Elevant journeys of the heart

Elevant journeys of the heart

A Poem by Lyn Anderson

sometimes the right word isn't a right word at all


She was fierce and freaky;

She had more points than soft spots --

Making her way through the list,

Drowning her pain in sweat;

Suffocating her hate under cover

She needed a man, not a lover …


Till she tripped over you …

I searched all around

Looked all over town

Couldn't find her

Where'd you hide her? 

She was lost

and I was found ...


smoothe my edges

glow my cheeks

steady my breath

and tease out the crinkles

in my smile

warm each and every part

of me

and match so very


the imperfect beating

of my heart ...

His love for me is an elevant,

minor irritations

cease to be relevant,

a moment in his arms

is a vacation

for my weary heart.

from first kiss

to lost count ...

his love for me


me higher

than any

who came


© 2019 Lyn Anderson

Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
the journey from she to me and him to her is elevant

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This makes me very jealous, but I'm also happy for you, since it feels like this is autobiographical. This is the best I've read you, as far as speaking of your main love. This flows smoothly & authentically. And I'm not a fan of love poems. It's gotta feel complex like real love, as you do so well (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

LOVE: "His love for me is an elevant,
minor irritations
cease to be relevant"

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Lyn Anderson

4 Days Ago

Aww thanks. I agree with you on love poems if they feel artificial, overly composed, or forced, they.. read more
too many wonderful lines, from first line "to lost count'
so uplifting, this one.

Posted 2 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Month Ago

Awww thank you
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm love the back and forth of who she was and who she is ... elevating the relevant things is a deepening indeed ... a deedeed ;)
astounding how many break ups are based on how one holds a fork ... or hums when absorbed ... there is no getting past getting past those things when "in love" but knowing and feeling safe with another human being is blissful and well worth the loss of all our little "points" ... a wise and flowing true love poem for V-Day ... have a happy one Lyn!

Posted 2 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much
' You .. smoothe my edges .. glow my cheeks .. steady my breath .. and tease out the crinkles .. in my smile.. ' Special love, that..

Have found that looking for anything is more often or not a no-no! As to love, fate will have not have its wicked way but the most beautiful. One hopes. prays. Your words, the way you place them, makes reading such a pleasure, more than. You've a way of tipping your hat and our gaze slides this way that til mesmerised.. content and admiring, Lyn. Yet another 'brava' for the unique skill you share. Me, green with envy, nevah... much! x

Posted 2 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

Such a glowing and kind review. Thank you ever so much

2 Months Ago

Truly- you're very welcome. :)
How true this is. All those minor irritations cease to be relevant. That surely is love for you. Your lines remind me as well of that old saying, if you go looking for love, you won't find it. It has a habit of finding you when you least expect it. I like your journey here Lyn.


Posted 2 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping in. I do appreciate
nice to be "found" Lyn isn't it... there were two lines that really struck me... "she needed a man, not a lover" and "from first kiss, to lost count".... and for me, that is "elevant" and a journey worth taking...

your poetry is amazing Lyn...

Posted 2 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

Thank you soo much. I appreciate it
Hmmhh... Wowee!!
I know twill take a lot of days, perhaps years for me to understand who's right for me to hug and take a vacation but I learned a little from your piece. ..
The way you said, she was fierce and her other qualities...I find all her expectations fair and valid....a heart shall resemble a coconut ;) searching the perfect man to see that heart's tender sight....
Thanks many for sharing this....enjoyed a lot in this drive!...
PS :- Can you please lemme know what elevant is....I desperately wanna grasp its meaning :)

Posted 2 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

So sweet. Thank you. I took a bit of liberty with my English and created a neologism - Elevant - (no.. read more

2 Months Ago

Gotcha! I'd love to use this word be it in your neologism or in the main stream language..=)
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Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

Go ahead, maybe we'll make it into a mainstream word. :)
So, he's the man.
I suppose it's a true fact that if you go out looking for love you aint going to find it.
But on a normal day, that someone who irritates you turns out to be the one who changes your life.
Probably why love is blind.

Posted 2 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

Love doesn't need to be blind. But it sure can sneak up on a person. Thanks for happening by
It can only be the hope that we find this feeling of intimacy that considers our flaws and glitches irrelevant, that we continue through the myre of false starts, false hope and false love. Either that or a sadomasichistic sense of humour.
We are all these verses, looking for the perfect endline, to start living and stop simply being.
I'm going to have to come up with something better than my normal praise of your work, as telling you you are brilliant is beginning to sound like I copy and paste my responses.... Flippin' wordtastic. A+, go to the top of the class. Collect 200 dolars and a get out of jail free card :)

Posted 2 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

Aww thank you. My muse is very inspiring on the daily.
You are just too damn good, in a bad way... whether on an individual basis, or collectively, each of these little creations, is bigger than the page ya pinned them to..... splendid penning, perfect pinning.. N

Posted 2 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

Thank you kindly my friend
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

that will do nicely.. ta.... Neville

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Added on February 9, 2019
Last Updated on February 9, 2019
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