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I Never Fell (In Love)

July 10, 2022
By Erin_Rose_Poetry BRONZE, Foster City, California
Erin_Rose_Poetry BRONZE, Foster City, California
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With you,

I never fell in love -

I never tripped

and tumbled.

I never slipped

from push or shove -

forever stripped

and humbled.

I never flipped

from peels of fruit -

as if by script

I stumbled

Or ever felt

my balance skew

as Earth had ripped

and rumbled.

I walked in love

feet after feet

like birds

above a rope.

I never rode

a downward street

but swerved

an upward slope


And every step

my shoes complete

leave prints

of hinting hope.

My love for you

is sound and sweet

yet free

from every trope

For love is not

a single wave

that swallows soul

at once

But love is all

the drops of rain

that fall at hold

of tongue

And love will soak

like changing days -

it bends

you one by one

(You never hope

to turn away

to when

the love was young)


And love is not

the first of sight

but endless sights

of seeing

And love is not

to be or been -

but active state

of being

Nor is it

a place or space

or thought or thing

or feeling -

Love is call

of all at once -

I feel

its every beating

The author's comments:

Erin R. is a teenage LGBT author - as young as she is talented. Since the age of 10, her work astounded others with its maturity, eloquence, and uniqueness.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Jul. 15 2022 at 3:24 am
GC_poetry7 SILVER, Jabalpur, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"All that happens, happens for good."

That's one immensely beautiful poem! Amazing job!

on Jul. 11 2022 at 5:15 pm
ILiveToRead PLATINUM, Wailuku, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"My music will tell you more about me than I ever will, don't ask me what i'm feeling, ask me what song am I listening to." "I think I'm afraid too be happy, because whenever I get to happy, something bad always happens."

Remarkable. How on earth was she able to put into words what I had felt but not the knowledge to describe?

on Jul. 11 2022 at 2:27 pm
OneAndOnlyRoss, Foster City, California
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the feels 😍🥰

queenash25 said...
on Jul. 11 2022 at 2:14 pm
queenash25, Foster City, California
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so beautifully written. love this inspiring piece of poetry!

Afra ELITE said...
on Jul. 11 2022 at 1:08 pm
Afra ELITE, Kandy, Other
104 articles 7 photos 1816 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

Erin, this is very beautiful!!!🧡🧡🧡
Love it so much!!!♡♡♡