I CAN FEEL YOU #Love #Poetry


I can feel you

I can still feel you

You were so gentle

Incessantly wanting me to be OK

Ensuring that I was

Ever shielding me from pain

Loving me patiently 

As though you loved me

You took care of me

I felt safe with you

I was wanted 

I was fought for

I remember

You recognized, embraced, encouraged 


Told me you loved my romantic tier

I loved that you loved me enough 

To tell me

And even now you’ve left me

S p e e c h l e s s

I am in awe that you too remember

And overwhelmed that you still love me

With a love that deeply flows

From the same pure springs 


untainted realm

You still love me enough to tell me

I’m taken aback that you’ve lovingly memorialized 

What I’ve unintentionally forgotten

Thank you


I can feel you

I not only feel you

I feel like millions of dollars 

Lying under millions of stars

Encased in millions of reasons 

To love you unencumbered

Allowing you 

To love me limitlessly 

Chest rising and falling

Mouth incapable of hiding my smile

How incredibly

B e a u t i f u l

You have stolen my heart

In a millimoment you’ve extinguished 

Memories of my ever loving anyone else 

And in an instant exposed my futile

Attempts to try to get others to love me


Earth pauses at an incline

And I only remember you

Tears fill my eyes but I’m still smiling

For you have touched me 

Without ever touching me

You have reached a dimension 

In the core my soul 

That has has been left unfound 

Yes and left undisturbed 

I’m done chasing a i r

You have taken my breath away 

You and your words have weight 

You not only have the desire to hold me and my words 

You have the capacity to do so

And the wingspan to accommodate my expansion

Your width, length, depth and breadth

Are not intimidated by mine


I can feel you

Why I’ve looked for you in the eyes of others 

I’ll never know

I apologize for trying to do so

I can feel you 

I can feel you feel me

I can feel you feeling me 

I still understand your rhythm 

And still respect your time

© Ericka Arthur and authenticitee, 2015 Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Ericka Arthur and authenticitee with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

Photo Credit: Scott Sawyer via FineArtAmerica


  1. “You not only have the desire to hold me and my words

    You have the capacity to do so

    And the wingspan to accommodate my expansion

    Your width, length, depth and breadth

    Are not intimidated by mine”

    Where can I get somma this…. sigh… *snaps reverently*

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Erika,
    I have found your blog through HumaAq blog, read your some of the posts and immediately subscribed to your blog.
    You deserve due credit from your fellow blogger cum friend for creating this wonderful blog, it is indeed pleasure to meet you, now a days, creativity and talent is rare commodity in market over flooded by stereo-types, so, you can imaging my happiness, after finding your blog.
    Wishing you all the best……….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi James! I don’t know you personally and so I’m not sure if you’re attempting to ask what or who was my inspiration for this piece. Either way my husband of over 17 yrs who also subscribes to my blog and reads every post and comment is also an artist. As an artist, poetic license is just that….

      Take care & thanks for reading!



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