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This poem was written for a friend of mine who was trying to answer a question he was asked. But really, love is not a question of ownership, it is a gift from the heart. May you find someone in your life that loves you completely, no matter the circumstances or the complications.

The Question Of Belonging

The question was . . .
"Are you in love with a woman you can't have? "
That certainly is not true;
I may not always be yours physically
But I certainly belong to you.

You are the light in my eyes
The smile upon my face;
You are the beat of my heart
You are my arm's most treasured embrace.

You are my first thought in the morning
My last one when I close my eyes at might;
You are the one my love embraces
And one day I will be by your side.

So, you see, your friend was mistaken
For we love each other that is true;
I may not share your last name
But I certainly belong to you.
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7 Visitor Comments

Desiree
your poem was very very deep and that is real love i really do like it
Georgia
This poem just touched me, it really spoke to me as it reflects my life right now, it's just so beautiful! Georgia
Liz
It takes a lot of courage and talent to express your feelings with as much grace as Judy did. The complexity of the emotion was presented with so much heart.
Angeline
Very good!
Dawn
I really liked this poem. It is very touching and it also fits in with a situation that I am dealing with. I have it saved to my favorites. I am just wondering if the author wrote this because this was going on in her life? Good job Judy.
toni
sigh, good one
Vanessa
This poem was very very good and touched my heart!

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