First Love

 

Once crinkly blue eyes,

Emanating a lifetime of unconditional love,  laughter and wisdom,

 Altered and occupied

with the stark gray of intense penetrating pain and frenzied panic

~~~~

 Crying out my pet name

for assistance and deliverance,

before plunging into depths of the unknown

~~~~

 Lifetime roles reversed

in the flash of an instant,

Forevermore changing

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Heart heaved and gut wrenched

with blatant recognition

of no turning back

~~~~

 Grateful now –

for emancipation from pain’s bondage

 ~~~~

Knowing, expecting, anticipating, acknowledging –

does not make the transition any easier

~~~~

 There is no replacement for this first love! 

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Image: lynevans.redbubble.com

© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 

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Submitted to Jingle’s Potluck Monday, week 25 <http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2011/03/poetry-potluck-idols-role-models-and.html

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Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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24 Responses to First Love

  1. Kavita says:

    There is no bigger truth than this, Becca!!
    You have given such beautiful words for even such a not-so-easy emotion… hats off to you, my friend!

    Really nicely written!!
    And cheers to salvation and a new hope :)

  2. lucyfurleaps says:

    True and beautifully told xx

  3. Expressing this painful juncture in most of our lives was beautiful and warms the heart.
    Thank you

    • Becca Givens says:

      It was very therapeutic for me to pen … it seemed to be a driving force one night in the wee hours … was not expecting the outcome! Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. ~becca

  4. honeyhaiku says:

    Well said Becca!

  5. Jingle says:

    remarkable and unforgettable first love expressions.

    well done.
    A++

    smiles.

  6. Pat Cegan says:

    Beautifully expressed, Rebecca. Hope you give us some more of your free form poetry. hugs, pat

  7. trisha says:

    a beautiful tribute to first love, it is the deepest one of our lives, it never fades away.

  8. The best poetry is from the heart. And this obviously is.

    • Becca Givens says:

      It started out as an idea for a Haiku … short! But the prompts as I was trying to go to sleep – kept me turning on and off the lights at bedtime, to jot a thought for the morning prompt to remember … until I finally said “OK!” I stayed up to complete … it is harder for me to read than it was for me to write! Go figure … so yes, it is indeed from the heart and elsewhere … hope it is a freedom therapy for others!

  9. Pam says:

    Dear Ms. Rebecca,
    Oh such beautiful words, comingling joy and sadness. I am deeply grateful for the experience of reading this remarkable poem. Thank you, thank you.

  10. dani says:

    this could have been my mother ~ you have written something so personal that is also so universal. and wrote it beautifully.

  11. Le-Leigh says:

    Daddy… yes, I miss him, too. xoxox

  12. lolamouse says:

    This is a beautiful tribute and such a bittersweet poem. Thank you for sharing this and the rest of your poems.

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