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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dear Curt... love does bring out the best in us.
Your talent with words has me feeling humble as a bumble bee who keeps the fruit upon the vine... but never feels divine. Your poetry inspires the best in me. truly, Pat

Posted 7 Months Ago

Whoa! A fine piece of romance that fades not from memory and sways enchantingly with every dance. Flush with the great words of endearment and loveliness.

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

you are too kind Sami, thank you and a bit late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and all you love...
Sami Khalil

11 Months Ago

Same to you. You are welcome.
Love, the ultimate feeling of greatness. thanks for sharing this lovely poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago


11 Months Ago

thank you so much Roxane, glad you stopped by and left this wonderful comment...
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 1 Year Ago


11 Months Ago

thanks Phil
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 1 Year Ago


11 Months Ago

Ms Barleygirl... Margie, I know that underneath that warm smile of yours, there is a romantic heart .. read more

11 Months Ago

I've really missed you! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
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 1 Year Ago


11 Months Ago

Lydi, I love your "nice" reviews... those books and movies are always kinda over the top, but also w.. read more
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 1 Year Ago


11 Months Ago

you know April, chocolate (which I love by the way) can also be tender, give you the fuzzies inside... read more

11 Months Ago

Very true :) I need to sit and enjoy a romcom myself. What a wonderful idea! You're welcome; it's.. read more
intensely romantic piece...
i like the reference to the significant other being the best part of us...'
unselfish motivation for love.


Posted 1 Year Ago


11 Months Ago

thanks Jacob, they are the best of us I think... cause they make us want to be better than we are...

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



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