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The Cost Of A Little Bit (poem)

Updated on September 24, 2013

It only took a little bit away

A moment wouldn’t notice it at all

A simple piece which nothing will recall

Yet life appears so different today


Free flowers seem to climb upon a wall

With something missing from their grand display

Their scent is flavored with a new bouquet

What bit away the spring and made it fall


What was that little something we forgot

That speck which always promised would be there

Did heartbeats feel the passing of that when


So here within this warning we are caught

The loss of once forever we must bear

That little bit cost lovers we were then


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I've heard people refer to a "little bit" for the passage of time. I soon learned it could be anywhere between 15 minutes and two hours...

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for this romantic and lovely poem.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      As the Scots say, 'Many a mickle makes a muckle.' It may only seem so small, but such things have a habit of building up until they're a mountain instead of an insignificant mole-hill.

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      K.A.E Grove 4 years ago from Australia

      From little things big things come, be it enduring passion or the loss of understanding, I liked this it was extremely thoughtful

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      Ann Carr 4 years ago from SW England

      It's always the little things that cause the problems! Lovely poem, full of thought-provoking phrases. It's good to read something that really makes you think - and remember. Ann

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I enjoyed this, as well as the comments. It is a wistful poem. Relationships change, seasons change, and nothing stays the same.

      Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a great day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      I am with Faith on the interpretation of this one. It takes so little to

      ride the waves of love when things are going right. It takes so little

      to lose it all, once things start going down hill.

      I love your line, "What bit away the spring and made it fall", Sheer perfection!

      I have to mention your choice, Andy Williams. Those songs are the days

      of romantic songs. Most, pop songs today, are vulgar.

      I had the pleasure of seeing Andy Williams in concert and he did not disappoint!

      Thanks for the memories, Martin.


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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, that little bit each day does take away and then that little bit after so many years turns into a lot! I know I am not interpreting this one correctly. Does make one think a bit : )

      God bless, Faith Reaper