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Young Love

By Sandra Widner Burch

We were much too young, merely strangers
Staring at one another across a crowded room
Simply amazed at the wonder of your stare
I looked deep into his dark brown eyes
There I was hypnotized and unable to move
You always made your feelings known
Even though I was afraid to express mine
We lived in a world of discrimination
There were circumstances beyond my control
That kept us apart and my love at bay
when at last I gave into my desires
And you reached out to touch my bare skin
My heart pounded against the wall of my chest
And my hands trembled ever so slightly
Like the butterflies that fluttered in my stomach
Tears filled my eyes overflowing down my cheeks
I could barely speak choked by the passion
Of knowing what it was to be loved by you

Article © Sandra Widner Burch. All rights reserved.
Published on 2014-09-29
Image(s) are public domain.
6 Reader Comments
Cindy Ingram
09:09:39 PM
Pithy, vivid, very nicely done.

Jeff Caplinger
06:17:18 PM
Yet another heart provoking poem. Keep writing, Sandi!
Angela Kisfaluri
03:55:37 PM
As a child from an international marriage, I like your subtle reference of discrimination in today's society. A great poem indeed, Sandi!
Deanna Rayburn
04:24:21 PM
A friend of mine recommended that I check out your work. I must say that I am not disappointed! Your writing is good; and in such a way that you take your readers to another place and time!
Carrie Ann
04:29:11 PM
I love to read your poetry & I'm sure you will have a place in this genre for a long time. Keep up the good work!
Miz S Thomas
01:37:59 PM
Beautifully written. Don't put the pen down. Keep writing. Keep inspiring others to write and read poetry. May your work be read and shared with others for many years to come.
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