Lonelyness having lost a loved one

Lost Love

I have seen a tie thrown carelessly across the floor

seen a love-sick animal that barks no more

And felt the pangs of loneliness.

I have seen a shirt slung needlessly across a chair

watched that love - sick animal with eyes that stare

And felt a twinge of emptiness.

In the night a tear has foolishly slid down my cheek

followed by so many tears for love I seek

And sleep has failed to greet me.

In the day a smile has forcibly spread o'er my face

trying to abandon love that's left its trace

But joy has failed to reach me,.

I have seen your eyes appealingly from wooden frame

Seen those ties and shirts are still the same

and felt return of loneliness,

known the twinge of emptiness,

And loved you even more

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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Oh Dim - that tugs at the heartstrings!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you Shalina. I know how busy you must be, so it's great when I see you've taken time to read my hubs. You were my 1st fan. Take care x


seasoning 6 years ago

is this written about a male female..... all in one, or what. I find it intriguing, and quite deep.


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Love reading your hubs, Dim - and I'm proud to have been your first fan/follower! And Shalina does sound nice :)


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi there, seasoning.,

Thanks for your comment. I realise it is slightly obscur. (the poem, I mean) I wrote thinking of my dad after mum died. I was 10 when she died and only after growing up did I realise how HE must have felt. They were only 32. I loved my dad so much and he kinda kept it together for my brother and me (my bro was only 7) If I write any more you'll end up having my life-story !!!! Thanks for stopping by. Pleased to meet you.


Justine 6 years ago

Thank you for your explanation of what this is for you. The funny thing about writing....is its all in the reading.....this can fit so well with a relationship that has died, also. Really well done, thank you, for sharing such a personaly tragic yet beautiful moment.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Any praise from you, Justine makes my day. I love your writing so much. Thanks for your comment


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

This poem is beautiful in its pain. thanks !:(


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you , Tantrum.


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Ten Blogger 6 years ago

This is very deep and heartfelt .. Vey nice.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

really nice poem .I m glad reading this hub. thanks


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

thanks to you too, prsetio30


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

painful and deep..seems you love someone who loves someone else who's lost?

heartbreaking..liked it! :)


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hey blaise., I like your 'take' on my poem. It was written in a sort of cryptic way a long time ago. Can't believe it's getting so much attention after all these years.

I was actually thinking of my poor dad on losing my mum to lukemia(cancer of the blood) There were times when I felt I'd lost both parents, bu mostly my dad did a wonderful job being left with a 10 yr old and a 7 yr old.. Thanks for your interest. Maybe I should write a hub about it.


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

So excellent you can reach back for the emotion of your mother and pen these feelings for us to share. Thank you


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

always good to know you've stopped by my hubs, Thanks Jess


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Hi Dim - just to say that I can't leave a comment in your other hubs because there's no comment box :)


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Your writing has brought the pain to life for me. So poignant, so true.

Love and peace

Tony


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks Shalini. No idea where my comment boxes have disappeared to !!!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

tonymac04 That was a beautiful comment. Thank you.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..well I love you even more ... when writing can affect me like this .......


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

This beautiful poem cast dark shadows across my room and plucks a cord of blue on my lonely guitar and makes me pick it up to play awhile with heavy heart. Peace and hugs


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Epigr.... If my writing can affect you in any way, L have to take it as a compliment. Thank you very much


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you, saddlerider1 , for calling it a beautiful poem. I hope it didn´t give you a heavy heart for too long.Sometimes the feelings just have to come out onto paper.

I ´m sure playing guitar must be a wonderful thing to help different moods. I wish l could play.

Thanks very much. love and peacex


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DarkDisOrder 5 years ago from B.A.D. (Beyond All Dimensions)

A beautiful written poem of emotion for love lost...


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

thank you very much for your encouraging comment


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

You certainly covered a lot in that poem. Keep writing well.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you very much fr your comment, IntegrityYes


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

You are very welcome,great Dim!

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