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  How Is It?
by Bill Johnson
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Recent poems by Bill Johnson
•  The Deadly Sheep
•  The Parade of Life
•  Ode To Invisibility
•  A Hearty Affair
•  Looking Back
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How is it

that one can fall in love

with the softness of a woman's back

know its warmth, its every curve

know which of its muscles are tight to the touch

and which will flow beneath the hand.

How is it that one can fall in love with a woman's voice

come to need it like a food

that to go to sleep without hearing it

is like missing a craved-for meal.

How is is that one can fall in love

with a woman's bed

so that one's body knows without question

which side to lie on

who'll end up with the covers in the morning

who with the best pillow.

How is it that one can love so many things about a woman

her back her voice her bed

and yet still walk away?

I cannot say

Who can, when the heart loses its way.    

 

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Bill Johnson is the author of A Story is a Promise and The Spirit of Storytelling, a writing workbook. He is also the web master of storyispromise.com, a web site that explores principles of storytelling through reviews of popular movies, books and plays. Spirit is now available on Amazon Kindle, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004V020N0.

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Reviewed by Robert Cosmar 5/31/2011
Interesting poem, Bill, and well-written ... but if you find the woman who owns your love, recognizes your vulnerabilities, knows your fears, learns your ugly secrets and loves you even more because of them, she holds your heart in both her hands, and yours will never lose its way ...
Robert
Reviewed by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski) 11/24/2009
I've spent years pondering the enigma we call woman. I'm now pushing eighty, and still wondering.

s
Reviewed by 000 000 11/16/2008
A beautiful thought. It seems hearts stray, walk and wander these days and in the past. Only death ends a true and deep love.
CarolHawks

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