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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So lovely. So real. I can feel is depth. As of you calculated for me to yearn that kind of love.

Posted 5 Months Ago


The ending is quite unexpected, I enjoyed

Posted 1 Year Ago


a wonderful expression of love dear Lyn

Posted 1 Year Ago


Many times what we need is less material things, less broken promises and more care and love

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lovely work Lyn, nice to have you back. All three poems are a work of art with the attached wisdom. Yes less is more And more is less like a meal too much and your uncomfortable and bloated while just enough leaves one in a state of being salubrious wanting more but very happy with the less! Its less complicated than one thinks really!

Posted 1 Year Ago



when less is more each one of these is nothing

………………………………………………………………………………..but pure genius

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..must be love

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much. ;)
Nice to see you again Lyn...there is a decided change in your writing that is delightful to read. One thing that shines through is the love you are not only receiving, but the love you have to give.
The love shines through the words.

A good write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate it
Just a little less,
one moving alongside.



Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Nice to see you. :)
Jon Roggie

1 Year Ago

Back to you!
"What I needed
was Less
than what I wanted
and more
than I ever dreamed"
brilliant Lyn .. simply brilliant .. the search for true love can be exhausting and few there are who know what it is out of the gate ... seems we do have to stumble over and around it before it opens to us .. i always enjoy your unique form ... like asides .. three different people as she has become someone different with each learning step .. very clever twists on more and less .. hmmmmm i feel happy for your protagonist ... ;) she has found peace, comfort and love with more of less

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much!
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 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much

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Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

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