Did I say?

A cascade poem for Paul’s dverse prompt—community. Maybe slightly off prompt, but it’s what came to mind.

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Did I say I needed more than this,

Than your strong arms to hold me through the night

Than your heart’s pulse that beats in time with mine?

 

Did I say I wanted piles of gold,

Or palaces and easy summer days?

Did I say I needed more than this?

 

The moon and stars that light the darkest hours,

Too far their fire, I need no other warmth,

Than your strong arms to hold me through the night.

 

Of all the treasures heaped in earth’s broad lap,

None makes my blood leap more with purest joy,

Than your heart’s pulse that beats in time with mine.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

37 thoughts on “Did I say?”

  1. Whatever anyone writes tonight is a part of this community’s offering ( see what I did there?) so bravo madame. It is a delightful write and someone would love to have that read to them I’m sure.

  2. One man–one woman–two imperfect beings who can only approach perfection mated & mingled as one, each filling in the gaps for the other. Decades of marriage & grandchildren are testament to how two people can whelp a village.

    1. That’s how it struck me too. Since we were first together in our early twenties, friends were telling us we were too exclusive, it was unhealthy and we’d come a cropper. Wrong!

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