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Love’s light lost

Ask me in December: Babs's unofficial Challenge

By Raymond G. TaylorPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
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Ask me in December.

Don’t ask me to remember

Your gentle touch,

Our fleeting brush with..

Well, you know.

Romantic illusion, youthful delusion,

Unbreakable connection. Your recollection?

Mine is sweet. Bitter? Perhaps.

Let’s not dwell on that,

Because we were young, full of..

Well, love.. if love’s what it was.

Yes, that’s the word. Absurd, it may seem.

Half in a dream, we fell into longing,

Or at least into bed and, it has to be said,

The gymnastics were welcome

And seldom repeated to that serene level.

It’s hard now to capture

The bliss, the rapture, wrought from the fact that we shagged the night through,

Knew what we wanted, took it,

Embraced it: our base, lustful need.

Greedily, celebrating our passion, possession,

Love’s new-found lesson.

A time long ago, now, hard to know

How we fell for each other.

Another age, past, the bliss couldn’t last.

I hear now the eulogy, passive invitee.

Your husband-widower, children, friends, family.

How did you know her?

Friend, I will say,

Long time ago,

Mere acquaintance, you know.

Cling to April’s spring memory,

Now in my autumn, your winter full come.

Ask me in December,

When my days are done.

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Submitted to:

With many thanks to Babs for the inspiration.

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Thanks for reading


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About the Creator

Raymond G. Taylor

Author based in Kent, England. A writer of fictional short stories in a wide range of genres, he has been a non-fiction writer since the 1980s. Non-fiction subjects include art, history, technology, business, law, and the human condition.

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  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    Excellent words and a surprise ending. Well done, Ray!

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    A wonderful piece for the challenge :)

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago


  • Kageno Hoshinoabout a month ago

    Now that's poetry!

  • Mark Grahamabout a month ago

    A true poem of Love and Life. Beautiful and thought provoking.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    This was so poignantly beautiful! Loved your poem so much!

  • Mariann Carrollabout a month ago

    Excellent poetry 👏🏽

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    This is an extraordinary poem, Ray! I absolutely loved the beauty, emotion and lyricism of it!

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Lovely lovely lovely!

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Awesome!!! Loved it!!!💕❤️❤️

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