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Your Poem

Updated on May 19, 2011
Thank you rdfrank67 on Flickr.com for the use of this photo.
Thank you rdfrank67 on Flickr.com for the use of this photo.


I could be swept up and drown in this intensity

But that would belie its antiquity

The truth lies not in the frenzy of the flesh

But in the gentle gaze of your lover’s eyes

I do not wish to be the air you breathe

Instead the smile when you hear a song

Nor the answer to your every wish

But a catalyst to new visions and dreams

I care not to be the stars in your sky

Rather the unfathomable spaces in between

I have no desire to be your world

Only the sweetest moment in your day

And I will not grasp in longing desperation

But hold your love lightly in my hand for another

Lifetime


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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I really enjoy the significantly insignificant role you play in this lucky guy's life. Amazing. Love it Randy B!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      What a fun comment! Thanks Dohn.

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      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

      Such a divine expression. To be at the pure essence of connection! Love it, Randy! :)

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Invictus. That's the goal I think.

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      \Brenda Scully 7 years ago

      nie goal to have.... nice poem

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for dropping by Brenda.

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      shamelabboush 7 years ago

      Wonderful specially the "unfathomable spaces" which I pondered and thought off! I enjoyed the vastness of love in this poem. Hurray RB.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I only wish I could be so deep and mysterious. Thanks for your lovely comment Shamel.

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      trooper22 7 years ago from Chicago

      Ahh, what lucky man is this to have receive the admiration and focus of such talent? Well written and profound, I love this.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Trooper, I'm glad you "love" this. :) I've missed your comments.

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      gwennies pen 7 years ago

      love the poem...beautiful thoughts and inspiration to those who know how to love.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Gwennie. And maybe a heads up to those who need to relax into it?

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      loua 7 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

      I like the conciseness with which you split the hairs of love's meaningful significance...

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      It may be hairs to you, but a world of difference to me. Thank you so much for your comment. I look forward to more of your insights.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Very beautiful, Randy. I especially like the concept of "...holding love lightly..." Thanks for a lovely read.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you so much alekhouse. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Fantastic! My very thoughts on finding the "equal partner". Someone with whom the inspiration and inspiring comes together. Excellent!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Single female seeks inspiring male who seeks to be inspired... I'm sure he's out there Candie.

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Thanks Randy! I shall keep the porch light on!!

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      Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

      Randy, your writing is always curious, a lesson of learning and desire. Very well done Randy. (The guy in the pic is hawt)!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Curious, am I? I'd hate to predictable :) Oh and the guy in the pic is the same "hawt" guy in What I Want, Adonis Mine, Real Live Boy, and Spirit of the Man. Needless to say my favorite photographer.

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      katyzzz 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Beautiful and a complete contrast to your name, thank God.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      *giggle* Don't like my name huh? Thanks for reading Katy. :)

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      Your 7 years ago

      You are the Poet

      I the words

      Love the thought between

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Now who's the poet.

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      Carson Creek 7 years ago

      You have captured the pure essence of love. Never consuming, at times confusing, never completed. Well done!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Ah, thanks. I think you get me Carson.

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      Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Which brings to mind...does love not require to be loved back? Ahh love love love... thanks for sharing your lovely sentiments :D

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      It is not required Cris, just makes for a better love story. :)

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      JoyLyn71 7 years ago

      I love it. One of the best I have read.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Wow Joy, thanks a bunch.

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      Mike Dennis 7 years ago

      That is some poem. thanks for sharing. Loved it a lot.

      I'm a poet too. Some of my hubs/ are poems. Plus I have a book of love poems DAWN'S KISS just came out. KNOW all about the "INTENSITY" THING GOING ON. cheers michael

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for stopping by Mike. I'll have to check out some of your poetry. Cheers to you!

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      philip carey 61 7 years ago

      It highlights a different aspect of romantic love, and that's what makes it good.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Well Philip, I am glad you think so. :)

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      Bijja 6 years ago from India

      Great poem.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you BIjja, I'm glad you like it.

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      Adam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Beautiful poem, Randy. It was the sweetest moment in my day. Loved it! :) I don't want to be anybody's world, either. Or the ruler of their world. Can't tell you how many things this poem reminded me of. Past relationships and all that.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Oh I'm glad it struck a chord with you Q. I haven't written many love poems but this certainly qualifies.

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      Joy56 6 years ago

      you seem to be coming to the attention of many once again, i did not google you, ..... this is strange, second third time around, it takes ona a life of its own.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I'm sad so many of my old friends are gone or have entered into the money wing of HP where I seldom tread. There are new talents to be found here now though, and I have unearthed some dandies :)

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      Joy56 6 years ago

      dandies, that is a new word to me. Maybe i will stalk you and find some new talents, could really do with a little a muse ment

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      claudia 6 years ago

      holding love lightly in hand is a great image

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hi Claudia. Its a good goal to have I think.

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      Leah.J.Lynn 6 years ago

      That was really awesome. Love every line of this poem.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Leah!

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      Saiqa 6 years ago

      Wow, love the intensity of each word and how it fills each sentence too, beautiful!

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      Claudia Schönfeld 6 years ago

      i much like the thought of holding love lightly in hands because it's something so fragile and needs tender care - beautiful poem randy

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      Claudia Schönfeld 6 years ago

      hey - just saw that i made almost the same comment two weeks ago...i read too many poems to remember them all but i think it's funny that exactly the same lines touched me again..

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      Monty Wheeler (bumfuzzled2004) 6 years ago

      You've captured well, what love should and should not be. I envy your pute insights into a gray clouded truth :)

      Monty / bummy

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      brian miller 6 years ago

      nice...i like it...and your choices...the spaces in between the stars and the smile at a heard song...i would like to be those as well...perhps not as fleeting...

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      Other Mary 6 years ago

      Hi Randy -

      This is my first time reading this, or anything of yours. I like the distinctions you make. We should all aspire to love this way.

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      Tino 6 years ago

      You express undying love in a few lines, I could not express more in a full book.

      One of the truly great poems I have had the pleasure of reading.

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      Andy 6 years ago

      I feel the deep sense of love contained in your words. Each one of us has our own way of expressing love.

      You've penned it most beautifully here.

      Thank you for sharing.

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      shan 6 years ago

      I've often thought about writing a poem for someone special. Mostly end up writing for my kids lol, you've captured the rapture here, excuse the pun as we're meant to be ascending tomorrow, or descending as the case in point may be!

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      ayala 6 years ago

      Beautiful poem!

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      Henry Clemmons 6 years ago

      What kool sentiments. Lovely luv post!!!

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      Victoria 6 years ago

      This expresses the real meaning of love...understanding that we are meant to challenge one another to grow.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you Saiqa, nice to meet you.

      Welcome back Claudia. Yea I noticed; good to be consistent.

      Monty thank you for that sweet comment.

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      ALIVE aLwaYs 6 years ago

      This poem reminds me of how possessing people get for their loved ones, not that your poem is about it, instead it is just the opposite.

      Such a free expression, not being the space, but the medium.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hi Brian. I'm glad you like my version of what should be.

      Thanks for coming by Mary. I'm glad you decided to read me.

      Wow Tino what a wonderful comment. Thank you.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hello Andy. Thanks for coming by my hub. I appreciate your feedback.

      My boyfriend and I were just discussing the rapture, then read your comment. lol. Well

      guess I'll see ya in the here after Shan.

      Thank you Ayala.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Greetings Henry; thanks.

      Victoria, yes I agree we should at least encourage growth.

      ALIVE aLwaYs, Thank you for comment. Possessing seems at odds with loving.

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      Jingle Poetry 6 years ago

      love is the combination of sadness, joy, twists and turns of emotional struggles.

      divine sentiments.

      Greetings,

      How is your day?

      Please share your poetry with JP potluck today,

      Have fun!

      Love your talent, as always, appreciate your support.

      Old poems or poems unrelated to our theme are all welcome!

      xoxox

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hi Jingle. Thanks for coming by.

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      dustus 6 years ago

      "Your Poem" is a beautiful poem.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Interesting choice. A lover of love poems perhaps?

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      I wish I could send your poem to every one and any one I have ever loved. It is every thing any true lover would ever wish to say.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      That is very sweet to say. And I am glad you have spread your love to many. :)

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      Mamadrama 5 years ago from Upstate NY

      This poem is amazingly beautiful! I love the delicate manner of your words.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you for coming by Mamadrama. I'm glad you liked it.

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