Love and Destitution


Memories of earlier days do not end

A time when feelings never seemed to fade

Neither we nor our friends

Imagined that future ways

Would be filled with bends

And callous trends

Causing wounds in our heart

Which never mend.


We were destitute then

But filled with enthusiasm

As we travelled by train

And even walked in the rain

Devoid of materialism

And yet without worry or shame.


A time long gone

When it wasn’t considered lame

To be in love without reason

Neither beneath or above

The emotional flood that filled our veins

And caused us pain when it was all over

And we tried in vain to stay sober.


Today we reminisce

About the days long gone and missed

Of days when silence followed bliss

With lives unspent and often sorrowed

In a world of no tomorrows.


Even though one’s worth reflects

What is hidden beneath the flesh

To some it does not replace

A handful of dollars or painted face

Nor Title, nor youthfulness, nor grace.



Many play the game

But the rules they have forgotten

They use their heart to feel

And believe they are for real

Moving towards love like a rocket

Whilst their life deep down is rotten

For real beauty can’t easily be gotten

Nor love bought for a steal

With that money in your pocket.


© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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donna bamford 6 years ago from Canada

Nice little poem! I enjoyed!


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