Janine Campbell

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For This Alone - Poem by Janine Campbell

If I had only ever heard your voice,
echoing through my mind, touching my day,
resonating in my dreams as night wraps around me,
I would love you for this alone.
If I had only ever read your words,
felt them in my heart, filling the minutes,
twining through the spaces of my life,
tendrils of beauty reaching out to me,
speaking of poetry, of laughter, of belonging.
Every syllable, every line a vision in my mind,
I would love you for this alone.
If you had only ever told me you loved me,
if all the rest was silence, this too would be enough,
I would love you just for this.
Any one thing that you are, timeless and knowing,
yet something not defined, always just out of reach.
If I could tell you how you speak to me,
of moonlight and shadows, light on dark,
scattering at morning and at dusk.
How, if just for one moment, if there was a way
I could catch my breath and encompass all that you are.
If I could do that, I would give it back to you tenfold,
knowing that in all the world, there is another soul like mine.
For this alone, I would love you.

Comments about For This Alone by Janine Campbell

  • (10/11/2005 11:37:00 PM)

    i absolutely love this poem
    Theodora Onken
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 11, 2005

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