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A Love Till the End

Updated on March 11, 2015

His friends would laugh

shake their heads

to think that he

would still believe

that his lost love

would return to him

she had found a new love

had gone away

there had been nothing more to say


cause when the tears

threatened to fall

he kept standing tall

convinced till the bitter end

that she’ll be coming home again

she once had told him

that she would love him

till the stars no longer shone

till there would be no sun in the sky

and in his way he believed

and kept her promise in his heart


as the years rolled by

surrounded by friends

he would never let them see

the hurt inside

he would always laugh and say

you’ll see she’ll be back some day


when the letter came

her daughter wrote

sorry to cause you pain

my mom loved you till the end

for fifteen years she no longer lived in this world

she lived in the world

where she knew you and loved you


perhaps it was wrong

to not let you know sooner

but you see the reality was painful

yesterday she passed away

like a shining star

here and now gone

still loving you

it was then that he cried

for all those lost years

thinking that she loved someone else

thinking she no longer cared

and now this letter was his trophy

he read to his friends

he let them know

that she would be waiting

the first one to greet him

in heaven above


they still told him

to keep on living

to give up on this dream

she was gone

and someday she would be waiting

but now was for living

for giving and for loving

but he turned a deaf ear

and so he lived

knowing she was near

and he was happy and content

until the angels came

he died with a happy smile

and the last words he said were,

“Honey, I’m coming to you”.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Anna.

      Thank you Jo.

      Thank you Paula.

      Thank you Shauna.

      Thank you Ann.

      Glad you enjoyed it Ruby but sorry it made you cry. Johnny has always inspired.

      Thank you Vellur.

      Thank you Sujaya.

      Thank you Ananceleste.

      Thank you Christinemarie.

      Thank you Manatita. It was an emotional inspiration.

      Thank you itsmesudiksha.

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      Sudiksha 2 years ago from Nepal

      AMAZING!! good flow of heart touching emotions

      enjoyed reading :)

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      This one made me shed a tear. Filled with poignancy.

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      christinemariezzz 2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose,

      "...when the letter came..."

      Lovely account of something emotive. I like it!

      Often the vibrations of a daughters thoughts are not heard until the appointed time, your word usage is very "right on."

      ~christinemarie

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      Anan Celeste 2 years ago from California

      Beautiful my dear. As always.

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      touching

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful and yes he will meet her in heaven. Great poem though sad.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This one made Ruby cry. Beautiful! Listening to Johnny as I type...

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Wow! That's beautiful. So heart-wrenching and sad.

      Ann

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Another sad but beautiful story, Rasma!

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Oh my GRL! I should have prepared myself! I know you always touch my heart. This one brought the tears & a lump in my throat. Gosh, what a beautiful, dedicated love. My heart is hurting.....SO moving. Thank you GRL! UP+++ tweeted & Pinned.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Sad, romantic and so beautifully done. Your poems never fail to touch the heart.

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      Your poetry is always full of romance and love. You make the world seem a much more beautiful place.