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Heartache Showing on Your Face

Updated on March 31, 2017


The corners of your mouth turned down.

The water in your eyes about to fall,

and stream along your cheeks.

Tears about to give your cheeks a kiss!

Oh! How l hate to see you sad like this.

Your lip is trembling, regressing to the child you were.

Trying to prevent what you cannot control.

A sigh., a sob., your breath uneven as you aim for calm.

But sadness does prevail, you cannot halt the flow.

Once your eyes have filled up to the point.... where you have no choice

The tears..... they overflow.

Your heart is breaking, l can see.

From long lost ghosts you cannot break free.

I see your whole body start to shudder

and to shiver.

But the saddest part of all is when l realise

I am looking in the mirror.


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    DREAM ON 5 weeks ago

    That was such a nice thing to say. I have met people from my past that just run the other way. I guess I rubbed them the wrong way. These are people I went to school with and I thought we had things in common. So I wonder if writing friends are the same. Life is short and I cherish every breath never knowing when it will be my last. I have seem many of my family and friends pass on in the past few years and I am sure as I get older it will only get worse. I am so happy you took the effort and time out of your day to respond. I would enjoy any and all conversations. Not much new with me. I write and write hope to develop more skill and share a deeper understanding about my life. I am blessed to work for the same company for the past 35 years. Retirement is only 15 years away. My wife and I have been married for 16 years. We have one cat named Charlotte. How about you ? You certainly know how to turn a frown to a smile. Have a lovely night.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 5 weeks ago from Great Britain

    Dream On OF COURSE I REMEMBER YOU. You are amazing.

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    DREAM ON 6 weeks ago

    It's been so long I don't know if you remember me. I always loved your writings and the joy we shared together. Wishing you the best in life. If you get a chance just drop me a line. A little something to know you are alright. I am still writing and sharing so many thoughts in life. Have a beautiful night. Pleasant dreams my friend.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 22 months ago from Great Britain

    Thank you Blossom. It took a lot for me to put anything on Hub pages again. I forced myself because l miss you all.. l just cant write like l used to. Your encouragement is a great help.

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    Bronwen Scott-Branagan 22 months ago from Victoria, Australia

    I love the 'twist in the tail (tale?) at the end! Somehow as we grow older we seem to be more prone to tears for things that a few years ago would have hardly drawn a glance. Sometimes it can be quite disconcerting. I love the way you have written about it - I never would have been brave enough!

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    mckbirdbks 22 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

    We are all in this together and we all support each other.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 22 months ago from Great Britain

    Ever loyal. Thank you so much. I hardly ever write anymore yet you always support me.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 22 months ago

    Ever loyal. What a blessing you are.mckbirdks. Thank you so much. I hardly ever write any more and yet you still support me. .

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    mckbirdbks 22 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

    Hello young lady. You have written a beautiful poem. Yes, are hearts can be hurt, each and every one of us. You captured the nuance of loneliness well.


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