For Your Love

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BobBradshaw
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For Your Love

#1 Post by BobBradshaw » 16 May 2020, 05:57

For Your Love

From the stroller you lift
your arms toward me

as if you’re merely stretching
after a long nap,

but when Grandma appears
you giggle! My jealousy

leapfrogs over reason
as she takes you

into her arms
as if you were a bouquet

of long stemmed
peonies.

Oh my little one, how
can I steal your love

from Grandma?
When she burrows her head

into your belly
you squeal with delight

but when I do the same?
You are as poker faced

as a tortoise.
Ashlyn, don’t I love you

more than anyone, even more
than Elvis or Keats?

What I wouldn’t give—
my stocks, my red sports car,

my season tickets to the Giants—
to be loved like Grandma,

to have you light up
like a firefly
in love

SivaRamanathan
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Re: For Your Love

#2 Post by SivaRamanathan » 17 May 2020, 21:18

The poem works well. Do you need the last line?

S

BobBradshaw
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Re: For Your Love

#3 Post by BobBradshaw » 18 May 2020, 02:03

It’s a good question, Siva. Now that you raise it, I’m not sure.

SivaRamanathan
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Re: For Your Love

#4 Post by SivaRamanathan » 22 May 2020, 17:38

I will google and see if fireflies light up,only in love.Is it to attract the opposite sex? I have seen porcupines shoot up their quills,like peacocks their feathers.

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Re: For Your Love

#5 Post by SivaRamanathan » 22 May 2020, 17:54

I will google and see if fireflies light up,only in love.Is it to attract the opposite sex? I have seen porcupines shoot up their quills,like peacocks their feathers.

BobBradshaw
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Re: For Your Love

#6 Post by BobBradshaw » 22 May 2020, 21:17

It's to signal to attract the bachelors. Do fireflies experience anything like love? Who knows?

SivaRamanathan
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Re: For Your Love

#7 Post by SivaRamanathan » 22 May 2020, 22:49

So which firefly lights up,the male or female? If it is to signal the bachelors then it must be the female.

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Re: For Your Love

#8 Post by BobBradshaw » 23 May 2020, 01:10

I think both do.

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