I Am Not The One – A Poem

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I am not the one you’ve been searching for.

I am the whistling sound of the wind.

I am not the one you’ve been longing for.

I am the feelings you hold deep within.

I am not the one you would love to marry.

I spread my wings and fly like the mourning dove.

I am not the one to sit and wait for.

I am neither here nor there. Why fall in love?

I am not the one to give your heart to.

Hearts are fragile and can easily be broken.

I am not a stranger in your nightly dreams.

Your dreams are the depth of love once spoken.

Bravely you’ve moved ahead to heal your wounded heart.

Fear not, for your love for another I would never thwart.

Jasmine Parker 01/09/2021 ©
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning – How Do I Love Thee? – A Poem

We all need and deserve a little love right now. Enjoy!

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.