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Along The Shores Of Your Heart

Updated on January 25, 2013

I discover you and take you all in

The radiant light behind your eyes shows me other worlds
So strange and alien
So new and surreal
Oh please don't ask me to look away

You are the first smile of a thousand newborn children made flesh
The compilation of the light of a million suns
You are the reason angels dance
Why oceans shimmer

I see in you a dream of nature
The greenest grass and the mightiest trees give home to graceful creatures big and small
Flowers spring from the dirt just to receive your touch
I don't want to wake up

Within your presence I can achieve anything
Recite any poem and sing every song ever put to paper
I could transform the sky itself into carefully articulated words just for you
Oh please don't push me out

You make my blood warm yet my hands shake
Are you the victory I have battled so long for?
If you'd have this weary fool
I would make a home along the diamond-bright shores of your heart

I will never doubt your ability to fly
But I must ask how strong are your wings?
Because despite all of this light I see within
You feel a million miles away from me

© Andy McGuire

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      Beth37 5 years ago

      lol. if you say so.

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      Andy McGuire 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      You make it sound shady. She is not now, nor has she ever been in the trunk of mine or anyone elses (to my knowledge,) car. Haha

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      Beth37 5 years ago

      "disappeared" hmmm

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      Andy McGuire 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      This was born of someone who had great potential, then she disappeared. Oh well.

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      kaiulani76 5 years ago

      Wow Andy!!!Never knew you were a poetry guy!! You done good!!:)

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      Fehl Dungo 5 years ago from close to you...

      Oh gosh this is so beautiful. If this was a song, everyone will be crazy in love :)

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      Andy McGuire 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Your praise fuels me.

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      JayDeck 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Interesting metaphors and imagery! You should continue to visit poetry.


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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Great, very romantic poetry!

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      Andy McGuire 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Haha, we'll see, Beth.

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      Beth37 5 years ago

      Make sure to pick up your pen when it hits you again.

      Don't forget... my name is Beth if you want to write an "ode to" ;)

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      Andy McGuire 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you very much! I usually don't write poetry (It's not funny enough for my usual tastes), but inspiration just hit me and who am I to ignore it?

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      Beth37 5 years ago

      Beautiful. :)

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      Wow. I never thought I could find such compilation of words in a single piece of poetry. take a bow my friend.


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