Rani Turton

If I Should See You Again

If I should see you again
Across some busy city street
If I should see your face as I've longed to
For years, for so many years
Will I just stand there stupidly
My face wet with tears?

But wait, there's more to come.
I'll probably just stand and watch
You walking swiftly from sight.
If I could have my freedom and words-
And I no longer want to be so weak:
Then I would probably find my courage and speak.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 5, 2008
Poem Edited: Saturday, April 7, 2012

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (5/6/2008 4:17:00 AM)

    take a decision soon! for he is planning a visit over there...and you would see him again...
    sleek gentle and expressive poetry...

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  • James B. Earley (4/23/2008 11:47:00 AM)

    'Then I would find my courage and speak, '.....and maybe not! Please read my poem 'My Son.' Thanks.

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  • James B. Earley (3/16/2008 12:47:00 PM)

    As an addendum, and correction to my previous post....poem's titled was changed to read 'My Son.' Sorry. Thanks

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  • James B. Earley (3/16/2008 12:27:00 PM)

    Only if it's meant to be my friend! Should it be 'carpe diem', or leave it be? An excellent work. Thanks.

    PS: Please read my poem 'Old Flame.'

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  • Don Mcwilliams (2/21/2008 9:52:00 PM)

    Rani,

    Yeah, been there, too. Well done.

    Regards,
    Don

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  • Broken Peaces (1/16/2008 9:05:00 AM)

    If only how many times have I said that to myself lovely write 10 Chris

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  • Wennie C (1/9/2008 7:15:00 AM)

    Beautiful!
    I can actually feel the ambience in this poem of yours! !
    Marvelous i say! !

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  • rajagopal haranrajagopal haran (1/5/2008 11:44:00 PM)

    Rani-i interpret your poem this way; one partner is waiting for the other eagerly; other never minds it and leaves; the waiting one finds the real self and gets back the original form......with this meaning i like to share that one way love is painful and it is better to be away from such love...great

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  • Sylvi Sylva (1/5/2008 7:09:00 AM)

    what a pleasing read, love the structure and feeling, topten i say

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  • John Nightingale (1/5/2008 6:28:00 AM)

    Has a nice flow and I like the word 'probably' in the final line.

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