by Tanya Southey   Jul 12, 2019

You were my first love,
you held me like no other,
blanketed me with sky,
soothed me to sleep
in violet moonlight,
and told me we were spinning
through the stars

You were my first love
you kissed me with
crystal water and
whispered your faithfulness
over flooded rocks,
even the trees stood, rooted
and drank your beauty

You were my first love
you called me through your birds,
your sun knew how to
find my bones
when I had forgotten
I was made of flesh

You were my first love
and I breathed you in,
sharp air that fuelled my joy
and fed my creativity

You were my first love
wild oceans licking blue sky,
green grass the backdrop
for flowers that pulsed
their own colours

You were my first love
I had forgotten
striving, driving
out of my heart
alone in my head
I am coming back to claim you
for you never left

© Tanya Southey


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  • 3 months ago

    by William Mae

    A deserving win and clever way of framing the poem around the verse, “you were my first love”

  • 3 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Each verse has been specially crafted with thoughts, feelings as well as the senses when you write about your love. I liked the 5th verse and the use of words to create lingering images..well done..and Congrats on the win!

    • 3 months ago

      by Tanya Southey

      Thank you Meena, appreciate the feedback and that it resonated for you.

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