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When Love Is Gone

Updated on March 18, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

Love came and took so much,

the heart and soul,

the very being of her.

Someday it seemed -

that there was half to her,

with him she had been whole.

He had filled her very soul,

then just as quickly taken it all away.

Now she’s just a shell,

someone who in love had fell,

then seen it all go right to hell.

There was music and laughter everywhere,

the world in bright colors.

Now there are just shades of gray,

as the sun rose and set,

but there was no beauty anywhere.

The stars didn’t twinkle,

as they once did

and the moon had lost its wink.

For her it was so difficult to think –

that another empty night,

stretched far and wide.

The days seemed to have stalled,

from the time they said good-bye,

till the time they’d meet again.

She knew it would happen,

she just didn’t know when

and she didn’t know,

how she would take it,

if he had his arms,

about a new love.

Now the hours dragged,

from minute to minute.

There was no reason to smile,

every tomorrow was just another day.

Another day without him in it.

Did he think of her?

Did his heart miss her?

As she languished from day to day,

wondering how she’d ever,

get him out of her mind -

to seek and a new love to find.

© 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      That is so true Shauna. It's that getting over period that makes you think it will never end.

      That's right Blossom.

      Happen more often than not Michael. However once a new love show up on the horizon all of that is mercifully a thing of the past.

      Thank you Dianna.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      2 years ago

      I am pining away for this lost love. Well written and very touching.

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      2 years ago

      Was it in sincerity a love, or a feeble imitation of love?! So sad when a broken heart continues wondering in delusion.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Such yearning after what is no longer attainable, but broken hearts can mend when the will-power is there - even if it takes a very long time there is peace and love waiting, just around the corner.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      At the time, it's hard to believe we'll ever get over the gut-wrenching pain of a broken heart. But, time heals all wounds and opens us up for new discoveries and new love.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you juneaukid and who know anything can happen.

      Thank you Manatita.

      You welcome Al and blessing to you too.

      You welcome Chitrangada.

      Bill I am sure love is in your life to stay.

      Thank you Kim.

      Thank you Ruby.

      Thank you Surabhi and so very true.

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      I always say that there is always a sunrise after every dark night. A touching poem! Yes, love is so sweet, and it eventually finds its ways for the loved ones.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Lost love is a heartbreaking event. Days roll into more days, forever hoping he'll return. Beautiful...

    • ocfireflies profile image


      2 years ago from North Carolina

      Having had my heart broken, I could really relate. Nicely done.


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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      When love is gone I'm a dead man. Let's hope it never happens. :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful and expressive!

      This seems very close to reality. Lovely pictures and video. Thank you!

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      Al Wordlaw 

      2 years ago from Chicago

      Beautiful expression of missing love once had. You did a wonderful job here Gypsy. The song/video was great too. Thank you for sharing. God bless!

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      2 years ago

      Languishing for love. Such a common experience. We all need love. Real life-like poem, Gypsy.

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      Richard Francis Fleck 

      2 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Beautifully done! Perhaps they'll meet in the afterlife.


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