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The Day Denise Went Away (poem)

Updated on January 24, 2015

We pledged our love ever we’d stay

Two youths in a garden at play

The world for us was far astray

And joy was the reason for day

I never thought someone would say

The day that Denise went away


Back then it was her and there’s me

And seasons were reasons to be

From problems it seemed we were free

There was so much we didn’t see

The seeds which we’d carelessly lay

The day that Denise went away


We’d dance in the clouds of our sky

While world of our friends passed us by

To waves they gave came no reply

We didn’t know how flowers die

Or changes which wrought a decay

The day that Denise went away


As time would pass we too would slow

Within a world which didn’t grow

And through each day which lingered so

Was this the girl I use to know

I wondered when to my dismay

The day that Denise went away


A nightmare of a dream come true

Too late I pondered what to do

And as my eyes there filled with dew

I wondered if she shared my view

We never dreamed we’d end this way

The day that Denise went away


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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Martin, the video exemplifies the message of your poem. Touche, once again!

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      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      A painfully beautiful poem. What a lovely way to put to words what many have experienced.

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Reminds me a lot of when couples are married for so long, that they just drift apart, and then they wonder what happened to that person they once knew. I know you have had two wives, but none named Denise, I do not believe. One wife died and the other left? Then you mentioned in a comment somewhere that everyone around you keeps dying, as your secretary just recently died? I may be all mixed up, but I hope the women in your life stay around for now on for you.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      6 years ago

      Sad, yet thought provoking poem. You do have to wonder what happened, as I do not know the story behind it. No matter what the reason, a heart is always broken when one we love goes away. Voted it up and awesome, though truly heartfelt.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Such lovely poetry. Brought back memories of people I've known who've gone away and I wonder where they are today.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Parting can be very painful and you have described that so well in your poem.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful..What happened? Why did she go away? I have a feeling it was through death, i'm so sorry...

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      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Well done young man. Will vote up.

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The drifts of the years can do things that we don't want to see.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Martin, this gets one right in the heart, achingly beautiful with such a sense of loss. I agree with Gus....YES! indeed: ).

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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Good one here you are full of surprises!

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      6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      very nice poetry ..

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      6 years ago from USA

      Martin (Mhatter99) - YES !!!

      Gus :-)))


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