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Will You Run?

Updated on December 31, 2014

Redefining Expectations

The misadventure which is my life,
Has been full of demons and even strife.
I have dreamt of more, dared to hope.
A life of passion, is it within my scope?

By my admission you know my fear,
Afraid to embrace my desires, my dear.
Sincerity, a desire for perfection
My moral views guiding my affection.

I didn’t go looking for a forbidden relation
And find myself scared regarding my elation.
A struggle within me continues to ensue,
As I find myself wishing for you.

Is it my youth or simply me?
Why can’t I believe myself free?
I feel dejected at my present state,
Can I “grow up” before it’s too late?

Is today the day a decision must be made?
How long do I have until your feelings fade?
You heard my thoughtful “ums”—listening as my mind spun,
And now for the first time ever I’m sharing—wondering will you run?

Here's Lookin' at You Kid

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I Wish I Didn't Love You So Much

Thought provoking, wizened friend,
Please be patient as I mend.
My heart is battered, been abused,
My life’s mistakes please excuse.
I find you charming, quite the treat.
Your gift with words leaves me complete.
My mind is frozen, replaying you,
Our unexpected meeting left me renewed.
You’re in my thoughts, my dreams—all over me.
Your words, your voice and now your face I see.
My heart’s longing, my body’s fire,Despite my cautions, you're my desire.


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      Ashley Garten 3 years ago

      Thank you everyone! I appreciate you taking the time to read my writing.

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      Marie LaRue 3 years ago

      Yours thoughts have come to life. Don't be afraid to pursue your goals and passions. Very proud of the young woman you are.

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      Anneil Collins 3 years ago

      Oh wow! Your writing is powerful. You have been blessed with such beautiful talent. Lovely!!!!

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      Sharon C 3 years ago

      Such beautiful expressions of yearning and healing love it.

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      Juliet Stewart-Austin 3 years ago from San Antonio, TX.

      Oh my, so very beautiful, expressive, very well Written, truly sums up the feeling of uncertainty, healing and learning to let go and just love!