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A Love Out of Time

Updated on October 23, 2016

The Reality

© 2015 Missy Smith

Deep down, I know he’s not the

man I needed. His personality

lacks a certain flair of confidence

and maturity.


Not to say he is not an adult, just

somehow not quite grown up

enough.


It’s not his fault; he tried so hard.

Even so, for a youthful man such

as him; he could not help his selfish

greed.


After all, he has that valiant drive

to search out and find a true love

maiden, a young beauty to share a

life with.


That perfect someone whom he

could claim as a future wife.

Reality Is Harsh

As for me, I’ve already seen

my twenties come and go.

My thirties were long, hard,

roads to tow.


Nevertheless, I sustained my

sanity through every year, with

every struggle, in spite of all

my human fears.


It’s my fault; I fell for him despite

the fact I knew the age and experience

would rule us out in the end.

Time and distance the evil twins.


My fairy tale with him was short

and bittersweet. To have loved him

was a most easy and unconditional

feat.


It felt like I was on a magic carpet ride.

Through skies of beautiful butterflies.

Reality of the Truth

However, I have now bathed

myself with the truth of my limits

of fighting for more youth.


He is young I am not, but my time

spent with him was a whimsical

true love plot.


I can only hope the best for him

now. He has left me with some

harsh words to remember.


And I surrender to the woes of his

words, they had to be said, and they

had to be heard. At least, he had the

guts to speak.


For I was selfish, just as he. I would

have let this façade continue without

the strength to take the lead never to

admit we were just not meant to be.


It is not his fault; he tried so hard,

but I do declare he broke my heart. © 2015

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Kenneth. I look forward to visiting your page often. I'm so happy to have another wonderful friend.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Missy,

      You are very welcome, but dear friend, the pleasure and resurfacing of memories were all mine.

      Thanks too for your follow. You will be receiving a personal note of thanks for this kind gesture in a few days.

      Keep up the fantastic word.

      And please visit with me anytime you like.

      Kenneth, Your Friend for Life

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      Tijani Achamlal 2 years ago from Morocco

      Yes you're right.That's a good point hhh

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      That's a good question James. Actually, I think that question answers itself. Stephen King is brilliant!

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      Tijani Achamlal 2 years ago from Morocco

      “Do any men grow up or do they only come of age?”

      ― Stephen King,

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Faith Reaper, I'm very happy you liked this poem, and I can't wait to follow you and read your work. Thanks so much!

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      And, once again my new friend Jodah, thank you for all the support. I will be visiting your page again soon.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Hello Kenneth Avery! When I get comments like yours, it is the absolute best! This is what I want to do with my writing. I want to connect my reader in some way to my words, whether through bringing back an old nostalgic memory, or if it's just giving a reader a sense of my own feeling through my words. I'm so grateful for readers such as yourself, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will be definitely dropping by your page soon!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Missy, what a sad but wonderfully written poem. Your personal writing draws the reader in and many can relate to your words. Beautiful work once again. I haven't been disappointed by any of your poetry yet. Beautiful images as well. Voted up.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Missy,

      This was a terrific piece of writing. So moving and touching especially to me. I voted Up and every button to choose from. You earned and deserved it.

      This very hub tells MY story thrice. There was no way in natural life that you could have hacked into my soul for I found myself falling for three different women and with a serious confession to only one.

      There is that unmistakable distance and she knows my feelings. We met in the second grade, 1962, can you believe that? I have often thought that this segment of my life might make a romantic hub. But I do not know how to do it.

      Oh, keep up the great work. Your poetry style looks much like abstract/prose, my favorite style.

      "An Old Dreamer's Dream" is one of many I wrote. Please check out my work and give me your feedback.

      Happy Fourth.

      Kenneth

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Missy,

      You are truly an amazing writer. This piece here satisfied with its sheer truth shared.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      Peace and blessings

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Robin! I will. :)

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      Robin Grosswirth 2 years ago from New York

      Love hurts! Great piece. Keep writing.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Kai! :)

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      Kai 2 years ago

      hmm pretty good