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A Poem: Love lost's Silver Lining. Even an ended Love should bring a smile.

Updated on April 24, 2013

From the biggest storms come the most wonderful flowers

Even in with catastrophe looming we are treated with beauty, if we look.
Even in with catastrophe looming we are treated with beauty, if we look. | Source


Loves' lost silver lining sounds so sad. But the sun must set to make another day, and clouds must move on to bring rain to another place. So I reckon I wrote this bittersweet poem because from time to time I have regrets. But if I would have one thing right that I did wrong, I would not be here today with a fantastic life. Especially if you have children that you admire and adore, you just have to look back and say “thank God, for those errors”. But that is not what this poem means to me, what it really reminds me of, is any circumstance that I am in, is exactly the way it is supposed to be.

Life so full of promise and adventure

When I was a young strapping man

I took my wife with me to a strange new land

Promises of all that we had dreamed

Off the blue Pacific they gleamed

We were two that should not have won

We were two made for work in the sun

Instead now what stood before eyes

Was milk and honey and starlit skies

I grew up down by the railroad track

She grew up with a father that she lacked

We were supposed to stay and slave

But we could not in that way behave

An Ocean seems to stay the same, but not at all really

Even those things that seem to stay the same must really be growing or they are dying.
Even those things that seem to stay the same must really be growing or they are dying. | Source

The only thing that stays the same is change

So we got me into grad school and her a job waiting

Times were so tough yet all the best

We aimed for a star above the rest

Success came and it was sweet

But success does not our needs meet

A house on the shore of the great pacific

3 children that were just terrific

But need I tell you all the sadness

Caused by success is also madness

So we broke our wonderful home

Her to take care and me to roam

There seem to be reasons for many things that we just don't get

Some Love is not meant to stay the same, or even last. But some moments of Love last a lifetime.

Silver endings

Oh how I wept and wished what could have been

But through love our three children were still raised right

Their lives have all taken flight

And she and I long mended our ways

Now we toast to happier days

But a strange thing happen along with time

I have a new love whose heart is with mine

Now ten years later we share amor

And have a son we so adore.

So I tell you true my friend

Do not give up until the end.

Life is a spiral whirling all around

It is your job, happiness to be found

Such sadness and dashed hope and humility

Is just a route to tranquility.


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    • rcrumple profile image


      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Eric -

      See, my friend, you can write poetry!

      No need to fear you've done so well

      you had a tale, a story to tell

      It came from deep inside your heart

      yet such a tale so hard to start

      you forced yourself to spread the news

      of what life had brought within your shoes

      and time has rewarded one so dear

      making life worth living oh so clear!

      Great Job! Keep 'em coming!

    • sweethearts2 profile image


      6 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Beautiful and life affirming. Thanks for sharing

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you very much, such a quick nice response helps to calm the nerves.

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      Phoebe Pike 

      6 years ago

      Very well-written. Kudos to you.


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