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Poetry: Thoughts of A First Love

Updated on October 6, 2011
Thoughts of A First Love
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Can anyone forget their first "puppy" love? That is the inspiration for this poem.

Thoughts of A First Love

Tender, new, and shyly true,
our first love boldly calls;
tenuous, but rarely blue,
and nearly free of falls.

From the near past lingers
thoughts of what this love
would be: lifting lonely fingers
toward lovely flight, as a dove.

Out from under our parents' doubt
and control, instant meekness
abounds, little thought out
as we now glide, rosy-cheeked.

Will come the day, we'd asked,
of self-exploration and romance?
Little would we require in task
and test, but look only to enhance.

Worlds tumbled and thundered
as we held hands, changed.
Let us not stumble and blunder
with these new feelings of range.

A first love is blessed, unending;
it never suffers favors of lust,
but blossoms with no mending,
lives forever, beyond, even, ending dust.


That first "puppy" love is all so innocent and wondrous! Remember?

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      RobertElias Ballard 5 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina

      Thanks for bring back some lovely memories.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I remember my first not love but I really liked him until he embrassed me wearing a Beatles on collar jacket. We were going to my Brothers-in-laws party. They were very nice but a bit snobby. I made him take it off and put a suit jacket on. Naughty me.

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @Cousin Fudd...You're welcome! Happy you enjoyed! Your profile pic is great, from one farmer to another? Cousin Fudd reminds me of Elmer. Any relation?

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Nothing like a first love or first date. Usually, it is a great memory :-)

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      Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines

      Puppy love? Can't remember I had one but for sure, when I was young I told myself that when somebody came along then, he would be "The One". And I'm glad it happened. I'll never get tired of going back to those memories the boy I'd loved before left here in my heart. And so it should be written for inspiration to all! I'll read more of your bitsnpieces. Thank you!

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      beautiful poem, but my first "relationship" was in kindergarten and not at all like you describe. most of my adolescence was spent in a one sided relationship, so by the time I had the relationship you describe I was an adult.

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      Maja Dezulovic 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

      This poem is so sweet and heartfelt. I tried for a long time to forget my first love, then realised that it would be impossible. It never leaves you so all we can do is remember the joy and excitement that came from it (along with the lessons).

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      This brings back memories of first love, so tender and sweet, a lovely poem.

      Thank you for sharing and voting up.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a lovely poem of unforgotten first love. I remember mine so well, my first kiss, his name was Gordon. Thank you for taking us there...Cheers

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful Poem - Lovely Memories.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Only one word needed here.

      Beautiful !!!

      I now look forward to reading many more by you.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @Minnetonka Twin...So true! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @Lita C. Malicdem...Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

      And good for you in latching onto "The One"!

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @FloraBreenRobison...Thanks for commenting on your young "love" experiences!

      "Puppy" love certainly can come at different times for different people, and the range of emotions can reach in many different directions.

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @Majadez...Welcome from South Africa!

      Your comments reflect the spirit of this poem! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @Movie Master...Thanks so much for the vote! Glad you enjoyed from the UK!

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @always exploring...Nice to hear from you again!

      I know what you mean -- our cheeks stuck together during our first dance! He got away...

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @Lady_E...Thanks for stopping by from the UK, and for the compliment!

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @Eiddwen...Nice to make your acquaintance from Wales, and thank you for your generous comments!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      So expressive of what I'm sure many of us feel. Thanks for sharing. Voted Beautiful. Will read more.

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @MsDora...Thanks for reading and expressing your compliment!

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Beautiful poem, enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @Coolmon2009...Thanks for stopping by and the compliment on this Hub poem!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend! Thanks for following me, too.

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 4 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @Thelma Alberts...Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this Hub poem!

      Poetry hasn't my first love, but it's growing on me as I get more and more positive responses on my efforts!

      Luck to you!

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