When I Held You

by John Herzog

When I held you,
for a second, I held the entire world
there was nothing beyond my arms
no cloud nor shooting star
could tear me away
and when you held me,
although I wanted to deny it,
there was no darkness over the horizon
nor in the corridors of the soul
because I was the sun
because that's how you saw me
as if I were shining through the nights
through the tears,
and I'd shine a smile
because of you
and for you I'd shatter the earth and seas
just to arrive at your side,
to reach for the heavens,
and there's nothing I wouldn't give
to hold you once more


Author's Note: I originally wrote this poem in Spanish, which is why the language is somewhat limited. It's far better in Spanish.

Posted on 07/08/2010
Copyright © 2021 John Herzog

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 07/08/10 at 12:46 PM

I don't know Spanish but it works for me in English as well. Good write!

Posted by Allison Smith on 07/08/10 at 02:30 PM

I love this. Instant favourite followed by a dreamy sigh :)

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 07/08/10 at 03:39 PM

Still pretty damn good in English.

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 07/08/10 at 06:26 PM

pretty amazing in english. a worthy tribute to a special someone!

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