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This poem was written, not with a specific person in mind, but more a scenario - that moment when, after past relationships or experiences have left you not as confident as you might be, wondering whether or not someone else's entreaties will lead to that elusive happiness. Or something far worse..

If I Said Yes

If I said yes,
And gazed deep into your eyes and smiled,
Would any of my dreams come true?
Are you a wolf in sheep's clothing,
Who'd corner me, devour me,
Leave me just a shell?
Would one simple word
Open up a door to paradise,
Or just a hole to hell?
If I said yes
If I . . .

And if I said yes,
Wrapped myself around you,
With contented sighs,
Would you understand?
Do you play the game
By a different name,
Win all the pieces to leave me beaten?
Would one simple word
Open up a door to my heart,
Or just a wound I cannot heal?
And if I said yes anyway,
Would you really still want me?
If I said yes,
If I . . .
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13 Visitor Comments

Nikki
10! This poem really touched me because many times Ive said yes, and that exact thing has happened. I was left alone and lonely. Keep up the good work!
mwangi
thats a deadly piece
kristine
i love this poem it touches my eart because my cosins name was dan davis but he passed away when i was not even born
Nancy
As true to life as ever could be written.
Jonat
That poem is wonderful. it was a question i had to deal with and unfortunately made the wrong decision.
Shehra
What if.! Follow your heart and your soul and you'll never be deceived.
Bobby
Unbelievable! A+
Priya
this is exactly how I feel - but how on earth can I send it without the recipient feeling slated? the poem is exact, 100%, fear is a huge barrier and can destroy u, u don't really know what will unfold in life until you try. It's such a risk.
Bob
I liked this poem
Joslyn
Very intriging, grabs you by the arms and says come hither, hear me, makes sense, and melts my heart to think of all the times I had a loss for words, and those would have been perfect
christel
WELL I GOT MARRIED TO THE MAN I THOUGHT WAS THE BEST. BUT KNOW JUST WONDERING WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF I WOULD'VE MARRIED MY X.
Mina
This poem moved me.I felt the way the author was feeling. I think his representation of such a difficult to define emotion is about as articulate as the English language can be without losing the fact that it is both joyful and fearful.
Rube
Poignant. Thought-provoking. I know my love will propose soon, but I've now reason to mistrust him. Should I say yes...

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