8 Months

I didn’t need 4 seasons
To recognize you’re the scent of sweet

I didn’t need 240 moons
To want you 8 days a week

I didn’t need 1 year
To give you the key to my heart

And I sure as hell
Don’t need you gone
To know what I got

It was obvious you were
Priceless from the start

42 comments on “8 Months

  1. wardah says:

    Amazingly written, as always, Benjamin! The last stanza is awesome!

  2. judeitakali says:

    This is amazing 🍻

  3. Only you can come up with some amazing thoughts Ben πŸ’™

  4. Msdedeng says:

    I appreciate the follow, Bejamin4.

  5. V.J. Knutson says:

    You are forever the love poet, Benjamin.

    • bejamin4 says:

      Yes, for as long as she’s in my life. But, I have a sense something else is brewing in the distance. Who knows where words will ever lead us next.

      • V.J. Knutson says:

        So true. I wrote of pain and despair for so long, I got sick of myself – that was an opening, I believe for something new. (Or maybe I’m deluding myself, lol.)

      • bejamin4 says:

        It might sound trite, but every day is a chance for something new, a fresh start, a better direction. But still: pain, despair, love: those will always be poetry’s best friend. I’m sure you’ll go somewhere breathtaking next. Your words have that ability to travel anywhere. A very timeless quality to them. Have a great day!

      • V.J. Knutson says:

        Wisdom, my friend. You too!

  6. Cassa Bassa says:

    “I didn’t need 240 moons
    To want you 8 days a week” brilliant line!

  7. Sia Morweng says:

    Makes me want to be in love. 😊πŸ₯°

  8. Lia says:

    Your poetry always blows my mind. In a way that is utterly divine. Sweetness itself indeed. And I crave to read you 8 days per week. Or sometimes 9. Your clever way of working with words and numbers is so intoxicating… better than wine. It’s a kind of deep music, so very fine. πŸ™πŸ”†πŸŽΆπŸŒ€πŸŒŒπŸŒ·

  9. I love the last line. πŸ™‚

  10. To recognise the value of what one has isn’t always easy and doesn’t come to everyone. You have written this so well, Ben. Heartwarming! ✨

    • bejamin4 says:

      You’re right. It’s hard to find someone you can connect with on every level (intellectually, emotionally, romantically, spiritually). However, if you ever find that kind of celestial connection … it’s probably best to never let it go. Thanks for your kind words!

  11. Another lovely piece…

  12. Kritika says:

    Wonderful rhyming. Beautiful words.

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