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Updated on May 8, 2013

When it is all said and told
Our love is not of this world.
Suffering is the foundation
By which our love has flourished, survived and becomes forged in steel,
Not just for our time on earth
But for eternity.

Such love cannot be defined,
Though we both know we have tried.
If we ascended into heaven
Would we share a greater bond?
If we were damned to hell
Could the hot fires be felt and be more real
Than that which our hearts endure
From the unhappy tyranny of distance?

And......all the while
Time passes us by
Leaving behind
Just a constant pining desire.

© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2013. All Rights Reserved.


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      lostinjersey 4 years ago

      I know the feeling.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @Vincent Moore - Always a pleasure to read your rave reviews Vincent - thank you for dropping by. At the risk of sounding preachy, if there is one lesson I have learned in this lifetime it is the lesson of never giving up hope even in the face of despair or what looks to be a seemingly hopeless state of being. Good things often happen not at the time when we long for them but ironically, when we least expect it. As cliche' as that sounds, I can bear witness to this in my life. I know that love is accessible to each and every one of us in this lifetime - what is unknown is when and how and with whom. Looking forward to getting back to reading your poetry Vincent and writing more of my own. Sending you hope always. Cheers, Maria D'Alessandro

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      Maria D'Alessandro 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Tony, thanks for dropping by. It's a pleasure to follow such an accomplished writer and multi-talented Hubber. I am grateful to my best friend Epigramman for his introduction. You are indeed right to say that a poet should have an open heart. I mostly aim to write straight from the heart and about my personal thoughts and emotions as closely as literarily possible in the hope that others may identify with my writing and in some cases use my words as a vehicle by which they can relate to their own life experience. This is not remarkable as many writers aim for this (our colleague Vncent Moore is one such poet at Hubpages who is most esteemed for his honesty and openness) and the only thing that separates the good poets from the mediocre ones is the extent to which he/she is willing to go and how much he/she is willing to reveal through words. My greatest idol is Bob Dylan which you may have discovered already from my Facebook page. Bob uses imagery and poetry to delve deeply into his own life and psyche and consequently directly or indirectly seems to make a intense impression on his fans, in one way or another. "Wedding Song" and it's antithesis "Dirge" are 2 songs that demonstrate this. Thank you for your comment Tony and I will be sure to read your work and give you my rave review also :)

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      Maria D'Alessandro 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @ always exploring - many thanks for your kind comments and apologies for my tardiness in responding. Cheers.

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Your pining does not go unheard, many of us pine for a love beyond this realm. Some of us are fortunate to have found that love on earth, many of us unfortunately go without it in this lifetime. As poets we are very well aware of eternity, we savor each breath we take in melancholy, our journey never ends trying to discover ourselves and sharing our inspirations borrowed from our Muse. Your work is always beautiful, I hope you are well, I send you peace and blessings this eve my poet.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Beautifully penned Maria; I can feel your longing. The first requisite of a poet is an open heart, and the ability to free it in this world of pain and contention. Secondly to find words on the page to express it, and you do it with love. Nice to meet you Maria.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Very beautiful..Loved it...