(Un)requited

I went to see you again today, my friend
Well, I guess you know since you were there
Well, I guess you don't since you weren't
Well, I guess it doesn't matter

The key still fits the door and I turned the handle
And stepped into that familiar room
And remembered how you taught me to let go
And let the dragons fly

The bed is still there, you know
And I stretched out to get some rest
And you cradled me so quietly
And held me still

You held me until, and then you
Let me go to where I needed and
Let me find my strength to leave and
Let me love you as I do.




Poetry by Åsa Andersson
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Written on 2014-08-11 at 14:53

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I like the way you make this familiar by talking about the everydayness of love
2014-08-24


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2014-08-21


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Amusingly ambiguous.
2014-08-14



So many different manifestations of love there are; so many of us fixate on the ordinary kind. I liked this a lot, including the enigmatic title. Nice work.
2014-08-12



You held me until, and then you
Let me go to where I needed and
Let me find my strength to leave and
Let me love you as I do.

it is beautiful in its harshness but it is still hard to hear
i wouldn't like to be loved like that unless i was very sure of my sex appeal
2014-08-11


Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
Intriguing how words may create paradox,sparse and simple wording repeating soft rhythm to create a somehow emotionally full effect. Quite classic actually.
2014-08-11



This is a sad and gentle love poem. I like very much the way you've written it.
2014-08-11