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What We Never

Updated on November 26, 2013

What We Never

In this life,

We may never hold hands in a little restaurant.

We may never walk along a beach.

You may never bring me flowers.

Or kiss me on a crowded city street.

We may never sit next to each other on a plane,

on our way to a beautiful island vacation.

Or pick out sheets for our bed.

You may never ask me what I want for dinner on a Tuesday.

Or take me to a baseball game.

You may never tuck a flower behind my ear.

Or lift a veil from my face.

You may never help me put our child to bed.

Or tickle me until I gasp for air.


But in this life,

You have looked at me, in a room full of people,

and made my stomach flip.

You have brushed your fingers across my skin.

You have held me and caught my tears.

You have laid me down on crushed leaves,

and covered my body with your own.

You have stepped into my heart as if it was your home.

You have made me belong to you,

When really, I belonged to nobody.


In this life,

it is almost enough.




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    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      This is one of my most favorite poems that I have written, from a place of love and longing. I appreciate the share and the pin!

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      Randi Benlulu 

      4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Truly beautiful! Well said. Thank you for sharing! Up++ and pinning!

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you again! I am also honored by the sharing!

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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Hi Theater girl - On a second read, I still think this is a very good poem. I am still impressed. Sharing. Have a great week.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for saying so!

      And thank you for the visit!

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      sweetie1 

      5 years ago from India

      Theater girl, this is very nice poem you have written with all your heart. Voting it up.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! This is a particularly special one for me and I am so happy you liked it.

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      dialogue 

      5 years ago

      Wow, it is awesome. I enjoyed the above beautiful poem. I like the words. Thanks you very much for a good read. Voted and shared.

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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Quite compelling and probably true of so many relationships. We need to be broad and generous in our expectations of love and our lover, lest the disappointment overtake the good and true that is really there. A very honest, and again, moving poem. Sharing.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you fossil lady! I prefer to let people come to their own meanings....however you come to understand is exactly how it should be!

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      Kathi 

      5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Interesting, awesome, beautiful writing . . . clicked them all! I was so intrigued by this and am not quite sure I understand the ending, but it doesn't matter. It's kind of open ended that way!

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      I thank you for your wonderful comments! I love to hear about the reader's take on something that I have written!

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      QudsiaP1 

      5 years ago

      I loved the inocent portrayal of an unconquested love over there. The way the protagonist adores this person in silent admiration; too shy to confess yet brave enough to enjoy the little signals that often are the beginnings of a beautiful chemistry.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you both for your generous comments! This comes from a beautiful if not bittersweet place, so I truly appreciate that you enjoyed the poem!

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is beyond "nice" for me. It is great. The first verse reminds me a lot of some poems by Billy Collins. Good work!

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      cleaner3 

      5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      very nice poem, it comes from the heart and it is good.

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