The Best of Me

The Best of Me

A Poem by redzone

... a Friday night romantic...


The Best of Me

     Comes From The Best of You



Why is it that

those sappy,

over the top,

love stories,

make you feel human,

even special?

Like being in a Nicholas Sparks movie,

the one where the Cowboy Junkies

are singing, “Sweet, Sweet Jane”

and you are swaying in my arms

as we dance

in front of the fire place,

and all the harshness of life

has faded into the sweet smile

I see on your lips

and the sparkle in your eyes.

It feels like a warm spring day

As you melt into me,

Furs, swords, shields, and arrows


for the softness of flesh

flush with touch

and all the while,

the romantic sounds of “Sweet, Sweet Jane

weave the air with rosemary, rue,

and the scent of you.


You, are the best of me.


Aztec Warrior/redzone 7.1.17

© 2017 redzone

Author's Note

...thanks for reading...

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Love, the ultimate feeling of greatness. thanks for sharing this lovely poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago

Nothing wrong with anyone who views all relationships as a quest to find their soul mate, and does not pursue relationships for any other reason. Great write - nostalgic poetry at it's finest! :-)

Posted 4 Months Ago

Your old-fashioned sentimentality is shining thru here. Your way of being romantic is so different than my own life experience, I really enjoy thinking about how it must be for others unlike me. You draw a lovely scenario that I think most people would really long to know in their lives (((HUGS)))

Posted 4 Months Ago

Ah, Nicolas Sparks' books and movies...the stuff dreamy romantic fantasies are made of! No shields or swords, just swaying in the arms of the one you love. No pain, just love and the stars up above....melty romance in this one, very "nice". Lydi***

Posted 5 Months Ago

awwww this is the sweet to go with the heat.. I am a chocolate kinda girl and love spice, but warm tender vanilla moments are very nice sometimes... gives you the fuzzy feeling inside.. nice indeed!

Posted 5 Months Ago

intensely romantic piece...
i like the reference to the significant other being the best part of us...'
unselfish motivation for love.


Posted 5 Months Ago

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Added on July 15, 2017
Last Updated on July 15, 2017



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