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Bittersweet Regrets

Updated on August 15, 2012


I’ve never seen your eyes but I know they must be jewels

Able to penetrate granite with a single gaze

Only to reveal the fossil remnants of a life gone by

With all it’s pursuits of illusionary happiness

In the form of material pleasures now buried in turf

Where all things must end on this god forsaken earth


I’ve never seen your hands but I know they must be strong

Able to crush the heart of a wrong doing foe

Only to watch him bleed until his last gasp of breath

With all his will - yet haunted by every regret

In the shape of ambition and greed and lust

Where all things must end and become eternal dust.


I’ve never seen your heart but I know it must be broken

Able to shed tears over so many things unspoken

Only to finally mend with reluctant motivation

With all the luck of the Irish and innovative invention

In good repair it embarks on another love adventure

Where it can break into little pieces and again be forsaken.



© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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      sam209 4 years ago

      I love your poem Maria. Haven't been around hubpages to read a beautiful poem in weeks! I know I'm sharing this one! You're an awesome writer!

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      Maria D'Alessandro 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Thank you Sam - I've missed you and am glad you're back. Thanks for being the first to comment here.

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      Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana

      great poem lady! I loved the form. and the style. and such strong words.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautiful poem. I too like the form on the page. Up!

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Your opening stanza rings so true for many, we chase through our short lives here one earth, many seeking riches of gold and silver, many seeking happiness in LOVE and contentment and get lost and swallowed up by both and like all great pursuits and lust's become fossilized. For TRUE LOVE to bind it must be everlasting.

      This character with strong hands crushing his foe could symbolize strength of heart and soul, he fights for just causes and will do to the death any man who stands in his path, a protector of his loved ones and a symbol of strength in his community. Yet again, all is wasted and efforts go array.

      Why? because in the end every man/woman must stand before their maker on judgement day and be judged for their actions in their short lives on the planet we call earth. Then the breath of angels will scatter the dust left from that judgement into eternity.

      Many will gather up their past, abide in it. They will try to conquer their sorrows and losses and move forward with the hope and expectations of finding a love so lost in their lives that only a miracle from beyond this realm can bring back into their future.

      Yet saying this, sadly to often they fall back into the trap of false hope and yes their hearts are shattered once more. Better to live alone with regrets and cherish what great memories were left than be torn apart and fed to the vultures once more.

      Now have I left you a Morbid reply my talented scribe, if so you may delete this response:-)) I want you to have pleasant dreams this night, yet this is my take on your wonderful poem, as I have often said you are a gifted artist and these words you left here will imprint themselves on many people's hearts and soul. Peace and blessings to you my fine scribe.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. I can imagine hearts breaking and shattering left and right.

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      The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

      Simple Beautiful Blessings

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Vincent's comments said it all!

      A magnificent poem!

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      Maria D'Alessandro 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Many thanks Gypsy, The Stages of Me and Rahul for dropping by.

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      orderedchaos 4 years ago from Kansas City, MO

      I adore this poem! Delightful use of form.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Wow, Maria, this is so awsomme!! first, beautiful poetry Maria, this write hit me right upside the head.

      "Able to shed tears over so many things unspoken

      Only to finally mend with reluctant motivation"

      "In good repair it embarks on another love adventure

      Where it can break into little pieces and again be forsaken."

      these two really do describe what i feel many times. it is like you have looked into my soul and told me what you saw. thank you Maria, for a small bit of introspection.

      Michael

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      This is so beautiful.I for one, is all for the experience. My patchwork heart has been broken before and it has mended and re-mended. Like a mirror that has shattered and reunited into a prism, now it has many facets. I love the way the poem is constructed and leads to its inevitable conclusion -

      my favorite lines are :

      I’ve never seen your eyes but I know they must be jewels

      Able to penetrate granite with a single gaze

      Only to reveal the fossil remnants of a life gone by

      With all it’s pursuits of illusionary happiness...

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      DFiduccia 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hello Maria,

      This is very good work! I checked you out on Facebook and listened to some of the songs with your lyrics. You are a prolific lyricist. Good luck with your endeavors.

      DF

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      Maria D'Alessandro 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Many thanks everyone for appreciating my writing. Cheers.

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      Ghaelach 4 years ago

      Morning Maria.

      With my eyes I can see you

      With my hands I can hold you,

      In my heart you belong

      But alass it would be wrong,

      I belong to a girl

      before I met you.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....wow some of these sunglassed comments are a bit intimidating for the notoriously comment shy epi-man but here goes with my shades off:

      Roses are red

      Violets are blue

      no bittersweet regrets

      when I am reading

      someone like you

      Mariamarvelous - yes there is that new word again - you have the true heart of a poet and it always shines through like a diamond in every jewel of a word that you write - lake erie time 10:28pm

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      Maria D'Alessandro 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      To everyone above who has commented - I'm so grateful and utterly overwhelmed. It is because of your encouragement that I continue to write.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Beautiful, beautiful. I see that you have so much talent there. Your work is really wonderful to read.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @Cyndi10 - Very kind of you to read and comment on some of my poems. Thank you.

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