Collette Anderson Williams


From A Distance - Poem by Collette Anderson Williams

Your gentle midst broke through my pain
and your words pelted my heart.
You penned words that echoed beauty.
Our hearts were strangers,
yet we've always been at home
... together -
and I loved you
from a distance.

I'd long stopped searching,
as my heart could not let go of another.
Twisted pangs of emotions
were all I allowed myself
to embrace.
My heart was stubborn to free itself
from yesterday's love;
then you came
and I loved you
from a distance.

Your words spoken so soft...
so gentle
to one you've never met.
I told my heart that you were
but a mere stranger;
yet, my thoughts were captured by you
and I loved you
from a distance.

A pseudonym without a face
was what you dared to share.
Yet your passionate rhymes
into my heart they peered -
and I loved you
from a distance.


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Topic(s) of this poem: emotions, love

Form: Free Verse


Comments about From A Distance by Collette Anderson Williams

  • Godfrey Morris (9/13/2015 9:21:00 PM)


    Lovely write. Powerful imagery. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 17, 2016


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