Stefan nnn

Rookie (15th May 1972 / Birmingham)

The Drive Home - Poem by Stefan nnn

The evening draws to a close
Excuses are made and we
- say our goodbyes

On the drive home
you sleepily tell
- me you love me

I smile, soft, bemused
ask 'why? ', not
- that you say

But why, after all these years
why do you
- still love me?

I cannot think of reasons anymore
perhaps because
- it is so late

Though perhaps also it's
that we no longer
- need reasons

When we were strangers still
we did, as love was
- spiced with fear

But do we now? I ask, and turn
to see your reply
- but you are sleeping
- head on seatbelt.

Comments about The Drive Home by Stefan nnn

  • (6/4/2005 12:45:00 PM)

    Stefan Nesbitt, I'm glad I've found you here. This is great stuff. Perfectly relatable, you've turned my thoughts into poetry. (Interesting format, too.) (Report)Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoo (6/4/2005 1:59:00 AM)

    witty stuff! i love this. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/3/2005 9:41:00 PM)

    *I* love you because you drive me around in an Aston Martin, passing the most beautiful olive farms and vineyards :) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 3, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, June 3, 2005

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