It's Just Blood Poem by Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele

It's Just Blood

Rating: 4.8

I had just accidentally smashed
my boyfriend Howard in the forehead
with a horseshoe. The blood surged
through his eight year old fingers,
dripping down his face. I screamed,
dropped the horseshoe and spun
to race towards the house,
'No, don't tell anyone! ' He tried to
block me from reaching grown-ups
and help.

I remember looking into his eyes,
and seeing blind love, and fear.
He could forgive me any pain I would
ever cause him, and deny it as well.
If they found out he thought,
then our love was lost. Even now
I'm amazed, how love can survive,
in spite of all our visible
and hidden scars.

Uloia Norris Moore 30 July 2007

Thought provoking indeed what insight others hold while they bleed Good Write

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Scarlett Treat 01 August 2007

I remember my first kiss-and his instructions to 'don't tell anyone! ' How funny that one of us had a beautiful summer day, and the other had blood flowing, and yet the conclusion is the same, that is the fear of telling would end the whole lovely relationship! ! I loved this poem. Well crafted, with a killer ending!

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Jemarie Ragudo 12 August 2007

Your poem has proven once more that when children love, it's one hundred percent unconditional. And for that kind of love to survive is a miracle. One is fortunate even just to have a glimpse of that kind of love happening to others. Excellent work. I like your poem.

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Greenwolfe 1962 06 December 2008

I understand this one. True Love. Still. GW62

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Shannon Wright 10 January 2008

Cheryl- This made me smile. a ten for me -shannon

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Ana Monnar 09 September 2007

True love is sweet success at any age. Great write!

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Barry Van Allen 22 August 2007

Cheryl, That is a beautiful sentiment - - - I hope you got him help! ... By the way, no more horse shoes for you, right? (Isn't an 8 year old a little young for you?) B.V.A.

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the poet 13 August 2007

Cheryl, i too have been through this on first hand and i truly agree. Love is inexplainable, but its there, and it can cause us to do all sorts of crazy stuff to each other. Definitely a great poem. Thanks!

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