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Love Poem Unwritten

Updated on April 15, 2014

Love Poem Unwritten


I wish I had the words

to write what is in my heart.

If I could, I would define love,

our love and why it is unique;

why it is special; why it is what is missed

when either of us will be gone.


Our love poem is unwritten

and always will be for there is no plumb

for its depth, deep down to where

the real we are, hidden at times

even from each other.


Great poems I might give you

by those who thought they knew

how to describe their own love.

But they were not describing ours.


What indescribable glue

has kept us together when those

thought saner than we, could never

have stayed firm, immoveable,

devoted to the best we knew was here?


We speak a language we are still learning;

not one of words susceptible of being penned,

for we speak in gestures, expressions, touches;

memories meaningless to others,

even our own offspring.


So I leave our poem unwritten,

whose words do not yet exist,

and whose meanings no one else

but us could define before the end of time;

perhaps not even then.

__________

© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


Love is not just happy moments.

Others, our own even, may glimpse it for an instant before it disappears into a fog of realism.  It is as fleeting as the touchless brush of a butterfly's wings.
Others, our own even, may glimpse it for an instant before it disappears into a fog of realism. It is as fleeting as the touchless brush of a butterfly's wings. | Source
Separate but immoveable, constant yet constantly changing, deepening, enriching as it is enriched, love is limitless or it is not love.
Separate but immoveable, constant yet constantly changing, deepening, enriching as it is enriched, love is limitless or it is not love. | Source
Defining any love is more complicated than describing a speechless sunset.  Love is lived, constantly mutating, yet enduring in each new form, perfecting the imperfectable.
Defining any love is more complicated than describing a speechless sunset. Love is lived, constantly mutating, yet enduring in each new form, perfecting the imperfectable. | Source

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Truly profound, but all relationships are different.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      abbaelijah - Perhaps in not describing love, by doing it this way I actually have done so for more than just the two of us. I hope so.

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      Abba Elijah aka elijagod 3 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

      Nice and wonderful poem

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Hoping your Easter was a happy one, too. Thanks for reading and complimenting.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Lovely romantic and expressive. Pearling this. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      To All: This would not qualify as "Hub Of The Day," but it describes a lifetime of joy and meaning. Thanks for your visits and shared thoughts. I'm glad it resonated.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      How lovely! thank you for sharing.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you for your verse, this poem is inspirational, lyrical, and beautiful. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Lovely, lovely piece! Made my afternoon!

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very clever, writing the unwritten poem in the “margins of thought.” I think this is one of your best. Voted up and shared.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      So truly beautiful and voted up for sure. Thanks for sharing this gem and I wish you a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Thank you Sallieann. How hard it is to describe the indescribable.

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      sallieannluvslife 3 years ago from Eastern Shore

      Very nice!!! Voted up and beautiful!