What I Forgot. {A Love Poem} ~ Melissa Mirabai Zeligman

Via elephant journal
on Feb 20, 2013
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I forgot the other part of being a woman

I forgot that we were meant to be partners.

I forgot how important that is to the world.

That our union creates a chemistry that heals.

That the love between us provides us each

the elixir to the fuel our unique passions and dreams.


I forgot I could be strong for you, tender for you,

that I could adore you and love you

I forgot that all you wanted was to be my hero

And have me feel safe and adored and loved.

I forgot I forgot I forgot.


I forgot how I would melt from your touch.

I forgot to tell you how amazing you are.

I forgot about the kiss.

I forgot about your breath on the back of my neck.

I forgot what it felt like to miss you, to long for you.

I forgot how sweet the moment was when

the longing ceased.

headshot2Melissa Mirabai Zeligman is the girl behind girl&muse  where she makes art, poetry and chocolate. A woman, artist, student, teacher, lover, yogi, poet, playful one, sensitive, pleaser, smart, sensuous, creative, sassy, careful, funny, attentive, intuitive, grateful, and can say anything in the dark. She is obsessed with baby elephants and tattoos yet she has neither. In addition to her day job as a Marketing/PR Manager at a DC Catering Company and Raw Food Restaurant, she is the passionate writer, producer and champion of a documentary currently being filmed, the Decades Film Project. Never able to throw herself into just ‘one’ thing her personal mantra is both/and.



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4 Responses to “What I Forgot. {A Love Poem} ~ Melissa Mirabai Zeligman”

  1. Natalie Baginski says:

    sweet. i should send this to all my ex boyfriends who think me heartless. this is how i feel but i don't ever say it. thanks.

  2. Karlena says:

    Such beautiful words ~ even more beautiful is the meaning behind them. Living at a distance from the love of my life, it's hard to remember why you're putting yourself through the despair of a continuing longing to be with the one you love. What keeps us together is reminding ourselves why we are doing it in the first place. We both know that one day we will be together and stronger than ever and happily living out our lives. Til then, we just remind each other how special our love is, and of all the things you just mentioned, most important being the sweetness of that moment when the longing finally ceases and we are together again 🙂 That moment is worth the world. There are just no words. & that lack of explanation makes more sense than anything else out there.

    Loved your poem 🙂 Thank you <3

  3. Jeannette says:

    Beautiful. It’s so true. Being married for many years you do forget. Thanks for helping me remember. It’s going to be a different day today.

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