I recently wrote a poem for OVS‘s love poetry competition. While I didn’t win, I was pretty proud of what I wrote. I realize that this is more of a short story than a poem but I spoke from the heart. Whenever people read something, they always question who or what it’s about. This is simply a story about forbidden love. Read and interpret for yourselves.
She was the one he could never quite reach.
There was always some barrier keeping them apart.
He didn’t understand why.
The wall was solid.
He knew she was on the other side.
It was all that was ever on his mind.
How everyday, he’d try.
Just to be next to her.
And he’d try
You would think that constant failure would render him helpless.
But his love for her wouldn’t let him stop.
Then one day, one lone hole emerged in the wall.
He could see the light.
She was beautiful.
He had never seen anything like her.
He needed to be with her.
He was in love.
And there was no way out.
As one wall was falling
a new wall was forming
He realized that as his desire for her burned inside,
he was trapped.
He was never getting away from his love.
Her radiance shown as if she truly was an angel.
Infatuation, obsession, affection,
He felt helpless without her.
As he fell harder and harder, the wall began to crumble away.
The wall sheltering him from escape was now impassable.
He could see her face.
And she looked on him with bright eyes
The two never looking away
She smiled at him
And he smiled back
He saw his chance, and tried to reduce the rest of the wall to rubble.
Taking any opportunity to make her realize
He loved her
Piece by piece
Brick by brick
He pushed through
And he held her
And she him
They were finally together
After so much determination
His efforts to make her realize
How he really felt
And she was beautiful
He was not blinded by his addiction
She was flawless in nature
Her entire being was bright
Her eyes, stars that envied the night sky
Her smile, the only thing that made him happy
Her voice, sweeter and softer than the sounds of the most glorious choirs
Her heart, only for him
Her touch, made him hope that she’d never take her hand away
She refused to accept it at first
He knew that she did
She knew that she loved him.
The wall between them had fallen.
And a new wall surrounded them.
But they were together
And that’s all he ever wanted.