Less than all who came before

Less than all who came before

A Poem by Lyn Anderson
"

sometimes less doesn't need to be more

"

You are


my first 

thought,


my last,


my next;


my everything


in between --


what was, 


what is;


what hasn't 

happened


Yet.

 

Unexpected lines, 

tiny coincidences … it was always you

I was searching for ...


Names and dates, 

paths intersected, 

but never crossed .. until that day


I didn't know it then, 

I am not even sure 

the when 


one day

I held your breath 

inside me

and I just knew

It was always you.


I was lonely then, 

when I wanted more …

but More


was what 

I'd always gotten ...



More words


More promises


More things


to wrap the lies


in pretty ribbons


of More -



What I needed


was Less


than what I wanted


and more


than I ever dreamed


You are the Less 

I needed

than all the More

who came before

© 2020 Lyn Anderson


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Lyn Anderson

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hi Lyn, now this is the style (form) of poetry that is you.... snippets of thoughts that together make up a single thought... and those thoughts point to the conclusion of finding love, being happy and whole, especially after those "mores" left you broken... nice music to go with the poem.... nicely done Lyn...

Posted 1 Week Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much
ah to be that less which is more than the more before....
and to be the everything in between....that is exactly where one would want to be...
fitting neatly into any one of the three poems here.
j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much
Very interesting poem. I liked the words and layout of it!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Weeks Ago

thank you kindly.

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Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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