The Day Love Ended

Their love began

With a few little looks

They held hands

Before their love began to grow

Soon it was as if they were

Together forever and ever more

It was amazing how time passed

So quickly and their love kept blossoming

However he was a simple man

Who would rather have the simple things in life

Than a houseful of riches

Soon he discovered that she

Was looking for a world

That would offer her castles and jewels

And things he couldn’t even image

When he tried to romance her

With special flowers and candy

She seemed to be smirking

Always wanting more

They were in love
And yet they weren’t

So many things always left unsaid

There was a magnet

That kept them together

For she tried to leave so many times

Yet kept on staying

And he was so very glad

Then one day he came to realize

That he was the one

Who loved her more than life itself

But she, she always seemed to be

In a world by herself

A world that he didn’t want to be a part of

The day when they sadly admitted

That it was time to break up

She discovered that they were going to have a child

He was delighted

She was scared and doubtful

But they decided to stay together

And try to make things work

To their delight

It was a baby girl

Love suddenly began to blossom once again

And to bloom

Perhaps now they’d live the way they should

The years passed

And their little flower

Grew and filled their lives with love

But he seemed the only one

To be filled with great joy

There was something not quite right

As he watched his daughter

Play and grow

A beautiful lovely little girl of three

It wasn’t before long

That he came home

And she was packing

Saying that love had flown

There was nothing he could do

But watched as she loaded the car

And in the misty morning light

With their daughter in her arms

Looking at him with tears streaming down

He watched as the car drove away

The pain seemed never to pass

The days of loneliness

Were torture

And finally he decided

That he no longer wanted to try

But he wanted his daughter

He loved her so very much

His world turned around

With just one call in the night

His daughter’s tearful voice

And wanting her daddy to come

He had never driven so fast

In the dead of night

When he got to the apartment

The woman who he once thought

Was so very fine

Opened the door

With a black eye

With a bruised cheek

Holding a cigarette and a glass in one hand

Before he could express his disgust

His little daughter came rushing from behind

She was scared and terrified

About a fight that had been going on

His daughter’s new up and coming daddy

Was an abuser of the worst kind

Yet, he was rich

And that was all that mattered

They fought it out in court

And even the judge could see

That she always sported new bruises

That things weren’t as they should be

He got his daughter back

The day they both stood

At the graveside

Saying good-bye to the love of his life

© 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee

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Rayne123 3 years ago

Very nice, almost sounds like a true story

Blessings

Laurie


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annart 3 years ago from SW England

What a sad, tormented story! Beautifully written, you capture the joy and the angst so well. Ann


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Some people just don't know when they had it good in the first place.


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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Very nice Rasma, very sad but happiness will prevail in the future. Nice work.

Graham.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

The perfect beginning to my weekend. Love is the universal language and you portray is beautifully.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

Sweet as can be and the song accentuates your words.

The Frog


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

What a sad story, Rasma! And so common! "Always wanting more" (greed), is perhaps one of the main reasons why we eventually find ourselves in a state of acute sadness and discontentment.

Beautiful and touching. Let this reminds us to be grateful for what we have, unless it is a real bad deal, like an abuser :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday.

Glad you enjoyed this Laurie.

Sometimes in love there are sad endings Ann.

So very true wetnosedogs. That's what's referred to as jumping from the pan into the fire.

Glad you enjoyed this Graham.

Thank you Bill.

Most of my poems are inspired by songs Frog.

So very true Martie we must count our blessings. Hugs.


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meghabrito 3 years ago from Kolkata, India

I'm speechless really after reading this one. I've always felt that Pathos is a side of Poetry that takes it to another level. You have proved it right to me again. Poetry that can't relieve the Pathos and only looks at the happy side always is immature Poetry. You seem to write with your heart and that is what that matters. The pain of separation in love is so beautifully illustrated in this Poem that it is almost palpable to the readers. That is the magic of Poetry and no better language than the language of Pathos to Portray it. My heartfelt thanks to you for this real gem! This is simply put, Awesome! I gave it every accolade that I could give here. Have a great day and great time!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment and for liking this Meg.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

OMG..

how terribly, horribly sad!

Your writing gives me goosebumps, Rasma - sometimes from happiness - sometimes not..

Today - not!

sharing/caringxx


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Love it love it love it.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I just saw this on Facebook, and was curious because of the title. What a beautiful story, although so very sad. There really are people out there who would not be happy with someone that loves them, and feels the need to be with someone who will provide them with creature comforts, ignoring the abuse. It's sad, especially when a child is in the middle of it.

Thanks for sharing this poem with us, and have a great day!

~ Kathryn


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

How sad some women don't see what they have. I'm glad your story ends with the Dad and little girl together!

Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, and interesting.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

How sad but beautifully written. A great message in poetic form.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

The tragedy here is palatable. Its grimness seems almost to cancel out the love. Poor man - even poorer woman for placing her hopes and values on the fleeting and losing the lasting. Sad. Sad. And all too real, no doubt. It can switch genders, as well. There are greedy men like her and gentle women like him.

(One almost wonders if the love that was, ever ended; and if the love that ended, ever was!)


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

So very sad Gypsy Rose Lee, but at times so is life. You took us right into their world. I felt for the characters. Beautifully written.


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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven

Gorgeous poem Gypsy! I have missed your poetry. :)


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Thank you Gypsy for another poetic experience beyond explanation. Jamie


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

GRL,

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. This is such a powerful piece-told so well for it is a story-unfortunately- known by some so well.

Kim


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Always love to hear from you all. Hope you're having a great week.

Nice to hear from you Leslie. Love is ever changing. Thanks for the share. Hugs.

Nice to hear that poshcoffeeco

Glad you enjoyed this Kathryn. I think the grass is never greener on the other side of the fence.

Glad you enjoyed this Mary. Too bad that not everyone can see the love offered right in front of them. Often children suffer because of that.

Glad you enjoyed this Suzette.

So very true Nell. It's like running from a situation which was great to begin with and finding a situation that is intolerable and in this case ends on a tragic note.

Glad you enjoyed this Anna.

Glad you enjoyed this Caroline and nice to hear that.

I write them as they inspire Jamie.

Glad you enjoyed this Kim.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Gypsy voted up and probably my favorite to date


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Frank


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City

Amazing poetry is all I can really place here to add as my true thoughts after reading your love poem Rasma. I somehow felt from the very start that the poor lad was in for a joy ride, but not the kind he was quite expecting. His love for this woman was genuine through, and through, but sometimes in life the reciprocity of such will not surface unfortunately.

This poems holds a true to life message for humanity, in my good book. I sense her rejection of him was due to her desire for riches, which only claimed her life in the very end, what a shameful way to go indeed. This is a tragedy of modernity, your poem might very well go down in history as one the best poems ever. This is what I sense Rasma, to the core of my existence.

Powerfully expressed, I'm getting tears writing this, well because its beautiful, and a worded masterpiece. Wow! Thanks.....


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so very much for your comment Mike. It is much appreciated.

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