H O W A R D   U N I V E R S I T Y

Faces & Voices 5
An Anthology
of Verse and Prose

the Composition
for Honours Class,
Howard University,

E. R. B

Faces & Voices 4


My First Love
By Terilyn Dumas

The day we met
I shall never forget
The way you walked
Your smile as I entered your view
Words that poured from your mouth
I could have moved away
But something made me stay
Maybe it was the look in your eyes
Or the sensation as our hands touched
What was IT that restrained me?
I donít recall and neither do I care
IT changed my life on that day
Even if you don't remain
Forever will my life not be the same
I see stars whose sparkles never caught my attention
Until this day, a smile adorns my face whenever you are 
Everyday that we're apart
It seems your love captures more of my heart
Memories are all I have for comfort
But, to have loved.

© 2001 Terilyn Dumas

© 2001 Howard University.
(First Published in limited print edition, An Anthology of Verse and Prose, by the Composition for Honours Class, Howard University, Spring 2001. Professor E.R. Braithwaite)
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