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Before I Fall
by The Gentle Man

Friday, August 01, 2003

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If I lay my heart on love's floor, will you step on it
or build a fortress around it and
protect it from the arrows of
carelessly chosen words that would pierce it and leave it

After you've had a long day,
can I prepare a warm bubble bath
for you, surround the tub with
lavender scented candles and sprinkle red rose petals on the
Will you be grateful for my sweetness or mistake kindness
for weakness?

If your breasts are the only
breasts that feel the warm
caress of my lips and tongue,
will you spend a million mornings
with me?

When grief leaves me in tears,
will I find your open arms or
will you see me as less than a man?

I can't just put my toes in love's water. I need it to wash
over me from toes to head but
will I find instead a heart
that's freezing?

You see, I feel the ground getting softer.
It's starting to shift.
I hear love's call.
I might give in.
I need to know before I fall.
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Reviewed by Birdie Houston 12/21/2003
Magnificent ........lovely write!
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 8/6/2003
Don't tell my guy though...ssshhhhuuuu!!!
Seroiusly though,your poem is very tempting,one of the best I have read in ages.
Best wishes
Reviewed by Jackie Brooks 8/6/2003
Beautiful poem, that is my kind of man .. and I am fortunate enough to have one just like that, with a soft and tender heart. Jackie <> <
Reviewed by g g (Reader) 8/5/2003
Oh this is so wonderful(:
Lady G.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/4/2003
This was so lovely and moving, very beautiful,

Reviewed by serenety L 8/2/2003
She will not let you fall. She will know that it is love, not weakness. True love.
Wonderful one.
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 8/2/2003
This is very touching! You really open your heart and show your tender side. It takes a REAL man to reveal such vunerability. True to your name "The Gentle Man"!

much love: Denise
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 8/1/2003
Excellent poetry!! These lines really got to me..
" When grief leaves me in tears,
will I find your open arms or
will you see me as less than a man?"

It takes a real man to show his true feelings, even when it means shedding a tear or two..
Reviewed by Linda Hill 8/1/2003
Have you ever heard the song
"The Rose"? Go for it, my friend.
Beautiful longing write...


Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 8/1/2003
The last time I felt the ground getting
softer and started to shift, I was drunk when
I fell.(smile) Lovely write.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/1/2003
If she is the right one for you she will go into the water with you :-) Great write!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/1/2003
Beautifully expressed words of love, I hope you get the right answers!
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 8/1/2003
Well worth reading over and over again. You drew me in with such well placed words. Well done!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/1/2003
If you fall, all you can do is pick yourself up and go on! Wonderful and emotive piece, Gentle Man; enjoyed~ (((HUGS))) and love, your Texas friend, Karen Lynn. :) (I tend to do that a lot..fall.., and I can't help it! Darn old legs...)
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/1/2003
Don't fall, dive in with the answers... love this Gentle Man...

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 8/1/2003
The crossroads of love can be a very confusing place...keep following your heart. Love and life are but lessons you can only grow wiser no matter the outcome. Very Good write! ~Z~
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 8/1/2003
Bet ten to one she steps on it, even if she say's that it is by accident.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 8/1/2003
This is an exquisite write. So much love within these verses. One would be nuts not to cherish them. ~SH~
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/1/2003
Tender and beautiful write!!

True love will do this and more!!

Even take on a battle with the world!!

There are more than one kind of

love...remember that...always!!


Reviewed by L M (Reader) 8/1/2003
One of the most freighting places for a man.
The fall even more freightening is to love and lose all.
good write.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/1/2003
Oh Sweet Gentle Man, I hope that call is from a heart of love as gentle, passionate and sacrificial as yours. Exquisite poem.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/1/2003
This one is so tender and beautiful
so full of questions as love can do????
This is very good .
Reviewed by vesna 8/1/2003
..dear friend in LOVE you will never LOVE you can only dance the dance of ecstasy...swirling and twirling with not allow fear to destroy that which you wish to share and the extension of Love that you are..go for it!!!

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