First Love

First Love

We have always been together
Since you were a little girl
and I was just a sapling
You shared your deepest secrets
and cried underneath my boughs
I was here when you were grappling
I loved you and protected you
and I watched you grow into
a beautiful young woman
To let go of you now
when you need me the most
would be inhuman
Tell me what troubles you my child?
Has someone broken your dear heart?
Why are you weeping?
You finally calm your mind
and look at me with big teary eyes
and tell me your heart is leaping
You are not feeling sad
Quite the opposite, you say
Your heart is full to bursting
You have fallen in love
with someone so special
and he has asked for your hand
You are going to move away
Leaving me alone without you
It has already been planned
Now my heart feels broken
My sap begins to seep
I will be alone in this meadow
You hug me one last time
Promising to return one day
and I just weep like a willow
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
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  10 comments for “First Love

  1. March 10, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Beautiful poem. Trees… magical

    • Christine Bolton
      March 10, 2020 at 11:08 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  2. February 4, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Beautifully written, such a sad parting, well done Christine.

  3. February 4, 2019 at 9:10 am

    you made me tear with this, a girl’s first love that is so sweet and enduring, he truly loves her fiercely

    • Christine Bolton
      February 4, 2019 at 9:14 am

      The picture certainly invoked those feelings for me. Thanks Gina 💕

  4. February 4, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Oh so beautiful, Christine. I love, “weep like a willow!😊💕

    • Christine Bolton
      February 4, 2019 at 9:05 am

      Thanks Jordy dear 💕🙂

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