Up Close - Love Poem By Cathy Nerujen

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"Up Close" by Cathy Nerujen

(This is a romantic poem about a growing love for a very sweet and special person in my life. Her name is Fehl.)

I’ve loved you from a distance -
now I want to be up close –
so close to you – that finally
this thing I can propose –
we've known each other for so long
we’ve laughed and cried and smiled
but deep within this friendship, Babe
you drive my senses wild.

Your soul it wants companionship –
your soul it has a sound –
it hears my thoughts –
and feels my words –
my feet float off the ground –
Into my heart – your love it flows –
my senses tell me “yes” –
you are this girl that loves me back –
that I want to possess.

Up Close - a love poem by Cathy Nerujen
Up Close - a love poem by Cathy Nerujen

You telepath you songs of love –
your voice it calls my name –
so quiet yet so open – and
my heart – it feels the same –
my soul is so in love with you –
so close and yet so far –
my Love She is a Tree
and now - My Love she is a Star.

Some cups lie dry and empty –
yet my cup fills up with Love
I love it when I chase you –
like the falcon and the dove –
you know that when I catch you –
I’ll devour you all the way –
but you’ll love me as I snatch you –
as there’s little else to say.

I've loved you from a distance - now I want to be up close...
I've loved you from a distance - now I want to be up close...

This thing we do – this way we are –
we know it's meant to be
you take my hand and take this girl –
you love so totally –
let’s be as one – and live this love –
let’s show our true affection –
I want this ship of love to turn
and aim in your direction.

Up Close” is a poem dedicated to Fehl Dungo. Marifel published a wonderful volume of poetry in a book titled "Toss and Turn". She is also listed in the Top 5 Bloggers of the Philippines. I am so proud of her.

Copyright (c) 2011 - 2016 Cathy Nerujen. All rights reserved. This lyrical love poem is published as part of a forthcoming book of romantic poetry in 2016. More information at www.flashstarmagazine.com

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mkiaconis 5 years ago from wherever it is that I happen to be.

beautiful


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richtwf 5 years ago

I really enjoyed reading this beautiful piece and good luck for your forthcoming book!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A beautifully versed and intimate prayer Astra.;)


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

H mkiaconis, thank you for this. :)

Rictwf!!! Ow wow, it is so wonderful to see you back here again. I missed seeing you around. I hope you are okay and fine. I missed your recent poems, they always are fantastic. Thank you for the nice comments. The book is slowly "filling up" as writers would say. I need more poems to put in it. Take care Rich. (hugs) :D

Hi Mentalist acer, This poem was a re-write as I had trouble with some parts...I am so fussy with poetry, you'd think it was nuclear physics or something, but it is poetry. LOL. Intimate prayer is also how I would describe it too, but it is more than an offering...it is connected into other things...amazing things...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

I loved it astra! its for blaise right? fehl is blaise? it really just flows from the tongue. and you refrenced some of your other poems in there right? the titles sounded familiar. thats really clever. :)


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Teylina 5 years ago

Lovely, beautiful and awesomely real -- Love it!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Nikki: yes, blaise25 is Fehl Dungo,a great poet and friend...I love the flow of poetry, the better the flow, the stronger the message, and the more powerful the poem turns out...well...for me. Yes I reference a few of my other poems here. Which is um...kind of weird for me. But some of what is said in those poems has a connection here to this poem and it's message.. Wow, Nikki thank you for the excellent memory...wow, you get a prize for that from me. LOL. Mwah. Yes I am just trying to connect things to each other in my poetry...sort of closing a kind of circle somewhat. Nikki you are awesome. :)

Hi Teylina: thank you for the comments. I guess everyone can tell this is similar to my last poem... and Nikki got it. Though I used the same photo at the top of these two hub poems, and with different words on them to link them. I am happy you are liking my poetry. ^_^


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Beautiful, intimate, sensual. What a trifecta!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Augustine. :) Wow, where's my camera or printer. Want to show these comments to my parents. They'd love this. Heh. Seriously, thank you for the awesome comments. Those words could easily describe the person the poem is about.

Have a great day, Augustine. ^_^


Poetic Fool 5 years ago

I love the flow and meter in this poem. Beautiful!


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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

Beautiful!! voted up!!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Poetic Fool, with me flow and meter are everything in a poem, if it a rhyming one. But even in non-rhyming ones it can be lovely too. Thank you for the comments. :)

Hi Little Kim, Aw you are beautiful for saying that, just like Poetic above top. Thank you for loving my Up Close poem. ^_^


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Super sweet poem. VEry nicely written has a lot of meaningful words that make the poem flow with ease and grace.

smiles :)

bella


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

Mwah! Yay I got a kiss from Cathy! thanks. Yea I remembered the titles as I was reading this, that is really cool. I like how you did it, and it fit in the poem just like a normal sentence would. if it wasnt titles to your other poems. which is why it worked here so well. I'm glad you did that.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Bella, I read some super awesome hubs about the Ballerina on your pages and came back with coffee in hand and 2 comments here. Heh. Thank you. The person that it's written about has read it and was blown away by it. I try to make poetry natural without being clunky or awkward. And I like meter and rhythm. Kind of a bit similar to dance too, now that I think of it.

Thank you Bella, for loving my poetry. You are a great writer. Congrats on publishing your book too. I am currently working on my first poetry book. Best wishes Bella.

smiles back at you:)

Nikki: Mmh! Thank you! LOL. Oh it's a peck, okay. Yes you did remember my titles from my other poems. Like how amazing s that? You are (besides Cassy and Blaise / Fehl) the only person to probably remember my titles. You just impress me more and more, Nikki. You are a true fan. Um..it fitting in the sentence like a normal sentence would...yes..and that takes some thinking and planning.

I have two poems, one called "My Love she is a Tree" about Cassy, and "My Cup fills with Love", and I reference them both here in this poem, more or less. Well I am glad I did that too, Nikki. Hehehe. You are terrific. You miss nothing.

My poetry, I write them in my head, then on paper, then on the computer. Wonder how you write your poetry...must chat more about that again, Nikki. I am always fascinated how a good writer writes. And you write poetry and stories and lots of different subjects. I am cooking evening supper here. Take care. Thanks for the email too. ^_^


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Astra, This is very beautiful, so full of love and hope. I esp. loved this, " I want this ship of love to turn and aim in your direction. Thank you.

Cheers (:D


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Always exploring: wow, thank you for this...yes, my heart was certainly full of hope when I wrote it...and it still is too. :) It is an optimistic poem and has aspirations. And I am very proud of this poem. The person it is intended for was so overwhelmed by it too. LOL. Take care. ^_^


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Wow Cathy this is so beautiful and so full of love. I can feel how much you love this person, love is simply oozing from your words. Voting up and hitting your buttons too.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hy acaetnna, gosh I wish I knew your proper first name. LOL. YOu feel the love in my words? That is what the person I wrote it foe said too. Gee, this poem seems to have that affect on people. "Love is oozing from" my words...heh. I love that description, acaetnna. You are awesome. What a great comment. Mwah. Bless your beautiful heart. I am such a big fan of your amazing poetry too. Thank you for the votes too. :)


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epigramman 5 years ago

...what a pleasant way to start up the day here by my fabulous Lake Erie and my freshly brewed pot of coffee and knowing that both cats have been fed and are both outside dancing the new sky of the day coming up over the lake and reading your wonderful words - your poetic heart - and connecting with you again my friend - please give a hug to both you and Cassie from admirer, buddy and colleague from across the Canadian border - Lake Erie time, 6:25am Tuesday


Thank You Flowers Delivered 5 years ago

Wow amazing words!!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Oh Colin, that coffee sounds fantastic...you sound like that Maxwell House commercial...and waking up to the small of coffee is so cool... LOL. And your 2 cats dancing...wow...you are gearing up for a Day Of Poetic Musings.... Heh. Aaawwww, I will give Cassy a big hug like always, but it would be nicer from you. You are sweet. :) I hope you liked my poem. Take care. :D


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Cathy Nerujen and Fehl Dungo, a magical pair of names

A wonder of a friendship, a dream for loving games

A realized lifelong vision, a closeness no refrain

A sense of wild and lyrical, a sense of much to gain

There is no love much grander, a pure and simple aim

Hand in hand through life, four wings of much acclaim

A most majestic love, a passion to exclaim

Two as one together, two lives to picture frame...

I stand in deepest awe, a friend who thus proclaims

The love you shared with us, an ever brightest flame...

...

Thank you Cathy for sharing such a beautiful and inspirational love and friendship....


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Bill, these are sweet words. I really like them. I think you understand pretty good. Thank you for this. :)


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Thanks Luv...Inspiration is as inspirations does....

I understand and cherish commenting on beautiful love..


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Bill, love comes from within, it comes from the heart for me...it comes from that awesome feeling of knowing that someone in the world feels a love that is so strong. If the love is strong enough...it is felt in the words of the poetry...and yes...it is quite beautiful like the person I wrote this Up Close poem for. :)


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, this is a lovely poem, I love the flow of the words, rated up! cheers nell


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Nell, yup, this is one of my better flowing poems. LOL. I seem to float along with the rhyming poems, they are just great to write. Thank you for the rate up too. Hugs. :)


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Beautiful expression of love -- I like this section

"Your soul it wants companionship –

your soul it has a sound –

it hears my thoughts – and feels my words"

wonderful


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Neil, thank you for the lovely comments. I'm glad you liked it. Have a lovely weekend. :)


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

You express feelings so beautifully. Thank you for soft moments of love.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Micky, awwwww, this is so sweet. I am smiling now. Soft moments of love, I really like this description. I would never think a man could say something like that. I am obviously wrong. :)


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Great lovely, sweet, wonderful and awesome poem. I love this poem


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

HI ubanichijioke: I am happy that you are enjoying my love poems lately. Thank you for the kind comments. :)


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Cathy - "your soul it has a sound – it hears my thoughts – and feels my words" you are a deep writer.... Thanks for sharing yourself so openly.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Thank you Neil. Yes I guess it comes from deep down in my heart. I love your comments. :)


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Absolutely captivating images, amazing. It feels like a romantic novel, so beautifully expressively written, just perfect!


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

@BeyondMax, thank you for this. It is for a very special lady in my life :)


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frankieonfire 3 years ago from Eureka, CA

What I read was more like what I could hear. A lament written with the words of all that is wholly comprehended in basic nature and truth adding up to making your spirit lovely and full of pretty colors as it lulls me. This set a very enchanting tone... as if love could be touched... almost.


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Wow, Frankie... that is a beautiful way of putting this... :)

I do like Lyrical poetry a lot... and I tend to have an ear for rhythms. and meter. It is meant as a kind of plea from my heart and also a sign of a growing affirmation of love and more .... I like the way you see this, Frankie. Um... I think love can be touched .... yes.... :)


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B. A. Williams 3 years ago from USA

Liked this poem a lot and it was very expressive in the subject of love. Well done and keep writing.


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Thank you B.A.

My poems are expressive, and always about romance. The person who is the reason for the poem is a very wonderful lady. Nothing inspires words to flow quite like love from the heart. :)


Seeska Qin 3 years ago

Finding a romantic logic like your is so rare. You not only relate us to your thoughts and emotions, you even managed to make me feel as though I agree with them. I am surprised. I normally would not read poetry like this, yet your chi and it's power is undeniable.

Your writing is wonderful. As a woman, you are furrowing rare but interesting new fields in your poetry. I admire your free spirit and wish you love and happiness.

Seska.


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Seeska, or is it Seska? I am not sure.

Um, honestly I don't know what "romantic logic" means here. If you mean my being able to get my thoughts across to readers through poetry and words, then perhaps that is it...

My poetry is not restricted to just a particular audience, Seska. I just try to write for everyone and for the one person that the poem is written about. How the two manage to reconcile what possible (if any) differences... I know not how that works or happens. I just trust to fate and to the wisdom of my readers, in the hope they understand where I am coming from...

Gosh, than you for such an interesting comment. :)

Thank you for the nice thoughts and comments. I never would have thought to look at my poetry with the perspective you have offered here to me. This is very interesting. Some things to ponder, I think.

Best wishes to you as well. Have a sweet day. :)

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