One Single Impression: Overt

You've cleared the table of
I love you
I'm sorry
Please
I need you
Look at where we've been

They lie on the floor with
You mean everything to me
I love you (that again)
Give our friendship time

And those summery blue
Ideas of destiny
Those roads that led us here
Broken roads
Broken us

And the grace that mends wounds
Feeds the soul
Restores those tattered people
Into a whole man and a whole woman

Who realize
Where one ends,
The other begins

Who say in all honesty
I love you
Just the way you are
Because you are you

And you are me
And we are in it together.

Life is beautiful.
Your happiness is my dream.

Is love stronger than anger?

I'd say so.

Though nothing is left,
Your happiness is my dream.


Comments

  1. Wow - this is a beautifully powerful poem about love and forgiveness.

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  2. powerful indeed on many levels

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  3. alady'slife10:47 AM

    Your happiness is my dream. Very romantic. lol

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  4. sometimes pain produces the best art...would be nice if we could get art without the pain, but then what is life but learning to transcend pain...I think I've been living with a Buddhist for too long :)

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  5. Lovely poem and great blog. Glad I found it.

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  6. very nice poem, Sandy :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  7. This is a beautiful poem and is certainly the ideal!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  8. Love truly is stronger than anger.

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  9. Your happiness is my dream! Wow!!Beautiful one

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  10. Overt.
    And so beautiful.

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  11. No one says it better, Sandy! A very powerful poem reflecting on love, anger, forgiveness and love is always the strongest! Marvelous! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  12. Love often finds itself on the floor. It is so resilient. It will be picked up and it will grow even stronger.

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  13. This is beautiful! I can only say 'Amen' to the comments above.

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  14. I like how this poem feels like a delicious surrender. It has that wilted feeling like after a good argument that ends with an even better kiss.

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  15. Anonymous5:19 PM

    exce4llent poem..no more I can say, Sandy
    nice weekend
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/07/still-in-love/

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  16. Surely, love is stronger than anger, on all levels.
    Very nice poem, I enjoy it!

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  17. This is speaking from the heart. Beautiful but so powerful.

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  18. This seems to migrate from heartbreak to having hope. I also believe love is stronger than anger. Otherwise, there is only self-destructiveness. Love is about someone elses happiness. Your words come from the heart.

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  19. Who say in all honesty
    I love you
    Just the way you are
    Because you are you

    Wonderful lines, these.. and if one says.. oh, it would be so very beautiful..for the one it gets said for exactly like this..

    Thanks Sandy for your constant presence encouraging always exactly with the words those are needed..

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  20. Oh so gently wonderful.

    Love is quiet, patient and still often surprising in it's consistency to heal like this.

    Writing in Faith for sure.

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  21. 'Though nothing is left,
    Your happiness is my dream.'

    Straight from heart.

    And when dream is for other's happiness, isn't lot yet there? It will show up.

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  22. Dear Sandy,

    I love the platitudes as items one would clear from the table ... such brilliant imagery!

    Thanks for this wonderful contribution to "overt!"

    peace & love,
    JP/deb

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  23. that is overt...!!

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  24. Love is a very strong emotion, and I don't think that many can top it. A brilliantly written poem!

    -Weasel

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  25. Oh Sandy, what beauty and sadness in every line. I feel your pain. Hugs friend, sending good thoughts your way.

    What a talent you have.

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  26. Oh i felt soaked in the feelings you portrayed in your poem...

    it happens and it will again...

    beautiful but sad poem this is Sandy!

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  27. I got pulled into the feelings so completely!

    hugging the stones, I meditate fervently

    Also do get aboard the Monday Poetry Train

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  28. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Splendid !! am gonna bookmark this poem. its one of those things that you relate to any time !

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  29. bittersweet,
    and a little haunting.

    even in the grace

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  30. Through heartbreak and pain comes our best and most raw writing and heartfelt thoughts...this is such a beautifully written poem Sandy! What a lovely wish... Hugs and hapy thoughts sent your way...

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  31. Sandy, you have this wonderful way of capturing a moment in time and painting the picture with words that helps me see and feel it. This poem makes me feel sad and hopeful all at once.

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  32. Anonymous7:18 PM

    Such emotion of pain and yet forgivenss. Thank you. I am wondering what happen to the Haiku Bones site?

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