Love Poem: Sweet Youth
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Written by: Connie Marcum Wong

Sweet Youth

Sweet youth with its ghostly shadows of regret 
encircling the mind of an aging maid...like vultures 
       waiting to descend
 
Capturing those passions left unspoken
from a self-conscious shy student in church choir.

His flawless skin drew me in like an invisible magnet.
My eyes followed his every unnoticed move 
        in anguished longing.

My silent lips uttered no audible words even when
he reached out to touch my long deep golden hair.

I reminisce and suddenly he's right here 
His jet black hair and handsome face remain frozen 
in youth as my words left, unspoken.

4-23-19