Aline Murray Kilmer

(1888-1941 / the USA)

Bound - Poem by Aline Murray Kilmer

IF I had loved you, soon, ah, soon I had lost you.
Had I been kind you had kissed me and gone your faithless way.
The kiss that I would not give is the kiss that your lips are holding:
Now you are mine forever, because of all I have cost you.

You think that you are free and have given over your sighing,
You think that from my coldness your love has flown away:
But mine are the hands you shall dream that your own are holding,
And mine is the face you shall look for when you are dying.

Comments about Bound by Aline Murray Kilmer

  • Rookie - 449 Points Bunny Monster716 (9/9/2015 12:28:00 AM)

    This poem is amazing it is one of my favorites that I have read on this site. Absolutely amazing. There are the darker sides to love and it's nice to see both perfect title as well. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 406 Points Richard Blay (2/13/2015 5:20:00 PM)

    The not easy type of love. nice work (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,986 Points Kim Barney (2/13/2015 9:23:00 AM)

    This is very well done. Nice flow, rhythm, and message. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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