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April Poetry Month

Poem 8

To call you boy

Would be a misnomer

On the cusp,

but not yet a man.

A pureness in your eyes,

Innocence, not yet tainted

Reminds me of yesterday

When love was new to me.

*

I deny myself

That there could be between us,

An understanding greater than friendship.

Because I can bear my own denial, not yours,

I reject myself so that you

Need not reject me.

*

I hide tears in the night,

That you may only know me smiling.

©Ann Davis-Adele Haverty 1980

Susan Sarandon
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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

ann, you sweet deep honey. I really like this it is so profound and a small peek at your womanly emotions. great poetry!!!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Ann,

I just finished writing a poem with the same theme. lol

Haven't published it yet.

"I reject myself so that you

Need not reject me."

I and I am sure many others can relate to these words.

Voted up and awesome.


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ananceleste 4 years ago from California

Ann,

I am beyond words. This piece of poetry has touched me so.

This so sad...


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

AD, very nice. A reality for sure, the search for a right answer


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

All love is wonderful. We just have to be sure it's not being abused.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you anan. It happens. You never know when love might fill a need.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Yes, Sueswan. I think all of us write around the same subject material. I'm sure your slant on it will be enlightening. Thank you for votes. Good luck.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Michael, always the encourager. In this 30 day poetry contest, I am pressured for time. I have been writing poetry since I was a small child, saving a draft in a folder. I went through the phases. The teenager phase, the rebellion phase, the womanly phase, etc. So I went back a few years to my womanly phase and dusted this one off. Took away a line or two and added a line or two.

Thanks for the visit.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Oh, ha ha ha. Mike. You're so sweet to correct me discreetly. Thank you. I'm smiling.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Lovely - a very moving piece of poetry, beautifully done.

Voting up and shared.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Such a beautiful poem with so much depth. Thank you Ann.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

This is beautifully bittersweet, Ann. Re your inclusion of Susan Sarandon - one of my favorite actresses. Is Tim Robbins way younger than she? Just wonderin'.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Yes, Tim was younger. But they broke up. Now she is dating someone even younger. AD

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