Happy Birthday Gregory Heins

by jhon baker

oh, and it’s Valentines day too.

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a love poem


I caught your glance

and offered a small gift

which you refused.

an apple,

a token, to toe

the water.

another month and you would acquiesce

to my teenaged display of nerves.

I was twenty-three

you were soft and scared

and thinking I’d meant to use you

but I’d love you instead.

you humored me

answering every question

I had.


you were twenty-five

and I knew, over coffee

that first night

at Denny’s,

our life would be braved



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8 Comments to “Happy Birthday Gregory Heins”

  1. oh denny's…you know the way to my heart mister.

  2. and we continue to brave the unknown – always together. I Love You – you who still holds my heart.

  3. gentle and beautiful words.
    touching piece.

    enjoyed it very much!

  4. *sigh*

    happy valentines day, you two love-birds…:)

  5. No Denny's for us, I'm pulling out all the stops this year and going to IHOP….yeah man!

  6. (LOL @Pat–funny man he is, love him)

    Beautiful words that signify the begining of the thread being woven..
    you are so good with your words, so very good.

  7. Hello, Thanks for the love to Poetry Potluck! You Rock!

    Awards 4 Poetry Potluck Week 22, Enjoy!

    Your contribution means a world to us, Happy Thursday!
    See you next time!

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