My Tiger

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  No Houses

A short description of how I met and lost the love of my life.

It was love, it was exciting and unexpected

She wasn’t from around here and she looked it

I watched her in the arms of another and decided I couldn’t see it again

Our eyes locked across the room, time stopped and my soul shuddered from the intrusion

From that moment she had me forever


I showed her my world and started seeing it differently with her at my side

My filter was gone; I spoke as if I was speaking to myself

She was so beautiful, I dared not even think of stealing a kiss, I was afraid

She was patient and let me find the courage to show her how I truly felt

We kissed and I never wanted it to end; I still don’t


She warned me not to fall in love with her, she had to leave

But it was too late, I couldn’t yet say it, but I knew that I was hopelessly in love with her

I went back and forth between our two towns to spend precious moments with her

It was difficult being away from her, she held me in a way that made me feel more than myself

I cried tears of unfathomable longing when we were apart


We were in a pool at her house when she asked me if I was in love with her

I said yes and a weight was lifted from my shoulders. She couldn’t say it yet so I waited

After some time she was able to tell me she loved me and our bodies and souls connected

We made love and to this day I find it difficult to describe how it feels when we are together

Locking eyes with her in the throes of passion is like watching a beautiful flower bloom  


I was no saint; I made mistakes, said and did things I wish I could take back

We would lose and find each other over and over. I wished I could be better

It has been a tumultuous ride, but I wouldn’t take it back if it meant giving up the memories

It’s been over a year since we last saw each other, and I hope it’s not much longer

Being apart from her has made me realise how much I need her in my life


So now I am here, back in the town where it all began

She is far away but the memories of our time together follow me everyday

I see places and things that remind me of how happy we once were

My longing for her has grown deeper and my love more tender

I miss her; I miss myself, please come back, I won’t let go.

Submitted: December 09, 2015

© Copyright 2022 Christopher Kush. All rights reserved.

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Beautifully written. I especially love the line "time stopped and my soul shuddered from the intrusion". Well done! Thank you for sharing your view of your love in such an honest way.

Wed, December 9th, 2015 2:31pm


Thank you for the comment, I really appreciate it. I'll be taking some time to look at some of your postings this evening. :)

Wed, December 9th, 2015 6:44am


Absolutely lovely. I like how you described your love for the woman. You make her sound absolutely beautiful :)

Regards, Hotaru

Thu, December 10th, 2015 10:28am


This is so beautiful and sad, I can relate to this so much. Keep me updated for more poems and such:)

Thu, January 7th, 2016 11:23am


Thanks so much for the comment, you clearly understood the intention of the piece and the feeling that went into it; with regard to more of my work, I have posted some new work on my portfolio, mostly poems. Looking forward to more of your feedback :)

Thu, January 7th, 2016 3:32am

Jeff Bezaire

This is incredible. The longing, the sadness, the happiness and fondness are all potent in this piece. That last line packs a punch! Who do you want to come back - her or yourself? That's what hit me hardest.
Love is a mysterious mistress. Sometimes things work out, other times they don't. We act differently to everyone we meet. Each new love causes us to behave a different way - sometimes for an unknown reason; it's just them.
The hardest thing to do is to let someone go, but if the relationship is no good, if it keeps following the same downward-spiraling pattern, letting go is the right thing to do. If you truly love someone, sometimes the best thing to do is to let them go.
Other times, it takes a while, but we finally figure out what we are doing wrong or how to bring to the relationship what it is missing and everything works out. Again, love is mysterious. There's no bulletproof formula to making a relationship work.

Tue, January 12th, 2016 1:42am

Gaea Killarny

Locking eyes with her in the throes of passion is like watching a beautiful flower bloom that line there speaks volumes!!. Amazing piece. I can feel every bit of it.

Tue, January 12th, 2016 8:08am


That line is one of my favourites, I sometimes read this poem just to feel those words work their way deep into my heart so I can dredge up that feeling again. Amazing, breath-taking, sublime. Holding her during those times was the greatest responsibility I ever took on, and I'm ever so thankful I got to feel that way once upon a time.

Tue, January 12th, 2016 12:21am

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