Doubling Time

So maybe I won’t be your
good morning or good night
Maybe I won’t be able to
bake you that birthday cake from scratch
or massage your favorite oil
into your hair or even paint your toenails
your favorite shade of sea green.

And maybe we won’t be able to cry together
or hold each other’s hands delicately, tenderly, tightly
when it really mattersβ€”when it really counts
Because maybe love doesn’t conquer everything
and that’s the real lesson, the real truth
hidden beneath our utopian relationship
But you know what?
I still believe our love has no half-life.

29 comments on “Doubling Time

  1. Kritika says:

    Beautiful. I guess thats okay.

  2. There is a sweetness (and sadness) in the reality here. Lovely write Ben.

  3. Cassa Bassa says:

    This is beautiful and makes me wanna cry…thanks for writing…

  4. uzzawal1911 says:

    This poem is powerful Benjamin, it does have a lot of pain beneath and also a lot of hope and love. Well written!

  5. Beautiful amalgam of pain, love and hope Benjamin!

  6. wardah says:

    Your writing is always amazing, and this poem really shows that off! I love the little details in the first stanza. It describes heartbreak perfectly.
    The last line is beautiful, though – there’s always hope. Wishing you all the best!

  7. Love doesn’t have to conquer everything. Very rightly said, Benjamin! This is a great poem. I adore it.

  8. Lia says:

    This sounds like such a unique and deep love, and the fluctuating story is so captivating. You’ve definitely got me rooting for you! That last line though… beautiful way of putting the ultimate romantic concept. Wowzers! More please… :))

    • bejamin4 says:

      I can’t refute anything you say. You’ve picked up on something that’s there. “Unique” and “deep” are good words for the greatest romance one can have. Thank you!

      • Lia says:

        Now it’s my turn to agree, and say that I can also strongly relate! Well, hope yours breeds many more poems so lovely, so we can continue to share in the magic.

  9. Beautiful written and so true. πŸ™‚

  10. Beautifully expressed…

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