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The Many Ways that We Fall

Updated on April 20, 2013

Falling....

I fell when I knew nothing of you.

I fell for mystery

I fell for leather sofas ,

Irish whiskey,

cigarettes

and a beat up Malibu


I fell for you when I knew some of you.

I fell for blues music,

I fell for Daisy Buchanan,

Road trips

and singing along sidewalks,

near benches in the sand.


I fell for you when I knew more of you.

I fell for you who walked through fire

I fell for the words that came out of your mouth

Words that I did not have yet,

and couldn’t say to anyone.


I fell when I knew all of you.

I fell for a kiss on a cold winter night.

I fell for the smell of cloves

And the Little Red-Haired Girl


I will fall again when I know the next you.

I will fall for children's laughter in the yard

And Saturday nights,

and an open-air balcony....


I will fall again.






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    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Theresa! I love that you return to things later....a sign of an expert reader/writer. Thanks for the share....and picking my favorites is like picking among my children....but this one has a special place in my heart! Thanks for the share! Hope all is well with you too!

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      Theresa Ast 

      4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Jennifer - Reading this again for the second time after so many months, I was once again swept up by your words and the images. A lovely idea that we all hope to find in love, and a wonderful sense of movement, of time passing. This was and is a very fine piece of work. I hope all is well. Sharing. Theresa

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Of course! From one teacher to another!

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      Max Havlick 

      4 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Sweet music to a teacher's ears --

      to find someone with eager ears!

      Thank you!!

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for your visit and your thought provoking comments! I will take your advice. Blessings to you and yours.

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      Max Havlick 

      4 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Hi New Jersey Theater Girl.

      I'm not given to the small-talk, but I happen to like this poem. Perhaps the historian in me looks for anything promoting understanding of the changing tides in individual as well as in social-cultural life. If you any have ambition to keep improving your poetry, pls consider working on this one, because it could, I think, form the basis of a very fine poem providing your meaningful insights to many others.

      In any case, best wishes to you,

      Max, Wed.-Thurs. night, 3 a.m., Dec. 11-12, 2013.

      P.S. I lived in Tenafly once (1960), my son was born in Teaneck, the family once lived in East Rutherford.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      You are quick! And again, generous with your compliments!

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      Word 

      4 years ago from Chicago

      Simply beautiful!

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! Nice to meet you! I am so glad for your visit and and your votes! I will return the favor soon!

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      Leslie 

      5 years ago from South Carolina

      Great writing :) Voted up and awesome. I like your writing style, your choice of images, and your article choices. I look forward to reading more of your work.

      Thanks for sharing :)

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Pearldiver, so nice to meet you! And it's the best compliment to being called a poet! I am so glad you found me too! I will return the favor soon!

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      Rob Welsh 

      5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Excellent piece that really could help so many men understand what it means to be loved... if only they understood what it is to be loved so well and with such perfect imagery. .. :) Glad I found your work poet.. you use such perfect imagery! Thank you for your talent... take care.. PD

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you beth 37! And thank you for the visit!

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      Beth37 

      5 years ago

      I loved this, it was wonderful. :)

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      You have been too kind. Thank you for your visit!

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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I am impressed. This is a great and moving poem. Wonderful progression. Sharing.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      What a lovely thing to say ! Thank you again !

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      Sueswan 

      5 years ago

      Hi Theater girl,

      Beautiful! I have fallen for your poem.

      Voted up

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you so much, I appreciate that you liked it and the feedback as well!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Beautiful write--great progression in this piece!

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you dghbrh! I have seen your work on here and I am humbled that you enjoyed it!

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      deergha 

      5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Jennifer its really so nice poem. Its so beautiful to fall in love with same person over and over again. Really divine. Votes +++++++

      shared as well.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Easter! I appreciate that!

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      Easter Ellen 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Lovely!

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you very much! I am honored that you think so!

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very beautiful, Jennifer!

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