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I shouldn't have! A poem

Updated on March 28, 2013
Lover's walk, by Alexander Ransom
Lover's walk, by Alexander Ransom | Source

I put you on a pedestal

But I should never have done that.

You never wanted to be there,

And it made you look down on me.

I vowed to love you forever,

And could have easily done it.

But that too was a mistake as

As one day you stopped loving me.

The life we shared was bittersweet

As we never had the same dreams.

Mine were a quest for happiness

Yours were guided by possessions.

Even though we shared the same bed,

We lived on a different planet.

And when we appeared together,

We were never so far apart.

Living with you was close to hell,

But being without you is a bitch.

If we could start over again,

I'm not convinced I would want to.

I should let go of memories

Of all my happy times with you

For it doesn't do any good

To hold on to my sanity.

I know! It is unfortunate!

Part of me will always love you

For it's not easy to erase

The greatest love of my all life.

I shouldn't have, I tell myself

But suddenly I remember

That there is no greater failure

Than the failure of not trying.

Hell, what am I babbling about?

You're gone and I'll never see you

Again, but seriously wonder

Do I hate you, do I love you?

As they say, life will go on,

Life is a bitch and then you die.

I keep thinking I shouldn't have,

But deep at heart, I'm glad I did!

Copyright 2013 by Austinhealy, his heirs and assigns for the text, as credited for the illustrations


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      Lee Cloak 

      3 years ago

      Sublime, wonderful poem, very very engaging, a really great read, voted up, thanks, Lee

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      5 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful poem and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.


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      Bernard J. Toulgoat 

      5 years ago from Treasure Coast, Florida

      Livingsta, my sincere thanks for your kind words, much appreciated

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      Bernard J. Toulgoat 

      5 years ago from Treasure Coast, Florida

      My sincere appreciation for your kind compliment, Anna. Very encouraging!

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      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful poem that expresses the beautiful feelings of love. Thank you for sharing with us. Votes up and sharing!

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      Anna Haven 

      5 years ago from Scotland

      A winding journey of conflicting feelings. My favourite was the first stanza, the pedestal/look down was very clever.


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