I wish I knew what rivers know....

Beautiful ......
in so many ways
The yearn soaked lover in me thinks but
never speaks it aloud
How could I?
What would she think
or do?

You could never understand
the desperate life
without love
or rather without the
means to aquire
love or...to even
speak it

I stand listening gently
as her words lie beneath
my ability to respond
No
No she will never know these
secrets
the ones I cling to
inside

My imagination begins
as my fingers slide along the curve of her
rose tinted cheek and down the hollow
of her sadness
and stops just beneath
the scent that lies
on her glistening flesh
As I cup her chin in hand

But does she wonder ?
should I reach out ?
Would she respond ?
And how?
No
I will never know ........
And as she looks once again at me......
expectantly ?

She gets out her photo album and shows
her children to me
And all I can think is
I wish they were mine
and her too
But no words will come
why though and
What would lovers do?


Once , years ago, I ran into someone I knew ions before , and being the quiet man I am , proceeded to catch up on ....well on life . But inside I wondered , I just wondered......!

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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

Great Poem, great questions too. Keep on writing.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Beautiful write, Nice memories but very painful. I have always wondered what if...


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kevins blog52 4 years ago from southern Indiana

great poem ahorseback, I know wear your comeing from, I tweeted your poem and sheared with my friends let me know if it helped. up and awesome.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Awwww...I believe in saying what you mean..come hell or high water..this was lovely. btw - stop by anytime, cowboy!


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

I love the words of your poem and that picture is beautiful and serene. I can imagine sitting on the bank watching the river flow. I think Google could have come up with a better ad. We don't have control over that I know. Great poem, have a great day ahorseback.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up, awesome and beautiful. Such heartfelt words. I have wondered what would have been between me and those who have gone away. The memories remain but life goes on and new loves find us.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Interesting and i can relate, so many what if's..Beautiful...


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Reminds me of the saying that "still waters run deep". There is so much more to a picture than what we see. I love your comparison of the river to your inner hidden thoughts. If we could only! Great poem.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ruby rose , Thank you ! I will for you!lol......:-}


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Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Aww! Sweet poem! And how gentle the way you described it. Put a smile on my face. Awesome!

Hope you have nice day there, Father

Freya


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cleaner , my friend , spend as little time as possible doing the 'what if " thing! It's not the best place to be ....lol...Thanks for sharing.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Kevinsblog , thank you for that ! I appreciate the sharing :-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Imkarn , That is probably the best way to be , I never could do that but we are all different , I have always appreciated someone who was open , honest and lets it all shine ! Shine on girl!....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

MldjGulley, Yes I know exactly what you mean , thank you for stopping by .


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful! Such lovely words. Yes there are moment when we wonder and think what if....


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you Gypsy Rose , and we wonder on!....LOL


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Always , Thank you , hey maybe a ghost story ?lol.....:-}


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

great poem. loved all the imagery!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Teaches , They used to always say that about me ! "still waters run deep " and they do . Some times too deep ...but then what is too deep !Thank you for sharing this .


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Freya , My beautiful daughter '! I hope YOU are well , remember to take care of you as much as you do others !.......Be well !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

PDX Karaoke , Thank you my friend . Its the sharing that matters....:-}


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savanahl 4 years ago

What a beautiful poem. I love the way it flows and the imagery you use. Voted up.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Savanahl, Thank you so much , That means alot!....:-}


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

I was really thinking of the river, being caressed with the magical words you use here...oh, how ironic...yet, i can feel the seriousness of your thoughts...the sweet flow of emotions, can really be likened to a river...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Raciniwa , For some 'the flow of emotions ' is unsettling , Being a shy young boy and man I internalized everything ....sometimes I think we pay for that later in life . Thank you for understanding ......:-}


Akune 4 years ago

Thanks. Evocative piece. Been there.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Akune , thank you my friend ,yes ! Ahh the imagination !.......:-}

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