Another one here with two separate characters. both with different attitudes to the subject and both with very different, hopefully believable and understandable personalities. The poem is based on one man and one woman with the woman a little scared to commit. The structure’s a little different as the poem starts with the woman speaking then switches to the man for a verse and repeats with a joined couplet at the end (my favourite bit).
This is another way to sneak past writer’s block, this was inspired partly by one of my favourite books.
This is another poem which has a story behind it again. Obviously the man is asking the woman to commit and therefore they must have been seeing each other for a while but the woman’s reaction to this, in particular, suggests a depth to the character. Her hesitancy to commit suggests that something happened in the past to her that means that she now fears to be trapped in such a committment but the fact that she tries to explain to her potential partner suggests that she trusts him inexplicably and the fact that she finally agrees shows just how much she loves him.
One last thing I’ll warn you of is that for some unknown reason this blog won’t let me have more that one gap between lines so the verses aren’t shown very well here. Basically, each verse is 8 lines long which should give four verses and a couplet at the end. Sorry.
You glance at me and ask with your eyes,
Have I got an answer, because time flies,
You’ve asked me if I’ll hold your heart,
But now it’s time to say my part,
To say your valentine I will be,
What was an ask is now a plea,
But this just proves my point once more,
It’s having someone to hold you adore.
I’m asking for your love you know,
Not asking you to take a blow,
I love you; love, with all my heart,
My heart won’t beat, you hold a part,
I need you and I want you still,
Allow me my destiny to fulfil,
I know you’re scared but I am here,
Whenever you need me, I’ll be near.
You speak the truth, I do feel fear,
But it’s not of you, but for what I hear,
I hear your heart, which beats for me,
But what if I am not the key,
What if I am not what you think,
If I am not the missing link,
You’ll leave me with a broken heart,
Unable to heal as you hold a part.
I would never hurt you, no matter what,
My soul to you would never shut,
If you don’t feel my love, you’re wrong,
Because I know this feeling, and this is strong,
I could never break your heart, my love,
Such merciless pain, you’d be innocent of,
You are my destiny, my lovely dream,
The only one for me it would seem.
I asked on valentines will you be mine,
And now our destinies are intertwined.