Lying to Hide the Pain

They’d been together

For a lifetime and more

She was the delightful little girl

He’d met at the candy store

Together they grew up

Everywhere hand in hand

The other boys would tease him

But he still joined in their baseball games

While she played in her playhouse

With the girls from school

There wasn’t any doubt

Everyone was sure

That what they had was true romance

When high school opened its doors

Other girls would be jealous

And other guys envious

But it was so obvious

That what they had was true romance

They set up house

After university closed its doors

And he was so very proud

Of how his rose had blossomed

The troubles started

The day he came home

Tired from his banking job

To find a note that she was at The Roadside Cafe

There he found her

Strumming a guitar

And sweetly singing a country song

From that day on

There were stars in her eyes

And many fans who greeted her every night

Their dreams were no longer the same

She wanted to be a country star

And was ready to fly

He told her it didn’t matter to him

But he knew he would hold all the love

That had kept them together

All of those years

And when she realized

That she couldn’t live without him

He would be here waiting for her return

Later when he would hear her

On the radio or see her on TV

He began to realize

That perhaps his love could have held her

Telling her it really did matter to him

But then they both would have regretted

For she would have been like a bird

A bird with clipped wings

Wanting to fly

Being smothered by his love

© 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Wow. Sometimes we just got to let the other do and there is the happiness.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

No doubt a true story many times over, but told lovingly by you. Up and sharing. ^


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well I want her to return to him. :) Beautiful story regardless of what I want. :)


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AUPADHYAY 3 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

Beautifully expressed gypsy-rose-lee, interesting and glad to read it, voted it up and pinned too.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Dear Gypsy, you know how to capture the reality of this scenario. Beautifully written, and I am with Bill, I want her to return too.

But alas, the heart wants what the heart wants, or does not want. Love your photo and imagery here.

Awesome as always! Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

What a beautiful story to tell and I love the song by Bread!

Cheers!


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

Maybe it is in the afterlife they will once again find each other.

Kim


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Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

I wish he could have given up his job and accompanied her...especially if she was a success...maybe helped by being her mentor/manager...anything to be with her. The greatest pain in the world is loss...I am with Faith and Bill...I want her to return also. Because the glitter and fame often destroys a person. Voted up and useful, and love the pictures. Looking at the first picture, I can see in my mind, the lonely man standing there feeling so forlorn and heartbroken. Nothing more devastating. Great job, the way you told the story briefly, and very successfully. Blessings, Sparklea


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

destiny .. why do you take us where we do want ... often leading to heartbreak .. many times leading us into the darkness... although some will follow destiny to it's final end ..some for fear will turn away from destiny... and always be wondering ..what if..!

beautiful write !

Michael


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A title I can relate to and this is wonderfully created Ruby. We have been friends on here for around three years now and I know this one came form the heart. Brilliant my sis and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Sometimes we have to let the other half go wetnosedogs if we really love them.

Glad you enjoyed this Jackie. Thanks for the vote and share.

If she hadn't become a star Bill. However we know that even that isn't a barrier in Hollywood films.

Glad you enjoyed this AUPADHYAY. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Faith. Thanks for the vote and share. Writing this I too was wondering how to end this. She could have returned without ending her career. God bless.

Glad you enjoyed this CrisSp. I hadn't listened to Bread in a long time and then there they were over the radio and just inspired.

Yes Kim if love remains in the heart surely they will find each other again even in the afterlife.

Glad you enjoyed this Sparklea and thanks for the vote. Blessings.

Glad you enjoyed this Michael. I do believe in destiny.

Glad you enjoyed this Eddy. Hope you have a great day.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Oh my goodness! I was waiting for her to wake up and realize what she'd be losing! It's very sad when people grow apart...choose different paths, and yet - it's amazing that ANY don't..

dunno bout that monogamy thing for humans...seems..unnatural..(and torturous..)

hey- i read! lol...

sharing Rasma..


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Aw, so sweetly sad. Too bad they couldn't follow dreams together.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

So very true to life quite often, but there can be a compromise. A loving relationship does not mean we have to live in each other's pockets, but supporting each other's interests can be good, too.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Well Leslie as we see in the movies even if your famous you can still love guess she didn't love him like he loved her. Thanks for the share.

Saddest part shanmarie when you dreams don't match

It's great when you can support each others interests Blossom.

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