Prose for Thought – Don’t Want To Let You Go

Welcome every one to this week’s Prose for Thought and thank you to all the people – new and regular – who linked up last week.

Firstly I must say congratulations to my poetry and prose co-editor over on BritMums. Stephanie,  and her fabulous blog Beautiful Misbehaviour, has made it into the finals of the BiB Awards 2014 in the Fresh Voice category. I wish her all the very best.

Yesterday saw the sad news of the passing of the inspirational author and poet, Maya Angelou. The more I read about this woman, the more amazing I find her. She has shared many of her wonderful quotes which I find extremely motivating. Whilst she will be missed, her words will always live on.

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Talking of motivation, for some reason I have found it really hard this week. I don’t have a clue why! I guess we can’t be completely inspired all of the time and sometimes our brains need to take a little break, take stock, refresh and come back again for another burst. 

So, with that in mind, this week I am sharing another one of my older pieces. 

Don’t Want To Let You Go

Can’t you see that you are my world
And it’s your face that stands out in a crowd
I want you to know I’ll never stray from your side
I’ll never do anything to damage your pride
I want you to know that this love is for real
It’s you that I want and this way that I feel
Darling, I don’t want to let you go

In the beginning I was scared to let it show
Now you’re here and I don’t want to let go
Scared of my hopes being dashed to the ground
That you’ll take away all of these feelings I found
I hope that you see I am not like the rest
What I give to you is always my best
Darling, I don’t want to let you go

I hope you’ll learn to put your trust in me
On our side is time, for you and for me
On my word, I won’t cause you heartache
For you there’s no sacrifice too great to make
I didn’t know you would make me feel like this
The thrill of your touch, the warmth of your kiss
Darling, don’t ever let me go

Victoria Welton 1995

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14 Comments

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  2. May 31, 2014 / 4:17 am

    Love this so much. Wish I had more time to write and read poetry. So crazy at the moment, but in a great way, with my three daughters all at home and travelling around California.

  3. Maddy@writingbubble
    May 29, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Lovely, heartfelt poem! I’ve missed my month off #prose4T although I have put my time to good use! See you next week xx
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  4. May 29, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Ah a love poem! I vaguely remember feeling so strongly once upon a time. Powerful emotions! Linking up this week for the first time in ages! X
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  5. May 29, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Such a lovely, honest, heartfelt poem. Must be special reading back over pieces like this x
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  6. May 29, 2014 / 10:31 am

    Duh! It did duplicate! Sorry, my iPad didn’t refresh and it looked like it hadn’t posted my earlier comment. I’ll go now x
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  7. May 29, 2014 / 10:29 am

    Hope this doesn’t duplicate what I just tried to post, but which didn’t appear…??

    I’m trying something new with a more stylised approach this week – an acrostic. I don’t think the subject really ‘fits’ with the theme of your lovely poem but I hope you like it anyway 😉
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  8. May 29, 2014 / 10:23 am

    I’m trying something more stylised this week. Doesn’t really ‘go’ with your lovely poem but I hope you like it anyway 🙂
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  9. May 29, 2014 / 9:07 am

    Such lovely and heart felt words here Vicky. I love it. Love is a powerful thing! Great poem. Thanks for hosting. #prose4t
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  10. May 29, 2014 / 8:31 am

    Ahh lovely words and even better that you have got stuff from nearly a decade ago! That must be so lovely to go back and reflect upon. I am hoping my blog will help me keep on top of my memories xxx
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