Thomas Lux


"I Love You Sweatheart" - Poem by Thomas Lux

A man risked his life to write the words.
A man hung upside down (an idiot friend
holding his legs?) with spray paint
to write the words on a girder fifty feet above
a highway. And his beloved,
the next morning driving to work...?
His words are not (meant to be) so unique.
Does she recognize his handwriting?
Did he hint to her at her doorstep the night before
of "something special, darling, tomorrow"?
And did he call her at work
expecting her to faint with delight
at his celebration of her, his passion, his risk?
She will know I love her now,
the world will know my love for her!
A man risked his life to write the world.
Love is like this at the bone, we hope, love
is like this, Sweatheart, all sore and dumb
and dangerous, ignited, blessed--always,
regardless, no exceptions,
always in blazing matters like these: blessed.



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Comments about "I Love You Sweatheart" by Thomas Lux

  • Rookie Jeffrey Goldstein (5/19/2012 12:50:00 AM)

    A great poem Thomas I was in the famous Beacon Street Fire at the Emporium Thomas if you read this contact me @ jgoldstein@nyc.rr.com (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 39 Points Malini Kadir (11/12/2008 4:01:00 AM)

    A BEAUTIFUL POEM SOUNDS SO TRUE.......... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Gale (11/4/2006 4:15:00 PM)

    A great impassioned poem of love. A tenner if ever i read.
    God bless all poets-MJG. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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