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Against the Night

Against the night
you huddled up against my chest
and begged me
not to let you go.
And silently I begged you
not to let me go.

But sometimes we've learned
how cold winter can be.
And so you retreated
back to your cocoon.
And so I retreated
to my old torture chamber.

Now don't get me wrong;
despite the best efforts
of man and beast
I still smell you.

I still smell you and I.

I smell us on the wind,
and in the music in my car,
and while right now our speech must be
rigid and formal
I can still taste and smell
what we really are.

Style / type: 
Free verse
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I liked the way you used repetitions of the same line with a tad alteration to create a conversational tone....I fear though that any poem on the theme of Love may not get the applause...but honestly it worked for me...


raj (sublime_ocean)

is good, and all the requirements for good poetry were met here. Unfortunately, Raj is right, Love poems often do not get the applause they deserve. This rates as very good! ~ Gee

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