A Secret Love Affair On A Collision Course: A Poem

A Love Affair On A Collision Course

This is a poem of a man and a woman who met, and at first, they are silent about their interest in each other. After a while, they feel the mutual passion, and it overtakes them. I compare this passion to a flight on a 747 airplane: higher and higher. This passion grows until it is impossible to turn back. As they soar in their passion, their worlds collide , and they realize they are hurting others who love them. Now, they must crash their beautiful flight. Can the wreckage ever be salvaged? Will the wreckage just rust away? Their mutual hope is that the affair can be repaired, and they can continue in their love forever.

The Love Affair


You glided into my life, silently, for a landing,

Comparable to a beautiful airplane, the 747,

As time passed, the anticipation grew,

Of our eventual takeoff to heaven.


We gathered speed, and raced down the runway,

Like the sleek jet, we lifted toward the sky,

Smoothly, we soared through clouds of passion,

Never thinking of the consequences or why.


For a time we tried to meet our schedules,

So our emotions would not collide with other flights,

Content to just glide along, first only during light of day,

Then, growing braver with more desire, we began to fly at night.


On one of our wonderful adventures in space,

We collided in mid air with the terrible facts,

That no matter how well we piloted this affair,

Other relationships would die because of our acts.


But the ones hurt most by this collision,

Were the two of us who steered our fates,

All because this beautiful Flight into happiness,

Was scheduled to fly twenty years too late!


Will the affair between the two of us be repaired,

Without permanent damage to it's parts?

Or will the remains be hauled away to the junk heap,

And lay paralyzed with two broken hearts?


I would like to think that we will not give up,

But will work hard together toward our ultimate goal,

To repair the damage, and once again soar toward heaven,

Till we both grow very, very old.

I Found This Video

After a friend read this poem, she told me about this song by Brad Paisley, and after listening to it, I thought it was perfect.

If Love Was A Plane By Brad Paisley

Have you ever had a love affair such as this?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes, but I'll never tell!
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Lord De Cross 5 years ago

The passion and likeness to an inbound flight to the heart is beyond creativeness. Awaking our senses in a different way. the unlimited love will reach the skies and will take us on a flight that..hmm!, when landing will defenitely end in a solid bond and commitment, since we realize that the flight of Love was in danger... Back on earth is our turn to keep it alive despite the negativy of society. Well written Mary, ands your efforts pay off!...as always was nice to read your inspirational piece. I'm voting up this up 747 times...but where is that button?

LORD


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Lord, as always your comments mean a lot to me. I was going to enter this one in the contest, but I couldn't stretch it out to 500 words! Thanks for the vote UP (hope you found that button) See you around soon.....


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Sometimes passion does seem to equal the power and majesty of a 747. I really like the analogy you used. Very creative!


Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

This is a wonderful poem! Your writing is so unique and powerful!


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Agnes Penn 5 years ago from Nicholson, Pennsylvania, USA

You've no idea how much this hit home. Thanks.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Great Metaphor!


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Hyphenbird, Phoebe, Agnes and PDXKaraokeGuy! Thanks for reading this, and for the beautiful comments. They mean a lot to me coming from folks like you!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hello Mary, wonderful poem and I love the title and comparison to the flight of a 747, very clever and unique style of writing.

Voting up, best wishes MM


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi MM, so good of you to stop by and read my poem. I don't know where I got this idea: it just popped in my head! I do that on RARE occasions! Thanks for the vote UP, too. See you soon, Mary


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Canscorpion 5 years ago from Steel Town

Oh mary the strength the faith your this poem shows , even not letting the flight crash when its getting turbulent.... it's an amazing poem full of hope, love and strength. :)


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Beautifully written with fresh metaphors that soar and take us with it. Sadly, many will relate. I say sadly because no matter how affairs end someone always gets hurt and also sadly because the original flight 20 years ago was canceled. Perhaps these two lovers really had been meant to soar through life together.

But reunited sweethearts from the past fare much better when both are single when they meet again. Then there is a wonderful chance for happiness the second time around as our sweet Movie Master can attest to!

Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Canscorpion! Thank you for reading this, and for appreciating what I was trying to say. Regards, Mary


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there HBN,I like to think these two lovers will forever soar in love and bliss! Yes, I'm familiar with MM's beautiful love story. See you around....thanks for the Votes, too!


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susan54 5 years ago

Mary615,How great was that. The BEST!! great hubs


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Why, thank you very much, susan54. What a nice thing to say! I appreciate your compliments. See you....


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting. This is such a great poem Mary. Out of all them, I believe this is your best. I just believe it runs smoothly and it has a deep meaning that people can relate too. Awesome job!


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi lyricwriter, funny you should say that because I really feel that this one is my best. If I could have stretched it out to 500 words, I would have entered it into the contest. Even with the intro, I just couldn't make it with destroying my meaning. I appreciate your comment very much. See you around....


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork

Love the theme, very creative, and unique, it speak of love, tragedy, high-level attention is what you did here, you dig deep apply some bad experience and made a joyful experience, you also keep your audience in tune (at least me) to the end.. this is a wonderful

thumbs up and a highfi....


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Darknlovely 3436, when my daughter told me about the video, and I played it, I laughed and said, Hey, he stole my subject. It is so similar. Thanks for reading and for the vote! See you soon...


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork

your welcome Mary615.. a making of a poet here(:)


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Mary,

Beautiful! Love can sweep us away like a 747 taking us on an new adventure. Unfortunately, love comes to late for some or was never meant to be.

Voted up, up, and away!


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Sueswan for reading this, and for the nice votes! I'm SO glad you enjoyed it. Your opinion is always important to me. Your friend, Mary


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Loved it! We can't always choose who we will fall in love with and there will always be some consequences.


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia

Clever analogy, Mary! I've never thought about comparing love to airplane flight, but you made it work. voted up!

Holle


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks habee, glad you liked the poem. Thanks for the vote, too. Goodnight.


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htodd 4 years ago from United States

This is great post..Nice


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi htodd, thanks for reading and commenting on my poem A Love Affair On A Collision Course. I appreciate the compliment. Good to see you!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Nice and still fresh for this time of the year. Glad to see you around Mary!

LORD


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Wonderful metaphor!!!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hey Lord, I sure have missed you! Thanks for reading and commenting. Just tell me all is good with me, so I won't worry about you, my friend.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

AudreyHowitt, you are so nice to read my poem and give me a nice compliment. I do appreciate that. Goodnight, friend.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Take care Mary!


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Good analogy and a very fine poem Mary. "We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway, and I wonder if I'm really with you know, our just chasin' after some finer day....Anticipation."


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

A mad, passionate love affair is as you describe it though I never would have made the plane connection myself. I enjoyed the ride. Thank you!


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

I love it Mary another well written poem. How I wish that I can experience a love affair similar to that. :) voting up and Sharing this. Thanks


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Alastar, nice to see you today! Thanks for reading and commenting on my poem, and for the nice compliment on my work. I hope you have a wonderfuld day.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, poetvix, thanks for reading and I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem! See you again, soon.....


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

cubetouristspot, good morning! Thanks for reading, for the votes, and for sharing! I really appreciate your taking the time to do all that! I hope you will experience this kind of love affair, too. I've had one, and I'll never forget it! Thanks again, friend.


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NightFlower 4 years ago

You did a great job...somebody like me who lives poetry is very drawn to hubs like this. Thanks for it.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi NightFlower, thanks for reading and commting on my poem about love on a collision course. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I enjoy poetry, too!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hello Mary, this was so very well written. I enjoyed getting caught up in their passion.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Cyndi10, thanks for reading my poem and for the beautiful compliment. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful day~


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Mary, this was such a well written poem, each line a wonder that fit together perfectly. Thank you for sharing. Jamie


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Jamie, thanks so much for reading and commenting on my poem about a love affair. I'm so happy you liked it. Thank you for the nice compliment on my work. Goodnight.


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

i like this very much. a great depiction getting caught up in moments of passion and of what can happen when you and rush into things without thinking....

i never used to jump in feet first. but i have started to. life is too chort and i have missed uot on too much. but before i jump, i ask myself if i can live with the consequences, whatever they might be.

thanks for sharing this :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, DanaTeresa, thanks for reading my poem about the love affair. You are wise to think twice before jumping into any situation. I always say, "What's the worse thing that can happen if I do this?" If I can live with the consequences, I'll do it.

So nice to see you here today.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

I missed this one when you first published it. I had never heard that song in the video. I agree that it is a perfect pairing to your poem about a love affair. Nice that in the poem it gave reference to the other people that would be hurt by the two illicit lovers. Voted up and will share.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Peggy W. Thanks for reading my poem about the love affair. I thought it interesting when I look at the poll to see how many people have had this type of affair!

Thanks so much for reading, commenting, voting and the share, Mary


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

I like the love and passion compared and expressed in a very creative way. Enjoyed reading. Voted up and sharing :-)


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, livingsta. I'm so happy you liked my poem of the love affair. Love and passion are very important emotions, aren't they.

Thanks for the vote and the share, Mary


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chonhoi 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing. This is exactly how my affair is.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi chonhoi. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. I'm glad you could relate to my poem about the Love Affair.

I went to your profile to "meet you", but you have no info on there. May I suggest you do that?

Good luck and welcome to HP. Mary


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AudreyHowitt 20 months ago from California

Great to read this today! You should do more poetry Mary!


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, AudreyHowitt Thanks for the encouragement to write more poems. I'm happy you liked this one, Mary


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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

This was extremely creative Mary. Comparing a love affair to aircraft. With the amount of planes crashing lately it doesn't bode we for such relationships. Voted this interesting poem up.


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tillsontitan 20 months ago from New York

Metaphorically speaking this one soars with the eagles! Beautifully done Mary. You can feel the pain that's blocking their love and want their love to continue, all from your poem.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Jodah Thanks for the nice compliment on my poem. Yes, I think having an affair will surely lead to a crash! Your comment means a lot to me because I am always in awe of your talent for poetry. Thanks for reading and the vote, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, tillsontitan What a nice thing to say about my poem about the secret love affair. Thanks for the visit and the vote, Mary

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