David Whalen

Gold Star - 5,101 Points (5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

Ode To First Love - Poem by David Whalen


I used to see you every day
From a distance
A subtle wave, a fleeting smile
From afar…
My heart would quicken
At every instance
And all the while
T’was from afar…

You were that sublime
unreachable ideal…
That all young lads
Must suffer through…
I often wonder
If it was…
At all the same
With you…

Did you wait and wish
To see my face
Did your breath quicken
At my shy, sly side-wise look…
Did your cheeks glow warm
Did your heart start to race
Did your breast seem to ache
With every breath you took

We’ll ne’er know
You and I
Twas ne’er meant
Our love to find
We only met and loved
From a distance
Our kisses and caresses
Only in my mind

A bittersweet time
In every young lad’s life
A subtle wave…a fleeting smile
A heart bereft in sorrow
This time will pass
Yet live forever
First love, first broken heart
First tear filled tomorrow

And in my mind
I’ll always wonder where you are
The one who gave
That subtle wave…
That fleeting smile

…That first love from afar…

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Form: Ode


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015



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