Poetry by Farah Lawal Harris

Adjectively Interesting


i always swore that
i was so freaking awesome–
well not always,
but for quite a while,
i’ve been some kind of wonderful
and then i met you
and you’re super fantastic
and when we’re together,
i’m über courageous
and when i say your name,
i’m uncontrollably smiling
and when you’re close enough to touch,
i’m shiveringly anxious
and now that we’ve bonded,
i’m so incredibly grateful.

our souls have matched
and i’m so peacefully excited
and even though i’m creative and carefree,
i’m growing exponentially mature
and i never expected such
overwhelming love
because at one time,
my heart was indefinitely closed
but for your sweetness,
it cautiously opened
and now i’m wide open,
ready to receive all of the adjectives
you’re willing to add to my life
that i thought was so
interesting already
until you came to show me
that interesting alone
is not enough.

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5 responses

  1. 🙂 !!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2009 at 9:19 pm

  2. sarah artin

    Farah, I really dig this piece! I hope I can one day say these things to “the one”.

    October 13, 2009 at 10:41 pm

  3. christina

    i love this!! funny how love brings so much color to life.

    October 15, 2009 at 5:17 pm

  4. 1markt

    Now you did it! Lucky s.o.b.! Him!, not you. I am a bit sad, but shall persevere(smile).

    May 3, 2010 at 6:33 pm

  5. 1markt

    You understand the previous comment has fallen prey to the “Booty” poem.

    May 3, 2010 at 6:34 pm

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