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On Love

August 14, 2010
By TanGem PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
TanGem PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Love is not a feeling; it is a gift, an act, an ultimate sacrifice. -Me (Em)

One glance, one word, his russet eyes
Set my heart a-drumming.
Love promised me, Love promised me
My heart he’d soon be strumming.

He did not come at morning,
Nor the rushing noon.
But when Passion caught me late last night,
It was far too soon.

“Why? Why? Why?”
Sighed the everlasting Night,
“For if your Love were true,
He would surely come at noon.”

“Hark! Hark! Hark!”
Cried the contemplative Dark,
“For if appeared Adoring,
It would be in the morning.”

My eyes were cleared with daybreak’s blush;
I saw not real Love at all.
It was I who chose the coming,
His gorgeous eyes my call.

The author's comments:
Inspired in part by The Highwayman, written by Alfred Noyes.

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This article has 2 comments.

Camii GOLD said...
on Apr. 1 2011 at 9:57 pm
Camii GOLD, Miami, Florida
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really good! i liked the rhyme scene and what it said:)

on Apr. 1 2011 at 9:32 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

Wow, this was great! I really liked the ryhme scheme and the words you used. I liked the overall message of the poem too! Keep up the great work!