Monday, March 25, 2013

And Yet - She Wanted A Love Poem

The following poem is from the section, "The Cheating Heart" of She Wanted A Love Poem, a collection of poems.

And Yet

"This isn't right."

I looked over at him,
Giovanni standing
At the window,
Watching the first rays
Of the morning sun.

"Are you saying
It's wrong?"
My voice rusty
With sleep.

He looked over
His shoulder,
His eyes searching
My nude form
For the right answer,
An answer it would
Never give.

He sighed and
Looked away,
I knew his heart ached.

I got out
Of the bed
And came up
Behind him,
Hugging him.

He exhaled and
I inhaled his scent.

"This is wrong,"
He whispered.

I began to
Pull away but
He held my arms
In place.

"If this is wrong
Then I better go,"
I mumbled into his skin,
Before kissing it.

"I don't want
You to go,"
He turned and
Wrapped his arms
Around me, resting
His chin on
The top of my head.

There we stood
At the window
Embracing each other,
Embracing the wrong
That may never be right.

And yet,
It felt right.

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Abin Chakraborty said...

hmm.infidelity?love doesnt answer to laws other than those our hearts device.and who knows which way the heart would turn? evocative piece.

Kay L. Davies said...

A sad conundrum facing many...beautifully written.

McGuffy Ann said...

Very beautiful poem.

Brian Miller said...

mmm...hard place to be...cause between right and wrong...the conscious telling you one thing...the heart telling you another...i like your work with the senses in this...the inhale/exhale...taking in the brings the scene alive..

Kim Nelson said...

Seems personal values are being challenged and stretched. Right and wrong. I suppose each must draw the line in the sand.

Robert Gibson said...

If loving u is wronnnng I don't wanna be right .... *singing*

Beautiful poem, as usual, Kimmy :)

Margaret said...

a moment captured... leaving it open for the reader to question - love this approach. Embracing the wrong... Nice.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I have been there, and have played both roles, and I can confirm, you described it perfectly. Loved this and love you, Mosk

Jim said...

Wonderful, Kim. In my Hippy days we would say that "it's all relevant."
We didn't try to find out, relevant to what?

Mary said...

You have captured the moments as they happened. People have to live with their choices as they make them; and sometimes the choices aren't easy ones.

Fred Rutherford said...

really like how you poeticized a narrative scene, one filled with emotion and a bit of mystery. Strong piece. Thanks