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A Forsaken Love Found at Last

Updated on July 9, 2011

Introduction and Summary

On the surface this is a poem about the tragedy of losing someone that you love. More deeply it deals with the mistake of looking for something else when you should be satisfied with what you already have. Too often people are so busy pursuing happiness that they don't realize that they already have many things to be happy about in their life. Unfortunately, most of the time people don't truly appreciate those things until they are gone and it's too late.

I hope that you enjoy the poem and feel very free to leave any feedback in the comments.

A Forsaken Love Found at Last - a poem by Kelly W. Patterson

beside a stricken field, while the sun set
I stood by an open casket encased in stone
its inhabitant has finally cooled to my touch
as overhead a vicious night approaches

amid star-dust and vaporous lights up above
a thick gray shadow intrudes upon my thoughts
I came to the desert to quench my soul's thirst
perhaps it is then appropriate that it died here

my one true love lay upon her funeral pillows
clutching a black rose, immobile like a statue
will you ever awaken? can you hear the rain?
a dark storm is approaching like an ocean tide

even though your fair heart has turned to dust
the universe will keep your vibrations alive
many days I have grieved as you lay dying
now as I leave you I'm alone in my darkness

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      Brandon 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Powerful poem very good

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      Team Wiseman 2 years ago

      That was extremely moving! You write in such a way that captures a reader. Although a bit sad we Shared it with FB, g+ and even tweeted this article!!

      Thank You

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      Sara Sarwar Riaz 2 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Beautifully conceived and depicted in verse.

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      Kelly W. Patterson 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      Thanks, I hope you have a great 2010 too ralwus.

      I don't usually do the New Year's resolution thing, but I guess I should make it a goal to get more poetry online.

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Indeed! A most moving and heartfelt poem E4A. I enjoyed it and you must do more son. Happy New year to you.

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      Kelly W. Patterson 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      Thank you Cheeky Girl.

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      A moving poem. I like very much.

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      Kelly W. Patterson 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      Thanks Kosmo, It's also not a bad idea to carry garlic and a wooden stake to ward off evil poets.

      Very much true Dolores. We can always retain the good aspects of experiences, even if they are bad experiences.

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      That finality is hard to bear. But as time passes, the darkness fades, and even when the loved once voice has disappeared from memory, that love remains.

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      Kelley 7 years ago from California

      When someone says they have a poem to read, I feel like making a cross with my fingers and crying "No, evil!" But yours wasn't bad. I like the gothic effects and imagery. Later!

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      Kelly W. Patterson 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      Thanks for reading it Arthur. That's what I aim for is something that creates an image in the reader's mind.

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      Arthur Gulumian 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      Very gripping imagery; full of sorrow yet powerful. Thank you for sharing this.

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      Kelly W. Patterson 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      I'm multi-functional. I do need to post more poetry.

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      wow EYE and I thought you were JUST all about football . .amazing .. this was absolutely amazing! From your words to your images and right down to one of my all time favorites. . Stevie (her 'Gypsy' is my theme song;)Seriously this one was as hard hitting as any LB having a great Sunday afternoon. Bring on more . . more . I want more Eye!

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      Kelly W. Patterson 8 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      Thank you MFG!

      Thanks Pachuca. Fortunately, people aren't limited to one chance at love. The key is to learn from past mistakes and use them to grow as a person.

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      Pachuca213 8 years ago

      Very beautiful....And sad. I know this all too well. Great poem!-JJ

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      Montana Farm Girl 8 years ago from Northwestern Montana

      Very touching!!! Yes, many don't realize how special someone/something is until it's gone!!! Thank you for helping us remember this important message!!!