjoyed and savored.... And it leaves us thinking too.

Voted up, beautiful and shared with my followers :)

If only love didn't happen this way sometimes... Sometimes we fall in love without intending for it to happen and then fate interferes and we never see that person again yet he/she remains in our heart and our love for that person never fades.

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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

This is an excellent piece of work! I was totally drawn into this story.......just wonderful! Also, I thought the Bob Seger song was a perfect addition. Thanks for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Wonderfully written. Hopefully he will come back for her.

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go-barbara-go 3 years ago

Now, you've given me a confused thought...I am beginning to think that love may be possible in some one- night- stand relationships. Nostalgic.

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MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

Nice poem, but a lot of people confuse love with passion of the moment.

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very passionate piece Rasma.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Gypsy, wow...passionate, romantic and beautifully written...better to have loved, even if it's just for one night.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Wow, I needed water before I got through that one! Woo Hoo. lol That was a hot one Gypsy Rose! ^

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rebekahELLE 3 years ago from Tampa Bay

Nicely written. Love the images, both written and visual. Also love the song choice!

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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Gypsy,

Beautiful story and well chosen words which kept me riveted right to the end. Loved it, great write and love the Bob Segre song choice - perfect!

Voted up, beautiful, interesting, shared & pinned.

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Ryem 3 years ago from Maryland

Gypsy I love this. As I read your poem, I could see images of this couple in my head and it stirred up a few emotions in me. Great work! : )

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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

These is a passionate story in this poem. So beautiful!

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DREAM ON 3 years ago

Your words carried me on.How incredible one night can be.The song was perfect.

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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Girlfriend you always write so beautiful... so touching.. you have a way about you.. you are always there and such a great friend.

God Bless you my friend



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lovedoctor926 3 years ago

If only for one night is all you need to make a memory last a lifetime. A beautiful and passionate love story.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Lena. Thanks for the vote and share. It's so true that sometimes you find love but at the wrong time in your life.

Glad you enjoyed this Rose and thanks for the vote. Actually that song by Bob Seeger was what inspired.

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs. Would be nice to think that the biker might return.

Glad you enjoyed this Barbara. One never knows.

Actually you're right MG there are many times that passion is confused with love. Time will tell.

Glad you enjoyed this Wayne.

So true Jo. Better to have loved for one night than not at all.

Glad you enjoyed my passionate poem Jackie.

Glad you enjoyed this Rebekah. It was that song which inspired and I was blasting it as I wrote.

Glad you enjoyed this Suzie and thanks for the vote and share. Seeger has lots of great songs which can inspire.

Glad you enjoyed this Ryem.

Glad you enjoyed this Vinaya.

Glad you enjoyed this and the song Michael.

Glad you enjoyed this Debbie. Thanks for the share. Hugs and God bless.

So true that one night can make a lasting memory to hold onto forever Marlene.

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

You do know how to get to the heart of the matter. This beautiful poem was like reading a short story! You had all the elements, included all the scenery...just beautiful.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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mrsmbitsko 3 years ago

Absolutely beautiful! Voted up.

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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

What a romantic poem that reads like a short story. This is pure magic~ I felt like I was there watching the lovers. Great photo's and the Bob Seger video was icing on the cake.

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PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida


A delight to read and such desire that can only be appreciated by experience or reading a poem like this one.

Great work.

Bobbi Purvis

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

You are a true story teller in your poetry!!! Very beautiful.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.

Glad you enjoyed this Mary and thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Mayra and thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Linda. It was actually that song by Bob Seger which inspired.

Glad you enjoyed this Bobbi.

Glad you enjoyed this Faith and thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

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