Love Without Sex

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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.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: love
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COMMENTS
Terry Craddock 14 September 2020
Learning Loving As Two Heartbeats Share Eternities decades of time would be to short to love define a lifetime learning loving as two heartbeats share eternities in time a dream of life enfolded heats drives out chill winter winds Inspired by the poem 'Love Without ' by the poet Colleen Courtney. Dedicated to the poet Colleen Courtney.
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Terry Craddock 14 September 2020
Heart Dares Surrender Into Soul Deep Embraces heart draws into long moments of meaning surrenders into heart soul deep embraces dares cross line into love ultimate questions Inspired by the poem 'Love Without ' by the poet Colleen Courtney. Dedicated to the poet Colleen Courtney.
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Terry Craddock 14 September 2020
Take A Rest A Hot Restoring Drink would be good to take a rest a hot restoring drink rest read books or verse to share liked passages lines to reflect on past passions memories still warming Inspired by the poem 'Love Without ' by the poet Colleen Courtney. Dedicated to the poet Colleen Courtney.
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Terry Craddock 14 September 2020
Childhood Memories Glow In Embering Coals Spiritual comfort companionship safe as warm as wonderful as a long burning log fire on an ice cold winter's evening childhood memories glow in embering coals spiritual Inspired by the poem 'Love Without ' by the poet Colleen Courtney. Dedicated to the poet Colleen Courtney.
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Terry Craddock 14 September 2020
A Shelter Friendly Fireside Heath chill winter winds can blow keen like a knife blade cutting skin flesh to flayed bone when winter bites childlike we wish for shelter heath friendly fireside Inspired by the poem 'Love Without ' by the poet Colleen Courtney. Dedicated to the poet Colleen Courtney.
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Bri Edwards 26 July 2017
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! Thanks. you will, of course, get 'full credit' for your work. bri :)
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Aisha Masha 16 December 2016
This is a well written poem on love! We will continue thinking about defining it. Only God knows! Good work.
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Edward Kofi Louis 26 February 2016
Bewteen you and me; yet our bond is best! Nice piece of work.
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Raymond Farrell 15 January 2016
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.
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Michael Walker 15 July 2015
Very good. I read Wilde and A.E. Housman also. Michael Walker.
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