Forgetting Her Never

So very long ago

he’d given her his heart

she’d taken it

and never given it back


But life is no fairy tale

even lovers get weary

when he noticed that he couldn’t please

he tried all the harder


Oh, she’d smile

and the kisses were sweet

but there seemed to be

a far away look in her eyes


He composed songs for her

his piano tinkling merrily

but as he sang of his love for her

she seemed to be dreaming


It came as no surprise

there was nothing to disguise

as much as he was devoted to her

her love was not the same


To her it seemed

a most pleasurable game to play

keeping him on a hook

with just one sultry look


When she went away

there seemed nothing more to say

but his heart would belong to her

from now and forever


As the years rolled by

he tried a love here and there

but as lovely as the ladies were

he had no heart to give


Many nights he spent

watching a symphony play

among the stars so bright up above

wondering about his true love


Now as silver strands

showed up among the gray

he began to ponder

if perhaps he should find her once more


Just perhaps she was ready

to settle with him

together to spend

their sunset years


When he finally found her

she was still as lovely as before

a woman now full of grace

sadder but so much wiser


Her smile radiated like the sun

when he reminded her of the fun

and when he asked her if she still had his heart

she said it was her greatest treasure


So it came to be

that love never really dies

not if it’s true

not if it’s meant to be


Finding their way back to love

was the simplest thing

he gave her a memorable ring

and her heart began to sing


Now their days were filled with joy

their nights full of bliss

dreaming by starlight

with each loving kiss

© 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee

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Sunshine625 22 months ago from Orlando, FL

I would never forget her about reading this beautiful poem! :)


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bravewarrior 22 months ago from Central Florida

Rasma, this is beautiful. Sometimes we don't know what we have until it's gone. Fortunately, it wasn't too late for these lovers.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london

Beauty is enhanced when the lost are found. Great Hub!


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always exploring 22 months ago from Southern Illinois

This is one of your very best. I loved it.....


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Venkatachari M 22 months ago from Hyderabad, India

This is one more awesome work from you. It is so beautifully written with wonderful description of the feelings of the lover. I am glad that it ended happily for them. Voted up and awesome.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 22 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Linda.

So very true Shauna. Always best to realize while there is still time.

Thank you Manatita.

Thank you Ruby.

Thank you Venkatachari.


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cam8510 22 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

I love this poem. It has character, commitment and true love that overlay a hint of sadness that may never quite disappear. Not all lost loves can be regained, but when it happens, it is a beautiful thing.


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mr-veg 22 months ago from Colorado United States

Wow beautiful story narrated as a poem !! I need to learn from you how to write !! Good going poet .. Kudos !!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 22 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So very true and of course if it come timely Chris.

Thank you Mr. Veg.


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mary615 22 months ago from Florida

What a lovely sentiment! I'm happy these two found each other again! I love happy endings!

Voted UP and shared.


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Kiss andTales 22 months ago

I loved this poem ! beautiful in expression

before I could end reading it , It reminded me of a true story I know now I hope will unfold in the end the same way. Thank you for sharing your gift .wonderful.


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jhamann 21 months ago from Reno NV

I enjoy how each of your longer poems tell this incredible stories of love and each one is so different then the next. Well done. Jamie


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Gypsy Rose Lee 21 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Mary. Happy endings are the best.

You welcome Kiss and Tales

Thank you Jamie.

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