When Love Ended

Inspired by Joe Cocker's song "Leave Your Hat On"

Our love ended

the day I understood

you were a dashing dandy

but not in love with just me

you can leave your hat on


it came on a day

when walking in the park

you swept off your hat

for a pretty face passing by

as far as I’m concerned

you can leave your hat on


we were dining one fine night

you were such a dashing sight

with your hat tipped low upon one brow

how was I to know

it was all a gallant show

you can leave your hat on


dancing in the dark

the brim of your hat

touched against my forehead

as you pulled me close

I rolled my eyes

no Fred Astaire were you

but you can leave your hat on


and so it has been

as long as I have known you

you and your hat are dashing

but for me I lost love long ago

so don’t think me cruel

leave me as you once found me

you can leave your hat on


friends we can always be

don’t forget about me

in nights that are lonely

you can come to call

I still love to see your bright eyes

smiling and laughing at me

together we can weather every storm

and be so very strong


just leave your hat on

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bravewarrior 16 months ago from Central Florida

Rasma, I love your take on Joe Cocker's song. I love the woman's strength and conviction. Be friends, call when you may, but leave your hat on - you're not here to stay. Love it!!


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always exploring 16 months ago from Southern Illinois

Good friends are difficult to find so hang on to that hat...Witty and cute!!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 16 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope the two of you are having a relaxing and sunny weekend.

Thank you Shauna.

Thank you Ruby.


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Genna East 16 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

I love Joe Cocker (RIP), and this song is one of my all-time favorites. I also loved this poem and how you ended it so cleverly with, "just leave your hat on." Well done, Rasma!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 16 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Genna.


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Jodah 16 months ago from Queensland Australia

I love that Joe Cocker song, Gypsy, and I adore your poem inspired by it. Well done.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 16 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Jodah. Joe Cocker has that wonderful individual voice and his songs are inspirational.

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