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 


my last,

my next;

my everything

in between --

what was, 

what is;

what hasn't 




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

Author's Note

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 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year 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.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

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

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

thank you kindly.

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Added on January 14, 2020
Last Updated on January 14, 2020
Tags: love, less, knowing, needing, new


Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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