I Love You Again

‘I Love You Again’

I love you again and again.

Been away from you for 4 years now.

Can no longer take it all in,

Nor swallow every drop

Like I used to.

Can no longer feel your strong hold around me,

Which is that electric feeling like no other.

Your love is like fire,

Which burns me to the core of my soul.

I love you.

I want you.

I miss you so.

Being away from you has made me lose control.

My mind is in that altered state,

And only the sight of your heavenly being will balance me.

Only your sight will suffice.

You go deep and I love it.

Miles and miles of life, love, history, and happiness.

You shine so bright, people stare and smile

In amazement that you’re so historic.

So relevant and glorious.

You make music so lovely

That I’m in sync with your rhythm,

And become one with the beats of your heart.

This ode is longer than the last,

Because I need you to understand

That I don’t want you in my past.

I want to be with you always

And love you forever.

Stop adoring you?


I want you in my present,

And I want you in my future.

I want to learn more about you

And learn more from you.

In closing, I want you to know, Harlem,

That I love you again.

Copyright © 2011  samaramarie.com All Rights Reserved

About Samara Marie

Having been born and raised in Inglewood, CA, I now proudly call New York City my home. I've been an elementary school teacher a little over 20 years, having taught grades first through fifth. It seems that teaching is what I was meant to do in life, and it is also what I love to do. One of my favorite quotes is by Albert Camus: "Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present." I do give my all to prepare my students to become our future activists, educators, doctors, and the list goes on. The opportunities are out there, and I want my students to grab hold of them.      One of my other passions is writing. I thank my middle school English teacher, Mr. Roger Lawson, for introducing me to poetry writing. He taught me how to use the very powerful tool of written expression, which I value so much. I have writing to thank for getting me through my darkest moments. Writing, along with faith, was my saving grace, while growing up. I don't consider myself a professional writer, but I do use writing as a tool to help me process the heavy weight that the world places on my shoulders sometimes. Writing provides me with another way to express my emotions. Besides my actual voice, writing is my favorite go to tool of self expression.      What else about me? I have a love of music. One of my very first posts on this site was a poem that I wrote about my love of music. I'm someone who has an adventurous spirit. I enjoy everything ranging from sports to shopping (I collect sneakers). I can go from spending time at the beach all day to watching sports all day. I've been a WWE fan since I was a kid. I may live in New York, but I will always be a Dodgers fan. Having been an athlete until I graduated from college ( I ran track), working out is a must for me. I love to read, I love to learn, I love people, and I love life. I have many more interests. There's several layers of me. At the end of the day, I love and I am proud of the person that I see in the mirror.
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25 Responses to I Love You Again

  1. Pingback: Thursday Poets Rally Week 47 (June 30-July 6, 2011) | Promising Poets' Poetry Cafe

  2. poets rally says:


    love your blog style,keep your poetry talent coming.

  3. Jingle says:

    tight, passionate words, well done.

    Happy Rally.

  4. Andy says:

    WoW! You really love Harlem!

    Nicely expressed.

    • SamaraMarie says:

      @ Andy:
      Haha! I know. Too bad I can’t write about Los Angeles like that. Thanks for commenting.

  5. cognito blak says:

    something about love rejuvenating itself out of memory…of necessity. make me want to lay up with harlem; make me wanna know. good pen samaramarie 😉

  6. Kim Nelson says:

    You write with such passion and yearning, Samara, conveying an amazing amount of emotion.

    • SamaraMarie says:

      @ Kim Nelson: Thank you so much. That means a lot coming from you. I read the interview you did with Bluebell Books, and it’s very encouraging/inspiring for me. Much continued success to you, and I look forward to reading your other works.

  7. keep writing, the more you do, the better you are.

    invite you to take our week 5 writing challenge,
    anything comes to mind would be awesome to share,
    hope to see your in.
    Happy Saturday.

    • SamaraMarie says:

      @ Bluebell Books: Thank you for the encouragement and the invite. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

  8. Beautifully expressed emotions of yearning…well done.

  9. wolfsrosebud says:

    Nothing like distance making the heart fonder. I thought the ending would reveal a loved one lost to death. So glad Harlem is around for the second chance. Is there a Harlem? Or are you mending a broken relationship to the reader?

    • SamaraMarie says:

      @ wolfsrosebud: Thank you for reading my poem. The poems, “I Love You” and this one, expresses my love for the city in which I used to live. Missing it terribly, I plan to move back next summer. I’m glad Harlem is around for a second chance to. 🙂

  10. way to go.

    Greetings, how are you?

    Inviting you to join our poetry potluck today,

    Week 43 is free verse week, submit 1 to 3 random poems, enjoy the fun!

    Hope to see you soon.
    Happy Monday.
    Sign in to follow our blog using your gmail or yahoo accounts…

  11. Sweet Pea says:

    thanks for your comment.

    and this was so well written,
    i really enjoyed reading it.

  12. Poets Rally says:

    you are talented, how are you?

    do come and share your work with your peers today.


    • SamaraMarie says:

      Thank you & I’ve been just fine, but very busy with work. When I have a moment to breathe, I’ll swing by the parking lot again. Take care 🙂

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