When I was young, early teens
face with acne, ragged jeans,
shunned by girls, my awkward stutter,
young male thoughts I dared not utter,
avoided female eyes, their shoulders bare.
Then I see her—can we become a pair?

We met and grew older, a year or two
grew closer still, as lovers do
no faults in her, she ignored mine.
She wasn’t amused by my comic valentine
but males were scarce, big war you know.
She accepted me back, maybe he’ll grow.

The love grew deeper, we’d be as one,
really still two, but growing to one.
Hearts beat fast, minds merge slow.
Love does mature, we came to know
the other’s true self, who they really are
beyond the outer being, their guiding star.

Children test a love affair
Built just on two are one
Can two become three, four or so
and survive the risk to love’s grand flow.
It can, it has, it will, and thrive.
Just one love grew to five.

Gus Daum


About degus221

A Kansan who has migrated to Oregon.
This entry was posted in Memoirs, Poetry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to A LOVE LIFE

  1. A life, a love – so magical. Now, this is writing!


  2. MaryJo Comins says:

    Ahh, Gus, so beautifully, graphically poignant. Brings tears to my eyes. Keep writing and thank you!


Please Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s