23 Minutes

by Maple Tree   Sep 2, 2014


What can I do in twenty three minutes?

I have a small amount of time before
I walk out that door, a routine of work
calls my name.

I really should devour you in kisses
because a rainstorm is coming
and I have this aching within my
soul, but I choose to remain still-

and write about it...

For if anything should happen to me
you will have the words to remind
your love for me, that I love you
every minute of every day
and I will continue to do so
forever and always.

Before I close this poem,
I now have thirteen minutes-

I'm going to kiss you one more
time, and tell you what you already
know... and you can read it
after I'm gone.

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  • 3 years ago

    by Arrabella of the Night

    Had to read it a second time. Loved it, so pure and heart left.

  • 3 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    This is so real and alive, sweet and sentimental. It shows with just a few minutes what one undergoes emotionally and how well that emotion can be expressed. Throughout this poem your voice is heard...another nice read.

  • 3 years ago

    by Robert Gardiner

    Lovely Write!!!

  • 3 years ago

    by Daizia

    This is so vividly amazing and so sweet. I see nothing that should ever be changed and even if I did, adding it would interrupt the beauty of this poem. Wonderful job and this is very well written. Each line is a masterpiece in itself.

  • 3 years ago

    by cassie hughes

    Sweet and beautifully written. :)