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Poem: Love is Burning.

Updated on February 1, 2015
A life on the street of regret.
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The Flames of Love.

The flames of love are burning I love you just the same,

I left you and I broke your heart, I want you back again.

A foolish thing I did that night an act that brings me shame,

you turn your back on me these days, I want you back again.

I see you with your children and a man that you love so,

my jealous heart then blazes I wish that he would go.

Your happiness is well deserved for you were oh so true,

you gave your heart to me with love, a cad I was to you.

It's fourteen years since those lovely days but still you will not speak,

happiness you've found in life but me, well I still seek.

I drink now from my bottle my bleary eyes need sleep,

I'm living in this doorway, here I am I weep.

© 2013 Graham Lee

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    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jo. Thank you for your valued visit and comments.

      Graham.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Sweet bitter love, you've captured the raw emotion so well. Beautiful and very poignant poetry.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Levertis. Sorry for the delay in my reply. I am so glad that you have been able to forgive, forgetting is of course another matter. Life can indeed be so very painful. It is nice that you made a second visit, I can see the difference in your emotions. Well done.

      Best wishes.

      Graham.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you Jackie. Your valued comments are always welcome. We all make mistakes don't we.

      Graham.

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      Levertis Steele 

      4 years ago from Southern Clime

      One of the best signs of moving on and thoroughly enjoying a new life is forgiveness. When a person cannot forgive, he/she is living in the past, and that is a miserable existence.

      When my ex-husband hurt me, I hated him with a passion that was a killer. Little did I know that I was killing myself. Hatred gives the bearer pure misery. When I finally grew to the point where I was able to forgive him, I felt that I had cheated myself for not forgiving sooner. I found unspeakable peace and relaxation of mind. Previously, my mind was like a tight muscle that guaranteed me big headaches every time I entertained that senseless hatred. How free I became! I could not kick myself too much because it is normal to go through a healing period, and hatred was one of the hurdles I had to overcome. I just took more time hating than I needed.

      It is plain to see that the female character in your poem is trapped in the past. She won't speak--not even a nod! I can understand her not wanting to set up a line of communication, but it seems that she is full of anger. That is a prison. Neither character can let go of the past. Fourteen years is too long to torture oneself.

      I do love good poetry! Thanks for sharing.

      Note: I think I am getting old. I just realized that I had already read and left a response.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very beautiful and no doubt so true for so many. A wish to go back and undo but not a thing we can do. Very well done. ^+

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Faith. Thank you so much for your welcome visit I am glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for your votes and sharing. I do appreciate them. God Bless.

      Graham.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Graham,

      Wow, I love your poetry! What an excellent poem about regret and all that it entails, as a result of one foolish night. I can feel the heartache and regret in these words you have visually crafted so well.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi lyricwriter. Thank you for your visit and valued comments. Yes, life can be so hard for some of us.

      Graham.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up and beautiful Graham. Sadly, sometimes we don't see or value what we have. Often, it's too late either way. The grass is not always greener on the other side.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Levertis. Thank you again for your in depth comments. I do appreciate them.

      Graham.

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      Levertis Steele 

      5 years ago from Southern Clime

      I just want to yell, "Now, you are sorry! Well, you should not have done that! Now, that you know what pain feels like, enjoy!" That would be cruel, but revenge is tempting when one is scorned. I do feel sorry for the old guy. Seriously, if the deserted wife still won't speak to him, she is not free. She is still hurting and that is a problem. Forgiveness is wings that fly away to freedom. I sympathize with those ho do not find it.

      Your two poems that I have read are full of emotion that really makes me think. Thanks for sharing.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bob. Thank you for your visit and nice comments. We have to take what happiness we can in life, we never know what awaits us. Thanks again.

      Graham.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Eddy. Thank you for your visit and lovely comment, also the votes.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello Gypsy.Thank you for your visit. None of us know what life holds for us, probably for the better I say. Whatever our level in society tragedy may be waiting. The very best of us are brought low by failure and heartbreak.

      Graham.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Maj. Lovely to see you again. Thank you for your visit and lovely comments.

      Graham.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello Ruby. Thank you for your visit. I'm glad you judged it right. Thank you for you lovely comments.

      Graham.

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      Robert E Smith 

      5 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Moving and sad. This man needs to grow closer to God who will make the pain go away. Regret and what-ifs will haunt a person until he dies. What a waste of a life. Life grants us many chances at happiness if we but look and live. Bob.

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Beautifully sad Graham.

      Loved it and voted up.

      Eddy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      There are times when the regrets of yesterday can tire us out especially if we have loved and lost only to discover we still love.

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      travmaj 

      5 years ago from australia

      Your words say so much and convey much emotion - very sad too - great write, thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You got it right, beautifully written, although very sad....

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. Thank you. I particularly value your comments on this one. I hope I got it right.

      Graham.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Graham my friend, I love the change of pace in your writing. Great rhythm in this poem. It flows quite well and tells a sad, bittersweet tale.

      Well done my friend!

      bill

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello Karen. Thank you so much for your lovely visit and comments. Thank you also for the vote. I'm off to read your hubs.

      Graham.

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      shofarcall 

      5 years ago

      Hello old albion,

      A story of love lost, well told. Voted up and interesting.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi writinglover. Thank you for your visit and valued comments. I'm glad you liked it, thank you also for the votes.

      Graham.

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      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      This was sweet and sad. I love the emotion behind your words. Voted it up beautiful and awesome!

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