If Only You Were Mine


And now back to the loving…

If Only You Were Mine


You sit there sad and lonely
forgotten by lost lovers
but painful memories never fade
afraid to love again
terrified to grow old alone
you shelter your heart
from all the hurt and pain
lovely girl unloved
you will forever remain

Now If it were up to me
I’d embrace your lonely hours
and wrap myself in a blanket
of their discomforting solitude
banish all your demons
erase every unforgettable scar
Turn your tears into wine
Possess your every nightmare
If only you were mine


Photo borrowed from Google Images


106 thoughts on “If Only You Were Mine

  1. They both r imazined as u both.poem is telling a love story of u both.m i right?as western culture pic is full of emotions n poem is as calling n consoling with soft whispring wind ur tiered lonely soul of ur beloved.bt why is she alone with u?

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  2. This one really gets to me! I love the reference to your earlier work, the “lovely girl unloved,” as it brings a sense of contnuity to the poem. But the second stanza, the blanket imagery, simply took my breath away! Beautiful work, my friend! πŸ™‚

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  3. This is so sweet and tender. Sometimes it’s so hard to believe that someone could love you when you feel unlovable. The part about turning tears into wine – it is the sweetest thing in the world to be kissed when you’re weeping. Oh, you did it again, with this poem.

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  4. You are so good at following the same theme yet never making me feel like I have read the same story twice. I would have thought the themes love and loneliness might grow old, but your delivery keeps me wanting more.

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  5. One of the most naturally beautiful women I knew never felt confident about herself. She said that being very pretty made her wonder if men liked her because she was eye candy or because of the person she was. She was aware that physical beauty is shallow and fleeting, and wanted to be recognized for her internal beauty, which was exceptional. She finally married a man I thought was her spiritual match, and quite handsome as well. Only a few years into the marriage he started having affairs. They divorced of course, but the entire experience left her shattered. She trusted men even less after that. How wonderful it would be if people put their efforts into creating wholesome, loving relationships as if they were blind. You of course said it much better in fewer, more poetic words.

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  6. Lovely poem Andrew. I like your love mood, it’s very soothing and sensual all at once. If I may ask though why is he fully clothed still why she is in her undergarments? We women deserve some eye candy too πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  7. It started with her pain and ended with yours …I know there are times when you terrible want to help someone and you are not able to do so 😦 it is really sad πŸ™‚ but it is beautiful poem πŸ™‚

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