For a moment I am frozen
Where I stand ~
Why can’t I breathe ~
The air’s grown thin ~
I barely can remember
My own name ~

Where did you come from ~
How do I know you ~
There’s something so familiar
In your unfamiliar face ~

You look more than a little dazed ~
I know exactly how you feel ~
My heart is still lodged
Somewhere in my throat ~

And then you smile ~ and
All at once ~
The world fades
Into view again ~
A different world now ~
For you and me ~
Let it begin ~

© 2012, Melody Haislip. All rights reserved.

Melody Haislip (23 Posts)

I began writing poetry in my early 20s, and then put it aside and forgot it. Then a couple of years ago, I suddenly began writing ~ about everything under the sun ~ and I began to write poetry again. Or perhaps I should say channel more than write, since I feel that I am merely the conduit for some of the pieces I write. Those are the best of times, when the words flow, and those are the words which speak to others. Wish I could live in that state all the time!


  1. Hey Sis!

    This is excellent and I love, love the photograph you found as it complements your verse.

    When are you going to get serious and publish your book of poetry? More people need to read you.

    Your kid sister

    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Thank you, Theresa. It’s back-burnered for the moment, but hopefully soon! Love you!

  2. Why is there no LIKE button here? :) I don’t know about love at first sight, but Matt and I fell in love before we met. (So there.) :) Nicely written, I adore that illustration as well!

    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Thanks, Elisa, but tell me, how could you fall in love Before you met?

  3. Very lovely Melody. Once upon a moment. :)

    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Sometimes a moment is all it takes. Thank you, Dani.

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