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Precious Love Gone

Updated on October 31, 2015

You wrote me

a love letter I’ll always treasure

in it you swore you cared

you gave your heart to me

Then how can it be?

That time has passed

between you and I

haven’t seen your face

in a long while

the love letter stands prominently

on my night table

a silent witness to precious love

How long must I wait?

Is my heart free to give away?

Perhaps to someone

who’ll write another love letter

but will deliver it personally

won’t run away

and make me sad and blue

Should I write to you?

Were your ears deaf to my words of love?

I can’t believe that precious love

can come and go so quickly

there must be something somewhere

that will let me know

you’re coming back

came the second letter

that said you’d found someone better

but am I like a wilted flower

that can be tossed away

petals crushed beneath uncaring feet

simply breaking a heart

that’s left lying in pieces

like a broken vase

I thought your precious love was for me

always to be

now you’ve taken the sun away

left me wondering if it was you or I

that lost love along the way

perhaps you’ve been fooled

to think that a new love has found you

perhaps you never really cared at all

so I took that awful fall


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 19 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      It is best for love to end Ann when it is not true.

      Yes, indeed it would be heavenly but most of them, like you have gone away from HubPages. Your posts and your wisdom and delightful insight into life will be missed. I on the other hand will see how this year progresses and in the meantime I will take out all of my poem that just have not made a splash. In this way I will have material to revamp and just perhaps this will be the year when I will - trembling with fear - publish my ebook of poems. Best of luck to you and hope to see you around now and then.

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      Demas W Jasper 19 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      12 Comments is a pretty good tally, but I notice that nine are your faithful "regulars" and one other lays claim to being the "Archangel Michael"! The latter being a sure indication that your love poems have received heavenly attention.

      Now, if you could just get your other 608 so-called "Followers" to read and comment, that would really be heavenly!

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      Ann Carr 19 months ago from SW England

      So sad when love is unrequited. I say it was a lucky escape if that's the way he other behaved!

      Lovely poetry; the emotions are raw and something we all identify with.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 21 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Manatita.

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      manatita44 21 months ago from london

      So sorry for the crushed petals; the fall ...the love letter did not work so well. A sad touch in a great poem.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 21 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Paula.

      Received it and was hoping to have the sender arrive in person Demas. Instead of returning he found someone else. So they were fickle words of love not true.

      Thank you Five-DProductions.

      Thank you Surabhi. Peace to you too.

      My nightstand was quite crowded in my teen years Ruby.

      So very true ladyguitarpicker.

      That is the one thing missing in this modern age MsDora. Loved all that frilly stationary and even wax sealers.

      Thank you Blossom.

      With another true love the pain usually fades away Genna.

      Oh, yes the teen years Shauna. I too have poems from those times and for some reason many of them speak of unrequited love or heartbreak.

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      Shauna L Bowling 21 months ago from Central Florida

      Rasma, I feel the heartfelt pain in this poem. When I was very young (18 or so) I wrote a simple poem that I can recite from heart to this day. It's very simple, yet expresses my feelings at the time:


      I look up in the sky

      And I wonder…

      Why so much pain?

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      Genna East 21 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Letters that describe the feeling of a boundless love, lost to a "careless heart." You words are so powerful, we want to reach out to this person, and let them know that a better love is on its way to them.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 21 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      So sad, but - life happens! Lovely poem.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 21 months ago from The Caribbean

      Bring back the days of letter writing. Even when the lover is gone, the memories that first letter brings are special. Keep treasuring it.

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      stella vadakin 21 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Touching and we all had I'm sure a love like the one you have wrote about. Broken hearts we never really get over just learn to deal with it.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Ah the old proverbial night stand, so many keepsakes, so many memories. So very relatable. Kleenex please..

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      Surabhi Kaura 21 months ago

      This was felt. Touched my heart. Sending you love, Gypsy. Peace.

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      FIVE-DPRODUCTIONS 21 months ago from ~WORLD WIDE ~


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      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Did you mean to suggest that the complaintant may not have replied to the love letter on the nightstand?

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      Paula 21 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      You always tug at my heart. I'm left wanting to cry but struggling to comfort and share strength.....Very little crushes like lost love......Your poetry is amazing.