Young Love

Young Love

A Poem by Richard McLin
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We follow a man though his journey of love and loss.

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I.


I danced with her in elementary school.
Pulled her hair, and called her stupid.
This made her cry, and made her sad.
Isn't that love at that age?

II.


Middle School and things change.
Sex becomes a word you want to learn.
Dances are back, just more mature.
She remembers Elementary, and not fondly.

III.


Summer vacation before High School.
Fourth of July is spectacular.
She sneaks a kiss, and passes a note.
Isn't that love at that age?

IV.


High School is great, we are inseparable.
Our hands become one, as do our bodies.
Late one Sophomore party, it goes all they way. 
She says it was perfect.

V.


End of Sophomore and of innocence.
Tells me she's late, and she's scarred.
I tell her that I'm here for her.
Isn't that love at that age?

VI.

Senior year, and the final year.
We pass like ships in the night.
After the operation, more died that night than expected.
We had been inseparable.

VII.

Summer Vacation before college.
The Fourth of July seems somewhat faded now.
She spies me, and walks away with another.
Isn't that love at that age?

VIII.


College is school, sports, and girls.
I discover needles are filled with memory killers.
I decided to partake.
Pain is no longer something I remember.

IX.


I find a woman who has some new stuff.
She reminds me of a girl I danced with.
We join each other in a drugged orgy.
Isn't that love at that age?

X.


I discover the woman was unclean.
The disease swims through my blood.
Memories come swirling back.
I remember Fourth of July.

XI.


The hospital lights are bright, and hurting.
My family is around me.
I see in the crowd a woman I used to know.
Isn't that love at that age?


© 2012 Richard McLin



Author's Note

Richard McLin
First poem in some time. Follows similar track as a previous poem of mine called "Journey through my Psyche". Hope you enjoy it.

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wow...what a punch to the gut, so very sad..you told it brilliantly, well done :) x

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

7 Months Ago

Thank you for the review.
this is really sad, but i love it very much.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

7 Months Ago

Thank you .
Its quite sad, much like reality to most people. We can relate to so much... thankfully not all though. This was an eye opener. Made me appreciate life a little bit.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

7 Months Ago

Thank you.
Back and forth between life and rhyme... This was quite the journey of love and loss... Well penned...

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

9 Months Ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed this.
Silente

9 Months Ago

Of course, my pleasure...
The level of emotion that you manage to capture is masterful. This isn't a poem that I will forget any time soon.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Richard McLin

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much.
that was a wow.
life is moving on, and we are superglue....

Posted 4 Years Ago


I love how you seperate the different parts of almost every human beings life into parts. It allows us to compare our life to that of which you have displayed for us. It gives us space to think about it, and think about the next stanza. The poem is easily transitioned from happy to sad, you did great with that I thought. Love may be fine at first but it can easily and suddenly turn into distress and agony. This case is reality for many, a lot of relationships fail. People think love is found when it is really just lust and desire, not true love for that someone. Good job, I enjoyed reading this, it speaks nothing but the truth

Posted 4 Years Ago


Richard McLin

4 Years Ago

thank you very much.
Woweee! This is a very, very emotional poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Richard McLin

4 Years Ago

Thank you for the review.
s y e

4 Years Ago

Welcome!
Wow this is so sad and full of hurt an amazing poem that draws you in and makes you feel it.

Posted 4 Years Ago



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Added on November 26, 2012
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Tags: Love, school, high, middle, fourth, of, july, drugs, epic, poetry, Hospitals, Young

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Richard McLin
Richard McLin

Salem, OR



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