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National Poetry Month Feature: “Miles of Our Memories” – a poem

Hi, readers! April is here again! 🙂 To celebrate National Poetry Month, I decided to write a romantic poem, inspired by my relationship with my fiancé. Here it is:   Miles of Our Memories A special anniversary approaches… How many times have we crossed these miles? More than I can count. Distance separates us again… Continue reading National Poetry Month Feature: “Miles of Our Memories” – a poem

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“Aching Heart” – a poem

Aching Heart Taillights easing farther away, my eyelids shutter. Even before you’ve left, I ache for you. Missing you is pain. In bed I yearn for your arms to hold me tight once more, yet the room is dark and cold. All I have are memories, the remnant of your kiss on my lips, your… Continue reading “Aching Heart” – a poem

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“A Lover’s Vow” – a poem

A Lover’s Vow Well over ten years have passed… Still every touch, every word, every look feels right. When you hold me close at the day’s end, once all our obligations have subsided, and I can at last rest against your chest as we talk softly, you’re the only home I’ve ever wanted or needed.… Continue reading “A Lover’s Vow” – a poem

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Can Romantic Love Last A Lifetime?: a guest post by Dating Connections

Can Romantic Love Last A Lifetime? Myth or Not?   The first question you have to ask yourself, if you want to know that romantic love can last a lifetime, is do you want it to? There is no doubt that to prolong any romance or romantic sentiment in life, it's something that must be… Continue reading Can Romantic Love Last A Lifetime?: a guest post by Dating Connections

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Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Devika Fernando

Hi, readers! I am beyond pleased to announce a very special post today on ILRB. Recently, I asked both authors and romance readers to come to me with their responses to this big question: “What Does Romance Mean to Me?” I was genuinely interested in what made us all tick, what continued to draw us… Continue reading Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Devika Fernando

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“Dream with Me” – a poem

Dream with Me My yearning for you is strong, something I’ve never felt for anyone else… There are nights like tonight, when I ache so much for you that sleep eludes me. With bated breath I remember our last embrace, savoring your arms around me, the warmth of your body against mine, your chest beneath… Continue reading “Dream with Me” – a poem

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“You and the Muse” – a poem

You and the Muse There are few things in this chaotic world that make total sense to me. Two, in fact, which I can name right now… Often it feels like I’m a mere pawn on the chessboard of life. Some choices are strategic; others are left to chance. A few are mistakes one would… Continue reading “You and the Muse” – a poem

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“The Other Side of Our Dreams” – a poem

The Other Side of Our Dreams   Do you sleep? Do you dream? At night, do you sleep in hopes of meeting me when you wake? Do you dream, dream of me the way I dream of you? Do you pray? Do you pray you’ll see my face? To hold me tight? Because I think… Continue reading “The Other Side of Our Dreams” – a poem

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“Yearning” – a poem

Yearning The moon over this cool night appears lonely, its solo, pale white disc yearning for another, perhaps even for its fiery opposite which rises each dawn. I imagine the moon is a bit like me tonight, somewhat heartsick, waiting for a hand to hold. You see, I yearn for you like no other. A… Continue reading “Yearning” – a poem

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“Home” – a poem

Home   In your arms I am home, all concerns escape my mind. The warmth of your body calms me, the light in your eyes a balm for any fears. In your arms I am free, I don’t have to play any roles as I do at other times during the day, Author, Blogger, Daughter,… Continue reading “Home” – a poem