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Emily My Love

Emily my love
How is it
That you are so far away
I can never hold you in my arms
But you are so close
I can never let you go in my heart
How is it
I can see your smile
And never taste your lips
How is it
I can close my eyes and dream of you
Then open my eyes
And my dreams never come true
How is it
In this whole crazy world
Two lost souls found each other
The way we did
How is it
We will never kiss

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Emily is all of the girls from across the pond and around the world who have stolen my heart :)

You can never pick anyone up if you are busy putting them down

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it could be for emily too lol. no this is the first time I posted it here. I believe but I could be wrong

You can never pick anyone up if you are busy putting them down

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An interesting take on love poems.

I thought your title to be OK, though a bit run-of-the-mill.

You language use is very very good, and the rhythm is excellent.

The theme...yah well its a love poem, you know? But it's different, and you've done a good job, taking a theme way over-used and making it your own.

The beginning is all right, but the ending is wonderful, just exactly right, to me.

What strikes me here in your poem is its whistful poignancy, the sadness of distance and yearning that can never be fulfilled.
Good stuff, it's good to see you writing...and good luck with the comedy thing.
;)

Nice-looking bull, btw.

Respectfully, Jim

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I like this piece on love, but I suggest you reduce the title to Just "Emily." as the other seems a bit old fashioned. My favorite lines are:

How is it
In this whole crazy world
Two lost souls found each other
The way we did
How is it
We will never kiss

The longing is evident and well expressed.

always, Cat

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I think you are right, I think I do like it better with just the title Emily

Thanks

Randy

You can never pick anyone up if you are busy putting them down

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I am such a love hound. I will do anything for a kiss from a beautiful gal, thanks for the kiss lol :)

you know me well

You can never pick anyone up if you are busy putting them down

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I liked the wistfulness of this piece. And for some inexplicable reason, it reminded me of Simon & Garfunkel's classic "America":

"Kathy, I'm lost," I said, though I knew she was sleeping
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all gone to look for America

No reason.
Just did.
Maybe it had something to do with the simple uncomplicatedness of young love...

Anyway, just wanted you to know this one touched me.

Psyve

Thank you my friend, it really helps to keep me writing when I get comments like this. thank you :)

Randy

You can never pick anyone up if you are busy putting them down

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that is a good title too. thank you for your comment. I am glad you like it :)

You can never pick anyone up if you are busy putting them down

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