carolyn williams

My Ben - Poem by carolyn williams

I met this young man, made me laugh and was fit
Was cautious at first, being single was it
4 yrs out with friends makin a fool of myself
Settling down was an idea still sat on the shelf

I would almost go as far to say I was scared
Of using the commitment word, I didn’t need anyone else that cared
No risk of rejection, no need to be a ‘we’
After the past I was happy just being me

Then January came, and so did a date
Something was different, I no longer wanted to wait
To settle down, for many more years
I felt ready to try, to risk love and the tears

He was so kind and with that laddish sly smile
I really liked him, this wasn’t my style
We dated for a bit and suddenly it clicked
I really really liked him all I thought was oh shit

But whenever I had this worrying feeling
He would say a few words and my fear could be heard healing
a pyramid of love where one climbs quicker than the other
We climbed it together holding hands as one lover

‘til one day in February, he said those three words aloud
Like the pyramid in tandem I had said them in my head so proud
I looked back at him, with the butterflies and feelings I’d never knew
And said out loud, “I love you too”

My world now revolves around this one human soul
Counting down each long day til the wknd and I am home
Home in the arms of this one wonderful person
Who looks into me Like he is the lucky one for certain

I find this amazing as surely he can see
That I am the one who is lucky as can be
So in all the years of disappointment and pain
It has all been worth it for this one huge gain

So from ‘88 to 2011
Despite the troubles I am constantly given,
Because of my Ben, this year has been heaven…


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 2, 2011

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