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When Their Love Fell Apart

Updated on April 30, 2013

They were a typical couple

The high school sweethearts

Whose love would never end

They drifted through college together

And set up a home

It all seemed to come apart

When his job got in the way of love

And when Maria announced a baby on the way

He felt like life was out of control

Oh, the love was still there for sure

Just buried under the bills and the worry

It almost made it all worth while

The day their sunny, baby girl was born

There were days that seemed

Like it was all a dream

But reality moved on in again

Sleepless nights and baby cries

And Maria wanting love

When all he wanted was sleep

Oh, he tried to keep it together

He couldn’t stand her tears

Weekends of pretending

That family life was ideal

Lullabies and wishful dreams

Until reality nudged them again

Money worries and grocery bills

And a job with a dead end

Then one day when he came home

Ready for another round

Maria and the baby weren’t there

The note told him she would love him

Probably forever more

But she needed a different kind of life

A life that would give her promise

And dreams that could be fulfilled

So bravely she had gone off

And her parents took her in

But late at night

When the quiet surrounded

She longed for the arms

That no longer held her

Oh, he was angry

And he was upset

At night he dreamed of her kisses

And called her name out loud

But then he pulled it all together

After he knew that he was on top

That the future would be bright

He began woeing his wife back

Maria had flowers and chocolates

The baby had rattles and toys

And pretty soon she was ready

To speak to the man who wouldn’t leave her heart

They had another wedding

One for the three of them

And they headed down the road

To a life of happiness and joy


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    • wetnosedogs profile image

      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Aw, it happens. Sometimes it takes the tearing heart to get back together.

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      Annie Miller 4 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Sometimes you have to lose something to make you realize how precious it is.


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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thank goodness it had a happy ending. I love happy endings or beginnings again.

      Voted up and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem, I love happy endings !! Voted up.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      When I read your title I was worried. You're such a romantic. Ah ha!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Once again Gypsy your poetry makes me experience, drama, confusion, love, pathos, but that's why it works so successfully thumbs up :)

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      Lovely way of writing a story with so many different facets!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs. It's the true love that brings them back.

      Glad you enjoyed this Ann.

      Glad you enjoyed this Faith. Can't happen all the time but I agree happy endings are the best. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

      Glad you enjoyed this Vellur and thanks for the vote.

      No worries Martin. Depends on the inspiration but happy endings are the best.

      Nice to hear you enjoy my mixtures of love cocktails Frank.

      Glad you enjoyed this Vicki.

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      Sameer Anand 4 years ago from Pilani (India)

      Beautifully written. Almost wondered it would be another sadly ending story, but nah, it was awesome!

      Love happy endings, me. :)

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      If only everyone's story could end so well! Real-life romance is the best. Great story! :-)

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom


      Beautifully written and voted up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Sameer.Happy endings are the best but it depends on what inspires.

      Glad you enjoyed this Lurana.

      Glad you enjoyed this Lesley and thanks for the vote.

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      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      Hi gypsy-rose-lee.

      Pleasant. When crisis shared and applied understanding - successful ending.

      It's available; some will find it. Surpassing

      feelings, emotions ,- never ceasing:

      AGAPE l o v e .

      Definitely , Up and beautiful .

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Michael and thanks for the vote.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Love is made up and broken up getting back together is tough a beautifully thought of poem.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this DDE. Sometimes you have to overcome the rough spots to get to the true love.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Simply outstanding. It is so refreshing to read such a heartfelt composition which includes a great ending.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Beckie.

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      Dreamer at heart 3 years ago from Northern California

      I believe love lives on.. into eternity. We all sometimes need to experience time and a change of perception. Our world can be so full of responsibilities and work that we lose vision of ourselves. Thanks for creating this hub!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this starstream. Love takes work and patience.

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