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coulda been

Updated on August 30, 2011

it could have been the way you kissed me

it could have been the rain

it could have been your voice

answering only to my pain.

it could have been my sandy toes

on that perfect summer night

we were only children then...

at least that's what it seemed like.

it could have been your wisdom

no wait....that was mine

it could have been the way you held me

or that you were so kind

it could have been the tears

that made the sand stick to my feet

it could have been the thousand goodbye's

that ive given you, and you gave me.

whatever it was it could have been

that made my heart turn round

must be the same thing that made me love you

made me feel lost... yet found

it could have been the curl of hair

that never would sit still

that you tucked behind my little ear

when you kissed me in the chill.

it could have been the crease

that i stare at when you smile

or maybe it was the scruff of your cheek

who knows, its been a while.

we may be bubbles floating

we may be for a reason

either way i love you

and your presence can be so pleasing

take this little i love you

and tuck it in your shirt

and even if its crinkled

or faded by the dirt

its still as strong as always

even if its simply there

just a reminder of the linger

that your hand leaves on my hand.


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    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      i love you slingobay i just love you :) .

    • sligobay profile image


      7 years ago from east of the equator

      Happy belated birthday Pink'Um. "It could have been" is such a perfect premise for a poem. It invites the reader's curiosity from beginning to end. "Tuck it in your shirt" invents such a terrific image which I have never read anywhere before. Your originality and capacity for deep love and emotion are great strengths. Bravo, my friend.

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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      This just flowed so beautifully. You are brilliant my dear. simply brilliant with words.

      "take this little i love you

      and tuck it in your shirt

      and even if its crinkled

      or faded by the dirt

      its still as strong as always

      even if its simply there..." Really liked this part. :)

    • schoolmarm profile image


      7 years ago from Florida

      Absolutely beautiful. Thanks

    • AEvans profile image


      7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      It coulda been and it is so beautiful! Love is really a wonderful thing. Keep writing! I love poetry. :)

    • Mamadrama profile image


      7 years ago from Upstate NY

      Beautiful! So full of emotion.. took me to a place very familiar to myself..

    • acaetnna profile image


      7 years ago from Guildford

      That was simply beautiful, I so enjoyed reading it. Thank you.

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      thanks jaded love

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      7 years ago

      Oh Pinky, that was beautiful.

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      Thank you guys! i appreciate every single comment i get!

      and thank you so much for wishing me a happy birthday Epigramman baby!

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      Karen A Szklany 

      7 years ago from New England

      What a captivating sweet that once begun, I was compelled to read it to the end. Very lovely. :0)

    • mandypoole profile image


      7 years ago from UK

      Beautiful poem-well done.

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      .....this is perfection in poetic art my dear friend - and not just because it's your fooking birthday either - lol lol lol - I learn from you too and you have made me truly a better writer and just simply a better person too!!! lake erie time 1:37am ontario canada and yes a very happy birthday to you my dear Steph Shakespeare!!

    • seicheprey profile image


      7 years ago

      Definitely interesting, Pink, especially since I can't seem to make my own head move that way.:)

    • samhirata profile image


      7 years ago

      Awesome poem Pink, I like the direction you took it. Put it to music and I think you'd have a hit! :)

    • Kristeen profile image


      7 years ago from Michigan

      Great poetry pink umbrella. It takes me back a few years. I don't know much about poetry, but I enjoyed the way your words flowed and fell into place. Good writing!

    • Cagsil profile image


      7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Pink, at first I began with great thoughts, but then as I kept reading, it appeared that you weren't talking about what I was thinking. It's okay. Not a problem. However, it was an awesome expression of your thoughts and feelings. Thank you for sharing. :)


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