A Few Simple Gestures Poem by Bradley Lester

A Few Simple Gestures

Rating: 4.3


These are simple things I'd do, if you were mine to stay
I'd do these things, to show I care, the morn of each new day
I'd make you coffee, muffins too, and set them by your side
When you awake I'd kiss you 'hi', in you I would confide

I'd walk the miles in rain and sleet, to buy your favorite book
I'd walk back home, a happy man, along the gushing brook
The smell of fresh ground coffee, I enter and feel warm
I hand the covered book to you, still dry despite the storm

Your thankfulness is present, I see it in your eyes
You hold the book against your bosom, look up into the skies
Our eyes would meet, I simply nod, I know I've touched your heart
Your curl up now, begin to read, I leave the room and part

I'd make the lunch, you read the book, I'd do the dishes to
Just to show you that I care, and want to be with you
I'd take the washing from the line, I'd even start to iron
You read your book, I wouldn't mind, my love for you would shine

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Annabel Sheila 17 August 2009

An absolute gem! I loved the lyrical flow of your poem! Great choice of words, and the subject matter was tender and sweet! Beautiful job! Anna

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Kesav Easwaran 07 May 2009

no stains no stains; you want her to remain only in shines...you seem to be a perfect life partner...now go to your mail box and open it up...a lot of inviting mails could be waiting you there... good write...pleasing to read...10

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Angelic(Annie) Female 11 May 2009

Expressed straight from the heart- and undoubtedly makes one teary eyed. you know, somehow i relate to your feelings and your poems. No wonder you understood my poem well too, because only the hearts living those situations could understand. Loved your poem and its dedication- rated 10 buddy :)

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Kefentse Sathekge 20 May 2009

aunthentic feelings, warm and timeless.i love the reality of you gestures.

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Maria Daniels 14 June 2009

I liked this, Explained well and not too lengthy

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Patricia Grantham 07 November 2014

A very nice poem to read. I really love your way of expressing love in the simplest of ways. They are the ones that matters the most. Enjoyed.

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Leslie Philibert 07 November 2014

Good poem, but nothing too new, and it falls apart in the last two verses

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Rumi Roy 07 November 2014

Lovely poem. Love and emotions well expressed.

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Khairul Ahsan 08 November 2013

Good gestures! Ours, the lazy ones' lives, will be made a little more difficult if our better halves get an access to your poem. However, a very nice poem, and I do appreciate your good meaning gestures...

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Washing dishes in the sink Fetching books for her to read Then with a cup of coffee to walk in Is taking Feminism a trifle too far In this role reversal I do see A big global conspiracy And some day you may find It be our job to bear babies fine While they swish their hips and shine And order us about as now husbands we do...... I meant this in good humour and consider both man and woman equal in everything. I do invite everyone to my page for your esteemed comments.

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Bradley Lester

Western Cape, Cape Town
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