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,
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!
© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011
Entry for The Gooseberry Garden
Poetry Picnic – Week 7
“Love and Loss”
Yes, there is no replacement of first love.. and those are lucky souls, who can stay with the first love forever…
Liked your verse…
Thanks for sharing. Look forward to your entry in the coming poetry picnic week 8 theme “Friends, relationship… ”
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
The love of a newborn child is simply amazing and I think I felt that way with every one of my own. Beautifully written, Becca.
agree.. who can forget their first love becca? this week’s gooseberry.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/scented-promises/
I so enjoyed the flow of your poem it is wonderful
I enjoyed the flow of the poem….:)
Thank you for your visit, Anthony, and your generous comment. I visited your blog and enjoyed reading some of your poetry. Congratulations on your upcoming published work!
Life’s cycle tragic, real, whole.
Life is a strange thing sometimes. These times when the one who cared for you becomes the cared for are one of the strangest, and hardest to deal with.
Wonderfully sad and painful write that ends on a comforting, encouraging note. Nicely done, Becca!
Thank you for your visit and comment. It is a strange transition ~~
Lovely 🙂 This first love is for ever!
That’s very moving. Your choice of words is very exact and not one has been wasted. A very good read.
Thank you, Jamie for your input! I appreciate your visit!
Just Beautiful!!Wonder of love!!The pic is a darling!! Truly love this one!Thanks for dropping by my place,too. Have posted another piece. Hope you can drop by, again!
Eloquently said … a precious picture to go with your very meaningful words.
Always oustanding, Becca. I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award …
No there is only one first love….such depth of emotion in your words
Love it ! perfectly said.
☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine