Familiarity | Short Love Poem | Life

The comfort of a long relationship! A short poem dedicated to the love I found many many years ago at the lunch table in a busy cafeteria.

i have loved you for so long
that I no longer have memories
of a time when I was truly alone


you are always there
lingering in the background
cracking a joke about me for
dramatically walking in the garden
or asking for a hot cup of Mocha
without sugar of course

i can hear the laughter
forming in your chest
even before your smile widens into a grin
feel the hint of annoyance
before the words tumble out of your mouth
for being a late riser

there’s joy in companionship
when you have watched each other grow
heard the same stories umpteenth times
yet find something new to say

there’s peace in familiarity

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This free verse is a bit different from my usual poems. I have been stuck with writer’s block for so long that I simply let the words flow without stopping myself to edit or review.

I also started a week-long writing challenge and invited my friends to participate. Today is Day 1 and I am hoping to write every day for the next 6 days. This is the kind of push sometimes we need to let that creativity flow. Accountability can be an important factor to motivate us.

I am having such a great time reading all the posts that my friends are coming up with. Some even wrote 55’ers which was both hilarious and surprising.

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3 thoughts on “Familiarity | Short Love Poem | Life

  1. Brought a smile at the end! Lovely one. It made me read, twice and I feel like reading it again! That’s the magic of some people’s writing and choice of words.

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