General Poetry posted December 1, 2017

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A great love returned.

How I learned to love

by Judvan2

You there. Tubes and machines monitoring your life.
What do they know of being raised by you?
Days spent at the beach, fishing, and running.
Building castles into my imagination.
What could they know of your importance?
Not in the world, but to me, my strength.
One believer in my greatness, even at five.

How would they know that you protected me from the bully down the block?
Set my teacher straight when she said that I would fail
Your confidence, my inspiration for trust.
Knowing you were there to catch me as I walked through the world.
Believing me even when it was hard.
Encouraging my seemingly unreachable dreams.

I stay with you now, while you need me.
An opportunity to return in some small way the life you formed in me.
When you leave and all the machines are turned off,
I'll be here and you with me.
Spiritual love forever repeated, in my life through you.

Love writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
There are many kinds of love poems: happy, sad, unrequited, nostalgic, etc. Any kind is fine, just make sure the poem is about love.

Simple but complex, that love thing...
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