Treasure Island

Virginia Cairns

(June 25,1993 / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Line Between Friends and Lovers

There is a line
Between friends and lovers
Which isn't always meant to be crossed

Although it is rare
This line should be crossed
When the time is right.

There is a question that haunts us all
When is the time right?
How do you know?

To these questions
I know answers not
For I seek them too

A bigger question still
Must be answered as well
Will the line be crossed
By me and you?

To this question
I seek this answer till now
The answer just over the horizon

So take my hand
Don't be shy
Together we will find our sign

Together we can do it
This I know for certain
I know it's possible

With you by my side
Our answer will appear
Right before our eyes

So until then
I will wait patiently
Already foreseeing the answer

Submitted: Saturday, February 14, 2009
Edited: Friday, February 12, 2010

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  • Steven S (8/26/2009 7:59:00 AM)

    I think it is excemptionally rare to find a person who actually examines life as it is being lived... you of course will find your own answers... the line between friends and lovers is a prickly thing, take it from someone who has wanted to cross it many times... and I am talking about a want like lash be to the mast so I can't follow the siren's call kind of want... the kind of want that makes you wish that they would cross that line, coming to you, so that you don't have to cross it.

    But I suspect this poem isn't just about The Line Between Being A Friend and Being A Lover... I think your line is the line between childhood and adulthood (when one is of age to rightly be a Lover and to have a Lover) , this is a different line than the line between F & L's... and this is a line which begs too to be crossed... and if it is crossed too soon, it is not crossed without peril.

    Funny thing... when that line should be crossed is different for every individual on the planet... the longer you ripen... the longer you hold off, the more fully formed an individual you will be... and a more perfect adult you will become... but don't wait until you are 40... by all means. (Report) Reply

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