The Test (poem)

Oh life and love and hope in worldly whim

Why was it me you chose to meet your test

A simple soul with dreams like all the rest

For I love her but sadly she loves him


To just move on a path perhaps was best

Perhaps the pain and heartaches I could trim

When all delight ahead from here seemed dim

There must be other loves another quest


But tides in dreams that rocked this simple soul

What kind of love could ease just sweep away

Was this the trust which futures would speak of


So with this truth my mind must now console

To pass life’s test and meaning to convey

There was a man who bore so great a love

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lovedoctor926 4 years ago

There's always a touch of sadness around the most beautiful things in life. lovely song & video. Is that Sade? It sounds like her.

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smcopywrite 4 years ago from all over the web

beautiful. i love this song. nice hub

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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

I'm sure you know there's always something bigger and better coming your way...and, so what's the best thing to do is simply to move on. Some things are just not meant to be.

Nice poem, vividly penned along with that soothing accompaniment by Sade.

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Janhorner 4 years ago

Lovely tender poem; the song reflects it beautifully.

Voted up,


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

I am always out of words when it comes to your poems and for me to be out of words....that's BIG! Thank you for another great one and I definitely recommend the Pandora method. It hasn't happened for me yet but I know, just one more song and that should be it! Up and awesome!

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

mmmmmmmm.....i read this with the music playing and a cuppa coffee...

sigh...i feel...melancholy, M - your poetry this morning saddens me so..

unrequited love - is there anything more painful!

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arb 4 years ago from oregon

"Better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all" Not so sure!

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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Very nice this Hatter. Lovely video compliments your poem.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Lovely poem with a very sad touch. Wonderful, MH! Voting up and beautiful .....

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

There will always be the one that got away. Sad, but somethings just aren't meant to be, the ordinary love becomes no ordinary love, the one we spend our lives trying to recapture. A beautiful poem complemented by beautiful soulful music. Very touching.

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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Another real beauty MH. I love the phrasing and rhythm too.

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Lovely Poem - I enjoyed it and listened to the nice video too.

I like Sade Adu.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Another beautiful poem.. Loved it..

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

She will never know what she lost...

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Much enjoyed. Great video hadn't heard that song in a long time.

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Very sad one here Mh!

Just better make sure he knows without a doubt that really is the case, being that his is "No Ordinary Love." Just saying . . .

Don't you just love how I always take things literally? Must be due to the fact that I am 98% a non-fiction writer, so it is hard for me to take things written as fiction or something just made up?

Voted Way up

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Oh - this has to be one of my favorites from you. So often we find ourselves asking why we are required to pass a heart breaking life test that we never wanted to take in the first place.

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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Wow - this one is so beautiful. Thank you.

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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed!

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