painting you in words

painting you in words

A Poem by Lyn Anderson

more insufferable love lines from a smitten kitten


As the falling night paints

bruises on the day's rosy cheeks

I am coming

always coming 

to you ...

Even when I have to leave

the rest of me is with you

Can you feel it? 

Until I come again 

if I could paint you in words

they would sing sweet and true,

If I could paint you in words,

they'd colour sky and sea blue,

If I could paint you in words,

your touch would be silk and sand,

If I could paint you in words,

your scent would be earth and land,

if I could paint you in words

the canvas would tell the world

how much I love you.

when I met you 

I was drowning; 

anchored to the bottom

I'd  forgotten I could swim.

and in my panic I drank your kisses

and let them fill me

forcing me to the surface

where I could breathe -

deep inside your calm

I found the will to love again

inside the ocean of your eyes

so honestly blue -

and in the roughness of your hand

barefoot on softest sand -

I found my way to dry land

when I met you

the words I write

aren't the half of what I feel

the words I say

aren't ever quite right -

you saved me

in ways I can't express -

and love -

I'll be here

as long as you want me to be -

and not a second longer

because that's how much

you mean to me

© 2020 Lyn Anderson

Author's Note

Lyn Anderson

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Oh joyous ache .. these words have more than just a ring of truth woven throughout.. let others say whatever springs to mind.. I am grateful for being the first :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much. The joyous ache - I'll have to run with that one. Thank you :)

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Added on January 13, 2020
Last Updated on January 13, 2020
Tags: love, always, write, paint, romance


Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I write under a pseudonym. I don't do Read Requests, but you can PM me if you want me to read something specific. I make friends with people who I read and interact with. I won't accept random reque.. more..


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