A Poem by Chloe..Across the Universe




The chemicals were there
the smell, feel, taste
they were careful not to uncork the vial
temptation so strong

They were each other's half
they were careful not to slice the middle of the apple
candied and sweet

He came into her life
on a hot July day by circimstance
perhaps in retrospect, serendipity
meant to be
the timing was, it was
off like a clock with a broken

Came he did even though the clock was
off and out of time
to look at each one seperately
they were ordinary

He tall and thin
lanky eyes of ice-blue
though so warm
one of the last cowboys
a dying breed

She tall dark hair with eyes to match
warm and inviting with a slight foreign accent
ordinary by standards

To see them together
now this was another story of it's own
both looked beautiful, mystical and so magical
electricity sparked , flew shooting
arrows with tips of red love into each other's heart

The timing was off
broken like a clock
the love was so apparent
they fit each other like a glove

He asked her to come with him
with a shakey voice and tears falling
she told him all the reasons she could not

Being in tune with each other
these things he understood
with tears falling he pulled her to him
she did not resist

One kiss? The temptation so great
the timing so off
she touched his face
he drove away out of her life
just as he had driven into it

She sank to her knees
he could see her in his rearview
through the hot July haze and
red dust from the dirt road

Never did they forget the other
as a love like this comes but once in a life time
light years apart, still their
love was not lost

© 2008 Chloe..Across the Universe

Author's Note

Chloe..Across the Universe
inspired by a book amd movie .. i bet you can tell what book..

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Bittersweet beauty in this poem that tells a story, Chloe! No matter how much love there is between two people, sometimes it just doesn't work. There was a song a few years ago entitled "Sometimes love is not enough" and this came to mind as I read your words. No, I don't know where it came from, but I do know I liked it a lot. Lydia

Posted 12 Years Ago

10 of 10 people found this review constructive.


Wow... this just penetrated so swiftly into my heart... wonderfully done... Love, no matter how true and intense, does not always ripen... It's a river of fire, and you have to leap into it if you want to pass... very touching

Posted 9 Years Ago

This was so beautifully done! The emotions were carried across absolutely fantastically, well done =D

Posted 9 Years Ago

So sad when love comes at the wrong time. It has been awhile since that happened to me and I hope to always been on a working clock when it comes to love. I have no idea what book it is from but maybe I will be able to think of the movie. Hmmmm thinking.. see the smoke!

This was a great write of love and love lost but remembered.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Love on the move, all tic's no can happen like that, just a chemical imbalance even though the scent is just right but if the timing is off...well

enjoyed :O)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Pulling on strings of the heart
Stretching to make a new start
Yet so sad to let it go
Back into the endless flow

Posted 9 Years Ago

hmm is serendipity a clue? liked the way you say hot!
You make Chemicals so natural,I loved the dramatic finish...

Posted 9 Years Ago

The violins are playing in the distance as the car heads off to the horizon and the sun slips down...ahhh, yes, the stuff of romantic films... 'She sank to her knees' LOL

Posted 9 Years Ago

HI Chloe, thanks for submitting this to my contest. I enjoyed it once more. Hope you stay a bit. I wished!

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ahhh, how sad....unrequited love. A story that never gets old. I loved your adjectives, and the way the poem unfolded. It felt more like I was reading a story! I wish it were a story, would have been nice to know more about these mysterious lovers...

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Chloe..Across the Universe
Chloe..Across the Universe

Smalltown, USA, AR

Sometimes i feel like an alien in a strange land..can you relate? I love people and friends are just that to me , friends-if you request me as a friend it would be nice if you read something I have .. more..


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