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Nowhen, Somewhen

When I mentioned all my idiosyncrasies, they told me I was mad and shook their heads.
You, smiled and told me yours.

When I was frustrated, annoyed, on edge – they walked away quickly, letting me cool off.
You, came forward and kissed me.

When I fumbled uncertainly, unable to express, they looked at me strangely and saw weakness.
You, took my hand and understood that some things are impossible to ‘say’.

When I was scared, lonely, depressed – they took me out for a laugh.
You, quietly held me and shared.

When I was confused and lost, they tried to explain.
You, pinched me and said “life can be confusing, my darling’

When I walked in, with dark glasses, hat and coat, they backed away in fear.
You, took them off, one by one, and said “There’s my man!”

When I gave my resolute face, the one of granite, they thought me cold and hard.
You, saw the pain and gave me time.

When I went away, shoulders hunched, not looking back, they turned and went their own way.
You, waited. And I did come back. I always do.

When I gave them my list of reasons, not to get involved, they studied them and decided.
You, threw them away, and said “No. Show me you”.

When I splayed my colours, shimmering and loud, they were impressed.
You, said “Let me see the White”

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Comments

  • richman
    richmanalmost 4 years ago

    i like this very very much
    less is alway more if y’know what i mean

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachalmost 4 years ago

    This is compelling writing, and yes, less is definitely more. I love it that there are spaces here, not all spelt out.

  • Karry Smith
    Karry Smithalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely … its the way it should be

  • mss3
    mss3almost 4 years ago

    WOW…I know this, have lived this and returned the same. It takes a compassionate person to recognize and see the person that hides behind other theories. It’s that person that knows and loves you for who you are and wants no other. That’s love, that’s held by someone, that’s beautiful! E

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 4 years ago

    Beautifully written, I agree with the above….this is the way it is meant to be :)

  • Wayne  Pearson
    Wayne Pearsonalmost 4 years ago

    Written from the heart, very courageous, excellent Mark.

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 4 years ago


    Congratulations !

  • RuthFroehlinger
    RuthFroehlingeralmost 4 years ago

    This is such a brilliant read!

  • Cordelia Anne
    Cordelia Annealmost 4 years ago

    This is really poignant…so beautifully honest. There is no greater joy than finding that kind of love.

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergeralmost 4 years ago

    Beautifully written…have to agree with what has already been said. Love is a joy but love, I guess I would say unconditional, is rare and what we all deserve. :-)

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