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Poem - My Lady

Updated on March 6, 2016
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Philip retired from investment banking to write. To date he has written 9 books on trading forex, 3 short stories, and one poetry book.

Poetic Biography

The poem - My Lady - was written in Beirut Lebanon. It is a true story which actually happened to a friend of mine.

My Lady

Oh that I would forget at last

That one brief summer in the past

Of skies so blue, of air so clear

And nights so cool with stars so near

When I met my lady.

The Sparkling eyes and husky laugh

Lured me often to the hearth

To sit at her feet in wondrous mind

And gaze transfixed at my life’s find

Listening to my lady.

Long dark hair her eyes of green

By my side she was a queen

A smile so rare, her graceful air

All heads turned when she was there

Yes, she was my lady.

For two hundred days

And two hundred nights

We savored all of loves delights

Till that day she looked so pale

And the doctors came to no avail

And she died my lady.

I’ve wondered since from land to land

Just barely living nothing planned

Perhaps I should not count the cost

For tis better to have loved and lost

Then never have loved my lady.

Long dark hair and eyes of green

By my side she was a queen

A smile so rare, her graceful air

All heads turned when she was there

For a moment in time she was my lady.

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    • one2get2no profile imageAUTHOR

      Philip Cooper 

      5 years ago from Olney

      Thank you for dropping by rdsparrowriter...much appreciated.

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      rdsparrowriter 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful and heart touching as you dance with words expressing such beauty of a lady with the green eyes ... Voted up and beautiful :)

    • one2get2no profile imageAUTHOR

      Philip Cooper 

      5 years ago from Olney

      Thank you PegCole17.

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      Peg Cole 

      5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This was hauntingly sad and yet beautiful. So true. Better to have loved and lost than never loved at all. Loved this poem.

    • one2get2no profile imageAUTHOR

      Philip Cooper 

      5 years ago from Olney

      Thank you 'old albion'..thanks for dropping by.

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      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      High Philip. A really nice and haunting poem, she really must have been a beauty. Voted up and all, following.

      Graham.

    • one2get2no profile imageAUTHOR

      Philip Cooper 

      6 years ago from Olney

      Thank you so much CriSp..it was a very sad moment in my life.

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      What a candidly sad true story (as you said) yet penned so beautifully here. And yes, it is better to have loved and then lost than never been loved at all.

      Voting up, beautiful and sharing this lovely piece.

    • one2get2no profile imageAUTHOR

      Philip Cooper 

      6 years ago from Olney

      Thanks for dropping by Hawkeye and for your kind comments.

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      Hawkeye49er 

      6 years ago

      I really did like the poem My Lady it was very sad, and heartwarming. It makes me wonder why life is so short, And we are just passing thru. It was a very beautiful and inspiritional piece of work.

    • one2get2no profile imageAUTHOR

      Philip Cooper 

      6 years ago from Olney

      Thank you for your kind comments I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for dropping by.

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      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful words with such heart.Thanx for sharing wishing you the best in life.Have a good day.

    • one2get2no profile imageAUTHOR

      Philip Cooper 

      7 years ago from Olney

      Thank you prairieprincess.

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      7 years ago from Canada

      What a beautiful, sad, lovely poem ...

    • one2get2no profile imageAUTHOR

      Philip Cooper 

      8 years ago from Olney

      Thank you Fastfreta

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      How touching, sad and beautiful all at the same time. Thanks for sharing this. Very good.

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      billyaustindillon 

      8 years ago

      Very sad I can only imagine what is must have been to lsot your friend after 200 days in Beirut.

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