if you were by my side

by Richard Trotter

If you were by my side
Flowers would seem twice as red
and I'd unearth the words in my head
and give them all to you.

If you were by my side
we'd rest on the sandy earth
cooled by the playful surf
of the gentle tides.

Yet when I was at your side
I couldn't say a word
and I know you never heard
the screaming if my heart.


Author's Note: an early poem., expressing the hopeless romantic part of my personality, with an emphasis on the "hopeless".

Posted on 12/28/2003
Copyright © 2020 Richard Trotter

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristine Briese on 12/28/03 at 11:56 PM

Oh, so sweet and lovely. Beautiful.

Posted by Stephanie Kent on 12/31/03 at 12:05 AM

I love this...especially the last stanza, it really tugs at your heart.

Posted by Megan Langley on 12/12/04 at 06:59 AM

beautifully written... don't focus on the "hopeless" part of "hopeless romantic," richard ;) okay it's 2a.m... need to stop reading poetry & go to bed haha

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