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Can I Love You?

Three little words.

Three little words that breach all emotions.

I love you.

Simple and beyond reproach.

Simple but they make my throat choke.

I love you.

I stumble, I quiver, I fear,

It turns my feelings in to tears.

If I start them words now,

It’s inevitable my heart will ultimately bow.

I love you.

There’s elation in having you,

There’s cruel sadness in losing you,

These three words will change us,

These three words will break us.

I love you.

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What does it mean when you whisper them to me?

Is it that you’re a part of me, forever eternal is that the certainty?

I love you.

Or are there cracks in this painted veneer,

That everything will fade and the warmth will all but disappear.

I love you.

Will it be a bitter ending, full of perpetual misunderstanding?

Will it be joyous, blissful and heavenly never faltering?

I love you.

It’s without knowledge, or reason we begin such death-defying leaps of faith,

This is definitely a test to the future in which we face.

But if we solemnly declare that these feelings are to be true,

Then all that is left to say is,

I love you.

© 2011 Alana Bembridge


Little Kim from Any town U.S.A. on July 22, 2011:

Beautiful and voted up!!

Binaya.Ghimire on July 20, 2011:

The first poem I read tempted to read another. Wonderful writing.

Liam Hallam from Nottingham UK on July 19, 2011:

Beautiful piece Alana,

Jjw1125 from Mosheim, TN on July 18, 2011:

Love the poem. Keep up the good work

Robin71 on July 18, 2011:

awsome poem, keep it up.

MOlmstead on July 18, 2011:

Love is the emotion of true passion. It's the only one that can sprout all others. Although I fear it at times I cannot help but to yearn for it in it's absense. Good work keep it up!

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