One Heart



Ever since the day we met
Thoughts of more not far away
Dreaming every dream come true
Love finds a way

I’m the mast and you’re the sail
With love as the wind we can sail around the world

There was a time, a time before time itself
When there was love, waiting for these two to be felt
Now they are two hearts burning to beat as one
Where there were two lives a new life has begun

Our lives are changing, there’s rearranging
It’s part of what life is about
Give a little more than we take
for the love we can’t live without

You’re the mast and I’m the sail
With love as the wind we can sail around the world

There was a time, a time before time itself
When there was love, waiting for these two to be felt
Now they are two hearts burning to beat as one
Where there were two lives a new life has begun

About this poem

Written for my sister and her husband's wedding.

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Submitted by schlmj29 on January 10, 2022

Modified by schlmj29 on February 19, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Scheme xaxa bC DEFF xgxg bC DEFF
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 819
Words 169
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 2, 4, 4, 2, 4

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1 Comment
  • Symmetry58
    I really like the concept here. I especially like "With love as the wind we can sail around the world"

    This should be a song.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • schlmj29
      It was, or is. Quite some time ago I offered to write and perform a song for my youngest sister for her wedding. I did and I did (vocal and piano). The line you're referring to was the end of the bridge before swelling into the chorus. Over the years I realized how much I subconsciously cribbed from both "Lost In Love" by Air Supply (chords) and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John/Bernie Taupin (song structure and phrasing). The only changes to the lyrics were switching from third-person to first-person before sharing here on Poetry.com. Thanks for taking a gander, Sym, and taking the time to comment. 
      LikeReply1 year ago
    • Symmetry58
      As a former drummer of 20 years I can definitely relate from a musical standpoint. Love both Elton and Air Supply along with a million others.
      LikeReply1 year ago

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