Giving and Receiving

There was a time,
in those early days, 
when I couldn’t sit
close enough to you.
I would press myself
against you tight and
still I felt too far away.

I stared up at your
profile and admired
the perfect view of
your face and mused
on what you may
be thinking.

We talked and laughed,
shared and listened.

I met you at one of
my lowest points.
But I was on a
quest for finding
myself again and
was making small
steps toward my
independence.

As I set forth
the intention to
find my strength,
people showed
up to offer theirs.

You were one
who fell in place
to help me up.
You took the hand
that was reaching
out and you
generously gave–
and you still do.

An entry today for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/  and dVerse Poets Open Link Night  http://dversepoets.com/2012/02/14/openlinknight-week-31/

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27 Comments

  1. Now that’s a true love. Happy V-day!

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  2. so good to meet someone like him in times when it’s not easy…and what a wonderful love poem this is..

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  3. Awwwww so lovely. People come into our lives for a reason, some stay, some don’t. we give to them they give to us.
    A lovely piece of writing.

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    • I think back and see how people showed up to help me when I finally took the first step to help myself…I love that. Thanks, Bren…I’m glad you liked this.

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  4. That is such a beautiful tribute!!

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  5. Androgoth

     /  February 14, 2012

    Beautifully written Gayle 🙂
    I hope that your Valentine’s Day
    and Evening is deliciously sweet 🙂

    I will be back…

    Androgoth XXx

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    • I had a very nice, mellow Valentine’s Day…just like I like it. 🙂 Thanks for coming by, Androgoth.

      I need to get back over to your space…I’ve been feeling so lazy lately, it’s been hard for me to go visiting anyone…not a good thing. 😦

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  6. Giving generously of oneself could be a definition of love, without actually saying “love”.
    Well said at many levels, Gayle.
    K

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  7. smiles…so lovely to have those people come at just the right time…as if it were destined eh…smiles…and that they continue as well…lovely….

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  8. You could have written this from my heart… yesterday was my 31st wedding anniversary. You captured many facets of true love so accurately.

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    • Well congratulations on 31 years of marriage. I’ll bet there’s many like us who have similar stories to tell. Thank you, Kim.

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  9. Nice when they find you at just the right moment and all is grand and it last too, wonderfully told!

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  10. This was tender and beautiful! I loved it~

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  11. Sounds like a beautiful love 🙂

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  12. Affectionate, caring and lovingly written. A beautiful peom with
    deeply intense sentiments. Truly lovely , Gayle …
    Happy Valentine’s Day …
    Isadora

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    • Well thank you, Izzy…I appreciate your wonderful compliments.

      I hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day…I’m betting you did. 🙂

      Hugs,
      Gayle

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  13. Lovely valentine tribute. People come by sometimes at just the “right time”. Mine did & it lasted. Well done.

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  14. lovely and fulfilling love.

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