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Just Not Enough

Updated on December 4, 2010

I wanted to love you

You crept through the back door into my brain

Lodged in the recesses, at first causing no pain

Polished and buff, refined, not rough

I wanted to love you, there’s just not enough

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It took me awhile to warm to your smile

Worldly and sexy, magic man on your file

Workplace, office mate, sweet secret stuff

I wanted to love you, there’s just not enough

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You filled my days with your need for more

A well crafted design to entice and allure

Advance and retreat, sweet and tough

I wanted to love you, there’s just not enough

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Life has changed and so have we

Games well played, yeah, you and me

Secrets and desires link us handcuffed

I wanted to love you, there’s just not enough

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Not enough shared, nothing too real

Plastic is brittle, rather than steel

Loves needs warmth, sex is a bluff

I wanted to love you, there’s just not enough

 

I want you to show me

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I've hit the jackpot and the lottery today with you, Maria and you, Laurinzo here together. You are both such gorgeous, deep, rich writers, I am honored. Laurinzo, I have to say I adore "poetic freight train", and I hope I never disappoint. Now I am inspired by two magnificent talents to strive to be better. Thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Great write Amy. Brings back some thoughts to me of how love, if it's real love, can endure the most gut wrenching events and trials. I agree with Epi - he always takes the words right out of my mouth LOLOL - I too enjoyed this poem Amy with it's lyrical and musical flow. Voted up awesome.

      Maria.

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Love needs warmth sex is a bluff... not that is a line to remember...

      and oh what an incredible choice of song. I love poetry and I so love my friend Epi.. for directing in the path of a poetic freight train!!! Wow

      This would EVEN be a great song... just not enough....

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Bill, I can't figure out if I'm smarter now or just older. The moon must be full as the werewolves are out. Just in the past few days, I've had some weird characters approach me; several strangers and one man I've known now for awhile. The strangers just creeped me out, but the man I know is intelligent, warm, a thinker, so to speak. Since I'm not a hungry kid anymore, I take the time to think before I act. His attitude was that "we are too old to not do what we want". I, however, feel a need to only do what I want when I'm ready. Pouting doesn't change anything, other than give me insight that makes acting less likely! LOL If it doesn't happen, that's o.k., it wasn't meant to be. I wouldn't want to go back to that feeling of just jumping in, regret and meaninglessness. And, I never want to lose a friend over a roll in the hay. I don't care how blase the person seems, things change.

      Thank you for listening to me ramble, Bill. You always make me think!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I wonder if there is anyone who can't relate to this beautiful piece of writing. Once the flash and the sizzle is gone, what is left to love? Is there enough depth to hold onto in the tough times, or is it just an illusion of what we wanted to see?

      Great work Amy! You capture me with your words.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Ralwus, You are very wise. I'm going to contemplate your words. They feel true. Yes, I believe you. Love to you and thank you for surprising me with your "oh so welcome" visit.

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      Ralwus 5 years ago

      'You filled my days with your need for more' I can understand why he needed more...sometimes tho', love must die to be reborn. Love and hugs now.

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      Mohan Kumar 6 years ago from UK

      All the best, Amy. I am also going to compile a set and send it off to the publishers... fingers crossed.

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Mohan, as I've said to you before, "great minds think alike" as I'm taking the time to accomplish your suggestion right now! You are inspiring another poem as I write this response to you and, at just the right time, once again, are supplying me with the courage to not give up. Thank you for this connection, Mohan. love, Amy

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      Mohan Kumar 6 years ago from UK

      Amy, you have such ability to tell the story with a style that is sassy and sexy but you get past the wonderful rhythm and dig deeper and there is such true emotion laden with poignant undertones. I feel like an oenophile reviewing a classic vintage. There are layers of bouquet and flavours. Your poems keep giving the more you savour their elegance. You need to get them published ( if not already) . ASAP. love, Mohan

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh, I saw your comment and he did create a magnificent piece of art...I agree. I'm so glad you liked mine. I myself get too twisted up in a whirl of words that swim about my head when reading the more free floating styles. Art is subjective. I am learning so much from your hubs. Great work and thank you for your kind words.

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      Bel Marshall 6 years ago from Michigan

      Amy,

      As I told another poet here today. I am not a huge fan of most poetry because I find my mind working to hard to sift through the abstract to get what the heck they are trying to say.

      This is my kind of poetry. A story told in not so many words, yet the words speak volumes.

      Beautifully written and executed. Keep up the good work.

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Neil, thank you for such a passionate response and ultimate compliment. You've made me a happy person!

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Amy - this is a great work of Heart and Art - Art with Heart that will scream to any open soul who reads it!

      I love your style and the simple way your reveal your soul.

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I'm so glad you related, BobbiRant. I have you up on this pedestal where I always figure when I write a piece like this, "BobbiRant won't like this one". And you always surprise me, which is one of the reasons I feel close to you. You write like a dream; I have you in amongst the "immortals", yet you prove your humanity also in every piece you write. So, even the gods can't hold a candle to you. Thanks for your support.

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      BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

      Isn't it the truth with some people 'there's never enough' and so they proceed to try and suck the life out of us using the pretense of love. Those people love themselves and no one else. I so related to this poem. Wonderful.

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, my critter loving friend! I just don't see much point, personally, to take the time to write what is not true. I'll leave that to the politicians. All those superior brains in Washington, D.C., haven't figured out that ultimately, lies always come back to bite you in the ass...but, the truth will set you free.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Amy, this is really gutsy and straight forward. I love all the "simple truths" you are sharing with your HP friends..particularly; "Life has changed and so have we

      Games well played, yeah, you and me"

      haven't we all played major roles in unfolding melodramas! Very deep and true, " if we are to be honest!"

      Thank you!!

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      My hope was that this piece conveys the gut-wrenching emotions that this type of situation entails. I was worried that it would appear to be "fluff" and it is not. Thank you, sincerely, for letting me know that.

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      This poem touches too close to home. An office romance where there isn't enough, enough to solidify the excitement of the first meeting. Not enough to let grow beyond that. Thanks again for sharing.

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I've made a lifetime of trying to fool myself. Not a total waste, though. There was good, too. Thank you, Micky Dee

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Nice write Amy. Sometimes there's just not enough. I love that music too! God bless!

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh, I'm so glad to see you here. I really look for your comments, drbj. They are distinctive and now I have a new word to look up and keep in my arsenal. You are a dynamo writer with an imagination to match and I value your time and words.

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      'Love needs warmth, sex is a bluff.'

      You are both a philosopher and a psychologist with that prescient line, Amy. Brava! :)

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh Epi, you hit a nerve that seared straight to my heart. My ex-boss, who was a great supporter of my published letters to the editor at the Post and my paintings, called me a Renaissance woman. He said I wrote with "guns ablazin" and painted with equal passion. I am eternally grateful for your words as they close the gap from here to Canada, my friend.

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      .....with such a nice lyrical flow your poetic songwriting ability reminds me of a Joni Mitchell or a Carole King or ....... a Amy Becherer!

      Your writing glows here with the poetic trinity which has become your hallmark at the hub: sexy, savvy, sweet - and yet some of your other poetic pieces have been:

      raw, uncompromising and truthful .... so whatever literary journey you decide to take it's obvious that you can cover all emotional and intellectual bases with awe inspiring ease!

      You are a renaissance lady my dear Amy - and we sit here captivated ......and appluading for more .....

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      It's funny, vietnamvet68, only not long ago, since I've been at the hub, I wished I was a poet. I decided to try it here, and though I'm a novice, I'm starting to think in general of "turns of a phrase" and it can be a very compelling thought process...a different way of expression. I love it. Thank you for your unwavering support.

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      vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

      another beautiffly crafted poem you have done. You are becoming quite good at this. Keep writing my dear and I will keep reading. God Bless