Long Distance Love Poem

Will You Still Love Me When You See Me For The First Time

I wrote this poem February 3, 2011 before my long-distance love from the Cayman Islands visited me for the first time in Jamaica. We met on our high school reunion website after he clicked the "wrong" link. I researched and discovered he was decent, smart and classy. We talked nightly on the phone for many hours having to force ourselves to say goodbye. Many questions kept running through my mind "Will he still love me if or whenů?" I e-mailed the questions in poetic form entitled, "Will You?"

Will You

© Marlyn Richards
Will you run into my arms the first time you see me,
Just as you whispered across the vast Caribbean Sea,
When my eyes, red from the sleepless night, anxious to see you in reality
Hides its beauty?

Will you embrace me so it feels like forever,
Though the smell of cheap perfume diffuses all over,
And my clothes worn, having refused to be adorned
By whom I'm scorned?

Will you love me tomorrow as you do today,
When I'm lost for words, with nothing to say,
Overwhelmed at the thought that you chose me
From the many hunters, all armed in their beauty?

Will you still love me when I have loved you so much,
That all I do is stand in wait to satisfy your desires in a rush,
And my olive-brown skin no longer glows, but wrinkles
From life's blows?

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Published: Jun 2011

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  • This poem is absolutely fabulous, as it so clearly express the way I also feel. I'm in a long distance relationship and I'm scared thinking about what our first encounter will be like. Will he feel the same way as he felt the day before we met? The questions that plague my mind is terrifying. But I hope he loves me the same.

    Tasha Submitted 1/29/2014
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