Tale Of Lovers True (poem)

(This is a round)

How did it start he didn’t know

But what this was won’t let him go

He prays for death so this will end

What was the wound which he must sew


He just had coffee with a friend

A quaint old shop just down the bend

They shared a cup of troubled brew

So troubled heart could freely rend


He heard a tale of lovers true

A tale which sadly now is through

Friend’s wife was having an affair

A fact that he already knew


What his poor friend was unaware

Was he who held her favored stare

Seeing friend’s pain brought thoughts profound

And as friend left he just sat there


Then from outside came awful sound

A screeching car had target found

He dropped regrets to rush outside

And found his friend there on the ground


And there amid the blood’s red tide

He fell to deed with anguish cried

And there began the endless flow

As one man lived another died

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Nice juxtaposition of verse and song! I love the introspective quality of both!

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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

So profound as most of your writings...and very sad. Such is life and we cannot say we like it but we understand it, the meaning can be different to many and just as enjoyable to read. Such is the gift of poetry and you do it beautifully.

Perfect choice of videos too.

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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

Wow. Very powerful poetry. Silence can be deafening.

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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

'....As one man lived another died'

.......so nicely expressed life and death and the relation between the both. A very profound poem with strong emotion and so very nicely expressed. Votes up. Thanks for sharing this one. I am sharing too.

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Janhorner 4 years ago

What a poem! The sadness is so brilliantly described. Voted up,


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Sad and very powerful emotions, Love, friendship and betrayal.

Love heals, but it can also break the strongest of hearts. beautifully done as always.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

I am left here feeling a bit sad over the outcome of the poem. How sad that life ended due to a broken relationship. It happens every day, depression may get the best of some and cause them to lose hope. Beautifully written.

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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

You have depicted the human condition quite well here; where one does as he pleases but how long will it be before the guilt consumes him?

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

beautiful poem. +++

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. A poetically sad tale indeed.

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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Brilliantly expressed with strong feelings.

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ignugent17 4 years ago

A poem full emotion. It really breaks a heart.

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

As the song says, only the good die young.

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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A powerful poem composed in a filmi-style. Way to go!

Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Interesting. Voted up

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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Martin, what an appropriate song for this poem. My comment is that you speak deeply, delve deeply and paint a picture in the mind of your reader. You are an awesome poet, my newfound friend!

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web923 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

Yes indeed... your skills are impressive. I love the way you ended this poem... I think its called finesse! Very good!

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

You are so talented and I always enjoy reading your creations. Very sad but very real.

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