Linda Ori

Rookie - 189 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

Next Time - Poem by Linda Ori

Tell me not to love you,
Tell me not to care,
Tell me not to want you
When I see you standing there
With eyes so full of sadness,
With arms that ache to hold,
With lips that beg for kisses
And endearments left untold;

How can I never touch you?
How can I never know
Again that tender passion -
How can I let it go?
That other half of everything
That I have finally found -
The mirror of my spirit
That my heart is wrapped around;

Just tell me how to do this,
Just tell me how to start,
Just tell me how I'm going
To survive with half a heart -
If you know the answer
And if you really care
Then pretend it doesn't matter
When you see me standing there;

Whatever your emotion,
Whatever face you wear
You'll see in my reflection
For we're two halves of a pair;
How sad to find the spirit
That compliments your soul
And never get the chance
To blend the halves into the whole;

Next time I will find you
After darkness turns to light -
Next time we'll remember
And next time we'll get it right!

Comments about Next Time by Linda Ori

  • (7/30/2006 10:20:00 PM)

    That was awesome! Thank you, I really enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/30/2006 10:04:00 PM)

    linda...a soulsearching poem...nice (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (7/30/2006 9:34:00 PM)

    Linda, an emotionally stirring poem... very touching and brilliantly written!
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/30/2006 9:34:00 PM)


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 30, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010

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