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Once Upon A Time

Updated on July 7, 2012
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Once Upon A Time


Once upon a time,

She used to say

Everything is easy when the time is right


You just gotta be patient

And wait hopefully

But then she gave up on me way too easily.


And went on her way

Cause "destiny has a schedule" she’d say

And as "I came down a long way".


Her mama was always afraid

That I’d break her little girl's heart,

But girl, you broke mine to pieces

Before giving a fair chance.


Once upon a time,

She used to say

"Everything is easy when the time is right"


"You just be patient

And wait for luck to knock on your door"

I heard something alright, it was a unruly wake up call!


But then she told me

"Time waits for no one"

And just walked away swaggering.


Her mama said,

"Well you must have done something boy",

"One can't clap with one hand,

So stop your wavering!"


But girl my hands were tied

How was I even suppose to try?

One hand is enough to slap, one slap disfavoring!


And now I write this down

On a rainy night

Everyone alseep, the city dead


Trying to find a rational account

As these eyes never sleep

And these thoughts never rest.


So I did a lot of soul searching baby

Hard to do sometimes

Well I re-discovered myself

And discovered that I haven't changed.


But didn’t I see that coming now?

When you looked around the block

Keeping your options I suppose

A smart man's game is love.


I thought of turning back

But daddy said, "always see it till the end son,

always see it till the end".


"It's like preaching to the choir dad"

"Cause I'm already there"- I said

I can't help but see it all end...

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    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      Thanks Patty.

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      Patty Kenyon 

      6 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Awesome Poem!!!

    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      Thank you BeyondMax.

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      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thoughtful and lived-through-pain poetry. Sad and heart-wrenching but yet so beautifully expressed! Amazing.

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      Navneet Singh Chauhan 

      6 years ago

      Good Poem...! I liked it but a bit lengthy. :-)

    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      @nenytridiana Thank you Neny.

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      nenytridiana 

      6 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      "You just be patient

      And wait for luck to knock on your door"

      Yes! That is the way luck comes. It will come when it comes.

      An inspiring poem! Good work!

    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      You're welcome. Glad you can relate.

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      BeCurious 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful!

      This really spoke to me:

      So I did a lot of soul searching baby

      Hard to do sometimes

      Well I re-discovered myself

      And discovered that I haven't changed.

      Thank you. I can really relate to this!

    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      Thank you Aubrey. Glad you could relate.

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      A.E. Williams 

      6 years ago from Hampton, GA

      This was a deep poem, Meta. Great work on it. "Time waits for no one" is a great quote that I will remember for a long time after reading this. I also liked the idea of "soul searching" and discovering you haven't really changed much. I think that's very realist. Great interpretation of life, buddy. :)

      -Aubrey

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      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      Thank you cloudy.

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      TheCraftyPens 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      Another classical cry from the heart following a heartbreak...much in a poetic way and very originally put! When everything fades into the darkness, it seems like forever before lights flows in...its called night...

      ...and just like the sun shines in the morning after a dark night, so does love happen all over again after a heartbreak...just the characters change - for the better1

      Very nice poem...Voted Up!

    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      Thank you friend. Glad you liked it.

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      IntegrityYes 

      6 years ago

      That poem is great.

    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      It sure does find another way, this 'crazy little thing called love!'

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      Vincent Moore 

      6 years ago

      I know exactly how you feel my poetic friend. I've just come of a similar relationship. The end was in sight, we just didn't know when and where to get off the merry-go-round we were both staying on. Made no sense, I'm so happy to be single again. This time a little wiser. Broken hearts mend, give it time, yours will to it's all KARMA and love always finds a way to enter again.

    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      Thank you Always.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This happens to so many people, falling in love with someone who is not committed. I felt your pain. Best wishes..

    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      True that Gypsy Rose. Sometimes we just can't see the good things which have been in front of us all along, anyways, their loss. Thank you for the comment, glad you enjoyed.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Such an emotional poem. Some people just don't know how to take and give love and a lot of them don't realize that they have a good thing right where they are and walk away.

    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      True that Philly. But do those people really ever get it? I don't think so.

    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      Thank you Shining. From the bottom of my heart, thanks for the ongoing support.

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      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      It's hard to accept that as hard as you try in a relationship, it never guarantees the other person will. Some people just don't know how good something is and walk away.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Deep - you write like no other. I love your style. Descibing the one situation that can tear our hearts out, love lost.

      Voting htis up and sending you blessings.

    • Deep Metaphysical profile imageAUTHOR

      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      That's a classic right there!

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      cleaner3 

      6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      abroken heart it does mend , no matter how long it takes to get around the bend. We all come around to our senses soon . but soon enough we will fall in love again under the moon.

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