open arms

artwork by phil burns

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open arms

the first time you left
I waited
and when you came back
I opened my arms
and said
I love you

and every time
since then
when you’ve gone
without a word
and returned
with no explanation
I’ve opened my arms
and said
I love you

the last time
while you were away
I thought about us
and how I could change things
but when you came back
I opened my arms
and said
I love you

because
maybe this time
you’ll stay

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5 Responses to open arms

  1. Pingback: open arms | anelephantcant

  2. ladysighs says:

    I tried to think of an excuse
    For a visit to your blog
    Alas alack ’twas of no use
    Only wanted to hear the monologue

    Like

  3. jenne49 says:

    Break my heart, why don’t you!
    And then I got angry.
    And then…
    Thought-provoking – or emotion-provoking wee poem.
    It’s good.

    Like

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