Juicy little poetic honesty challenge from today! This promptcould swing to either love or hate, easily. I choose love. These are things hard to say aloud, but with poetry, it flows.

Today’s offering comes to us from Charles Bernstein’s list of poetry experiments. In particular, today I challenge you to “write a poem consisting entirely of things you’d like to say, but never would, to a parent, lover, sibling, child, teacher, roommate, best friend, mayor, president, corporate CEO, etc.”


My feet would follow you to the moon and back.
In my eyes, you can do no wrong.
In my heart, your words have power.
My hands long to make contact.
My mind is preoccupied by you.
My lips long for your kisses.
My body is only at peace when enveloped by you.
I admire your every deed.
I support you through every struggle.
I thank G-d each day that we met.
Although each day it seems impossible to love you more,
I fall deeper and deeper in love, my soulmate.
What a blessing! How undeserving I am!
To be married to a man as great as you.


© 2013 D.L. Lang

This poem was published as a part of Abundant Sparks. Dig it? Grab the book:

This poem was also recorded for the album Happy Accidents:

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.