What I wouldn't have done for you ........verse

A white chariot at your gate awaiting
your last long look in
the mirror

My last dollar on dresses and linen
so you might ask
how do I look

Tea cups and dolls on your shelves
Lilacs growing just outside
your door

Let you pick the jacket I would
wear to escort your
arm in mine

The last dance at the ball
and a silken pillow as you
rest your head riding home

What I wouldn't done for you

But you chose
somewhere else

The chariot now ?
sits peeling in the sun
the gilded gold trim tarnished

The velvet linings of our
seats torn and faded
wheels twisting in the suns heat

And what of me you ask?

What I wouldn't have
done for you.........


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Carry me away.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

oh Ed how touching ;I could feel the pain and vote up here for sure. Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

This surely is the most eloquent and elegant paean to unrequited love I've ever read. It's so lovely that it's not even as depressing as most are. You're a master poet, whatever the fate of the gilded carriage!

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna , pehaps then have accomplished art somehow ! When I have infected the most gifted writer of all !Thank you dear lady !

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Ed this just tugs at the heart strings. Love it and what a mistake the lady made..... Pearling this gem.

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Eddy my silent soulmate , thank you ! Thank you !............Ed

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

So beautiful and sad. She doesn't know what joy she has missed.

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Blossom , thank you my dear !

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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Beautiful beautiful, beautiful. Theresa

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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Ed. Another soulful offering today. Excellent as usual.


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Beth37 3 years ago

This may be my favorite of everything you've written. I absolutely love this. It's masculine yet vulnerable. A beautiful piece.

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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Beautiful poem and very emotional! Perhaps she didn't want the gilded chariot and the life that went with it. Perhaps she yearned for a more simple life. Sometimes women don't want to be given the moon and the stars. Sometimes they just want to be loved.

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