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The Very Last Time

Updated on December 8, 2013

The very last time

Would haunt him for a lifetime

Just the thought

That while she was kissing him

It was the last time

The last time he would hold her

The last time to gaze upon her

It was the silence

Of a Sunday morning

That brought him to reality

After a night of what he now thought of

The last times to last forever

Her words of love

Sounded the same

Her hands held him

Just as they always had

As he was kissing her

He had no idea

That this would be the last time

The last kiss

The last look

The last time his heart would beat

Then came the morning stillness

No coffee smells

No I love yous

Nothing only silence

And yet, he looked for the note

That would say she’d gone shopping

Gone to get breakfast

Gone and will be back soon

But there was nothing

And it seemed so very odd

Daytime passed to the long shadows

Of a late, golden afternoon

And he still sat there

Pondering and remembering the last time

The night before

If only he could have known

That it would be the last time

He would have imprinted it in his mind

The last kiss, the last look

That last touch that would have to last for a lifetime

There had not even been the slam of a door

There had been nothing to warn him

And now he was haunted

Haunted by a string of lasts

That kept going through his mind

Last kiss, last gaze, last time

That echoed with each tick of the clock

While visions kept flashing before him

Like a film in fast motion

Suddenly slowing down to a stop

And he found it difficult to believe

That never again he would gaze

Upon her loving face

© 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Love is so hard sometimes.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Love hurts...Beautiful!!

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      Beautiful and vivid with a touch of romance

      Blessings

      Laurie

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago

      "Haunted by a string of lasts" is such a great line from a great poem by a great poet. I can remember having such a huge crush on David Cassidy. Smiles. V+

      Kim

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      Smarajit Chowdhury 3 years ago from Kolkata, India

      The lasting poignancy is very much heartfelt that flows with the words. Nice expression, liked it really. Wish we'd all knew before our last meetings!

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      I like this Gypsy... so deep expression .. very nice

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      That emptiness and wishing to turn the clock back. It's expressed so well in your poem.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      SO glad i dropped in on this breathtaking tale of...i'm not sure what!!!

      Did she leave? Was she taken? is she dead?

      omg..

      i know one thing - HE is devastated!

      Devastatingly entertaining, Rasma...

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This is one of your best, Rasma.

      "Daytime passed to the long shadows

      Of a late, golden afternoon..."

      Beautiful words, and a beautiful poem.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      How beautiful and poignant this is! It leaves us asking questions and wondering why. Great poem.

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      I like how this one ended sadly. You don't disappoint. The story wound and weaved and you kept us wondering about the mysteries of the tale.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hope you're all getting into the Christmas spirit.

      Love can be frustrating at the best of time wetnosedogs.

      Love hurts especially when things go wrong unexpectedly Ruby.

      Glad you enjoyed this Laurie.

      We can feel haunted by love ending unexpectedly Kim. David was my teen idol.

      Glad you enjoyed this Meg. Would be great if we had more intuition when it comes to love.

      Glad you enjoyed this Michael.

      Lots of what ifs in love Blossom.

      It's that terrible moment in time when we don't know why or what Leslie. Hugs.

      Glad you enjoyed this Genna.

      Glad you enjoyed this Ann.

      Ending cannot always be happy when it comes to love Anna.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Rasma, this poem really resonate with me. Beautiful and poignant, you are a talented poet, you can always touch the heart.

      Simply awesome!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Jo. Hope your getting into the holiday spirit.

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      mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Gypsy. I thought I'd stop over and enjoy your poetry. This has a chilling tone of that greyness we humans slip into when love is lost. This is a haunting tale, rich in the telling.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Mike. With love you never know.

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