The One: A Love Poem of Yearning

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What does it mean to find the One? You probably know the feeling: the elation you feel when you finally find "the one." After all, this is the one you think could be with forever. This is the one you have dreamed about, wrote about in your journal, sometimes only to find that the person you desire is out of reach for any number of reasons. There's a good chance we have all been there at least once, but it doesn't make it any less painful when it doesn't work out the way we want or imagine.

Ultimately, you wonder why you ever found them in the first place because finding them is like some cruel joke that has been played on you. And you loose. You get over it, but you usually remember it as that bitter/sweet kind of pain for a long while.



The One - like a single bright object in a dark sky.
The One - like a single bright object in a dark sky. | Source

The One: A Poem of Yearning

I pull tight my cloak of invisibility,

Drawing on my mantle of secrecy

As I watch you enter - no saunter - lazily into the room.

So sure, so alluring - the One.


Your smile draws me. Your eyes drown me. Your heartbeat owns me.

You make me know the nature of a magnet... or a moth. Yet, I draw back and silently, slyly even,

Watch you take your place.


A singularity; a lone bright object in the darkest sky, like the moon at Midnight.

So unreachable,

So untouchable,

But so loved, this One.


© Cynthia Turner, 2011

The poetry of Edgar Allen Poe often focuses on melancholy, unrequited love.

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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

You have done it very passionately. Enjoyed reading it and its quite true may be in many lives. Take care and enjoy the memory ....even that is rare pleasure to be alone with for a while. God bless

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Stina Caxe 3 years ago from Virginia

This is very beautiful and describes a feeling I am sure that so many others can relate to.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

The first two lines of this poem are beautiful. Talk about a dynamite beginning. Well done!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Ah yes - I remember being bathed in such feelings. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't mind going there again:) Voted and sharing and thanks.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

....Drawing on my mantle of secrecy...... WoW!

The feeling in so few words is truly amazing. I feel the pain in my heart just reading and remembering. Outch! But oh how wonderful.


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

This is so passionate and beautiful. It conveys a message that so many, no doubt have experienced. It is painful I am sure to want someone so much yet be unable to achieve securing the goal.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

I'm glad you feel the passion in the poem and enjoyed reading it. We all have one or two memories like that, don't we. Thanks for the votes and sharing.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you for recognizing the feeling as one many have probably experienced. I appreciate the positive feedback.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

And I thank you for such positive feedback! Take care out in Washington.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

You know, I wouldn't mind it either. It really is one of those bittersweet kind of memories that you almost want to wallow in at the time. Thanks so much for sharing and voting. I appreciate you!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

@Dim Flaxenwick, Thank you for being so generous with your feedback. Those memories don't ever really leave. We like to pull them out and think about what wasn't every now and then.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello acaetnna, You know, I said we forget about this kind of love, but do we really? I think every now and then we look back and think about what might have been if we had only spoken. But then, most things happen the way they should. Thank you for reading.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Romantically wonderful. Loved this.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Gypsy Rose Lee, Many thanks for reading. I appreciate the comment and votes!!!


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Wow 'I pull tight my cloak of invisibility, Drawing on my mantle of secrecy'

2 powerful lines here starting your poem.

Loved this, felt the pain and sadness


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Rosemary, I think when we see or meet someone we are attracted to, very few really open up to the person or let them know we are interested. The circumstances may not be right or it may be too difficult to get to them. There could be any number of reasons why we may not even let the person know we are there, hence the "cloak" and the "mantle."

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

So beautiful, Cyndi. We all have passed through this phase and you emote with words just so well.

Up and beautiful.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you for such a kind compliment.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Wow, painfully intense write. You are an amazing poet!

Voted up ++++ and sharing

Bless you, Faith Reaper


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Oh, thank you so much. I glad you liked what you read here. I appreciate the vote and the sharing!!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

A certain someone came to mind when reading this, I know the feeling well. They are just there out of touching reach, and it hurts like hell! wonderful poem, voted up! nell


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you so much for the positive feedback, Nell. Yes, that's it exactly. They are just out of reach, so close and yet so far away.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

This one is brilliant and I vote up,across and share all around.

Eddy.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you so much! I appreciate the vote up and the share.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Awesome, so clever and witty. Not only can the reader feel it, but you can visualize it too. Voted up!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you for reading The One: A Poem of Yearning. I'm so pleased that you found it to be enjoyable.


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

You really captured that feeling of wanting that which you cannot have. It happens almost everywhere and everyday to find that perfect thing you wished to have but can't have. Awesome thought!! Love is so much so.


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Cyndi10 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello ubanichijioke, Thank you so much for the positive feedback! I am so glad that you were able to feel the sense of longing I attempted to project through the poem. Thank you so much for reading. Take care.

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