Long Overdue

Posted: November 17, 2015 in Poetry, Uncategorized
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I could write a letter.

Or sing a song.

I could read a book

fix what is wrong.

I could go for a swim.

Or watch the stars.

I could change all the strings

On my old guitars.


First I will tell you I love you

You know it’s true.

And the next time I can hold you,

is long overdue.


There’s always that mountain.

Or just beyond.

Become a teacher

create a bond.

I could go on a quest.

Or sail the seas.

Think the impossible

And do as I please.


I could learn to play games.

Or learn a craft.

See how far I could run

sail on a raft.

Maybe just volunteer

Or start a meme.

There are a million things

and more in between.


First, I will tell you I love you.

Although you know it’s true.

For the next time I can hold you,

is long overdue.

(c) 2011

  1. calric says:

    I liked its flow!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Ayda says:

    wow, truly deep!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. pixieannie says:

    That could have been written for me…. beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nicole says:

    This is beautiful…and sweet. And I love the flow, the fact that it reads like a well crafted poem. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. michnavs says:

    You’re right we could do just so.many things but first we have to make someone (our love ones) loved…I love how you presented the ideas though…from writing to playing but boils down to one thing: loving.

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  6. tracihalpin says:

    What a beautiful poem! I love the way it flows.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. laurietopin says:

    So beautiful. So, so beautiful and simply sweet. FYI my blog is now under the website laurietopin.com. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. tmezpoetry says:

    This put a smile on my face, so sweetly done. Whomever you are missing, I am sure they will love this and feel honored by it.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. thomas robinson says:

    It don’t get no better than this. Your lyrics are authentic, musical, and touching. I am touched. Do you need chords? I’m available for a fee. . .

    Liked by 1 person

    • midimike says:

      Perfect. thank you for the comments! I doubt if I will get to putting this to music. I would be thrilled if you have some time and thoughts about chords. Please put it on my ‘tab’ as I am always in your debt! LOL


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