There’s A Thing Love Does

I can’t explain it

What I think and feel

I know, I’m afraid to

Feel what I think I’m feeling

Afraid to trust what I think I’m thinking

But I am compelled to fall into your peaceful arms

Without regard to fear

Or defense of my own

Heart Feeling

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10 thoughts on “There’s A Thing Love Does

  1. Typo. Last word of the fourth line. And yes, it’s a totally minor thing and makes little difference, except for the part where it jerks you out of the poem’s rhythm. Proof-reading’s always a good idea. 😦
    That said, I like this poem. I like the way you’ve broken up sentences, and I like the simplicity of it. The narrator’s difficulty in expressing how they feel kind of reminds me of Your Song by Elton John. Well done. 🙂

    1. Thank you for catching that error, I have fixed it. You are rights, that one though is one that I just looked right over when I was in the act of posting.

      This one I wanted to keep very simple (and short) because so much of my writing, even my poetry is long and complex.

      I am happy that you have enjoyed it, thank you for reading and making the time to share you thoughts on it.

  2. Feelings, love, and the heart are all weird things. They can make us crazy. So complex, yet so simple. We are told from an early age that love is an easy thing. Then when we get to an age to start experiencing love, we realize how complex it is, how diverse it is, and just how complicated it really is. It is a downright scary, fly by the seat of your pants experience at times! This really spoke to me this morning, as it speaks directly to something that is going on in my heart and brain at the moment.

    1. I do not think that we like to feel powerless, but it seems that love is beyond our will to control. I mean, we have the opportunity to place ourselves in particular situations to find love in the first place, but once that is done and we have found the person that we are to fall in love with we become powerless to its effect and that is often a terrifying feeling.

      I am right there with you on that. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I am glad that my poem today has touched you.

  3. You are welcome, and oddly enough it’s not just romantic love that can do this to a person. Love is a tricky little devil. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. 🙂

    1. Now we are getting into endearment and connection. Entailed in both of those are commitments and obligations. The trouble is making decisions between two conflicting obligations and how we justify our decisions to both ourselves and those to who we are obligated.

      Your are right, things do get quite complicated.

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