To Hold Her Once More

Love was always

once more with feeling

every morning

when he saw her smile

as bright as the dawning sun

and to him it seemed

that she blossomed

in his warm embrace

love was like a melody

that played on and on

it always took his breath away

when her auburn hair

seemed to flame

in the last rays of the setting sun

and in the evenings

and at night

he was content to be just two

two people exchanging

words of love

with love it is that way sometimes

that no warning bells toll

there is no rumble of thunder

no lightning flashes

yet, suddenly everything gets dark

and the storm comes rolling in

and so they went to an art gallery

where they delighted in all they saw

he noticed she was transfixed

by a painting that reminded her of her childhood

and his love for her was such

that he called the artist over

he wanted to buy this for his love

it then happened

what he least expected

she looked at the artist

and stars gleamed in her eyes

if there was one thing he knew in life

it was that he couldn’t compete

with talent so great

and so he just let her fade away

in the silent moments and days to come

he reflected and wondered

when the storm clouds

had begun to gather

but couldn’t find the thread

to unravel that which in the end

caused her to take her love away

in the night she came to him

in his dreams

and even though his heart ached

he was glad to have her once more

once more with love and with feeling

until the morning broke the spell

and he knew that he would spend his days

with no thoughts or feelings

for quite awhile

as his heart took time to heal

and he waited impatiently

for the night to come

so he could see her and love her

once more

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bravewarrior 15 months ago from Central Florida

I'll bet he's kicking himself that the artist happened to be there with his painting. So sad that his love was so easily lost. Hopefully, someone new will appear in his dreams. Someone who will love him forever and ever.


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manatita44 15 months ago from london

A little sad as you do sometimes, Gypsy. Despair helps us too. Reminds me of something else. I guess you will find out soon enough. Touching poem. Much Peace.


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billybuc 15 months ago from Olympia, WA

The eternal quest for eternal love. Yes indeed, Rasma!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Happens at times Shauna but then again if love was true...

Thank you Manatita.

Unfortunately for many the quest seems endless Bill. So lucky for those like us who find what we seek when it comes to love.


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always exploring 15 months ago from Southern Illinois

She was a fickle lover. Time to move on and find true love. Beautiful Rasma....


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BlossomSB 15 months ago from Victoria, Australia

A lovely poem, but so sad that her love for him was only on the surface when his went so much deeper.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you two are having a great weekend.

Thank you Ruby.

Sad but with love you never know Blossom. True love is always the best.


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Genna East 15 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

I love how your poetry unfolds each story....so beautifully!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Genna.

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