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Pursuit - A Poem

Updated on July 22, 2014

The following is a poem that I wrote in February this year.

I have never shared it with anyone before as I'm one of those people who write for themselves. You know, personal stuff and all that... (especially this one)

But I decided to bite the bullet and go ahead to post this. Sharing is healthy, it might help me develop my poetry writing skills, so here we go.

I know it's long, but please stick with it.

Thank you, I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Pursuit - Poem 9

When I was younger than I can remember, I met someone.

As heroes we jumped on rooftops,

Slayed beasts in the sewers,

Tore evil apart!

But he also tore up me.

If I would so much as glance the other way

his hand would take my wrist and twist it and twist it until I cried in defeat.

And I loved him.

And I wasn't sure what kind of love it was,

whether is was right or wrong,

or whether I should pursue it.

But I didn't.


Not long after this time I had moved on.

We chased each other in the playground.

I discovered the word 'crush'

"I think I have a crush on you" I'd said,

"I think that I do to."

A Golden reply.

But a few months later these words would change.

"You're a waste of breath!" The words weren't his,

I knew he'd heard it somewhere before but still it crushed me to the floor

And I loved him.

And I wasn't sure what kind of love it was,

whether it was right or wrong

or whether I should pursue it.

But I didn't.


A few years down the line I had stayed alone and taken to watching from a distance.

But as a teenager, as a human being, as a student in a school,

it's impossible to escape contact.

And that's how I met someone.


The new kid in class.

My job to show them around.

I didn't want to.

I had no sense of direction, I couldn't even find my way to the girls' bathroom so why was it my job?

But together we found our way all the way to London and back.

We shared secrets and dreams!

All of our secrets!

Except for one.

The one where I loved her.

And I wasn't sure what kind of love it was,

whether it was right or wrong

or whether I should pursue it.

But I didn't.


And even further still when I had escaped that place

I was sure to make a new name for myself.

And I met someone.

We shared the same hobbies,

same classes, same ties

and we helped each other through what was a difficult time.

Except for that one part.

That part where I loved her.

And I wasn't sure what kind of love it was,

whether it was right or wrong

or whether I should pursue it.

But I didn't.


And then, one year later,

After knowing of each other for all this time,

I really met someone.

We too shared the same hobbies,

same classes and ties

And some things we didn't agree about but that was fine

because it made for conversation

and such great conversation it was!

And we talked and we talked,

we shared are secrets and dreams,

we told each other everything

including the part

where I loved him.

And I wasn't sure what kind of love it was,

whether it was right or wrong

or whether I should pursue it.

But this time...

This time I did.

And he did too

And we still do.


And everything fit together

and I finally became comfortable with the fact

that all those past experiences really were love,

and not any less the right one.

They may not have been the big guns or the headline act,

and they certainly weren't ideal.

But they'd led me to this exact point.

They'd pin balled me until I bounced into the right arms.

The kind of arms that would catch me.

Not twist me or push me away

but really keep hold.

So much so that I'd want to stay.


And I love him.

And I don't care what kind of love it is,

or whether it's right or wrong.

I don't care whether or not I should pursue it

because it's too late now.

I already am!


And if this is it, if this is my love,

I will continue to be as happy as ever I have been.


And if it isn't, if this love should ever die.

That doesn't make it any less the right one.

And I will be grateful for its time.

He won't appreciate me putting this picture here... But shhhh, he doesn't need to know!
He won't appreciate me putting this picture here... But shhhh, he doesn't need to know!

© 2014 Amy Naylor

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      Amy Naylor 2 years ago from England

      Cheers! :-)

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      Amy , if you wrote it and it makes sense to you , then it will to all of us too ! Loved it ! Ed

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      Amy Naylor 3 years ago from England

      Thanks for the comment, I'll check your stuff out. Stay connected :-)

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      briana g 3 years ago from honolulu, hawaii

      hey i love your hubs, also new to this maybe if you have the time check mine out i only did one but a little help could go a long way, thank you

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      Amy Naylor 3 years ago from England

      Thank you Billy for your continued support! I really, properly, absolutely appreciate it. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That was really quite lovely, Amy. I'm glad you put your heart on the line and allowed others to see it. Well done my young friend.

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      Amy Naylor 3 years ago from England

      Thank you! I appreciate it :)

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      Sallie Mullinger 3 years ago from Ohio

      Great poem, Amy! Thank you for sharing!

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      Amy Naylor 3 years ago from England

      Thank you. I am now glad I shared too! :)

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      Ryem 3 years ago from Maryland

      Amy, this is a really great poem and I can definitely relate to the story. I'm glad you shared :)

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      Amy Naylor 3 years ago from England

      Thank you! This is encouragement enough to upload more, I appreciate it :)

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      Amy Naylor 3 years ago from England

      Thank you so much. The support means a lot to me. Thank you!

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      Amy Naylor 3 years ago from England

      Thank you. Very much!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Hello! I thoroughly enjoyed your poetry, I fell into the first line and read each line with a need to move to the next. Thank you for sharing and I hope that we get to see more. Jamie

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hello Amy, what a beautiful poem about love. thank you for sharing your personal journey with us in a hub. No need to feel nervous ever again, you are a great poet, as Astra said. No one can say what is the right or wrong love...just to love is surely much better than hating.Well done, voted up and shared.

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      Cathy Nerujen 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Amy, you are a really great writer. Honestly, I wonder where all the great commentators are for this poem as it is so sweet and honest. Any poem that comes from the heart is coming from an honest place and you should not be afraid to ever show it... in words. I prefer you to take the credit for being inspired, and feeling the fear but doing it anyway.

      There is a universal language that goes deeper than most things, and sometimes they define us so much in our writing and as people. I would never judge, as people who live in glass houses don't throw stones.

      This hub is a gem and I hope you don't mind my sharing it across all of HubPages, as I feel it deserves the attention. :)

      Oh and thank you for following me back today. I am following you as well. :)

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      Amy Naylor 3 years ago from England

      Thank you so much! It's comments like this that keep me going. I was a little nervous uploading this poem, but I think you've inspired me to show the world a few more.

      Thank you.

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      Cathy Nerujen 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Aw wow, what an amazing poet, Amy. It just got me so many times like cupid's arrow. This is so sweet and honestly drawn from life and experience. I could relate to so many things here in your lovely words. Love is a pursuit, and I love the nice repetition working through the poem. It created a nice tension towards what was to come.

      And I love the photo at the end of your poetry hub, it's the icing on the cake here. :)

      I tweeted this.

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      Amy Naylor 3 years ago from England

      It's an Indie, I bought it second hand! I love it

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      syurgadrama 3 years ago

      nice guitar what brand it is?