When Will I Know?


 

When Will I Know

By: JP Leddy

Opening up enough to let them in…

Close to my flesh but not to my heart

These beginnings bring new feelings back…

However, trust is still shy standing in the corner…

When will I know when to get off the carousel…

 

The dance card is full but the dance ends too quickly…

I want the forever song where he never says goodbye…

Truth be known , it is I that lets go before it really begins…

Afraid that my heart will bleed and hurt by betrayal again…

When will I know  to find and trust a true love  again…

 

( The above movie theme song is one of my favorites and inspired the poem above. Special thanks to my face book friend Rivas for posting it).

 

This poem has been submitted to the Thursday Poets Rally Week 40

 

I also humbly accept the Perfect Poet Award  Recognition for Week 40 and I thank those who nominated me. I would especially like to thank  our fearless poet leader ,Jingle,  for hosting and coordinating the process.

 

As tradition here is my acceptance haiku:

The award brings a smile

Bright picture that shines so bright

Not as bright as my heart

 

I  nominate  Lady Nimue for the Perfect Poets award.

 

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31 thoughts on “When Will I Know?

  1. perfect of everything here…

    Thanks for the participation and nomination.
    your heart is smart,
    always enjoyed your support.

    🙂

  2. Truth be known , it is I that lets go before it really begins…
    Afraid that my heart will bleed and hurt by betrayal again…
    When will I know to find and trust a true love again… Those lines are like a mirror of my soul…truth.

  3. Ouch!! There are two phrases that I liked the most. The first one being quite paradoxical ‘new feelings back’ and the other being ‘The dance card is full but the dance ends too quickly; for its beautiful and again a little paradoxical structure.

  4. Truth be known , it is I that lets go before it really begins…
    Afraid that my heart will bleed and hurt by betrayal again…
    When will I know to find and trust a true love again…

    I feel the same .. I pushed another friend away for the same reason recently .. but i feel unable NOT to do so ..

    Wonderful lines ..

    And THANKS for nominating me !!!

  5. Nimue, Thanks for visiting and commenting! Yes when it comes to love and heartbreak, we humans can relate. You write so well, your nomination is the least I can do 🙂

    JP

  6. Thanks so much for visiting my site and reading and commenting on my submission for this week’s rally! This poem of your is absolutely lovely and heartfelt. By reading it, the reader knows that it is a reflection of the poet’s heart. Great effort – well done!

  7. This speaks to me on a very personal level. The fear of trusting someone, yet the yearning to be in love again, until the end of time. ‘Trust is still shy standing in the corner’ Beautiful 🙂

  8. “close to my flesh but not my heart…” wonder how many you speak for with that. The human condition these day, eh? Lovely, heart-felt poem.

    Congratulations on the award. Deserved! Such a sweet haiku in response and a fine selection to pass it on to. Good job.

    One of my fave songs too ….

    Blog on, dear J.P.

  9. congratulations for the very well deserved award!

    beautiful poem, i believe there is nothing called “forever” 😦 in today’s world long-lasting is becoming obsolete.

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