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Poem: Love Lost

Updated on December 23, 2012

Like an easy chair you felt like home

now when I’m with you, it’s as if I’m all alone.

The warmth and love that we formerly shared,

is replaced by vacancies, if only you still cared.

I feel the barrenness whenever I am near.

A bleeding heart that I can no longer bear.

You are warm and loving to others, I see,

but there appears to be nothing left when it comes to me.

We talk of politics, of work and the day,

unfortunately, it is no longer the talk that I pray.

The silence that hangs like a noose over us,

is part of all of our void and mistrust.

Where do we go when we know where we’ve been?

Should we part company now or would that be a sin?

We’ve lost the beautiful rhythm and dance we did well

the one that melded our bodies together, making our hearts swell.

I have no answer or recipe for success

to lift us out of this unconscionable mess.

The hands of god is where it will lie and in my heart until I die.

Robin Grosswirth, Copyright 2012


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    Robin Grosswirth 2 years ago from New York

    SueSwan Thanks for the read. Yes, silence can be heard, sadly.

    Kennethavery Thanks for the read and for all the beautiful accolades you imparted. I am having a grave writer's block, but will try to write again at some point, just not feeling it.

    tobusiness Again, many thanks for reading my work. I am so thrilled that you enjoy my words.

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    Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

    This is powerful, poignant and brutally honest. Beautiful poetry that most of us can relate to.

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    Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

    Robin . . .

    Wow! What a beautiful piece of work.

    This is an excellent piece of writing. Amazing, to be quite frank with you.

    I loved every word--and the lay-out was superb. Interesting, in-depth, helpful, and very informative. Great job.

    Voted up and all the choices because you deserve it.

    You have such a gift for writing. Just keep writing and good things are bound to happen to you.


    Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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    Sueswan 5 years ago

    Hi Robin,

    "The silence that hangs like a noose over us. " This reminds me of my parent's relationship as I was growing up. The silence can be deafening.

    I hope all is well.

    Voted up and sharing

    Take care :)

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    ExoticHippieQueen Welcome to my hub. Thank you for your thoughtful commentary and good wishes. They say in order for a birth to come about, a death must be mourned. So many of my favorite seminal thinkers have talked about this ideology.

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    ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

    Hi Robin, a beautiful flowing of the heart's river........that horrible feeling of coldness inside, the uneasiness in the pit of the stomach, when you see and feel that the love is fading away or gone. You described it so poetically well.............probably from experience. May 2013 be all that you dream of!

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Rosemary50 Thank you so very much for your thoughtful commentaries and good wishes. A happy and health New Year to you as well.

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    Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

    Beautifully written and so true. Relationships break down and we wonder is it worth going on, the scar tissue will always be there, will it fade or will it fester.

    I wish you all the very best for a happy, hopeful New year

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Hi there GypsyRoseLee. Thank you for the read and the great advice posted here on my hub. May 2013 be good to you too.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Some relationships are better to end than keep the hope when nothing looks like it will change. It's best to move on to a brighter future. May all your wishes and dreams come true in 2013!

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Hi Deb

    Thanks for taking the time and for the word reparte'. Happy Holidays. As for why couples devolve, sadly sometimes life and other people get in the way and destroy the good others have. Sometimes, we just grow apart.

    Cam8510 Thanks for the read, for your commentaries and for the accolades.

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    Chris Mills 5 years ago from Missoula, Montana at least until August 2018

    Robin, This is such a beautifully written piece dealing with such a destructive and ugly curse. It is, I am afraid, the bane of every relationship that is not constantly guarded by both people. You have some deep insight into this and have expressed it well.

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    Robin wow.. Our hearts are one and then one day there is a vacancy.. why does that happen? Oh so sad.. and this poem is so beautiful!!

    Pieces of me fall away, if only our bodies were mingled. and it our paths do cross will you see me like you did once in the far away.

    beautiful my friend

    Happy New Year


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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Thank you. Good advice, PD.

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    Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

    That's what I meant when I referred to 'lost is so often found' .... the human condition is actually far more resilient than merely settling for harmful and permanent emotional scar tissue. Scar tissue generally relates to a singular wound/event... the point of that is... that one can always avoid further damage, by simply removing the problem that causes the damage... rather than accepting the cause as something that is worth adjusting to... it isn't.. move on, in a way that not only removes the pain of the scar... but also removes its potential to hurt you further... as you say "sometimes.... " Good luck... lots of fish and some fantastic reasons why you find love when you think you have lost it... PD

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    I think possibility always exists because where there is life there is hope. The last thought leaves it in god's hands; however sometimes too much damage is done and things can never be put back together, at least never the same way. Emotional scar tissue is harmful and permanent.

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    Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

    Cool... nicely done on a subject I love to write on... lost is so often found.. though it takes courage to understand why and why we should always act on what we fear most... our perception and misconception, that we really have lost and therefore cannot find! I believe 'growing' works in a manner.... aren't we lucky, that by choice... we can 'grow' or not? Enjoyed noticing how well, within your poem, you gave all the signs that point to the opportunity of growth and change.. Cheers... Take care... PD

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    epigramman Thanks for the read. I think everyone has gone through a love lost at some time in their lives. If you have lived, you have loved and lost. The weather here is currently cold and dry for now. Happy Holidays.

    Mhatter99 Thanks for the readership and as you know, art imitates life.

    breakfastpop Thanks for the readership and for connecting to my work.

    Vincent happy Holidays to you! I am so sorry for the pain you have suffered in life. Creative people are sensitive beings. We feel things in a way that others don't and that is what gives us the ability to produce the kind of writing that hopefully inspires others. Know that you are hugged by your hub community. We respect your work and thoughtful commentaries, and of course, your continued support of our work. RG

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    breakfastpop 5 years ago

    Dear Robin,

    I know far too many people who live the life you are writing about. Your words are very sad and sadly, very true. Up and awesome.

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    Vincent Moore 5 years ago

    Oh where is true LOVE that we could find it and wrap our hearts and soul around it forever. I to am lost without it in my life. Your exact words painted a picture of my last 7 years with my ex. What a shame, for we were so in love when we met 12 years before then. Our home turned into stone and we were but stone souls to one another.

    I pray that you will find true LOVE again my poet before you die. I had the most marvelous dream the other night of such a LOVE again and I woke up with wet eyes, it was a miracle, she found me in my dreams and we were one again. Oh where is that woman of my heart, is it to late? Merry Christmas to you sweet poet and may you find love again in your life. You are a beautiful lady. Peace and blessings I send to you this Christmas eve.

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    Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

    Wow! This poem is brutally painful, Good job. I hope this is just a poem. Best wishes.

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    epigramman 5 years ago

    ...great poetic imagery here Robin - for some reason it reminded me of Wicked game by Chris Issack -and I have gone through this myself - so I can relate (and probably can most of the world -lol) - I am sending warm wishes for this holiday season - how is the weather where you live? I live across from Erie, Penn and it's been more rain than snow but definitely colder now - also hoping your new year is filled with health , happiness and prosperity - lake erie time ontario canada 10:29pm

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Hi Bill. As always, thanks for being first, for your accolades and for your warm wishes. I wish you and your family the same. And, a healthy and happy "New Year."

    As for the poem, it is like being intimate strangers tip toeing around each other or like being displaced.

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Very painful when a relationship comes to an end. Almost like two strangers not knowing what to do in each other's company. Sad, and you captured it well.

    Robin, I wish for you a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for your friendship.