Wednesday, August 6, 2014

and another poem

Love Poem No.18

I wasn’t looking for you when I first saw you.
What I’m saying is you surprised me. I don’t usually
like surprises but I liked the looks of you. Maybe that’s
why my young man plans became as dross and you
became every waking thought, and a few asleep too.
To think I could have missed seeing you that day
chills me now, for where then would my heart be?
I suppose I would have married another and had
other children and lived a different life, an expected
life. But it would not be the one that took me by surprise.
What I’m saying is when I thank God for my life
what I’m really talking about is seeing you.

1 comment:

podso said...

I like your new poet. "and life demanded on…" (previous post).