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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Nice chronicle of human tragedy and comedy.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

1 Week Ago

Thank you for the review.
-Richard
Ok...Tragic...I am speechless and have no idea what to comment. How do you do this? Keep the reader captivated? How do you create such unexpected twists? I take off my hat at you great sir.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

1 Week Ago

Thank you for the very kind review. Was both an easy and hard piece to write. It came personal exper.. read more
Paulinette

1 Week Ago

Sometimes that is life and not all stories can't have a happy ending.
Richard McLin

1 Week Ago

Very true.
Sad poem. I never went through any of these stages of life.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

1 Week Ago

Well that's both good and bad. Thank you for the review. I really appreciate it.
-Richard
Diane

1 Week Ago

You are welcome
This is one powerful poem and well worth the read.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much. It's one of my best poems in my opinion. Thank you again.
-Richard
Your best work I think well done

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Richard McLin

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for the review. It's a piece I'm very proud of.
-Richard
wow...what a punch to the gut, so very sad..you told it brilliantly, well done :) x

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

9 Months Ago

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

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

9 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 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

10 Months Ago

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

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

11 Months Ago

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

11 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.

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Richard McLin
Richard McLin

Salem, OR



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