April 7, 2014

A Love Story in 108 Words. {Poetry}


i didn’t ask

to fall in love

but I did

i wasn’t looking

and there

you were

we laughed with ease

i listened,



i held your words

in my cells

my heart breathed 

time passed

control is stealthy

tumultuous demands

shadowy storms revealed 

the pictures hung




we changed 

we gave

but rarely enough

to satiate an emptiness

silent, manipulating and cold

I snipped the chords

stale air escaped

and strings floated 

tinted colors have returned

solitude sips tranquility

i didn’t expect

to find love, again

 but there it was

in my reflection

breathing love

into life


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LynnBonelli Apr 23, 2014 8:45pm

This is so beautiful and word count is perfect. Love, love, love.

Nancy Carlson Apr 16, 2014 7:54pm

Love, love, love this….so much Carolyn! I can happily read it, again and again…<3

Swati Apr 16, 2014 7:19pm

I LOVE this piece Carolyn!! Thank you for sharing. What a gift!!

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Carolyn Riker

Carolyn is an educator, counselor, writer and a poet who finds comfort and balance in nature and music. Introspective, forthright, kind and compassionate, she intertwines life with being real. She also writes for Journey of the Heart and Rebelle Society. Carolyn can be reached at Facebook.