Love Tossed Aside

He was one of many

Whose heart had been ripped out

Left lying beneath

The feet that stomped upon it

And just walked away

It had taken him so long

To believe, to trust

In love once more

But just as he had felt

Like a king

Like he could fly

Just as high as an eagle

She shot him down

And for awhile he thought

He’d never get up again

At first there was pain

Pain melted away into anger

Then there was nothing

No feeling, no emotion

He could settle for this

He could go on

Think of nothing else

But the work he had to do

But when weekends came

There was no place to hide

And he found himself

Going to the places she loved

Perhaps to try to catch

A glimpse of her face

Perhaps to see if the pain was still there

Everywhere he went

Something was there to remind

A blue balloon

The color of her eyes

The yellow sun

Up in the sky

Like the color of her hair

The beach where they’d walk hand in hand

Where she loved to jump through the waves

Gulls lonely cries

Making it sound like good-byes

He wondered when it would all end

And oh, how he wished

That he could say he loved her no more

It was his best friend

Who told him the news

Her wild lifestyle

Searching for things

That she couldn’t have

Searching for a love

That had been hers all along

Had ended in destroying her

He listened with no regret

Just an iron resolve

That perhaps now

When she was at peace

She might realize

That she had loved him all along

And someday when they met up beyond

She would come running to him

Till then he vowed

That he would love her

For all time and go on alone

At her graveside

He placed a single red rose

And it was then that he felt

Her tiny hand slip into his

And he walked off

Head held high

A smile on his face

And his heart full of love

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

A common theme of your writings, but each one is unique and always leaves the reader with hope and a belief in the power of love.


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Ann1Az2 2 years ago from Orange, Texas

I really felt this one, probably because I've been there, but my experience could never be as elegantly described or as dramatically felt as this. Well done.


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Eric Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

I enjoyed this poem and I was outlining a short story tonight with a similar theme, funny I ran across this tonight of all nights.

EWF


Ghaelach 2 years ago

Goodmorning to you in Riga.

A wonderful story.

You know my thoughts on poems but when I see your name come up, I know it will be something special. Beautifully written.

How are you coping with the new currency?

LOL Ghaelach


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Gypsy this is poignant, very moving and so beautifully done!


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

It is so sad when one's expectations of love are being disappointed.

I wonder, Rasma, did he die next to her grave? This possibility makes me even sadder - living without ever experiencing true love is such a great loss in itself.


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Sad but beautiful and a kind of happy ending. Beautifully written. Ann


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Rasma, the video is not working, says, " private " This is beautiful and sad. Loved it...


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Exquisite. Cool ending.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Sad, but beautiful. Is the video 'private' on purpose? I wondered if it symbolized his feelings.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

Your words flow with such ease. I can relate in so many ways to this one poem. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

I needed this beautifully sad moment in my life right now. Thank you Gypsy. Jamie


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"He placed a single red rose

And it was then that he felt

Her tiny hand slip into his

And he walked off

Head held high

A smile on his face

And his heart full of love.."

Stunning poem, Rasma. Your poetry always tells a story that is unique and touches the heart in memorable ways. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. :-)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you are all having a sunny and relaxing Sunday.

Love has many faces Bill and just as many emotions.

Glad you enjoyed this Ann 1

Creative minds think alike Eric.

Glad you enjoyed this Jo.

When someone's most precious gift love gets pushed aside I think that is the most difficult thing to live through Martie.

Nice to hear from you. Things got even more expensive with the Euro and still very confusing Ghaelach

Glad you enjoyed this Ann.

Glad you enjoyed this Ruby and thanks for the info.

Glad you enjoyed this Manatita.

Glad you enjoyed this Blossom. Problems with the video.

Glad you enjoyed this Michael.

You welcome Jamie. Glad you enjoyed this.

You welcome Genna. Glad you enjoyed this.


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b. Malin 2 years ago

What a Beautiful piece of Poetry you have created Gypsy. The ending made me tear up...Very Romantic in a dark way.

Voted Up & Beautiful


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Barbara. Thanks for the vote.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

How sad, yet beautiful and hopefully Gypsy. I am so glad I read this poem. Voted up.


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Cherylann Mollan 2 years ago from India

I think the fear of falling in love, of being in love stems from the thought of loss, of having to deal with the pain of not having that person in your life. It is a very crippling feeling. This is a very beautiful poem. You've touched upon all that goes on in a jilted lover's mind and heart, so well!


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Ryem 2 years ago from Maryland

This poem saddens me, in a good way. Gypsy, you're very talented!


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

I came back to listen to your words and be thrown into deep thought. So beautiful.Have a lovely day.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Jodah. Thanks for the vote.

It's so true there are so many what ifs and regrets when love fails Cherylann.

Thank you Ryem.

Glad to hear from you again Michael. Have a great day.


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ravi1991 2 years ago from Lucknow, India

@gypsy ! Ah what a poem !

Loved your dexterity.

Thanks for sharing.

Wishes


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Ravi. Wishes to you too.

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