Come With Me

Posted: May 4, 2019 in What Pegman Saw
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pink roses and red wine smoother than velvet
Kisses down my neck
across my shoulders
over the rise of my breasts

You seduced me with promises
Come, cross the bridge
from a dull
ordinary life to
one filled with excitement
and laughter
A life only I can provide


My head spun
at the sound of your voice
My knees shook
when you slipped
a thin silver ring
on my finger

And, then
there it was
A new life full of
hard work
successes and failures
tears and tantrums
lost jobs

And found friends
Beautiful children
Pets who adopted us
and pets who allowed us to adopt them

to the store, jobs
And finally
across the sea
to Paris Madrid Africa

Now it is I who
kiss your shoulder
and warm your wizened breast
with a time-wrinkled palm
And a whispered


  1. Wonderful poem, Lish. Last summer I walked across that very bridge. My hope was to find some kind of cool neighborhood on the other side, but it was all construction.

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  2. k rawson says:

    Oh my, I love this epic poem. I love the way it meanders through a life, with an ebb and tide of good and bad, just like life. Love especially how it slows down on the I love you.

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  3. 4963andypop says:

    I was sure at first that some betrayal was coming, to follow all that good, but no. This catalogs one of those rare long term loves that are the stuff of fairy tales, where ordinary life is an adventure, because you’re not alone. Lovely.

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    • Thanks! This mirrors my marriage. Sans the kids, no kids ~ by choice. I have been blessed with a wonderful, kind, generous man who makes me laugh, makes me angry but I think I do the same to/for him.

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  4. Lynn Love says:

    As others have said, just lovely Lish. A life well lived and filled with love – what more could any of us hope for? Gorgeous

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  5. Dale says:

    This was absolutely gorgeous, Alicia. I adored it.

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