One and Only Love

Is there a place you can go

where you find peace and comfort?

lock the world outside the door

and find true contentment

such a place was my home with you

he said in exasperation

so tired from having to fight

tired from having to defend

but she stood her ground

and told him to go out the door


if there is a time a person feels lost

that was how he felt as he put on his backpack

got on this cycle and roared on down the road

by night he was as far as he could go

and when he checked in at the motel

you saw a man who was crushed

just by the look on his face you could tell


the night in the dark motel room

was a night with a bottle of whiskey

and old songs of their days together

playing on the radio

he didn’t feel and he didn’t care

he just wondered where tomorrow would take him

and how far the money would stretch

between jobs since he wanted to be far, far away

when he rolled into California

he knew that somehow he was home

and he settled in and took on down the street

with his trusty guitar he found a gig

and by night he was singing broken hearted songs

to a crowd that cheered and demanded more


he was doing alright

with sold out concerts

and adoration from women galore

but all he had ever wanted

was a safe haven and a woman to love

a broken heart needs lots to be content

and this way he just kept moving on

then one sold out night

where he was finally singing his own songs

telling them how it was

the spotlight caught her

and his heart skipped a beat

their eyes met over the beaming rays

and he found himself singing to her


life goes on

love comes and goes

but there are chains that bind

and her’s reached so far

with a sigh

he acknowledged the woman he loved

and she, she loved him still

this time is was forever

this time they had ties that bind

and he knew he’d be singing for awhile

then they’d settle down

and all his love songs

that came from the heart

he would be singing

for her, his one and only love

© 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee

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RobinGrosswirth23 19 months ago from New York

Very interesting. Renewal.


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torrilynn 19 months ago

This was beautiful and enlightening. reminding me of how everyone wants true love and happiness. I thank you for this hub. Best of wishes.


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torrilynn 19 months ago

a tale of sorrow and true love. beautiful indeed.


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bravewarrior 19 months ago from Central Florida

I guess it's never too late to rekindle what once was. I love that they'll be sharing his own love songs written from the heart. Beautiful, Rasma!


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abbaelijah 19 months ago from Nigeria

very nice poem!


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Michael-Milec 19 months ago

gypsy-rose-lee, greatly said, "love comes and goes''- as matter of fact is- love never leaves: PROOF is in your never ending beautiful poetry.


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Venkatachari M 19 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Very beautiful poem, Rasma. Very appealing flow of words.


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Venkatachari M 19 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Very beautiful poem, Rasma. Very appealing flow of words.


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ladyguitarpicker 19 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Very beautiful hub of your poem, love comes back to the one it was meant.


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Ericdierker 19 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I love a good story with a happy ending, thanks


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Gypsy Rose Lee 19 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Robin.

Thank you Torrilynn. Best wishes to you too.

Thank you Shauna.

Thank you Abbaelijah.

Thank you Michael.

Thank you Venkatachari.

Thank you ladyguitarpicker.

You welcome Eric.

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