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Looking Toward a Brighter Future

Updated on September 21, 2013

He knew she’d come back some day

Just not so very soon

He longed to tell her

To let her know

That he’d never forgive her

For the pain she caused

And the many tears he silently cried

The day she left

And told him that she had a new love

He just looked at her

Stunned and feeling the pain

In his pocket the engagement ring

Burned a hole in his pocket

Know he’d never give it to her now

Nothing could feel

Worse than the pain

Knowing how much he loved her

And how cheated he’d been

After she’d gone

He’d spent the next days and nights

Feeling like a fool

Getting used to calling her names

Getting used to sleepless nights

Getting to used to the whiskey

And wondering if he’d make it through another day

When the letter came

Paper stained with tears

Begging him to forgive her

Begging him to take her back

At first he’d been stunned

At first he remembered the love

But then he looked back
At all that she had done

And finally he threw the letters out

Came the tearful phone calls

And finally she came to see him

No longer he saw the beauty he once loved

Now he saw a tired woman

Who had been cheated herself

And he saw the pain in her eyes

And knew that as soon as she could

And if she felt that way

She would leave him again

Just like she did before

And he told her to go

Told her begging was falling on deaf ears

That the love he once had had

Had been trampled and destroyed

And he couldn’t, wouldn’t love her any more

© 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee


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    • wetnosedogs profile image

      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      You picked the perfect song of the 4 Seasons to go along with your story.

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      A strange animal, love. Well told. thank you

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Well told Ramsa. Harsh but true.


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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very good work, and great song to accompany.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful, true and good for him! Thank you!

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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      Hello gypsy-rose- lee.

      Fastidious characterization of a man superior to his feelings and emotions, having nerves to recognize basic instinct of love.

      A lesson for - future - relationships - to - assume .

      Thank you for afflatus ...

      Voted up and beautiful.

      Have a blessed week.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Smart man. Not your usual optimistic H.E.A. here Rasma. Did the full moon have it's mysterious effects on you as well? it always does me!

      While i admire a die-hard romantic - sometimes a guy's just gotta cut his losses..

      Sadly, my son is in the process of doing just that..sigh..

      sharing, dear friend

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Another touching classic, Gypsy. Jamie

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      Valleypoet 3 years ago

      A tough but right decision I think...well told Gypsy:-))

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina


      You are the romantic's romantic. Much enjoyed.

      Here's to making the right decision when it comes to love,


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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Betrayal is so very painful, but when it is time to move on... then it is time to move on!

      Good write! Up and more and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Actually wetnosedogs it was the song which inspired. I've always liked that song and hadn't heard it in awhile.

      Love can be strange at times Martin.

      Love can be harsh at times Graham.

      Leslie it must be the cold in my head that's filled it with cotton wool at present. Sorry to hear your son's going through some love issues too. Thanks for the share. Hugs.

      Glad you enjoyed this and the song Wayne.

      Sometimes we have to be strong when it comes to love btrbell.

      Glad you enjoyed this Michael. Thanks for the vote.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jamie.

      Glad you enjoyed this Valleypoet.

      Best thing to do when it comes to love Kim is to make the right choice.

      Love can be painful sometimes forcing us to make different choices. Thanks for the vote and share Faith. God bless.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      It's so hard to pick up the pieces after trust has been shattered. You have dealt with this so well in your poem. Sad, but true to life.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So true Blossom If you get betrayed and you forgive you just get to suffer more

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