Loving You Into My Life

I have always loved you

Even when I looked for you

In childhood games

In books at school

In the reverie of my thoughts

You were present like the glint of sun off a glass

Like the smell of Jasmine in the gust of a night breeze

And when my heart hurt

Trying to find you in a Summer romance,

In a glance in the hall

In the labored rehearsal with stand-ins

You were there in the shadows

Waiting your chance on the stage

Your turn on the dance floor

Your role in the play of my mind

I fought for you then, not seeing you there

Besting the dragons

The races

The tests

The victory feast was empty without you

So I loved you in silence

But sometimes, when I would stand

On the highest hill

The farthest ocean

The busiest corner

I would call out for you

I still remember knowing you heard

Feeling the deep feelings

The certainty of you

Through the years the nearness of you

Warms and spurs me on

I am loving you into my life

So it can begin

©Winsome Publishing 2011, All rights reserved



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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

You are such a talented boy. Bravo!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Awesome poem. You truly have a gift for writing poetry.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan

Beautiful~


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Love makes poets of us all. Thank you Dimitri, I hope it stirred some memories. =:)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Pamela so nice of you to say so--I was writing a rather newsy review of a local eatery and my soul needed a time out. =:)


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for the pleasure of reading your poem. I so enjoyed it.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hello Mekenzie, so good to see you and thank you. As your Sara series illustrates, it is not always easy when you follow your heart. =:)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hello my friend, Hello--You are welcome and I'm very glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by. =:)


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

Very Nice! Beautiful Work! Voted up!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Thank you Lilly, a pleasure to see you as always. =:)


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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

it's beautiful. I love poems that seem like a real entity. this one is like a warm summer breeze brushing against your face, reminding you of now. thank you for sharing with us. :]


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Ode to Winsome:

You are a poet and then some!

Beautiful.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi Rebekah, what a nice review. Thank you, I'm glad you felt that way, reading words and having them touch you back is what poetry should do. So nice to see you. =:)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Doc, they let you out! I'm so glad. On the bright side, being there would give you an appreciation for the finer things. I'm happy you consider mine in the running. Thank you for coming by. =:)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. Keep writing I'll keep reading.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Absolutely lovely!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

You are welcome Koffee, that sounds like a great plan. Thank you for the kind comment. =:)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Audrey, so glad you liked it. Thank you for stopping by. =:)


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Such a warm, uplifting poem - thank you for warming the cockles of your readers' hearts :)


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lettucehead 6 years ago from California

This was written so well - not just because of your choice of words or the fact that it makes sense, but because it's so convincing. It's so real and right at the same time, if that makes sense. It's something I have been desiring to stumble upon.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

Beautiful words.Your poem reminds me of somthing similiar.I once heard on Tv of some girls that wrote diaries through their teen years to their future and yet unknown husband. They wrote hopes and dreams, and also assured their future husband they were staying chaste and waiting for him whoever he might turn out to be. I thought it was sweet, and it might have helped young girls be more determined to live a moral life, who knows?


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Shalini, it is my very great pleasure to warm your heart and your cockles too. =:)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Steph, I like your choice of words. I think sometimes if the dreams of poets are "real" enough, you could not only stumble upon, but stumble into them like Alice and the rabbit hole into Wonderland. I very much appreciate your comment. =:)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hello B'Lady, and thank you for your comment. It is interesting that when you are young, your love is out there somewhere waiting to be found or looking for you. I just took it a step further because I believe that love has a power to create or at least coax dreams into reality. =:)


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Ana Louis 6 years ago from Louisiana

Beautiful poem. Positive and Hauntingly romantic.

Ahhhh...the power of hope and expectation, and of course love. I truly believe that we create our own reality.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Thank you Ana, the concept of loving someone into your life is a little like the idea of how we came to be on the earth--some call it chance, I prefer to believe we were loved into being. Good to see you. =:)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I danced on the buttons here too. Beautiful! Thank you Winsome!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

It is my very great pleasure Micky, thank you for being such a good friend on HP. May we always have the desire and the ability to dance. =:)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Wow, what a poem. My goodness, this is a dance! I just love the way this poem lifted me up ans swept me along. The mind behind this is special, and rare, and wonderful. The last lines are killer -

"...I loved you into my life

So it could begin..."

I am so impressed by this. I am happy to be a fan of yours.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

CG, I am so happy you liked it. I have always been and always will be an incurable romantic--believing in the kind of love that "lifts you and sweeps you along." Thank you for that incredibly gracious response--it means a lot to know someone can read and tune in to the magic we feel in our heart. =:)


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schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA

Wicked awesome


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schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA

(What I meant) is that it was so good to read, that all I could think of to say was "Awesome" :) Great read. thx :)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Ha ha SG I'll take wicked awesome any time. I'm so glad you liked it. =:)


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

This was totally beautiful. You knew I would love it and I absolutely did.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi AC, it's a wondrous thing how love choreographs the heart and words and we who have been there know the steps. Thank you for joining in the dance. =:)


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

The power of love is reflected in your power of poetry! Beautiful!


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

I'm glad you enjoyed it FL, the connection we have with the one we love goes beyond the physical. I read your excellent tribute to your husband and that is the flip side of this poem. The power of love transforms us and is worth whatever it takes to keep it alive and glorious. Thank you for your kind words. =:)


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dreamerindanny 5 years ago from Sulphur Springs, TX

Beautiful poem and a true definition of love that is found in life. I loved it.


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi Danny, thank you for the visit and the kind words. I think my translation of Genesis would be..."In the beginning there was love and the rest is history." =:)


klarawieck 5 years ago

It has a life of its own. Bravo!


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Thank you KW, I'm glad you read this one and I'm happy you liked it. =:)


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ImYoungAtHeart 5 years ago from midwest US

This touched my heart, and i feel privileged to have been given a glimpse of your love for your soul mate.


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

The privilege is mine IYAH, it may, however, be a future rather than a present reality. I believe this is possible and that's why I wrote it.

The test I have made for myself is a simple one. The two of us must fundamentally approve of each other. This, I find, is easier for me than for others, but (as Kirstin Dunst says in Elizabethtown,) I am intrepid. I really appreciate your stopping by. =:)

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