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  Blue Swirls
by Jerry W. Engler
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Granting your love partner the freedom to be a separate person is necessary, but it can also make you unsure.

Blue swirls in the sunlight,
reflecting my true love back,
reaching her hand out for comfort,
released in a twirling minuet,
set unwittingly free by me.

Will she take my hand again?
Or, will she dance away?
Two souls in a sun beam may
be forever stepping away,
and away and away and away.

The dance of true love,
how can we let it be,
when freedoms can
take us away,
both you and me?


Copyright 2009, Jerry W. Engler



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/29/2009
I can completely relate to what is expressed via your verses here, Jerry. The feelings stir deeply in my soul. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 9/29/2009
Thoughtful and interesting. I've always heard that holding on too tight can cause you to lose one you care for, but as in your poem, I suppose one can lose just by loosening the reins of control. Still, either way, you can't force someone to stay--if they want to go they will.
Reviewed by ~ H (Reader) 6/17/2009
When truly inlove there is the willingness to forgive, to overlook faults, a passion to be together, yet, the willingness to allow the other to be their own person. Holly
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/11/2009
If you want to be truly loved then your love must become a sanctuary not a prison. A tender and honest poem.
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 6/9/2009
Lovely poem born of a sensitive, loving heart. You beautifully express longing and forward motion and how one must balance these with a degree of distance and restraint. It's never an easy act, particularly if the one absorbed in longing senses that he/she cares a little more than the other. I heard a long time ago that the one with the most power in a relationship is the one who cares the least.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 6/9/2009
That is the ultimate question in love, I matter what type of love it is, be it between spouses, friends, parents and children, etc...
Having the strength and trust necessary to sometimes let go and watch our loves disappear in those blue swirls...hoping and praying and trusting that they will come back to us...that is ultimate trust.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/9/2009
The dance of true love can be quite a grueling dance, for sure, but I think one surely worth taking.
Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr. 6/9/2009
Conveyed sadness and longing when letting go a loved one even for freedom's sake. Read this several times. Good work Jerry.


Reviewed by Jean Pike 6/7/2009
Stepping back can be painful, but necessary. Good job, Jerry!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/7/2009
Damn but how did you know I did that with my other half...She has her own business, takes care of her elderly aunt (that doesn't like me) at other times and basically see's me when she can, which is not very often...I know she still cares but seeing her so little can be quite depressing...good write, great subject matter...Ed & Rufuz
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