First off, great news! Fred Weintraub, while promoting his book co-written by David Fields and edited by yours truly, added my blog link to his page! Scroll down to the bottom right and see my picture and link there!

I’m a bit slow at responding to comments because I visit each and every one of you who leave word with me… so be patient!  Or to borrow from an old bit, “Be gentle… it’s my 385th time!”

You know it’s getting near Valentine’s Day when I get all sloppy about long-ago unrequited love… old feelings sometimes give birth to new poems. Still happy with the valentine I have, my Lex! Peace, Amy

I’ve Been There

Tell me how you feel
I’m your sounding board
I’ll play devil’s advocate
‘case there’s something you’ve ignored

She was too lovely to be real
And you loved her, yes, it’s true
But the way you looked at her
is the way I look at you

I’ve been there, too many times
Trying to find the rhythm in the rhymes
I’ve been there, tongue hanging out
Heart on my sleeve, and foolish, no doubt

You can’t understand why she
can’t be the one to adore you
I can’t understand why you
can’t see what’s right here before you

Tell me how you feel
I’ll be here forever
But will I tell you
how I feel? Probably never…

© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Also posted at my poetic hearth and home, Poets United