Falling in love again

I'd crept into the deepest darkest place,
Where life and love no longer saw my face.
My heart was cold, my very soul was dead.
My only solace, memories in my head.

You came to me and caught me unaware,
And unprepared, I fell into your lair.
I struggled as you crawled into my mind,
Afraid of what your loving me might find.

And as I stayed resistant to your touch
You never turned away, instead t'was such
an oh so gentle nudging at my soul
that woke me with your ever sweet cajole

'Til finally I melted in your arms
Unfolding as a child would, free from harm.
I gave myself completely, so beguiled.
A whole new world had opened when you smiled.

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Comments 53 comments

I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image

I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

Pure lovliness! I really enjoyed this! :)


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bala99 7 years ago from Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

The essence of love in all its glory!


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Invictu Wow! Thanks for the nice comment. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Just getting started with poetry.

bala: Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my hub. Glad you liked it.


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

alekhouse, if this is just your beginning of wriring poerty, you are a natural! This poem is Magnificent! :)


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

And, again, thanks for the support. Guess I'll keep on writing them.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

I love the title of this poem, and the poetry is very artistic.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

this is actually beautiful.... love the picture also..... keep writing poetry, you are a genius.... x


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

SP: Thanks so much for the nice comments. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

Brenda: Wow, All these years and I didn't know I was a genius. You just made my day! Thanks for commenting


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

This is really good Alekouse, the best poem I've read on this site today, and I've read a few!


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Wow, Cindy, Really appreciate the thumbs up. Glad you liked it. Guess I should try a few more.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Ditto for me, Alkehouse. I found the title very intriguing. The sentiments expressed in the poem itself very familiar. So hard to let love in the second (or third) time. Much easier to stay closed and hardened. Love the "melted" imagery. Lovely. More, please!! MM


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

it is so nice to get all of this support from the community. it really makes it all worth while. Well.......... I'd probably be writing anyhow, but it's so much better when someone responds. Thanks so much.


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here

Great imagery, and such familiar notions - I could really relate. Thanks for sharing this. Fantastic job!


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks, Roobee, for taking the time to come and read my poem. Very much appreciated.


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Hugh Chism 7 years ago

Beautiful, it made me sad and happy at the same time.


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Well, thanks Hugh. I'm glad you liked it.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

Thanks for the comment about my avatar. I will go back and look at the bear attack hub comment you made. Sorry I did not respond, I thought I had. I really like your poems by the way.


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks for the nice comment, SP, glad you like the poems


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

The title to this poem is so apt as it really unfolds to reveal what it speaks of... Nicely done! Thanks for sharing :D


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Not Telling 7 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

Disarming and sweet, captures the feelings and misgivings quite well.


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Cris, Thanks for the comment. A question: which do you think is harder to write, prose poetry or rhyming poetry???


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

NT: Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my stuff.


Austin, TX 7 years ago

Just a good poem...so true too...love it!


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks for the comment. And glad you loved the poem.


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Denny Lyon 7 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

What a beautiful piece, loved it! And such good encouragement to others to dare, one more time, in spite of feeling burned out emotionally, to love once again, discovering they can now rest in the loving. Thank you for the word treat! Blogging this on over to my poetry blog for everyone else to enjoy too! Thanks for writing it.


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Denny, Thank you for the great comments. I visited your poetry blog. Didn't have time to stay long, but will definitely go again.


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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

alekhouse, I'm just beginning to read your hubs, and I can't stop. This is a beautiful poem, another one of my passions is reading poetry. Beautiful, beautiful!


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks for the nice comments. I didn't see any of your poems yet. Have to go back and look again. Love poetry. BTW, there are really good poets on hubpages. Check out Frieda Babbly, Am I Dead Yet, and Cris A.


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

I echo Denny's comment and would like to add how beautifully you captured that moment of awakening out of a long-held and protected resistance..."And as I stayed resistant to your touch / You never turned away, instead t'was such / an oh so gentle nudging at my soul / that woke me..."

Thumbs up! You have a new fan.


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks, ST, really appreciate the great comment...so supportive. And thanks for becoming my fan.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

great poem. I like it. It's %100 our right to falling in love again. But for someone who get married...think twice to falling in love again.


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

You are so right. Thanks for the comment.


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trooper22 6 years ago from Chicago

I am happy for you ALek, thankyou for writng it down and sharing this way. It adds light to the joy when we can open our feelings to others. Poetry Rocks doesn't it?


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cindyvine 6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Hey Alekhouse this is such a cool, cool poem! You are a very talented lady!


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

@trooper: This poem actually has nothing to do with me; it's pure imagination


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

@cindyvine: Thanks for the nice comments, Cindy....very much appreciated


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

Very nice poem, and very appropriate with Valentine's Day!


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks SP. Glad you enjoyed it


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I like it! It expresses the spectrum of feelings. The lines I love best are:

"I struggled as you crawled into my mind,

Afraid of what your loving me might find."


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks, Nellieanna. Glad you liked it.


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ahorseback 6 years ago

Great stuff,all love can be so fleeting, no? But what great writing material......


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks for the nice comment. Glad you enjoyed the poetry.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Well done!

The knack of writing poetry still evades me, but I'm working on it.

BTW, I lived on a farm in Casey County Ky. for a few years. Beautiful country. I miss it.


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Yes, Kentucky is a beautiful state. With the poetry, it's not a knack, it's a skill. You have to first let it flow, then go back and tighten it, infuse it with imagery and make sure it has rhythm and cadence.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Perhaps I'd be better off sticking to what I do best...fiction and short stories. :-)


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Nothing wrong with that...:=)


funny poetry 5 years ago

very romantic title and very beautiful poem


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks for the comment. Glad you liked the poem.


love poems 5 years ago

I think that the poems are giving the god concepts of love i like the love poems. The poems has very roman tic title.


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writinginalaska 5 years ago from southeast Alaska

wonderful!! i just recently fell in love too after a very long dry spell. Ain't it GRAND??? I like this poem very much.


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

@wia...That's really great...so happy for you and glad you liked the poem


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Yaduvanshi 4 years ago from Bharat Vrse

Lovely


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alekhouse 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you for the lovely comment.

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