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Poem: I Could Not Love You More

By bhmcintosh | bhmcintosh | 17 May 2019


Here I try to consider Love as being greater than any particular human attribute that we may focus upon...

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I Could Not Love You More

Were I tall as Rhodes' Colossus, rather than of modest height,
Were I strong as Hercules, instead of lacking might,
Were I blessed with Legolas' vision, and not bespectacled eyesight,
Were I wise as Solomon, instead of lacking deep insight,

If all these gifts were mine, my Love, I could not love you more!

Were I fast and fleet as Hermes, and not such a plodding creature,
Were I fine and handsome as Adonis, and not so very plain of feature,
Were I instructive as a Socrates, and not just a learner, much less a teacher,
Were I a tenor great as Pavarotti, instead of such a tone-deaf screecher,

If all these attributes were mine, my Love, I could not love you more!

All the love I have to give, is in my deepest part,
For if I could reach inside myself and remove that loving spark,
You'd see it glowing in my hand, shining like a light in dark,
Pulsing to the thumping beat, of my ever-loving heart!

Brandon

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The "firecracker heart" image is used courtesy of a Creative Commons license, and is originally from here.

Check out my home page here for links to other poems you might enjoy. Thanks!

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bhmcintosh
bhmcintosh

I've written some poetry (currently posted on Steemit) and would like to explore more creative writing in the future.


bhmcintosh
bhmcintosh

I'm interested in poetry. Unless otherwise stated, all poems I post are my own, original works: Copyright © B.H. McIntosh.

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