Unattainable Love


As he wakes from a deep sleep,

He turns to gaze in awe at a photo

of the one he loves

with her plump pouting lips

as they glisten in the sun


In that moment he feels certain

she is his to keep

There is no doubt of this

No doubt at all

In his mind’s belief


She hides her deep love like a secret

and cherishes each day

that holds memories of moments

when he was filled with sorrow

and did speak, while weeping

of heartfelt longings

of a magical meeting


Love's joy lies in desire and fuels a blaze

When unattainable, intensity never fades

When loving arms are beyond reach

Love's longing is but a deserted beach

Distant love through passion's addiction

Consumes the lover beyond perdition.


© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Many thanks Martie


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

So very nice! You have said so much with so few words. Well done my friend!


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Cheers Billbuc!


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sam209 4 years ago

Hey there Maria. I can definitely relate to this one! I'm sure just about everyone who visits this hub will be able to relate as well!

I've been away from hubpages for some weeks now and it's good to be back and commmenting on good work! After this I definitely have to check out your Dylan hubs!


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Many thanks and you're very welcome Sam209. Glad you're back here. There have been some great poems written lately by our mutual friends.


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epigramman 4 years ago

..plumb pouting lips - lol - that must be you Maria - your lips are like plumb overripe cherries and I know you pout all of the time especially if you don't get a good review from me - lol - always love your poetic way with words and how you tell a story which is certainly 'attainable' and flows so beautifully from a master craftswoman like you ......lake erie time 10:55pm


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Well thank you my esteemed colleague. However, I noticed you used the word "plumb" in your rave review. This of course rang alarm bells in this conscientious poet's ears. I needed to look up the meaning to make sure I had used the right word "plump" in my poem. I discovered that "plumb" refers to "a carpentry term meaning a line which is exactly vertical, or perpendicular to a level horizontal plane." So therefore, I am most relieved I used the correct term "plump" which refers to something being "well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat". i.e. lips. Close call there but thanks for the brief thrill. LOLOLOL


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Such wonderful words. Loved it.


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Thanks Gypsy Lee. :)


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

Beautiful and so true. The poem is very lovely. Voted up.


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Cheers Unknown Spy. :)


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Hi Maria! A very beautiful poem here! Truthful words wrapped in beautiful verse

Epic poetry!


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Thanks rahul - I'm glad that people have been able to relate to some of my words here. Many of us have experienced some kind of unattainable love in our lives.


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Maria, another beautiful poem and I admire that you do not strain your words with forced perfect rhymes. Sometimes slant or near rhymes are much more elegant and effective as we see here. That said, I love the imagery you've used, especially in the final stanza, to describe an unrequited love. Such great lines:

Distant love through passion's addiction

Consumes the lover beyond perdition.

It's perfect! Voted up, awesome and beautiful because it is!


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Your poetry matches your beauty, and your perfectly pouting lips are of a delightful luscious red:-) A poet you are and verse your aim. Your love is very attainable, just reach out and don't close your eyes.


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ Poetic Fool - Many thanks for appreciating my poem in content and form.


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@Vincent Moore - Indisputably your comments always demonstrate your poetic prowess. Your words of encouragement are a great gift to all of us who aspire to reach your caliber as a writer.

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