First love

one look is all it took
one look that sent waves of emotion-
crashing into the shores of my barren heart
A fleeting gaze that lingered
sipping into the mind-
and plunging into the depths of my desperate soul
That simple tick in time- 
that shapes the course of a lover's destiny
I felt it, all through to my virgin core
that flash of recognition between yearning hearts
The hairs on my neck stood on end
and a chill shuddered through my body
a fever gripped me
an excitement drenched in delicious anticipation
Oh that feeling!
that lifts you up on clouds of elation
and drops you down deep wells of obsession
a feeling so overwhelming it suffocates
forces you to gasp for air
to swim to shore
a shore that is her
holding the promise of desire
the promise of love
one look is all it took
to send me cascading into that labyrinth of love's appetites
down the rabbit hole into realms of passion and heartbreak
one look that sent me into your arms
a gaze i can never forget
a glance that gave me you-
first love
alien emotion
unknown yet so familiar
the soul embraces your arrival

13 Comments Add yours

  1. jenanita01 says:

    I have distant memories of such an occasion, may it keep me warm a while yet…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      yeah, when all was so innocent and fairytale like

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  2. jenanita01 says:

    Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie and commented:
    Beautiful, Jude…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      thank you so much, trying to reblog one of your posts, ‘deaming of another life’ about your book but i dont seem able to do it

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      1. jenanita01 says:

        Yes, everyone is experiencing the same sort of thing lately. It will drive you nuts, but nothing we can do about it apparently…

        Like

  3. Sadje says:

    A beautiful poem Jude

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      thank you so much Sadje. always happy to read your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome

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  4. This is a marvelous poem to share on Valentine’s Day, Jude. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Robbie. Glad you like it

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  5. PoojaG says:

    Beautiful poem really enjoyed it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Pooja, glad you liked it๐Ÿ˜Š

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