Whitney Albright

Rookie (07-31-1988 / Alabama)

...To Be Loved...


I asked a languished friend,
“Why did you never marry? ”
His pupils seemed to transcend
As he thought on the contrary

“I didn’t wish to be settled
One woman, all my life’s days
Like the wind, I was unsettled
I was just born that way.

I didn’t want to give up me
Let my desires be vaguely haunted
Freedom, freedom, freedom..
Was all I ever wanted.”

I said, “You’re way different from me! ”
As if he’d given me a shove
“For all I’ve ever wanted,
Was only to be loved.”

Submitted: Friday, March 13, 2009
Edited: Monday, May 04, 2009

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  • Rookie - 74 Points Melvin Banggollay (10/20/2009 12:05:00 AM)

    You do not just have the beauty
    So oozing with great charm
    but you do have the artistry
    to weaved words so really warm
    for this I can not help really
    but to fall in love with your charm. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Smiley Hooker (5/17/2009 9:02:00 PM)

    it feels great to love and be loved, dear Whitney. this is a well penned poem of expressing real emotions. i love it! : -) : -) : -) : -) : -) : -) : -) : -) : -) : -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carl Harris (4/7/2009 8:44:00 PM)

    This is a exceptionally well written and beautifully expressed poem, Whitney, and one that tells a fascinating story. I liked your imagery and phrasing in this fine poem very much. A lot of poets are a bit squeamish about using dialog in a poem, but you didn't mind it a bit, and did an outstanding job in conveying the two people's words in this poem very effectively. You are a promising poet with considerable talent. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Paige S (4/7/2009 6:55:00 PM)

    Very beautiful. So many women (men too) decide that 'freedom' is better than being in a relationship. What they do not realize is that love gives you freedom in more ways than rejecting it ever could! (Report) Reply

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