I Did Not Know

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Journey for love . . .


This road I've crossed has truly been

A journey back again, again,

To a time, so long ago,

Where I found you, but did not know.


'Twas there I sought a lovely man,

To see a place I've never been.

But what I saw was hidden so,

It showed me yes, but it meant no.


I did embrace what was set forth,

And I believed that more was more.

But hidden in the words you spoke,

Your brutal truth, and me you broke.


While blindly with you hand in hand,

I traversed 'cross this savage land.

And I was well within your hold,

Too lost in love to really know.


Whilst in my ignorance of bliss

You said that, but I felt this.

Then from within me rose to show

My heart, my mind, did truly know.


Oh love, oh love, I sought your end.

I searched, I reached, I found within

The truth which time does not forego,

The lies of love I did not know.



© 2012 Bella Nina



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Comments 23 comments

Poetic Fool 4 years ago

I really like this one. The rhythm, rhyme and flow are great. Of course, the journey you write of, the search for love fraught with uncertainty comes through so well. Nice job!


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Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you Poetic Fool, it's so good to get your feedback. Definitely still on this journey!


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SUSIE DUZY 4 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

Very good hub. I enjoyed it.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Awesome and beautiful! Voted up! Not all love is true.


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

"Whilst in my ignorance of bliss

You said that, but I felt this."

There is a lot of that going on, sister!


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Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA Author

WD ~ ain't that the truth!?! Thx for reading and for commenting, much appreciated.


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Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA Author

Suzy and Gypsy Rose ~ Thank you for reading ths piece. I am so happy that you liked it!!


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gmaoli 4 years ago from South Carolina

"I did embrace what was set forth,

And I believed that more was more.

But hidden in the words you spoke,

Your brutal truth, and me you broke."

Love can give us some serious mixed messages. We never really know the truth of how we feel or how the other person feels about us in return. In some of those cases, the truth can be painful, especially if that love isn't returned. That verse says it all. Very well written indeed.


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Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA Author

gmaoli ~ thank you so much for reading, and for your comment. Love is a bit tricky. Sometimes you wonder just how much you ever really know someone else. But, we cannot let that hold us back from loving. I still believe it is worth it in the end!!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Fabulous, I really like this poem and voted up.


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Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you MM!!! I am grateful for your supportive comment!!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I second Poetic Foll. Great rhythm and flow!


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Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you PDX!! So glad you stopped by!


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Your not alone on your journey. He to is out there looking for his lady, where and when she comes from he does not know. Beautiful poem, loved each word and it flowed wonderfully.


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Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you Vincent. Your input means a great deal to me. So glad that you read my work as I am still on this journey, still searching for love on the map of my heart.


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KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

Wow. That is really lovely and poignant!


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Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you KT! So glad you stopped by.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

You're welcome, Bella Nina!


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duffsmom 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Well done - love it.


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Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you duffsmom!! So very glad that you like it!


Justsilvie 4 years ago

Lovely! It is amazing how some of the saddest moments in life, can bring out the most beautiful poetry. Look forward to reading more of your work!


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Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you Justsilvie. You are so right. Thank you for reading my work!!


Jeslyn 22 months ago

Now I feel stdiup. That's cleared it up for me

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