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Your Lips And Hand

Updated on November 7, 2015

The soft thunder of the waves....

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How Close Our Lips Once Were


How close your lips once were to mine,

Chest to chest and hand in hand!

Such moments now seem near divine,

We two embracing on a sea swept strand.


We looked deep into each other's eyes,

and found unmatched that special time

when the waves' soft thunder hushed seagull's cries,

and memories started which are now sublime.


We dreamed of the children we would make,

their laughter and smiles, and wagon rides.

The sun caressed us for our warming's sake,

as we strolled the beach in our matching strides.


Now we have lost our "once upon" contact.

You drifted left. I drifted right.

The dreams we dreamed in our opening act,

Had their final curtain one later "Goodnight."


Now looking back to what once was.

I can but wonder what fate denied.

How the wonder got lost as it so often does.

Would it have lasted, if we both had tried?



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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - Thanks. Chat with you again soon.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      One of those amazing questions that will remain unanswered. Excellent poem!

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      If you haven't joined the facebook group "Exploring Poetry," let this serve as your invitation to do so.

      If you have arrived at this "Post Comment" section from HubPages or from any one of other avenues, do as those above have done and add your own thoughts and comments. Thanks.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      F. A. - Most can I suspect. Probably part of our learning to love and to lose....or forfeit.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      So many can relate. Wonderful poem.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee - I couldn't leave you walking the love poems path alone.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MsDora -Memory takes everything into account, the joyous and the painful, so we can learn from both and move on better prepared for the future.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      FatBoyThin - Makes perfect sense to me. If during the courtship a promise (or promises) is not kept, I believe that is a valid warning sign and cause to move on. No joke.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Delightful sentiments and so romantic. Sad when love goes wrong but always good and bad memories remain. Often we hope that love might drift back. Enjoyed your poem.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      There's a certain good feeling that comes with the good memories. Wonder all you want to, and then return to the memories.

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      Colin Garrow 

      3 years ago from Inverbervie, Scotland

      Hey Demas - I think I just got disillusioned with them. Also, I tended to see that sort of writing as unproductive, in that those poems pushed me towards self-indulgence, which is fine when you're young, but not a useful writing style to get stuck in, unless you're specifically writing as a form of therapy (I've done that as well, but in those cases there's always been a strong comic element to the work, which I think is important in getting the message across). Hope that makes sense :-)

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      savvydating - I heard your love sigh way over here.

      Man and woman are equipped with memory so that they need not make the same mistake twice. You learned something from that "sigh" part of your life which can (and probably has) serve you well as you have looked back and occasionally refreshed that memory.

      There's good, not harm, in looking back; just don't needlessly linger there.

      Yours for romance, laughter, and love, Demas

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      FatBoyThin - It always helps (someone) to write them, even if it not always helps the poet. If your poems on this topic were limited to your "early poems", what changed as you went forward?

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      pstraubie48 - As I have matured enough to know, the secret to a banner marriage is "keeping the romance alive." That's what bonded two people together in the first place. Its absence means too much has changed, needlessly.

      Find it again now that you know what it is like.

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      Yves 

      3 years ago

      One always wonders, "If we had tried." It's a good lesson to learn, but most often I believe saying goodbye was still the right thing to do (in my case). Nevertheless, we often get caught up in looking back instead of forward.

      I appreciated your poem. It is very real....something nearly everyone can relate to. (Sigh)

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      Colin Garrow 

      3 years ago from Inverbervie, Scotland

      Hmmm. A lot of my early poems were along similar lines. Sometimes it helps to write them, sometimes not. Lovely words.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Looking back, wondering, asking those questions...trying to figure out if we could have change how it turned out....been there....

      This sounds so real ....I do hope if it is personal that all is well in your life now...

      Angels are once again on the way to you ps

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