space within us


Space...personal...I need it
I need to be alone
with my thoughts...

not to be influenced by another's
words...movements...thoughts
how else will I know

what I think
what I feel
what I desire

I cannot live
in the center of you
or anyone

your words..thoughts...desires
are important to  you and me
as long as we have our space

to do as we desire
I am not jealous of your desire
nor should you be jealous of mine

I desire you..want you...need you
not as a blanket
but as a comforter

I need you to need me
to be independent
and yet contingent

upon our mutual existence
our love must endure space
to insure that we are one

                                              gs batty/July 2013 for Theme Thursday - Space



9 comments:

  1. Beautiful thoughts on this week's theme. Enjoyed reading. Thanks. Also thanks for stopping by and commening. :)

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    1. thanks Mary...I appreciate your visit

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  2. Beautiful =) I love seeing the romantic side. I need space too, my husband as well just sometimes we don't need it at the same time lol

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    1. yes..sometimes one needs the space...the other needs to be held..that can become a problem...that is when understanding and space has to learn to call upon the moon...

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  3. At times we all feel like this.

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  4. "Not as a blanket but as a comforter." Great line!

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  5. Growing up in such a large family, I really do enjoy having my own space since we pretty much never had any private space. And I too love reading about the romantic side of a couple needing their own space. I think what you wrote here is a definite key to a happy relationship and marriage. Togetherness is great but letting me have time to myself is just as great. I also think that is one reason I like to take a bath when I am all alone and can just totally relax and not have to worry about anything or anyone. I am thinking that they should add your poem to everyone's marriage vows. Maybe the divorce rates would go down.

    Thanks for writing such a great poem about space for this weeks Theme Thursday. Hope your weekend is filled with lots of space and togetherness.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you so much...I always appreciate your comments but this one will make me float through the weekend...

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  6. Well Said and the 'comforter not a blanket' excellent metaphor!

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