‘You were greater than any hope’ by Poet Jordan

Here is my new collection of poems all based on love – again! 11 poems which I’ve written recently to share thoughts and ideas about love and feelings.

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Contents:

  1. Countryside House
  2. ‘Love will not be divided’ (Part 1)
  3. ‘Love’ (Part 2)
  4. ‘LP’
  5. ‘greater than any hope’
  6. ‘Catalyst’
  7. ‘the deepest oceans’
  8. ‘the same steps’
  9. ‘i absorbed your heart’
  10. ‘I got a few words out of my mind tonight’
  11. ‘I loved you before I met you’


1. Countryside House

In the countryside
is a house
that stands ready
for you and I
to live our lives in
beyond our years
& forever more

The countryside
lay in front
of our eyes
with our arms
around one another
adoring the view
& each other

A dream
of you and I
watching the sunset
as we sit in our
countryside house

A house
we will have created
from hard work
now to be
adored

A roaring fire
is a desire
when winter is wild
& winds whistle
around the countryside house
yet we are warm
& in each other’s arms

From sunrise to sunset
we’ll one day have
our countryside house
next to the woods
where we’ll walk
in every season
with our children
by our side
together.


2. ‘Love will not be divided’ (Part 1)

Love will not be divided
never split
nor subtracted
as the heart will share

Love will not be divided
but multiplied
with added belief
that the world we live
will be fair and true

Love will not be divided
but shared equally
with the addition of a new heart
a bond will be built
holding each other’s hands
together we will grow.


3. ‘Love’ (Part 2)

Love
Divided (÷)
Added (+)
Never subtracted (-)

Multiplied (x)
Between brackets (love)
But always equal (=).


4. ‘LP’

The LP came out in April that year
with every song that could have been about you

This was the LP that defined a year
wanting to play every song I could
to let you hear how I feel about you

From the first time I saw your face
I dreamt of a caravan holiday with you
where we could find a golden beach
& lying in the sun with you
is all ever wanted to do

How the music played over and over
with you in mind and a young lady defined
we fell in love and the world was ours

We danced with my size nines
until the day and light had passed us by
& not a moment goes by
when the words of that LP
ring in my ears to remind me of you
forever dancing the day away

Love is like a good LP
you never want it to stop
& this is the LP I never want to stop.


5. ‘greater than any hope’

you were greater than any hope
hope faded but you are always there
picking me up from where i fell

when i thought there wasn’t anything left
nothing in my heart to keep me going
it was you who reignited me and my mind

the confidence once in me was gone
finding no words i muttered and stuttered
until you came to me with a hand across the shoulder

my mind couldn’t think for itself
yet you didn’t think for me you merely guided me
in the right direction back to the path i was on

for all the hope that i had in my life
it was you that was the greater good
not only for my life my the lives around me

you were greater than any hope
saving a heart and soul from sinking
setting a smile free to be itself.


6. ‘Catalyst’

The catalyst amongst memories
is a smile from a mile away
a year ago or decade gone by

How within a moment
the memory remembers
-Everything-
once the catalyst is triggered

Memories may sleep for years
but back to life they can come
within moments
breathing as strong now
as they did back then

The catalyst amongst memories
will always be there
waiting patiently
ready to remember
everything in a moment.


7. ‘the deepest oceans’

I miss the eyes
that gave me
the deepest oceans
to dive into

exploring the beauty
below the surface
that no one else had seen

Such beauty
I was in awe
& never wanted to leave
as I believed
you and I
were as deep as each other
in love

With your eyes
I dived deep
finding a beautiful heart
with a soothing soul

At the deepest point
of the oceans heart
I touched the beauty
the love and the soul
that would make my heart race
at a pulsating pace

Deep into the abyss
I couldn’t miss
the beauty of the heart
that powers the mind
in which I have fallen
in love with
and forever will be so.


8. ‘the same steps’

I walk the same steps as you
almost following the exact steps
however some time after you
but never before you have I been

In the breeze I smell your fragrance
as if you have just been here
with the silence between the breeze
I take the moment to think (of you)

There will be a time when we cross paths
as we did on hills gone by
(when you saw and scampered a different way)
but when and where that will be
may be only God will know as I
cannot see the future of where I decide to walk next

The same steps of the hill / countryside we walk
yet our lives differ but good they are
in a world where life can be unfair
our lives have treated as well to be who we are

Our lives path I hope will be long and adventurous
& if I do walk the same path with striding steps
I’ll always look out for you as I have always done
over every hill and every field I explore to be closer to you.


9. ‘i absorbed your heart’

i absorbed your heart
then i walked away
taking everything away
never saying i’m sorry

your heart was good to me
letting my life be free

i was all in love with you
then without a word
i went away

a year went by
& i still had your heart
i didn’t know what to do
yet i was never going to let go

your heart was good to me
but i broke what it was
when i walked further away

& so distant now
i don’t think i could give it back
but i’ve looked after it
caring for it
like i should have done so for you.


10. ‘I got a few words out of my mind tonight’

I got a few words out of my mind tonight
words I found out that no one will listen to
but at least I’ve said them out loud

Better out than in right?

My words won’t change the world
however it may change the way you feel about me
or you’ll go into the night and forget everything I’ve said
& your perception of me will differ somewhat to before

Letting you know the words my heart holds
makes it feel like it believes again
like it can be a open heart and soul it use to be
(for at least a moment)

With the words let out there is now an empty space
a void
something feels like it has been lost
& indeed in some way it has

Those words filled my mind and heart with hope
but now they have been let out
everything feels a little bit hollow
as the words somehow completed me

I got a few words out of my mind tonight
merely losing a whole lot more than I thought I would
all because deep down I feel something for you
& stupidly thought that you thought something for me

Now those words have gone somewhere
not knowing if I will get them back in some form or other
I walk aimlessly wondering if was ever worth letting them out.


11. ‘I loved you before I met you’

I loved you before I met you
how the fuck is that even possible?

There was something I felt that day
before everything that we are now

My heart felt that someone good
was about to enter my life
& indeed you walked my way

Never leaving as my heart knew
you’d be part of my life forever
I gave everything to keep you close

Hindsight told me it wasn’t love I felt
yet it was love at first sight
but a good feeling I had was very much real
so maybe it was some sort of love after all.