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Before I Fall
by The Gentle Man

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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
bleeding?

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
floor?
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
Magnificent ........lovely write!
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
Yes YES YES YES,
P.S.
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
from
kay
Reviewed by Jackie Brooks
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)
Oh this is so wonderful(:
Hugs
Lady G.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
This was so lovely and moving, very beautiful,

Reindeer
Reviewed by serenety L
She will not let you fall. She will know that it is love, not weakness. True love.
Wonderful one.
S
Reviewed by Denise Edwards
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
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..
Jenni
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Have you ever heard the song
"The Rose"? Go for it, my friend.
Beautiful longing write...

~~Linda~~


Reviewed by Evelyn Simon
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
If she is the right one for you she will go into the water with you :-) Great write!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Beautifully expressed words of love, I hope you get the right answers!
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington
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
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)
Don't fall, dive in with the answers... love this Gentle Man...

In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
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)
Bet ten to one she steps on it, even if she say's that it is by accident.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
This is an exquisite write. So much love within these verses. One would be nuts not to cherish them. ~SH~
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
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!!

Love

Tinka
Reviewed by L M (Reader)
One of the most freighting places for a man.
The fall even more freightening is to love and lose all.
good write.
LM
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
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)
Gentleman,
This one is so tender and beautiful
so full of questions as love can do????
This is very good .
PJ
Reviewed by vesna
..dear friend in LOVE you will never fall..in LOVE you can only dance the dance of ecstasy...swirling and twirling with delight..do not allow fear to destroy that which you wish to share and be..be the extension of Love that you are..go for it!!!
{{HUGS}}

Vesna
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