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Lover’s Lament

Updated on January 11, 2013

They were made for each other

Or so everyone said

It began as fondness

And turned into full blown love

As time went on

Their love began to grow

And they knew that

They’d be together forever more

Their kisses were passionate and fiery

It was a love

Full of exploding fireworks

And love all through the night

They were the envy of many

The only mistake he ever made

Was that he never told her

He wanted her to stay

As one season changed to another

Their love continued to blossom

He wasn’t a man who knew

How to respond in kind

As they came together

In flames of passion

She would breathlessly

Say how much she loved him

His responses were less expressive

Because he figured that the love they shared

Was all that mattered

And their love would go on

Came the summer

And there were passionate

Picnics on sun wept beaches

And love expressed under the moon above

As autumn swept in

And leaves changed color

The flowers wilted

He realized that his love was wilting as well

He thought that as long as their love continued

She would be his for evermore

So he wined and dined her

And it seemed so fine

As winter drew close

After the love they shared

With each light dawning

He heard her softly sighing

Then one morning as the first snowflakes fell

He awoke to an empty bed

His love had flown

Because he hadn’t known how to say,”I love you.”

Regrets they were many

And the sorrow in his heart was heavy

Long winter nights spent in regret

And reflecting on memories that could have been


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      xkamronx 4 years ago from Utah, USA

      I loved it!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Gypsy - I am sharing this once I am done commenting.

      Such an insightful message. How said that the three most beautiful words in the English language are, for some the most difficult to utter.

      I also thought it quite prophetic that you chose a song with a video from the movie "Message In A Bottle". Very similar.

      Great job

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      Beautiful poem, Gypsy Rose.

      I. White

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Perfect! So true! Thank you!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Amazing writing! Yes, must say the words or . . . I don't understand if one loves, why one cannot say the three simple but profound words?

      Thanks Gypsy for another great poem as always.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Great tale. Very beautiful and heartfelt. Just a question (interested): would a "great" love end like this?

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      Jonathan McCloskey 4 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

      Love is invisible until we make it appear, wonderful poem with a great flow.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wishing you all a great weekend.

      Glad you enjoyed this xkamronx.

      Glad you enjoyed this Beckie. I agree some people just can't profess their love and it only takes but three words. That movie and Ghost. Remember in Ghost she would say to him I love you and he's say ditto and then he died. That movie always makes me cry. Thanks for the share.

      Glad you enjoyed this Isaac.

      Glad you enjoyed this btrbell.

      So very true Faith and I've known quite a few who just can't get those three words out. That's why I'm not with any of them. Thinking back on things sort of inspired this. Thanks for the vote and share.

      Well Martin I think that in real life he would suffer through the winter. Probably practice saying those three little words that mean so much and come spring go get that girl and tell her a hundred times. Perhaps inspiration for another hub is on the way.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jon.

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      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      You did another wonderful job here and what should be so easy, becomes so overblown and difficult, what a shame for those who cannot share their feelings. Up, interesting and beautiful.

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Great poem, Gypsy. Some men are quite clueless, as this man seemed to be. We woman need to hear we are loved, so we don't feel we are just being used. You put it in great context and such poetic form. Thanks for sharing it with us. I voted it up and awesome!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      Timeless, tragic, preventable, foreseeable... Your expressions make me sigh in sadness, yet you captured the feelings perfectly.

      Voted UP and ABI. Love, Maria

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Great poem, so sad that a relationship ends over 3 little unspoken words. Men just don't seem to realise just how important those 3 little words are.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem, must never miss an opportunity to say what we feel. We may never get the chance again. Many do not realize this. Voted up.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Beautiful poem with a strong message! Yes, some people do have hard time saying it, and regretting later. Love your poem, enjoyed it very much, voting ++

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Beautiful Gypsy filled with much passion.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      So nice Gypsy! true love is so rare ! Just a little story about that song , at my brothers funeral this summeer , that song was played for his and his widows memories . They were very much in love and together for 20 + years ands as she says ..."still counting"..... very beautiful writing my dear ! Makes me think of them !

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Very beautiful.The message is taken.Being fugitive from feelings is not good,we should express them freely to the ones we love.Sometimes, a girl needs only to hear I LOVE YOU to stay.I voted up.

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      Barbara 4 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Sad commentary. Keeping the passion in a love relationship is tough over time. Saying I love you becomes even more important the longer a couple is together!!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      I love you story ! Ha , Gypsy too 00!....:-]

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday.

      So glad you enjoyed this CyberShelley. They either regret and learn to say those three simple words or they remain alone. Thanks for the vote.

      Glad you enjoyed this Gwen. So true you either express your love or your destined to be alone. Thanks for the vote.

      Indeed Maria. However the saddest part is that it happens too often in real life. Thanks for the vote. Hugs.

      That's what inspired this Rosemay. Remembered an unfortunate relationship which ended because the guy just couldn't say I love you.

      So right Vellur. When we have love before us we must nurture it and treasure it because life is not forever. Thanks for the vote.

      Don't know why but some people just seem to be scared of such simple expressions of love. Thanks for the vote.

      Glad you enjoyed this Sunnie.

      Aw thank you for sharing such a wonderful story Ed. That is so wonderful, sad and romantic all at the same time. I know he'll be with her until they meet again. Memories are precious. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

      So right James. I takes so little to keep a love going and it can be so important. Thanks for the vote.

      That's so true Barbara. As the years go by the more you long to hear it.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Gypsy, loved the poem, a cautionary tale, when you find your love, don't ever let it go.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So very true tobusiness. All it takes is just three words repeated from time to time. Hope you're having a great Sunday.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      wow this was such a emotional piece it's like reading and what Im hearing is a thousand emotions smaking together..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Sigh..why do so many only learn when its too late? Such a waste..

      Masterfully done Rasma..and with a morale many could learn from..

      Up and sharing dear

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Gypsy... you never disappoint us with your words. Love is a gift and something to be treasured...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rosemary Amrhein 4 years ago from Boston, MA

      Wow that's such an interesting story...I agree with Leslie, thanks for the good ready, Gyspy really done well.


      ps maybe they can try one more time? ;)

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      Bill Blackburn 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      The three little most powerful words in the universe! Wonderful message Gypsy, and well done!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Awesome poem, Rasma! It is very important to express our love not only in actions but in words as well. Great reminder.

      Voted up, awesome and shared.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Regrets they were many

      And the sorrow in his heart was heavy

      Long winter nights spent in regret

      And reflecting on memories that could have been

      These words precious and I loved the whole poem Rasma. You really are such a talented writer.

      Have a wonderful day and lots of love from my little corner of Wales.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Frank.

      So glad you enjoyed this Leslie. Some come around eventually but there are those who never learn. Thanks for the vote and share.

      So right Rolly if you find love then you should treasure it and do everything to keep it. Hugs from the freezing north we've got 16° F and they say this Friday will be even worse. lol

      Glad you enjoyed this blondey. There are those who can realize their mistake and try and make amends and those who never even try.

      That's right webQ23. It just takes those three little words to make all the difference.

      Absolutely Rajan. It all takes a combination of words and actions. Thanks for the vote and share.

      Aw thank you my friend. Glad you enjoyed this. In my little corner here in Riga it is freezing. We're in the minuses and they're saying record lows on Friday. Hugs. Keep warm and keep loving.

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      What a way to express what love is and meant. 3 scariest words in the english language, I bet. Awesome!

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      So nice poem and very profound way of expressing your feelings here. Thanks for sharing this one. I am sharing it too.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Very well written Gypsy. Jamie

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Ruby and you're right for some people those 3 simple words are terrifying.

      Glad you enjoyed this Deergha and thanks for the share.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jamie.

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      So important to say 'I love you!' Some men unfortunately consider the uttering of these words beneath their dignity. Only saying 'I love you' without proving it with indisputable deeds of love, is another common sin committed by so many. Fortunately at present I have nothing to complain about :)) Beautiful, Gypsy!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you enjoyed this Martie. There are those who never can say I love you and those who realize it's the only thing that they can say to save a relationship. Hugs.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      To lose out on love because you could never say the way you felt.I loved the way you connected the seasons with passion.Such a sad ending.

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      greencha 4 years ago from UK

      Awesome poem thankyou.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Dream On. Have know quite a few people who have thrown happiness away because they cannot express three simple little words.

      Glad you enjoyed this greencha.

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      Dreamer at heart 4 years ago from Northern California

      Yes, tell her that you love her every day. I do think women really need to hear it often. Don't take each other for granted ever. Time has a way of offering new paths for life to take.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You are so right starstream and the men who can't ever say just three simple words are always the losers. It's so wonderful when two people can share their love for one another.

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      greencha 4 years ago from UK

      errrmmm... well I am a great believer in equality. Women have fought

      for decades for that ,and still are to an extent. Now they have already nearly got it, isn't it hipocritical to still expect that it should always be the man to say,'' I love you darling',and buy HER the flowers? What's wrong with the reverse being the case now and again. I know lots of women who find it hard, ( even impossible), to tell their 'man' , ''I love you''

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Well in the case of my poem here she kept expressing her love and he never replied in kind nor did he tell her that he wanted her to stay. So in this case she just moved on to someone who could express love much better. Of course there is the other side of the coin where women don't express love when they should it does work both ways. I don't see that things that have been true for centuries can be changed so quickly however I don't see anything wrong with a women buying a man things like flowers but men don't usually expect or want such things or do they? Well one way or another love has got to be a two way street greencha.

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      greencha 4 years ago from UK

      Your poem is wonderful -I really was being as we say here ' devil's advocate'- (not literally of course), many regards

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this greencha. Regards.

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      Eric T. Shortridge 4 years ago from MidWest

      so much reality intertwined in this poetry... a sad lament indeed... painful but beautiful in its sadness... Nice!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you enjoyed this SiberianWolf.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Gypsy your poems get more beautiful every day.. amazing my friend..



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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you enjoyed this Debbie. Thanks for the share. Hugs.

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