Valerie Jupe!

Rookie (7-23-80 / San Antonio, Texas)

Surprise - Poem by Valerie Jupe!

I cannot hide
that I am free without you.
The world has opened up
once more
- the way I used to doubt you
is nothing but a memory
or lines within my journal.
My love for you was a disease
born from some deep maternal
need I had to comfort you
and stop all of your aching
it just resulted in despair
and led but to the breaking
of my poor heard which has reworked
its tissues once again

And if a boy
knocks on my door
(and claims to be a friend
I will remember my
poor heart)
and will not let
him in.

Comments about Surprise by Valerie Jupe!

  • (5/29/2005 10:00:00 AM)

    When I first glanced at this poem, I assumed it was free verse...then I read it and found some delightful rhymes within it. Be careful to place the lines so they scan correctly with the meter. I read and re-read the line 'My love for you...' and couldn't scan it until I realized you had put the word, 'disease' on the next line. It belongs with the line above it and then your poem scans perfectly. That said, I found it delightful. A real surprise...and it made me smile for we all have been through love's folly!


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 29, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, May 7, 2010

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