A poem, The day you walked away Updated Oct. 25-2014

The wind tugged at your turned down winter hat

It was a bitter crispy cold winter day

When you left me standing at the window

Watching as you walked away

The blowing wind tugged at your turned down winter hat

You never turned around

Not once did you ever look back

My voice was only a whisper as I tried to call your name

I knew in my heart our time together

Was over, never to reclaim

As I watched you the snow began to fall

Wishing and praying you would turn

Against the wind and call

Tears of rememberance flooding my inner soul

No matter how much I tried emotions erupted

With tears I couldn't control

Memories, oh so many, Locked deep inside

Memories I will remember

Never ever to subside

Restless was our visitor in our home for a very long time

I watched as you paced, checking your watch

Usually in the evening around nine

The closeness we shared for so many happy years

Seemed to drift away

As I sat quietly shedding silent tears

I could hardly stand the uncertainty, so I gave you a fearful choice

With tears streaming

You reluctantly found your voice

Confessing your unfaithfulness, eyes turned away

I knew you were hurting

What more could I possibly say?

Nothing would ease our pain deep inside our broken hearts

Leaving us both empty

Hoping time might mend the broken parts

The snow drifts began to pile as the wind whipped and swirled

I watched you disappear in the distance

Leaving me alone in this lonely world.


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Will she forgive him?

I'm standing here looking out the same window on the sad day I watched you walk away. The wind tugging at your turned down winter hat, now, I see you returning on this beautiful summer day. You look like a man who wants forgiveness. Your gait is slower as you reach the porch. I search your eye's as a tear trickles slowly down your cheek.

I feel sad but unforgiving.

You broke my heart in a million little pieces. It took me years to mend. Our eye's meet. I feel weak but remain unyielding.

" You look like a man who could use a cup of hot coffee, come in. " He's smiling as he opens the screen door. I hurry to the kitchen to find his favorite cup.

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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

A beautiful memory for you "AE" I am now listening the song , and though is sounds sad, let it be known that you have got quite a few out here, that are willing to let you know that this lonely world has gotten a lot less lonely than it use to be before you found this sky9106 on HP and you gracefully welcomed me.

Sometimes and for me , it's always the little things that one does .

Blessing "AE" here 's to all the great human beings .

Give thanks.


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Sherry Asbury 4 years ago

Yours is a sad story, but one I have read and seen many times - including my own life. Hope things got better because they never change. Well-written


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Sad write and sad place to be--peace my friend


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Capedium 4 years ago from Texas.

It hurt, how every special moment we quickly forget

We take no consideration of how we feel..

We just walk our separate ways

Deep down we want to stay..

Some how we manage not to say.

Can't we just say just because once upon a time that very special someone treated us like we where worth more than the air we breath.

Why do we have to let them go,

when in our heart they will forever grow.

It just hurt that somehow we mange to watch them leave

It is worst when we just leave without saying goodbye..

Please forgive me.. This poem reminded me of so much..

I just wish the moment when one says I do is every blessed day.

Thanks for this lovely poem.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So very beautiful Ruby as always and I have to award you with an up up and away here.

Here's to so many more to share with each other in this New Year.

Take care my friend and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Sky

Sherry

Audrey

Capediem

Eddy

This is not autobiographical.Another Hubber wrote about his loss through death..I just took the thought in a different direction.Everyone who knows about my life, is aware that my marriage failed, but not in this way..Thank you all so much...Cheers


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

This is so sad and beautiful...at the same time..my heart is broken for you...you did a wonderful job at writing this. I voted up and beautiful...debbie


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

I felt every emotions and I was brought to that moment with you. I felt your pain Ruby.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

I'm telling you, dear Ruby,

You do have talent

You did not write this in vain.

So many of the commenters

Believed you were writing

About your very own pain.

Voted up, m'luv.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Sometimes love is lost through choice or through pain. In any regard, it is so hard to watch a loved one walk away. Thanks for the poem Always. I am glad it is not me or you, but a writer's review.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A very descriptive poem Ruby, the imagery you portray puts the reader right there at the window.

Well done and voting up


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Debbie..Thank you..It's not about me, just a poem about someone's pain...Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Cardisa, IT'S NOT ABOUT ME, just one of my sad poems..I'm glad you felt the pain, tells me you have a kind heart..Thank you my friend...


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Always, you captured that cold empty feeling that we have all felt so well. The cold wind tugging at his winter hat is such a great piece of imagery. Basically both parties were left out in the cold. Your writing gets better and better.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drbj, I guess everyone thinks it's about me because i used to write so many sad poems about my marriage..I got all of that out of my system..Thank goodness..Thank you for your incredible comment..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Hyphen, I'm glad it's not about us too, We've had our share of pain through lost love..I read Wayne Brown's poem about losing a love one through death, it was so sad, i cried so hard, then wrote this. Now it's time for something funny, I'm ready for another funny story about you growing up with your brothers..Thank you for coming my friend...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rosemary, Thank you so much. Your comment is thoughtful and really appreciated. Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike. I bet at first you thought you were going to remind me of potholes again..HaHa Thank you for a wonderful comment. You put a smile on my face. Cheers my friend..


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Ruby,

Your words are deeply expressive and your song choice, so perfect for this message. Voted UP & Awesome.

You write with such heart and passion, whatever the subject.

Have a peaceful evening, mar.


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

Beautiful and haunting. I love the photo that accompanies it.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Heartbreaking Ruby, beautiful writing and voted up.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful and sad. I love how you can take other's emotions and write a poem such as this one.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Susan, Thank you so much. I think when i write about pain and hurt, there is always a part of me that's there, but thank goodness this was someone other than me..Your comment makes me happy..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar., Thank you for words of encouragement. I'm thrilled that you found my words expressive. I've had a long love affair with George Jones..HaHa..I'm glad you liked the video...Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Flora, Thank you..I love this picture too..I felt that this woman's heart must have felt that way, icy..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Lesley, Good to see you. Thank you for coming..I appreciate your continued support..Cheers my friend..


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Spirit Whisperer 4 years ago from Isle of Man

Sad and touching poem. Thank you.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Spirit Whisperer, I know it is sad, i think the snow added to the sadness..I'm ready for some happy smiles..Thank you my friend...


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epigramman 4 years ago

...gee I hope his name wasn't George Jones or the epi-man and that's right dear Miss Ruby you are my number one fan and I am your number one fan because George sings about it every night at epi's ranch by the lake - and often we go into a duet about your poetic prowess as a great writer and how you are just such a fun genuine sincere person to be around ........ and that's the truth Ruth - whoever Ruth may be - lol

lake erie time 4:39pm


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Ah, A Freudian slip...Hummmm Ruth...Now who could this be?..HaHa..Good to see you Epi my witty poet..Your comments always brighten my days..Thank you for being you..You make me proud...Take care my friend and thank you for lifting my spirit...


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Simplicity4All 4 years ago from Rhode Island, USA

This is beautiful, and extremely sad at the same time. Its something all to many people can sadly relate too. Whether it is the lose of a love due to unfaithfulness or simply giving someone a choice and then them choosing to walk away. That's one of the worst emotions we can feel I think, seeing someone given the opportunity to try to make it work and choosing the latter. Its hard not to take personal. Ah this touches home for me. thank you for writing, voted up and beautiful!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Simplicity 4All, Nice to meet you. In saying that this touched home for you, you join many of us who have traveled this path in life. Thank you..I see you are now following me..I will be over to see you in a sec..Cheers..


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Hi ALways how are you? Very beautiful writing. Very sad and touching as well. I can feel the emotions in your writing. Voted up.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Caroline, Nice to see you again. Thank you for supporting me.I appreciate your kind comments..Cheers


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novicemuse 4 years ago

I liked the tone and the emotion in this. I always loved this kind of poetry and I am beginning to share some of my own and I found this encouraging in a way. Thank you; it's very beautiful!


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carolp 4 years ago from Switzerland

A lonely heart so cold and freezing, feeling the pain of losing someone. In this winter season, that yearly comes, the sad memories would stir over again and ever.

Thanks for sharing this kind of emotion.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Novicemuse, Nice to meet you. Thank you for reading and leaving a thoughtful comment..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Carolp, Good to see you..I'm happy to share emotions. Thank you for a kind comment..Cheers


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

You have a natural talent for penning down heart-wrenching stories. All I can say is that many will relate. Beautiful.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Aaawh - it's written in a lovely way but tugs at one's heart. So touching...


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leni sands 4 years ago from UK

Your poetry always leaves me wanting...another amazing piece - keep up the good work.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Senoritta, Thank you for always encouraging me with words of praise. I guess i write sad better than funny, i've tried a couple funny writes, NOT SO FUNNY..LOL Thank you again..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Elena, Happy it touched you. Thank you for always supporting my poetry..Take care my friend...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Leni, You are so generous with your comments..Thank you so much..Cheers


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful. Wow, what a sad poem AE. This was very deep. That attachment was evident and letting go, this poem hits the past for me. Great work. Hope all is well AE. Have a great day:)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ricky, Good to see you. I think this hits home for many, letting go is the key..Thank you for a thoughtful comment...


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Poignantly beautiful. Very well told. Thanks for the share.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shimmering Dawn, Thank you..Happy you enjoyed..Cheers


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

Beautifully sad Ruby and looking through the comments, I see it isn't the way your marriage ended. Your poem was so powerful and you did a great job of relating a painful experience.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello M T, No it wasn't about me this time..Thank goodness..Thank you for thinking it was powerful, so happy you came by..Cheers


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mrslagibb 4 years ago

Hi Always Exploring.

Yes I am still around, just put another hub up, just trying to catch up on emails. And this poem caught my eye. How beautifully, deeply put, I felt I was there inside the poem.

Perhaps you would be intersted in my poem, but this is I think along the similar lines as yours, but its about a person with dyslexia and their need.

speak to you later


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mrslagibb, Do nice to see you again..Thank you for your generous comment. I will be over to read your poem. Cheers my friend..


Art 4 years ago

Firstly,thank you for commenting on my hub. Now to the important business! lol, This was an awesome read for me. Somehow in reading this I have grasp an innerpeace and closure for a (love gone bad) time of my history. Oh the lessons life teaches right. I see so much anger and hurt in the world today behind smiles. It's true, what they say, the eyes don't lie, but the mouth is a different story! I voted this beautiful because in a very sad way it is just that,beauty. We are all works in progress and some of us are not the work of goodness. Our bitterness, loneliness and outright anger from fear are working us farther away from that which is good. What I would call true righeousness which is the mark/calling that our Wonderful Creator is nudging us towards. Very well written poem. It has a voice to be heard by any who would read it. Thank you for sharing! Loving thoughts your way! :) Artin2012


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Art, I agree. So many people putting on a front, faking happiness, but i also believe people want to be contented and happy. There is so much uncertainty in the world, seems people have pulled away from God. I can remember growing up, going to church was what you did, now the churches are fighting to see who can have the most members. I know that i still come to God in prayer each day, hopefully i will find the way to be what God wants from his people. I am so happy that this piece has helped you in some way..God Bless you


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

A very beautiful poem, yet sad. God Bless You dear heart.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello stars, Happy to see you again. Thank you for a beautiful comment.


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zionsphere 4 years ago from Oregon

I am GLAD this isn't about you! Very well written and moving. I love the picture too :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello zionsphere, Good to see you. Happy you enjoyed my poetry and the picture. Thank you for coming to see me..Cheers..


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

I definitely voted up.


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia

a wonderful heart jerking poem that brought tears to my eyes, simply beautiful in every way!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Yes, Thank you my friend. I don't think you've missed any of my poems going back when i first started to write. I appreciate you..Thank you again...Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Nighthag, It's always good to see you on my page. So happy you enjoyed. Your comment is touching. Thank you so much..Cheers


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Laurinzo Scott 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

Yes I agree with nighthag... incredibly heartwrenching poem that touches the emotional center, and Hey! ... that's what it's all about

Wonderfully done!

Laurinzo


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Laurinzo, Happy to meet you. Thank you for a wonderful comment. Cheers..


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Beautiful poetry of pain and loneliness.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello xstatic, Happy to meet you. Thank you for a beautiful comment. Cheers


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I popped by to re-read this one Ruby--tears are brimming over---full of pain and sadness--


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Ruby, When I saw this poem pop up in the feed I came by to read. As soon as I started with the first line I knew I'd been here and read it before. I'm sure it made me cry the first time I read too.


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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

Very vivid, Ruby, well done! Though it's sad, I can just see it in my mind. I'm glad it's not true for you -- peace to everybody who's lived a scene like this in real life.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audrey, Welcome back, thrilled you enjoyed enough to return..Thank's my friend..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Susan, I have done the same, so many to read, it's difficult to keep them all straight. I am glad you enjoyed the second time around. I will tell you that i cried while writing this..Cheers my friend.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mollymeadows, I agree. It is sad. I know many have lived this. I was inspired by a poem i read about losing a spouse through death. I just took it another was. I am happy that you thought it was vivid..Thank you.. Cheers


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mrslagibb 4 years ago

What a beautiful poem Always E, its so sad to lose someone that is close to you. Been abit busy, slllllooooowwwwlllyyyy getting back into things


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello mrslagibb, Good to see you again. Thank you for coming by..


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Phew.... that was quite a run Ruby... to get all the way down here so I could leave a comment that wasn't breathless... nice work and well worth climbing over all your faithful readers to get to say.... Thank you for taking us on your journey! Take care... PD


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Pearldiver, Happy to see you and share my journey. Thank you..Cheers


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drpastorcarlotta 4 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Your writings are awesome. It's always a pleasure to stop by your hubs!!! I just love you!! Voted-up! God Bless....


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drpastorcarlotta, Always good to see you on my page. Thank you for always leaving an awesome comment. I love you too. God's Blessing..


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Nyamache 4 years ago from Kenya

This is beautiful writing. I like reading poems and even listening when they are narrated. It is difficult to deal with the situation of breaking up and seeing a partner walking away never to return. Voted it beautiful!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Nyamache, Nice to meet you. Thank you for a beautiful vote..Cheers.


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abbykorinnelee 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

There came a day, I walked away

It was never for me, it was always for you.

When that day came, you begged me to stay

I let the tears fall, in my heart it rang true

That the day had come, to walk away

Let you go, I am not the one for you.

I left that day, because I loved enough not to stay

Loved you and let you go, to find love that's true.

....This was what I wrote when I left my husband, my first husband. Reading what you wrote brought back many painful but also some happy memories...he was unfaithful and in the end after 9 years thought he loved me and could be the husband I desearved. Truth was, I had to let him go because he was lying to himself. I knew it. He still doesn't see that. But, when he married his third wife and I saw them together after marriage for the first time, I knew it was the right thing to do....sometimes letting go of someone we think we can't live without...is the only things we can do. I know its painful as I have been on both ends...and I have been in unimaginable pain...but I know that I did the right thing by leaving that time. My second husband I thank God to this day he didn't answer my prayers to bring him home to me, because I have realized so much about what love is really about. I am sorry if this is based on your own life, that you felt that pain. But, I see a strong women in letting him go.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Abby, No, this is not about me although i did have a painful marriage x2. My first husband was unfaithful with my best friend. My second was so controlling i felt like i was in a prison. I have learned to be happy, unmarried and i am contented. Please, i love it when someone new reads my work and feels comfortable enough to express their views and sharing. Honest people do that, that's just the way it is. I am extremely happy that you found me on Hubpages. I think we have a vast amount to share. Thank you..Cheers..


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Break of Dawn 4 years ago

A very heart-wrenching poem full of emotion and sadness. Beautiful writing indeed. Thank you.

God Bless!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Break of Dawn, So nice to meet you. Thank you. Happy you enjoyed. Cheers my new friend..


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos

Even though it has a sad, regretful and bitter tone the poem itself is outstanding.

It touched my emotions cos its theme is a bitter truth I have experienced.

Awesome!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello ubanichijioke, So many people can relate to this piece, i'm sorry you can but happy you came to visit. Thank you...


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abbykorinnelee 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

Even the few people that do genuinely dislike or even hate me, (well I hope its only a few), will tell you I am nothing but honest. Its how humanity should be. I have no problem sharing my personal life as well as my views. However, I am never going to bully anyone into seeing it my way, will try to relate every time, and always keep an open mind. I am out to learn something new not just offer something for someone else to learn.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Abby, I feel the same way. I know what i believe and feel, i in no way, try to push my beliefs on anyone else, and i'm open to learning. I have found throughout my life that i have been wrong more than once. LOL..Thank's for coming back..Cheers..


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

The ending of your poem here Ruby tops it off and has sealed the deal for me, life is rough without your significant other, and love is hard to let go for sure.

I had to do so many countless times and never went back myself, because I was only leaving to help us both find a better much more suitable lover and or love life. Parting ways in any way shape or form is surely tough, and your poem makes such a reality oh so clear indeed.

Nicely expressed, and its poetic quality is superb as well, nice rhyme schemes and all. Thumbs up and getting shared right away.


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stillwaters707 4 years ago from Texas

Thanks for sharing this hub. The holiday season is hard for many who have losses and this will give comfort to others to let them know they're not alone.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike, I guess this has happened to many, me included, not in this scenario, but close. You will find in all of my writings, there is a little bit of me in everything i write. Thank you for reading..Cheers..


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Life Iz Beautiful 4 years ago from India

Hi Ruby,

Separation is always painful for all the beings created on this earth. Man, since have higher senses and expressive mind, feels the pain a bit more.

The portrayal of hurt and acceptance of the betrayal has been so beautifully painted that I can clearly visualize the scenario.

Have a lovely day.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello stillwaters, Nice to meet you. I know the holidays are sad for people who are alone. May they find joy..Thank you..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Life Iz Beautiful, So nice to meet you. Thank you very much. Happy that you could visualize my poem, such a nice comment. Thank you. Cheers..


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web923 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

This one was heartfelt indeed... Almost had to stop reading because I could feel the pain. Liked you on FB... Great poem with a lot of feeling!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Web, Nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping by. So happy you enjoyed reading and felt the pain..Cheers.


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daydreamer13 2 years ago

Wonderfully emotional piece, like walking through a dream. Excellent writing!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

daydreamer, you say the sweetest words, thank you. I wrote this two years ago, my how time slips away...


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

That was beautiful, and kind of romantic, Ruby. It had a special something. I voted it up, shared and pinned it.

Kevin


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daydreamer13 2 years ago

I guess I've been out of touch for the past two year. I have a lot of catching up to do.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Kevin. I wrote this from my heart after reading another poem about losing a love through death. In a way it's worse than death, knowing they're somewhere without you. I'm glad you liked it and thank's for sharing..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello daydreamer. I missed you while you were gone. I thought maybe you'd gone over to Blubbews where so many has gone. I went there for a short time, but I missed all my friends too much to stay gone. Happy you are back and writing poetry...Thank you...


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Doris Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

The imagery here is breath-taking. I can see each moment of loss and feel the depth of pain in your diction. I love the way you used the coldness of winter snow juxtaposed with the warmth of the heart... Even through the narrator's loss and recognition of infidelity, we can still feel the endless love of two people who have been closely connected where memory will not fade. Great work and voted up.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Doris, I am thrilled with your comment. Thank you so much. I must admit I was in tears while writing this piece. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading.


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savvydating 2 years ago

Sadly, we've all been there in one degree or another. You captured the essence of grief that permeates out hearts when we know that one we loved is never coming back, and that he was gone before we even knew. Great job, always exploring. Voting up.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello savvydating. Happy to meet you. I see you can relate like so many of us. Thank you for coming by....


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Jemjoseph 2 years ago

I really enjoyed this poem, from the flow of the lines to the way the cold winter's day reflected a love gone cold, and a feeling of loneliness. The frozen heart image you selected goes perfectly with the frozen heart imagery in the poem. You conveyed the emotions of a person in this situation beautifully, great job overall.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Jemjoseph. Sorry I'm late in my response to your comment. I didn't see it until now. Thank you for a beautiful comment.


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Rolly A Chabot 2 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Ruby... you have touched a Canadian heart with your words this morning... from the heart comes words that touch another...

Hugs from Canada


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rolly. Thank you for a touching comment, so glad it touched your heart. Forgiving is not easy but it's good for one's soul...Hugs my friend..


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Sagacious Guy 2 years ago from Philippines

great piece! very interesting!


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Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

This was just a wonderfully heart wrenching, unforgettable poem that I know Heminway's muse must have visited with you! Just beautiful I had tears streaming down my face reading it! Shared, Up into the creative and awe inspring heavens! Blessings! :-)


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sagacious. Nice to meet you.Happy you enjoyed. Thank you.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Wow Jo, what a beautiful comment. Thank you so much.

Blessings...


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Susan Recipes 2 years ago from India

Very heart touching hub Ruby. Thanks for sharing this.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Susan, so glad it touched your heart. Thank you so much..


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KristianKikaso 24 months ago from Split

Amazing poem! just another sad but beautiful poem about someone's pain. Pain and love. Two things that can make such a great poem. Voted up! ;)


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always exploring 24 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Kristian, happy to meet you. Thank you for your amazing comment..


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Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago

Ruby, this is so sad, your poetry is beautiful. You are an amazing writer and you are a treasured friend.

Blessings and Hugs to you, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Shyron


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always exploring 23 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Oh Shyron, you make my heart sing with gladness. Your compliments are so heartwarming. I wrote this with tears flowing, thinking of my husband. Our break-up didn't happen this way, but there was another woman and it broke my heart. I couldn't forgive him when he begged for forgiveness, he took his own life, using a gun. I live with this and I'm sorry I didn't forgive him. Thank you dear one. I love your heart....


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clivewilliams 23 months ago from Nibiru

I love this poem always exploring, it speaks of love, unfaithfulness, sadness and the most powerful of all, forgiveness. I look forward to reading more. Authors like you should be handsomely rewarded for your work.


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always exploring 23 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Clive. I'm so glad you liked this. I wrote the first part two years ago, then added the forgiveness part four months ago. I don't write for pay. I just enjoy writing. Thank you for coming by...


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daydreamer13 23 months ago

I came back to this piece because it has a calming affect on me that I needed this evening. You should be very proud of this. It is the type of writing that stays with the reader . Thank you for publishing this.


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always exploring 23 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

You're very welcome daydreamer. I'm thrilled you came back. Thank you for telling me it had a calming affect. Thank you for always supporting my writing...


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Sara Sarwar Riaz 22 months ago from Michigan, USA

I once wrote a short story with the same titleā€¦ Loved reading your version.


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always exploring 22 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sarah, so nice to meet you. I would love to read your version. I just read your story about the fireplace and loved it. Thank you..


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Sara Sarwar Riaz 22 months ago from Michigan, USA

Thank you for your very kind words. I wrote and published that story a very long time ago, I hope it is still somewhere in my parents' house :) I would love to share it here when retrieved.

Your poem is absolutely beautiful. Melancholic and heart felt...


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always exploring 22 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sarah. I hope you find it and share your story. Thank you for telling me my poem was heartfelt and melancholic. Smiling..


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Deborah Demander 10 months ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

And in that moment

forgiveness blossomed

but hardened heart

refused

to relent.

I love your poem.


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always exploring 10 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Deborah. I love your comment. I left it with a bit of uncertainty. Maybe after they have a cup of coffee her heart will soften. Thank you so much.


Siddharth Kapoor 5 months ago

This was so sad my friend. I love your poem. Peace to you.


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always exploring 5 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Siddharth. Nice to meet you you. I know it is sad. Sigh..Happy you liked it. Thank you...

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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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