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The Parting Letter (poem)

Updated on September 9, 2012

My darling I can’t see you anymore

I know it’s hard but try to understand

The love we shared was getting out of hand

Please trust it’s only you that I adore


I know this isn’t future we had planned

Or part of heartfelt promise that we swore

And tear filled nights will follow many more

Yet I dreamt vision of you much more grand


I dreamt that I was standing in your way

Tell me career and studies didn’t slow


I dreamt that I was leading you astray

Tell me I didn’t stifle will to grow


Until I am much better than today

I leave my dear because I love you so


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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Wow, quite a sacrifice of love, there, M. Sometimes, you just have to let go, but it's hard.

      Thank you so much for not choosing Bob Dylan to sing that song. He wrote it but could never sing as well as Peter, Paul and Mary (one of my favorite folk singing groups).

      Well done and voted up.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      That's giving more than any mortal should have to give...sooo sad...and sooo well expressed!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      A sad poem, but beautifully written..

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      If it is meant to be, then a return is imminent, yes?

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Sad but beautifully written !

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      buckjoseph 5 years ago

      A beautifully written poem, even though I wouldn't leave just because I love someone enough not to hold them back. I know how that feels, which I won't go into details...

      Awesome poem mhatter99! Voted-up.

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      So sad and teary! Loved it. Sometimes love also tests us!


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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      While it's a noble gesture. Sometimes leaving is the worst thing you can do. Why not force yourself to become better and stay?

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      So sad! Why would anyone do that.....? Beautifully written, MH! Voting up....

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Lovely poem, but to let go of someone you love, just because you love them and do not want to hold them back---- now that is a hard one to take. I've always loved that song. Great choice of video too. In His Love, Faith Raper

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      I say hooey to any man who thinks it's up to them to leave because they think it's better for the woman! Let us decide what's best for ourselves. Beautifully written and romantic none the less ^_^ voted and pinned