Bob Oldfield

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The Heart Has Reasons - Poem by Bob Oldfield

I saw you
Amidst a crowd of nameless faces
I saw you
And though there should have been no reason
For my attention to be accosted,
Somehow my gaze became soft-focus
And homed in on your profile
Shutting out the periphery
As the room became smaller

I saw you
As if you were the only one around
I saw you
And watched as you talked and laughed
And danced your eyes
I listened for the strains of your voice
But all sounds melted in the heat of the moment
And formed globules
Which pounded inside my chest

I saw you
And it registered on the Richter scale
I saw you
And shock waves caressed my senses
And I drifted away
Lost in long-forgotten excitement.
But all in a moment sanity hit
Like a cold shower
Feelings, guilt-ridden and numbed
Cascaded into inner blushes

To the logic of the mind
There are no excuses

But the heart has reasons of its own

Comments about The Heart Has Reasons by Bob Oldfield

  • (4/3/2006 5:51:00 AM)

    I saw you
    And it registered on the Richter scale.... a VERY POWERFUL GLANCE!
    Great wording to make the intense feelings.

    Patricia Gale
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  • (4/3/2006 2:14:00 AM)

    Well written.This mind is the villain in most cases! ! !
    Would like you to read mine'When the Heart Speaks'
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  • (4/2/2006 11:55:00 PM)

    And those reasons can get you into a lot of trouble! ! ! ... ;)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 2, 2006

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