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I'm still right here

by S. E. Linn 6 months ago in love poems
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I won't let you push me away, he said.

To the woman before him, her eyes rimmed with red.

What would it take to make her smile,

To borrow her love for a little while.

He could feel her war of heart and mind,

Trust was a delicate gift he'd find.

With his every step, she stood her ground.

He moved closer, advancing without a sound.

With his thumb, he wiped a single tear.

What he saw in her eyes was only fear.

Silly girl, get out of your head.

I'm still right here, is what he said.

How many times do I have to say,

I'm not going to let you push me away.

The fear in her heart told her what to do.

I don't want this!

I don't want you!

He tilted his head slowly to the side,

And scrutinized with patient eyes.

I said I won't leave until you tell me to go.

Look into my eyes and you will know.

How can I make you understand?

Girl, stop being silly and take my hand.

How many times do I have to say,

I'm not going to let you push me away.

The ice in her heart began to melt.

This was the card her fate had dealt.

What if he took away her choice?

How would he try to take her voice?

When would those patient eyes turn cold?

What would she do that would make him fold?

She knew one day his love would die.

How long would it take to bleed love dry?

Silly girl, get out of your heart.

Things can't be over before they start.

How many times do I have to say,

I'm not going to let you push me away.

Take just my love for a little while,

Come to me, I'll make you smile.

He brushed his thumbs under her eyes,

Silly girl, there's no reason to cry.

He pulled her close like a scared, lost child

She could feel his strength raw and wild

Move through her soul and warm her skin.

And that was the moment she let him in.

Let me hold you, little one.

But this time she didn't want to run.

She didn't want to fight or flee

For in his arms she wanted to be.

How many times do I have to say,

Don't ever let me push you away.

love poems

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