The Day Denise Went Away (poem)

We pledged our love ever we’d stay

Two youths in a garden at play

The world for us was far astray

And joy was the reason for day

I never thought someone would say

The day that Denise went away


Back then it was her and there’s me

And seasons were reasons to be

From problems it seemed we were free

There was so much we didn’t see

The seeds which we’d carelessly lay

The day that Denise went away


We’d dance in the clouds of our sky

While world of our friends passed us by

To waves they gave came no reply

We didn’t know how flowers die

Or changes which wrought a decay

The day that Denise went away


As time would pass we too would slow

Within a world which didn’t grow

And through each day which lingered so

Was this the girl I use to know

I wondered when to my dismay

The day that Denise went away


A nightmare of a dream come true

Too late I pondered what to do

And as my eyes there filled with dew

I wondered if she shared my view

We never dreamed we’d end this way

The day that Denise went away

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GusTheRedneck 4 years ago from USA

Martin (Mhatter99) - YES !!!

Gus :-)))

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

very nice poetry ..

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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Good one here you are full of surprises!

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Martin, this gets one right in the heart, achingly beautiful with such a sense of loss. I agree with Gus....YES! indeed: ).

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

The drifts of the years can do things that we don't want to see.

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thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Well done young man. Will vote up.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful..What happened? Why did she go away? I have a feeling it was through death, i'm so sorry...

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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Parting can be very painful and you have described that so well in your poem.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Such lovely poetry. Brought back memories of people I've known who've gone away and I wonder where they are today.

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dreamseeker2 4 years ago

Sad, yet thought provoking poem. You do have to wonder what happened, as I do not know the story behind it. No matter what the reason, a heart is always broken when one we love goes away. Voted it up and awesome, though truly heartfelt.

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Reminds me a lot of when couples are married for so long, that they just drift apart, and then they wonder what happened to that person they once knew. I know you have had two wives, but none named Denise, I do not believe. One wife died and the other left? Then you mentioned in a comment somewhere that everyone around you keeps dying, as your secretary just recently died? I may be all mixed up, but I hope the women in your life stay around for now on for you.

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

A painfully beautiful poem. What a lovely way to put to words what many have experienced.

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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Martin, the video exemplifies the message of your poem. Touche, once again!

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