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A Better Man

Updated on June 13, 2012

A Better Man

(A broken heart sometimes quests for the greater love, the love beyond romance...)


Absorbing, what will pain teach me?

What lesson would you learn from life without finishing the book?

And then when it's over, they say you will come back

But not a damn thing you'll remember, a new book all over again,

A loose plot, the chapters have no link...

She was everything that I wanted

But then, I took her for granted

And now there's no end to my misery,

Why her of all the women?

Why me of all the men?

But then again, a poet

I don't see why not me!

"Let this be a lesson"

Said my well wishers,

But who doesn't make the same mistake twice?

A great man?

Absorbing

People say that this pain will make a better man out of me...


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      Midnight Lights 4 years ago from USA

      Very thought provoking. I'd like to know more in another poem perhaps about this line, "But then, I took her for granted". There's always more than meets the eye. It leaves me wondering just what the issue was. Maybe I just dig too deep?

      ~Midnight Lights (just check your nighttime sky)

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      Thank You my friend. The issue is very complicated rather. I'll tell you sometime. Thank you again for your comment and for digging deep. :P Appreciate it.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I am sorry.. I can relate to this.. the pain you are expressing.. they do say pain makes you a better person? I hope so I have had a lot lately.. tired of the pain..

      great poem

      voted up

      Debbie

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      Thanks for the comment Debbie. You a very good person already, but getting better never stops I guess. And pain, alas! What good is that other than poetry!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Deep Metaphysical - Although I, too, am sorry for the pain experience, I feel it is sometimes necessary. Some of our best work comes from this emotion, this is a perfect example.

      Wonderful write friend.

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      I am sorry. Pain is truly painful, but when we've crossed the bridge, we find ourselves wiser and stronger. I hope you find light at the end - that makes you a better man. Beautiful piece, so heart touching.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      this may require an ear...

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      Abhijit Aswath 4 years ago from India

      Ouch! It is very hard to deal with that burden. Sharing it always helps. All the best to you. Very well written poem :)

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      Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

      Pain is never worth it if there isn't a lesson learned afterwards. This is a great poem. I appreciate the raw emotion.

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      I agree Shining, pain brings out the best in us. Thank you for reading.

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger eh? Yes, I agree. Thank you for your remarks Toni. Appreciate it.

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      Indeed!

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      Yes, it's hard live with oneself, the longer you live, the harder...

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      I agree Ryem and thank you.

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      Sonny Ellar 4 years ago from Saudi Arabia

      Yes, I believe Pain brings out our best. speaking based on experience.

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      They do indeed. Thanks for reading and commenting Sonny.

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      If pain makes this poet a better person, then I've not found it yet. However pain has hardened me in many ways. I struggle with forgiveness to those who caused it. Yet I believe in KISMET and definitely rebirth. Tis just another part of the journey we travel in our past, present and future lives.

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      Mary Strain 4 years ago from The Shire

      Loved this line: "What lesson would you learn from life without finishing the book?"

      I believe we do finish the book, and forget nothing.

      Thoughtful, lovely poem.

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      That's what I believe in too, it is an everlasting cycle of misery, of which reasons are apparently unknown to the mortal. Nirvana we should seek...

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      Thank you very much Molly. Glad you liked it.

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      Barnsey 4 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

      If there was no pain then your words would be a lie. Nothing draws you in faster than the truth. Very Nice Work.

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      I agree. Thank you Barnsey.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      very much thought provoking, voted up

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      Ugly Honest 4 years ago from Within the New York/DC Megalopolis

      Yes ... you really had me at "But who doesn't make the same mistake twice" up .... interesting !!

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      Thank you.

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      leigh anns page 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Well written. The pain stinks I know but out of it does come a learning experience that can make us better people. Beautiful and voted up.

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      @leigh anns page Thank you reading and commenting Leigh.

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      Angelme566 4 years ago

      Yes , pain can make us better and teaches us so many values..

      A very beautiful poem. Glad to find this hub..Cheers !

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      Thanks Angelme566, glad we crossed path.

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      I learned more from pain than I ever wanted to know. Whether I am a better person for it, I am not sure but I do know that I now choose my forks in the road very cautiously and due consideration of the potential outcome. Nice work! WB

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      fjpteach 4 years ago from Humble, TX

      As it says in the song, "Someone Like You" :

      Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead. - Adele

      You will become a better man from it, if that's what you want. Some people take the pain and turn it on others, instead of reaching inside and using the pain to fuel the fire that will propel them to future greatness. Writing will be your therapy, it definitely has been mine! Happy Writing!

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      @Wayne Brown Thank you Wayne.

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      Thank You for the comment. Yes writing has been my therapy. Happy writing to you too.

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      haggard50 4 years ago from Florida

      I believe the reason some of us tend to make the same mistakes over (and over) is because we want to move forward. It's hard to look back without staying back. It's an eternal crap shoot anyway. Those who hang onto the past hang onto the pain. They spend their energy building walls instead of roads. In the end what they have done is trapped themselves inside those walls with their pain. I believe that somewhere in your words I hear some road construction going on. The best of luck to you.

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      fjpteach 4 years ago from Humble, TX

      Haggard50 I love the idea of building roads instead of walls. Brilliant!

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      A road construction definitely but I'd also build a bridge, you know what I mean!

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      IsadorasThought 4 years ago

      "A loose plot, the chapters have no link..." I feel like thats the present.

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      It is IsadorasThought. You understand me so well. :)

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      thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      I like this work, well done.

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      Thank you thost. Appreciate it.

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      D.Juris Stetser 4 years ago from South Dakota

      So touching and sad. Isn't it amazing the plethora of emotions that cascade over and through us once we allow ourselves the luxuries of loving someone, but pain seems to always fit itself into the equation. I hope you soon find more joy and less pain. My writing has been my escape from this kind of pain, Perhaps it will be yours also. Voted up and beautiful

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      Yes writing has been my escape, since I was say 16-17. Thank you again Juris.

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      shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      A great poem, Emotions just burst at the readers.... stunning work :)

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