When Love Is Gone
Love came and took so much,
the heart and soul,
the very being of her.
Someday it seemed -
that there was half to her,
with him she had been whole.
He had filled her very soul,
then just as quickly taken it all away.
Now she’s just a shell,
someone who in love had fell,
then seen it all go right to hell.
There was music and laughter everywhere,
the world in bright colors.
Now there are just shades of gray,
as the sun rose and set,
but there was no beauty anywhere.
The stars didn’t twinkle,
as they once did
and the moon had lost its wink.
For her it was so difficult to think –
that another empty night,
stretched far and wide.
The days seemed to have stalled,
from the time they said good-bye,
till the time they’d meet again.
She knew it would happen,
she just didn’t know when
and she didn’t know,
how she would take it,
if he had his arms,
about a new love.
Now the hours dragged,
from minute to minute.
There was no reason to smile,
every tomorrow was just another day.
Another day without him in it.
Did he think of her?
Did his heart miss her?
As she languished from day to day,
wondering how she’d ever,
get him out of her mind -
to seek and a new love to find.
© 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee
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