Romantic Secrets

Once, in a dream
On a sunny hillside plateau overlooking
the sea
The day was warm and windy
With olive trees whispering behind me
I knew exactly what it was that I 
wanted.

I looked across the deep blue waters
Little white capped waves and cliffs
so high
And saw another plateau jutting 
straight up from
The bottom of the sea, far from
the shore

The dirt and rock sides so high; 
impossible to scale
On top - one small house surrounded 
by roses and olive trees
A small garden and some grape vines
You stood in the doorway waving 
to me - I could not reach you; I 
knew I would never dare

Smiling from the doorway; 
you knew it too.
So content to stay the way we are
In bliss keeping this space, this 
rift between our hearts

My friend, so carefully we tread
That fine line between wrong and 
right; That bitter little pill we
swallow that seperates 
what is and what could be - 
all the time knowing
The best of part of it all, 
the friendship, would be endangered

Its a risk we don't take
Knowing the friendship wouldn't 
really pass the test
When standing in this bright sun
Nor the journey across those 
cresting waves
Yet in our dreams.
Perhaps tonight we'll find our way
With one candle or a lamp
Brave enough to fly on wings of wax 
and feathers like Icarus 
but to the moon

Across this small piece of Sea, 
and this one rift between us
In the darkness, no words spoken
To play at love, whisper the 
unspeakable
When only the shadows witness
Deeds of nighttime passions let loose 
And in the morning before Sun is 
risen - All is as was before. 
I wake from dreaming
Under lilac bowers and 
jasmine flowers
Another lover’s secret sealed.

Amnesia would pray be on our side
to wipe slates clean before we wake
so we could go on loving so deeply,
my friend,my ally, for without you 

Life would be so much darker, heavier, 
My world would be so 
drastically changed
I wake up smiling, 
knowing you'll call
nothing has changed between us, 

Reality sets in, with a vague 
recollection and sinking feeling, 
but I can quickly brush it aside
With your laugh, your smile, 
your touch
All is as it should be, 
fragments of a dream.

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ahorseback 5 years ago

Erin , Secret loves ..... sometimes just for those who aren't good at communicating at all. The loners , or for the fast at heart . But the amazing part of it all is the power behind the smile , the look.......if only they knew , if only they knew! Well written! Voted up.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Very beautiful piece of writing, intense and vivid in description.


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

Very well said... fragments of a dream so fragile a single touch may shatter the connection - yet so binding nothing can seperate the bond of hearts across time and space.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

ahorseback, true, if only...but then what to do? thanks for the vote up!

tnderhrt, thank you so much, i write what i see in my head and find the pictures before i publish....i am so glad to be able to convey with words what i see, thank you for telling me. Namaste.

CheyenneAutumn, welcome! exactly...namaste my new friend!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I just can't keep up with you poets and romantics!

Up and beautiful!


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Beautiful words and we can learn so much from our dreams. I loved the pictures too.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Willstar, its no race, you don't have to keep up - perhaps its just insanity, and if you kept up you would be swept away. I'd wish this constant onslaught of words on no one. Namaste my friend.

Acaetnna, thanks so much my friend, this one wasn't a night dream though, it was a day dream - that's why it was so clear and precise. No need for interpreting this one! I keep looking for pictures and they keep showing up! Must be magic! Namaste dear one.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Ahh...the secrets of a woman's heart. Just beautiful...I love the way you write.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Genna, exactly! and where did I hear that, it was a wonderful movie I watched somewhere I think..."the secrets of a womans heart" - there is a wonderful song on my CD about things only a woman's heart can know - I think its "A Woman's Voice" mainly Celtic music. I love it. Thank you so much for the compliment.Namaste, my friend.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Aha, To dream, it's a beautiful thing. I love the pictures. That one in particular, 'ain't bad !

Sweet Dreams


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Ah Ruby, that one was a "Day Dream About Night Things In The Middle of the Afternoon" lol


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Ah Erin, And while my hands make a living my mind's home loving you. Oh my, my Hee


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well this is the stuff that poetic dreams are made of - and most certainly one of my favorite writes ever by you - it glides along seamlessly like a grand poetic symphony in its epic ode to dreams of love - and of course - the love of dreams!


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Thank you dear Epi, you know I am a dreamer and love to write about them for they are so colorful and perfect in their way - daydreams or nightdreams... all are magic


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

This was so romantic until I am late to give my comment. Your heart is always beautiful. I never false to give my vote for you. Cheers....

Love and peace,


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Prasetio, you're never late! It will always be here for you to read whenever you have time, my friend. Thank you for your lovely words and your vote. Love and Peace, my friend.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

"When only the shadows witness deeds of nighttime passion let loose" such beautiful words carving out the images of a love that may never come to full bloom. Lovely poetry. You have a gift, my friend.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Thank you so much Denise, you words mean the world to me. Love and Peace my friend.

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