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A Secret Love Affair On A Collision Course: A Poem

Updated on June 26, 2014

A Love Affair On A Collision Course

This is a poem of a man and a woman who met, and at first, they are silent about their interest in each other. After a while, they feel the mutual passion, and it overtakes them. I compare this passion to a flight on a 747 airplane: higher and higher. This passion grows until it is impossible to turn back. As they soar in their passion, their worlds collide , and they realize they are hurting others who love them. Now, they must crash their beautiful flight. Can the wreckage ever be salvaged? Will the wreckage just rust away? Their mutual hope is that the affair can be repaired, and they can continue in their love forever.

The Love Affair


You glided into my life, silently, for a landing,

Comparable to a beautiful airplane, the 747,

As time passed, the anticipation grew,

Of our eventual takeoff to heaven.


We gathered speed, and raced down the runway,

Like the sleek jet, we lifted toward the sky,

Smoothly, we soared through clouds of passion,

Never thinking of the consequences or why.


For a time we tried to meet our schedules,

So our emotions would not collide with other flights,

Content to just glide along, first only during light of day,

Then, growing braver with more desire, we began to fly at night.


On one of our wonderful adventures in space,

We collided in mid air with the terrible facts,

That no matter how well we piloted this affair,

Other relationships would die because of our acts.


But the ones hurt most by this collision,

Were the two of us who steered our fates,

All because this beautiful Flight into happiness,

Was scheduled to fly twenty years too late!


Will the affair between the two of us be repaired,

Without permanent damage to it's parts?

Or will the remains be hauled away to the junk heap,

And lay paralyzed with two broken hearts?


I would like to think that we will not give up,

But will work hard together toward our ultimate goal,

To repair the damage, and once again soar toward heaven,

Till we both grow very, very old.

I Found This Video

After a friend read this poem, she told me about this song by Brad Paisley, and after listening to it, I thought it was perfect.

If Love Was A Plane By Brad Paisley

Have you ever had a love affair such as this?

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      The passion and likeness to an inbound flight to the heart is beyond creativeness. Awaking our senses in a different way. the unlimited love will reach the skies and will take us on a flight that..hmm!, when landing will defenitely end in a solid bond and commitment, since we realize that the flight of Love was in danger... Back on earth is our turn to keep it alive despite the negativy of society. Well written Mary, ands your efforts pay off!...as always was nice to read your inspirational piece. I'm voting up this up 747 times...but where is that button?

      LORD

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Lord, as always your comments mean a lot to me. I was going to enter this one in the contest, but I couldn't stretch it out to 500 words! Thanks for the vote UP (hope you found that button) See you around soon.....

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Sometimes passion does seem to equal the power and majesty of a 747. I really like the analogy you used. Very creative!

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      Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

      This is a wonderful poem! Your writing is so unique and powerful!

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      Maria del Pilar Perez 5 years ago from Nicholson, Pennsylvania, USA

      You've no idea how much this hit home. Thanks.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Great Metaphor!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Hyphenbird, Phoebe, Agnes and PDXKaraokeGuy! Thanks for reading this, and for the beautiful comments. They mean a lot to me coming from folks like you!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Mary, wonderful poem and I love the title and comparison to the flight of a 747, very clever and unique style of writing.

      Voting up, best wishes MM

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi MM, so good of you to stop by and read my poem. I don't know where I got this idea: it just popped in my head! I do that on RARE occasions! Thanks for the vote UP, too. See you soon, Mary

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      Nimra Aijaz 5 years ago from Steel Town

      Oh mary the strength the faith your this poem shows , even not letting the flight crash when its getting turbulent.... it's an amazing poem full of hope, love and strength. :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Beautifully written with fresh metaphors that soar and take us with it. Sadly, many will relate. I say sadly because no matter how affairs end someone always gets hurt and also sadly because the original flight 20 years ago was canceled. Perhaps these two lovers really had been meant to soar through life together.

      But reunited sweethearts from the past fare much better when both are single when they meet again. Then there is a wonderful chance for happiness the second time around as our sweet Movie Master can attest to!

      Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Canscorpion! Thank you for reading this, and for appreciating what I was trying to say. Regards, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi there HBN,I like to think these two lovers will forever soar in love and bliss! Yes, I'm familiar with MM's beautiful love story. See you around....thanks for the Votes, too!

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      susan54 5 years ago

      Mary615,How great was that. The BEST!! great hubs

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Why, thank you very much, susan54. What a nice thing to say! I appreciate your compliments. See you....

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting. This is such a great poem Mary. Out of all them, I believe this is your best. I just believe it runs smoothly and it has a deep meaning that people can relate too. Awesome job!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi lyricwriter, funny you should say that because I really feel that this one is my best. If I could have stretched it out to 500 words, I would have entered it into the contest. Even with the intro, I just couldn't make it with destroying my meaning. I appreciate your comment very much. See you around....

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      Love the theme, very creative, and unique, it speak of love, tragedy, high-level attention is what you did here, you dig deep apply some bad experience and made a joyful experience, you also keep your audience in tune (at least me) to the end.. this is a wonderful

      thumbs up and a highfi....

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Darknlovely 3436, when my daughter told me about the video, and I played it, I laughed and said, Hey, he stole my subject. It is so similar. Thanks for reading and for the vote! See you soon...

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      your welcome Mary615.. a making of a poet here(:)

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Mary,

      Beautiful! Love can sweep us away like a 747 taking us on an new adventure. Unfortunately, love comes to late for some or was never meant to be.

      Voted up, up, and away!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Sueswan for reading this, and for the nice votes! I'm SO glad you enjoyed it. Your opinion is always important to me. Your friend, Mary

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Loved it! We can't always choose who we will fall in love with and there will always be some consequences.

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      Holle Abee 5 years ago from Georgia

      Clever analogy, Mary! I've never thought about comparing love to airplane flight, but you made it work. voted up!

      Holle

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks habee, glad you liked the poem. Thanks for the vote, too. Goodnight.

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      This is great post..Nice

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi htodd, thanks for reading and commenting on my poem A Love Affair On A Collision Course. I appreciate the compliment. Good to see you!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Nice and still fresh for this time of the year. Glad to see you around Mary!

      LORD

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Wonderful metaphor!!!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hey Lord, I sure have missed you! Thanks for reading and commenting. Just tell me all is good with me, so I won't worry about you, my friend.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      AudreyHowitt, you are so nice to read my poem and give me a nice compliment. I do appreciate that. Goodnight, friend.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Take care Mary!

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Good analogy and a very fine poem Mary. "We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway, and I wonder if I'm really with you know, our just chasin' after some finer day....Anticipation."

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      A mad, passionate love affair is as you describe it though I never would have made the plane connection myself. I enjoyed the ride. Thank you!

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      I love it Mary another well written poem. How I wish that I can experience a love affair similar to that. :) voting up and Sharing this. Thanks

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Alastar, nice to see you today! Thanks for reading and commenting on my poem, and for the nice compliment on my work. I hope you have a wonderfuld day.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, poetvix, thanks for reading and I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem! See you again, soon.....

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      cubetouristspot, good morning! Thanks for reading, for the votes, and for sharing! I really appreciate your taking the time to do all that! I hope you will experience this kind of love affair, too. I've had one, and I'll never forget it! Thanks again, friend.

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      NightFlower 5 years ago

      You did a great job...somebody like me who lives poetry is very drawn to hubs like this. Thanks for it.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi NightFlower, thanks for reading and commting on my poem about love on a collision course. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I enjoy poetry, too!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Mary, this was so very well written. I enjoyed getting caught up in their passion.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, Cyndi10, thanks for reading my poem and for the beautiful compliment. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful day~

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Mary, this was such a well written poem, each line a wonder that fit together perfectly. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi Jamie, thanks so much for reading and commenting on my poem about a love affair. I'm so happy you liked it. Thank you for the nice compliment on my work. Goodnight.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      i like this very much. a great depiction getting caught up in moments of passion and of what can happen when you and rush into things without thinking....

      i never used to jump in feet first. but i have started to. life is too chort and i have missed uot on too much. but before i jump, i ask myself if i can live with the consequences, whatever they might be.

      thanks for sharing this :)

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi, DanaTeresa, thanks for reading my poem about the love affair. You are wise to think twice before jumping into any situation. I always say, "What's the worse thing that can happen if I do this?" If I can live with the consequences, I'll do it.

      So nice to see you here today.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      I missed this one when you first published it. I had never heard that song in the video. I agree that it is a perfect pairing to your poem about a love affair. Nice that in the poem it gave reference to the other people that would be hurt by the two illicit lovers. Voted up and will share.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Peggy W. Thanks for reading my poem about the love affair. I thought it interesting when I look at the poll to see how many people have had this type of affair!

      Thanks so much for reading, commenting, voting and the share, Mary

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I like the love and passion compared and expressed in a very creative way. Enjoyed reading. Voted up and sharing :-)

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi, livingsta. I'm so happy you liked my poem of the love affair. Love and passion are very important emotions, aren't they.

      Thanks for the vote and the share, Mary

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      chonhoi 3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. This is exactly how my affair is.

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi chonhoi. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. I'm glad you could relate to my poem about the Love Affair.

      I went to your profile to "meet you", but you have no info on there. May I suggest you do that?

      Good luck and welcome to HP. Mary

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Great to read this today! You should do more poetry Mary!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, AudreyHowitt Thanks for the encouragement to write more poems. I'm happy you liked this one, Mary

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This was extremely creative Mary. Comparing a love affair to aircraft. With the amount of planes crashing lately it doesn't bode we for such relationships. Voted this interesting poem up.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Metaphorically speaking this one soars with the eagles! Beautifully done Mary. You can feel the pain that's blocking their love and want their love to continue, all from your poem.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Jodah Thanks for the nice compliment on my poem. Yes, I think having an affair will surely lead to a crash! Your comment means a lot to me because I am always in awe of your talent for poetry. Thanks for reading and the vote, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, tillsontitan What a nice thing to say about my poem about the secret love affair. Thanks for the visit and the vote, Mary

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