Only Hoping

Only Hoping

A Poem by Elina
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It's rather self-explanatory...

"
I see you sitting near.
Your heart is weary,
your face haggard.
I long to reach out,
to hold your hand
in mine and whisper
your name.
A thousand times
I've played the scene
in my mind, and
a thousand variations
have formed into
things that will
likely never be.
I long to share my
affection with you,
to tell you how I feel.
But we are only friends.
So instead I wait,
watching and loving
from a distance;
only hoping,
never knowing.
If only I had
the courage
to tell you
the truth.

© 2013 Elina



Author's Note

Elina
Just a quick credit for the image: Marta Syrko on Deviant Art

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Now it is hard to find a work that takes the under belly of a tragic love and understanding, Not just hard but I am sure there are a score of Opera's to express the theme, but none can match the expression of empowerment and emotion that you have just expelled. You have hit the level of Homer himself.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Elina

3 Years Ago

Oh, wow...Thank you very much for your kind words.
A wonderfully tragic and yet romantic theme, which I am a sucker for, I fear. Your poem flows very smoothly and is graceful and clean to read. Very nice, your work is a joy to read!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Elina

3 Years Ago

Thank you! Yes, I am a hopeless romantic. Any book or movie that has something lovely simply makes m.. read more
The age old mythos of a secret love. I was thinking reading this I might actually fall out of love with person near the thousandth time of hearing there name whispered, I know it's a metaphor but seriously think about it. That's a whole lot a whispers. Of course I jest. Enjoyed.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Elina

3 Years Ago

Haha! Yes that would be a lot of whispers...although I was referring more to the various versions of.. read more
Is not that the case in most situation...
the desperation in limbo...
yet the eagerness to know...
bonds the answer --- yet does not speak out...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

the line 'from a distance' is like a microcosm of the whole poem's structure - each line is parsed off and the effect is one of insular isolation. The tone is stripped down, very spoken word, and is works very well with the desolate structure of each line. It's so simple but visceral. I was moved, connected to your inner life through these words.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Elina

3 Years Ago

Thank you! It means a lot to know that something I've written can move others. I appreciate your rev.. read more
Aw this was really sweet and flowed so beautifully.. like you were just drifting along with someones thoughts.. I´m really impressed. Beautiful piece!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Elina

3 Years Ago

Thank you, so much!
the courage
to tell you
the truth.

Suxh a way to pay quick credit, I have to say your work itself is far more heavier than Marta Syrko art....
Will be back to read more of your stuff... Simply marvelous

Posted 3 Years Ago


A. Amos

3 Years Ago

You deserve more than this my friend, what i like more about your poetry it's honest nothing fake in.. read more
Elina

3 Years Ago

Most of my poems, save for a few, were born of inner turmoil. I always feel better once I've poured .. read more
A. Amos

3 Years Ago

I can understand my friend, writing is escape from the world and everyone around us. It's peaceful p.. read more
It's like a weight on your shoulders at times waiting to be released. I've been there. Good poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Elina

3 Years Ago

Thank you for the review.
Relic

3 Years Ago

You're quite welcome.
I could see it, felt every word. Beyond astonishing:) love it!!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Elina

3 Years Ago

Thank you, so much!
I really love this piece, your imagery and cohesiveness to the subject really make you feel.

Love and Thoughts ~ Dostani

Posted 3 Years Ago


Elina

3 Years Ago

Thank you for the lovely review.

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Added on December 2, 2013
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Tags: hope, hoping, love, longing, unspoken

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