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all along

by Philippa Jane

we walked for miles
to arrive here,
trudging weary feet through
battlefields and broken hearts.
i traveled for years
just to see your face
before i even knew
your name, and then
there you were, eyes bright
and focused upon mine, and
here we are.

i lived a lifetime
without you only to discover
you were there
all along;
like the sun nestled above
a cloudy sky, i found you
tucked within the familiarity
of day, then night, then
day again. you are in every sentence
of a story that knows no ending,
only pages filled with:

i want you
i need you
i love you
i do.


Author's Note: For Lisa and Scott.

Posted on 08/23/2010
Copyright © 2020 Philippa Jane

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joe Cramer on 08/23/10 at 03:30 AM

... wonderful.....

Posted by Jeffrey Parren on 08/23/10 at 08:23 PM

tremendously beautiful

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 08/23/10 at 11:12 PM

Sweet and smooth.

Posted by H.M Stevens on 08/12/11 at 06:00 AM

This is truly so lovely. Glad to see it as poem of the day.

Posted by Gregory R Schelske on 12/29/12 at 12:23 PM

REMARKABLE PERFECT. This simple serenade - this soft-spoken message from the heart is my new favorite. I wish I had written this only because these are the words I have been searching for. THIS is me. Thank you for sharing!

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