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One Step Behind (Poetry)

Updated on March 21, 2013

In bed together
Affectionately embracing
Speaking on a future
Yet to be foretold

Laughing at memories
Hand in hand
Warm bodies
Keeping away the cold.

Shivers run through my spine
A chilling thought occurs
Fear takes hold of my heart
My inner peace stirs

I never had
So much to love
I never had
So much to lose

When love takes you one direction
And fear takes you to the other
Which way
Is the right way to choose.

Should I live in the moment
Let love lead me blind
Or should I hold back
Keep walking just one step behind


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    • wayne barrett profile image

      Wayne Barrett 

      6 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      You wrote so eloquently something that can actually be a huge struggle. Been there, done that, trying to decipher an emotion. Not an easy thing. Very good Jose!

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      I was just thinking of people who is have fear about pending marriage. Marriage blues hit when we do not know if this is the right direction in which to turn. Thanks for sharing, Phillydreamer!

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      Romeos Quill 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Pleased to make your acquaintance,PHILLYDREAMER.

      I recently found that,as long as you remain true to yourself,and the path of the journey you are travelling upon,then I believe that love is the best option to take;there is pain,no doubt,but not by love;just the abuse of that love.

      A very forthright,and real,no-nonsense poem.I sincerely hope things turn out well for the person featured in the poem.


      Romeo's Quill

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      Suzette Walker 

      6 years ago from Taos, NM

      Don't hold back-that's what my experience tells me. Go with the love and passion-you won't be sorry. Very beautiful poetry and well written. A good question we have all asked ourselves. Sometimes love is blind-sometimes it is not.

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      6 years ago from North Carolina

      I could feel the sentiment. Nicely done.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Interesting reflection. Well done. Thank you.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      PHILLYDREAMER.. Like the ebbs of the water...go with the flow..

      beautiful captured the night...words to think by..

      Hope the cold /snow will leave you soon... and spring sets in...

      have a great week-end


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