Colleen Courtney

Rookie - 63 Points (10/13/65 / Massachusetts)

Love Without Sex - Poem by Colleen Courtney

You do not need to be
joined physically.
Body to body, sex to sex
to become as one.
It can happen in the simplest of ways.
This is how I wish it to be
between you and me.

The two of us
sipping tea in front
of a roaring fire,
on a cold winter night.
The full moon glowing through
the windows
the wind howling at the door.
The two of us
feeling safe and secure
just sitting close and talking.
About our lives, our pasts.
The things we've done and
the things we'd still like to do.
Maybe to be done together,
maybe not.
Then when the words run out
perhaps we'll partake of some reading.
You with your Wilde and I
with my Housman.
Perhaps we'll read verses aloud
to each other.
Perhaps not.
So much can be conveyed in silence.

Then as the fire dwindles down
to just embering coals,
it is then that the true test comes.
Is it possible
to climb together into the same bed
to hold one another in closeness
with hearts overflowing
in deep feelings of love.
Where pieces of mind and parts of bodies
cleave to be joined as one.
But yet knowing that making
that one decision
that giving in to that oldest
of times eternal pleasures,
we could be sacrificing
what makes our being together
so special.
Because it is not in what we do
that makes our bond so exceptional.
It's in what we don't do.
It is in the not knowing, the not needing.
Even though I'm dying inside with
the wondering.

Yet our bond is best
left sacred.
To be cherished and held
in the most loving place of all.
Respectfully in our hearts.
Where we'll always find each other.
One soul mirroring another.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Comments about Love Without Sex by Colleen Courtney

  • Bri Edwards (7/26/2017 12:51:00 AM)

    i wish i knew what i typed in my previous comment, but i'm not going to wade through ALL of them just for that!

    you CAN'T be serious about NO SEX! ! ! ! are you. it is a clever(?) and very well-written poem and went to MyPoemList long ago.

    now i choose to borrow it for my/our August 2017's showcase of and for PH poets.

    i hope you don't mind!


    you will, of course, get 'full credit' for your work.

    bri :)
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  • (12/16/2016 1:52:00 AM)

    Well written
    This is a well written poem on love! We will continue thinking about defining it. Only God knows! Good work. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/26/2016 4:22:00 AM)

    Bewteen you and me; yet our bond is best! Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2016 5:26:00 AM)

    My wife passed away in 2003, I am now 61 and alone and what you have written here really strikes a chord with me. Thanks for sharing this thoughtfully written poem. (Report) Reply

  • (7/15/2015 11:02:00 PM)

    Very good. I read Wilde and A.E. Housman also. Michael Walker. (Report) Reply

  • (7/15/2015 11:01:00 PM)

    Very good free verse. It proves there can be love without physical intimacy. I read both Oscar Wilde and A.E. Housman too. Michael Walker. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (1/12/2015 9:29:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem, and a special amen to what Mandolyn said, and I would add, by coming later, should mean AFTER MARRIAGE.
    Great job.
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  • (10/27/2014 6:51:00 PM)

    Very adorable, it is written so soulfully that anyone can feel the essence of purity in the kind of love being talked about. I wish everyone expected the same sort of love being mentioned here. (Report) Reply

  • Macharia Kanyari (10/18/2014 3:21:00 PM)

    Expertly penned as always. Well done Colleen. Than you for sharing... (Report) Reply

  • Macharia Kanyari (10/18/2014 3:18:00 PM)

    Expertly penned as always. Well done Colleen. Than you for sharing... (Report) Reply

  • Macharia Kanyari (10/18/2014 3:16:00 PM)

    This deep, and profound and it resonates well with me. I wish I could have that too, sometimes though...thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (9/22/2014 10:50:00 PM)

    Amazing poem Love it totally, thanks for sharing Colleen (Report) Reply

  • (8/26/2014 7:20:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem - - - For me - - - this is the pure love I yearn to experience. Great poem, Love it so much, and thank you for sharing it with us. (Report) Reply

  • Geraldine Kelly (8/9/2014 10:37:00 PM)

    Beautifully written! Thoroughly enjoyed the read! (Report) Reply

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen (7/12/2014 6:56:00 AM)

    one soul mirroring another.....
    long verse but very interesting write..
    i read in a single breathe... nice to read and make a lovely sense of love.. forever...
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  • Hans Vr (7/6/2014 5:12:00 AM)

    I love the romance expressed. The look into the eyes, the sharing of thoughts and sincere openness and trust in a supremely cozy environment and then the respect and control, prolonging that love that surmounts so many times the in-love. I think you will like my poem, it's all in the in (51) (Report) Reply

  • (7/4/2014 11:40:00 AM)

    Two souls two bodies, one soul two bodies, and no soul two bodies make all the difference.........What is the true
    definition of love nobody knows........chemistry brings man and woman's the law of Nature...........
    Sex is just a medium to consecrate love and love without sex supposed to be the purest lives in mind's concept
    and in the process draws souls into hypocrisy.........though Nature does submit to those virtuous few with a crown that carries Godly qualities..........A brilliant piece that teases souls to think time and again.................
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  • Babatunde Aremu (7/4/2014 2:48:00 AM)

    A true love indeed. Great write. I like it (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (7/2/2014 2:14:00 AM)

    love is a connection or a bond between two people, there are many different degrees of love. nice write (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2014 11:48:00 PM)

    A thoght provoking poem. Dating a conservative girl of my youth involved much cuddling and little else. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 15, 2014

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