Two Short Poems: Love & If I Am Gone

L. R. Laverde-Hansen By L. R. Laverde-Hansen, 30th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Here are two short poems from different points in my life. The first one, "Love," a loosely constructed sonnet, comes from the mid 1990s. The second one, ""If I am gone..." is a free verse from 2010. Both are simple yet self explanatory.


For only a moment
In the eternal scheme of things
A bliss is felt within
That raises all the bad to good.

The world may do its worst
And strive to shear the soul of joy:
But let it try its worst
For love has come to give reprive.

Though it's hard to believe
That that could live in such abyss,
Know that there is a hope
To guide us all to truer bliss.

What is a tragedy
If not an exercise in meaning?

Originally Composed in New York
c. late 1995
Previously unpublished

"If I am gone..."

If I am gone,

know I was here

And lived just like you in this life;

Know I took breaths and ate my fill

And chased my share of thankless bawds.

But most of all, know I loved this:

I loved this life and its strange ways,

But know that time had come to move

Where you won't see me in this form.

Originally Published on Associated Content
Jan 15, 2010


Free Verse, Love Poem, Lyrical Poetry, Poems About Death, Poetry, Reflection

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
Poet, playwright, commentator. I write wherever I can. Currently I reside in the City of New York.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
7th Aug 2014 (#)

Nice read

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