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When Love Ends- a poem
When Love Ends- A poem
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
Relinquished arms and faded game,
duplicitous silence born of betrayal.
Fetch my bowl and cup salute,
the end of lies and feigned recoup.
My heart once filled now loathes to feel,
the shallow tint and absence yield.
For time dislodge the truth unsaid,
and face the parting bravely.
‘Tis love that sparks the deepest night,
and love that rots in faded light.
Adrift in aged encumbered life,
a scrambled plight detests.
Impossible to face regret,
nor hold the hand of passing let,
A vision lost of eternal will,
forever end in sadness still.
Craving scorned and will aside,
let passion wain and chill reside.
The torment lost contention nigh,
oh silence bare and then…
Pillows soft of down console,
now callus rocks a bed so cold.
No rest, escape or careless soul,
could pity find in aged recall.
Tempered thoughts of warmth now lost,
in staggered rows of graveyard plots.
Lack lustre past in fine review,
welcome change and life renew.