I have this puzzle
A map of the world
Which I’ve been putting
Together in private
And amorously slow
Not because I’m unsure of
The location of the pieces
But rather I wanted to rearrange the globe
So our countries aren’t
Disconnected by a sea
It took six seemingly endless months
But it was nothing, really
A few necessary adjustments
Even when it’s make-believe
I always place you next to me
‘Even when it’s make-believe’ this is a childlike innocence. 💚
Yeah, I think you’re right. It’s always good to keep a bit of the inner child. That’s where our best smiles come from. 🙂
Aww….from the heart, absolutely beautiful Benjamin ♥️
Thanks. Much appreciated 🙂
I agree. Thanks for the support!
Wow, this is amazing! I love the connection to maps, maybe it’s just the traveler side of me poking through. The last stanza, though. That’s beautiful, and also sad. You always make your last stanzas so powerful, and this one is no exception. Longing for someone is so hard to quiet down, but there’s no telling what the future holds, right?
Beautifully penned! 👏
Yeah, the future is not set in stone or written in ink. Tomorrow is often formed with a pencil and we can start erasing today or next day, little by little. And the future can hold anything and everything for a person. Don’t give up on your dreams too early, I think. You never know what might happen if you don’t let go of that hand. Thanks again for the continued support!
You really do have a great way of putting things. Love how you say tomorrow is often formed with a pencil – so true! That’s probably why they say “never let go of your dreams.” 🙂 You’re welcome!
You are such a meticulously brilliant thinker and writer and every time I read your poems they startle and cause deep feelings. The lines with “…amorously slow” – this could actually sum up the style of much of your romantic poetry imho… in the best possible way. A languorous, slow-heating pleasure to read.
That’s such a lovely comment. Not sure what to say, besides thank you very much. I’ll smile for rest of the day.
Awww! 💖 Same then, and welcome. 😊
I think this is the first time I came across the idea of changing the map to be close to each other 😅. I like the thought much!
Well, thanks for that. I’m glad it felt fresh and different. I think writing should try to reach those boundaries as much as possible.
I agree. Been seeing original and outstanding lines hereabouts lately, and it’s wonderful
I think a lot of those lines and originality are coming from you! There’s a lot to learn from the way you craft. Thanks for inspiring. Stay safe. Have a great rest of your day.
Ohhh, thaaaanks! I’d like to frame this comment. 😅 You too, have a lovely day!
Frame it in your mind. Best and safest place to keep things sometimes. 🙂
Thanks so much.
This is amazingly beautiful.
Thanks very, very much.
Thank you! Hope you’re having yourself a lovely day!
Loved this one Benjamin! It’s so filled with emotions and the want to have the person next to you. Poetic indeed. You have an amazing way with words. Well done, keep it up 🙌
Thanks. I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment and offer your thoughts. You have great insights. Stay safe!
This is the description of a beautiful and pure love. I really enjoyed reading this. A “meant to be” kind of romance.
Definitely, as you say. An effortless kind of love: that’s the best kind to come upon. And “pure” and “beautiful” are good words too. Thanks so much!
Ahh yes, effortless. I do hope to stumble upon that one day!
I’m sure it’ll come to you! Might even stumble into you instead of the other way around.
Such a beautiful thought and a lovely way to put it into words
So beautiful! Me and my husband are the success product of 2 years long distance relationship!
Wow, that’s great to hear. I love stories like this. Thanks for sharing!
What a beauty of a verse. Effortless faultless flow of words. Great poetry.
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Ive been in a 7-year LDR. we seldom meet in person. We have to travel together which is not easy. I can totally relate
Sounds like an incredible story and relationship. Being together in person is great, but I also like to believe that the distance between two hearts is imaginary. When you love someone not much else matters, but still you always have that wanderlust to go and hold each other’s hands. Thanks for reading and sharing your story. Have a great start to your week!
Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you
writing this write-up and also the rest of the website is also very good.
Thanks for that! And for reading and commenting!