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Love Made Her Stay

A soft caress, a contented
Sigh. Quiet, slow
Exhale of breath. A girl;
Happy as she had ever been.

Strong, gentle, long arms came
Around her, pulling close.
Pushing away the world.
The violence; the cruel
Betrayal of friends.

Inviting comfort, safety,
Security. In his arms she felt
More alive than she had
Ever felt before.

Content in his arms,
She sighed. Happy because
Want pulled her in
And love made her stay.



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the_sparrow This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 22, 2012 at 3:04 am
I like that you're setting up a definite contrast between desire and love. "Want pulled her in, and love made her stay." Love is so much more than physical attraction or superficial emotions. And it seems like the girl is trying to get away from just that:  superficiality. She pushes away the world and the "betrayal of friends," because they are nothing in comparison to what's real. Her love is real.
 
Hannah24 said...
Aug. 19, 2012 at 12:10 am
I honestly just love this. The line "love made her stay" is what drew me to this poem and the use of it at the end of the poem is beautiful.
 
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