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Somehow In the Tide of Intervention

Updated on June 21, 2012

I Love You

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Love happens when you least expect it.


Somehow in the tide of intervention

We found each other

We fell in love

Everyone says love happens when you least expect it

I guess it’s true because when I met you it was the last thing on my mind.

I found myself sneaking out to see you

I would put fancy makeup on to make you smile

I can still feel the touch of your skin

You helped me get through every night

You gave my life purpose

Isn’t that what love is supposed to do?

Every day I think about your touch

Your smell

I wonder about when we are going to be back together again

Winter summer or fall,

It was once said that

‘Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you

But trusting them not too’

Love disappears

Love is estranged

For every good reason there is to lie

There is another reason to tell the truth

We were in love

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And you lied..


When you held me

It was unimaginable

But you lied

And still

I knew I loved you from the start

Still I loved you

You were my best friend


I believed in you

August was so giving

September was drawing

October was so loving

November I gave myself up to it

Longing for transformation

December was the hard cold season

Late at night my mind would come alive

Longing for your love

Of our lives

And still I held on

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The joys of remembering


The longing of the magnificent

The yearning of the inevitable

Pulling me this way and that

It’s like being a poor man

Looking for the justice

Wanting the better life

And finding it and losing it

Only to see it fly away with all those frightening people

and

Just knowing I will never see your face

Hurts to the core..

Deep down inside

What I never understood

Was

The spell was a curse

Our kiss was death, not life

And somehow in the Tide of Intervention

You left our love in a nightmare

With licks of flame

Tearing our flesh layer by layer

As our love died one last time

By Debbie Brooks

©Copyright 2012 by Poet - Deborah Brooks-Langford, Debbie, or Deborah Brooks. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used for re-distribution, provided that full and clear credit is given to Deborah Brooks-Langford, Debbie, or Deborah Brooks with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. All rights reserved. Any violation or infringement of this copyright notice will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      iamaudraleigh thank you for sharing and reading and your wonderful comments.. I am honored..

      Blessings to you

      Debbie

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      In the beginning of this poem, I was feeling those wonderful words about the man I am with now! Your words brought me shives down my spine in a good way!

      As I kep on reading...I went to a different place in my life, where I was haunted!

      Your writing is so powerful Deborah! You suck the reader in to the wirlwind of romance. You express feelings like noone eslse! This was wonderful! Voted up and shared!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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      Kelley

      thank you both I am honored.. blessings

      Debbie

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      It's amazing how you capture the real emotions of a relationship up and down and everywhere in between. Enjoyed reading this. Voted up and shared! Kelley

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 5 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      So sad, so much longing, so much truth of emotion. Captivating!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      girishpuri thank you for reading and commenting and voting

      Debbie

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Small small things make my day,

      we fell in love,

      when i remember your touch,

      your smell,

      those moments,

      and of course when you lied,

      very nice hub,

      voted up,

      Girish

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      CrazedNovelist

      IsadorasThought thank you sweet friend

      God bless you both

      Debbie

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      IsadorasThought 5 years ago

      Oh, Debbie... ... I am reading this for the third time and every time I feel like I am on rollercoaster of sorts. You've got a way with words. I am sooo happy to have "met" you and not only because you were the one who got me to start publishing my stuff on hubpages ;)

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Wow, Debbie...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      mwilliams66

      gypsy

      frank

      Howie

      Peggy

      thank you all for reading and the wonderful comments

      Blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a sad poem about love, deception and then the final parting leaving memories of ash. Beautifully written as only you can do. Sometimes the greatest of works come from experiences like this whether it is by way of the written word, acting, creation of artwork and more.

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      Howie Watts 5 years ago

      Great work of poetry. I think many of us to one degree or another have traveled down the road that you painted. What sometimes starts out as a pleasant dream can, through no fault of your own, turn into a horrible nightmare that feels like "licks of flame" tearing at our flesh. What an awesome illustration. I have been a victim of two of those nightmares, but am now in a never ending wonderful fifteen year dream with my best friend that I feel will not end until the final curtain on my life falls. What an amazing feeling it is. I look forward to reading more of your work :-)

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Our Dear Ms Brooks.. I am such a fan of your writing.. but I am almost floored with the titles.. Somehow In The Tide of Intervention.. if this were a book I'd buy it out of curiosity .. great job handling titles.. thats the hardest part for me :) Frank

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome Debbie. I really liked this. It has so many emotions from pure joy to sadness to total despair. You put me in a roller coaster and it was a thrill dear friend.

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      mwilliams66 5 years ago from Left Coast, USA

      Deborah, I am so moved by your beautiful poem. The torment of betrayal and the loss of what seemed to be such a perfect love, is something I know all to well I am afraid. You poem touched me quite deeply.

      Voting up, beautiful, awesome, pinning and what ever else I can think of.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Vellur.. thank you

      blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Brilliant imagery, I could feel each and every word. Voted up.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Always Exploring thank you and what you say is so true.

      Blessings

      Debbie

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I think i have a different perspective concerning love. There's such a big difference between lust and love..Love to me is a good friend who will honor and respect you, wanting nothing in return. That eliminates the fear, the highs and lows, in other words, the relationship is comfortable. I know this sounds unromantic, but really it isn't. There are times when love making is beautiful but it's not the main attraction...Your poetry is beautiful Debbie..Thank you...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      You take care of yourself..

      Blessings

      Debbie

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      You just summed it up perfectly, Debbie. Walking on eggshells, waiting for the other shoe to drop. I just can't do it anymore. Freedom feels like I can take a deep breath, finally. No permission required. Now, that I love.

      Take care of yourself, Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Amy I was on your side of the fence.. I know how you feel.. I was divorcing my husband last year.. Life can be very ugly.. I am so glad things have changed.. Yes I have been very hurt but now things seem to be so much better.. I am holding my breath. scared things are going to get ugly again.. lol

      Blessings my friend

      Debbie

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh, I am so glad for you and your husband, Debbie. I've felt for a long time that love is mostly grief. I realize that one man can change everything, for good or bad. I'm not closed to the possibility of love, but I'm not looking either. For me, it's always been a roller coaster ride. I don't miss the feeling of free falling. In the past few weeks, everytime I go into the grocery store, I have some man follow me and try to engage in some sort of creepy conversation. Yesterday, in the middle of the afternoon, on a quick trip to the store, I swear the guy was drunk. I wonder how many of them are married men. I'd bet most of them. I'd hate to be the little woman waiting at home. Reality can be very disillusioning.

      Your poetry is beautiful, my friend.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Amy I didn't mean to make you not want love.. I do have a good husband now.. It was touch and go with us for years. but things have changed. Blessings to you.. I do like to write about the past.. but I am happy now..with a good man.. now if it changes I will let you know..

      Debbie

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Anymore, I think a loyal friendship trumps fickle romantic love. Before romance enters the picture, the friendship is easy, laid back, and comparatively speaking, stress free. Romantic loves brings in the human elements of insecurity and jealousy that kills love. My friends, who I love, are honest, without guile and stand by me, while a romantic partner has one eye on the door, leaving their significant other holding the bag. In friendship, our differences are interesting, intriguing and draw us together. In romance, those differences, in time, are a source of discontent, causing dissention and often, eventually, dislike. I can do without the grief.

      Your poetry is beautiful, Debbie, enough to stir all the things I don't trust about romantic love. Thank you for the reminder. I'm not missing anything at all!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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      thank you all for reading and commenting

      blessings

      Debbie

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You never fail to amaze me!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      What a sad and beautiful poem. It is always sad when love leads us down the garden path! Voted up.

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      Melissa Flagg OSC 5 years ago from Rural Central Florida

      This was intense! Voted up and shared!

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Another beautiful poem, hearts are touched with your words. Your poems are deep and passionate. Very lovely, voted up.

      I really loved this one.

      Michele

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Wow, such a powerful, touching journey. Debbie, it is so deep and so beautiful!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You have a way with words, Debbie. This one was a heart breaker but portrays what sometimes happens in relationships.

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Love certainly can play tricks on us. I've found that the most rewarding relationships are those where there is no fretting, no worrying about how the other one feels, trusting and above all, no lying. Great poem. Voted up and awesome, Debbie.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      LailaK thank you for voting up

      Blessings

      Debbie

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      LailaK 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Phenomenal as always! I truely believe in what you said "love happens when you least expect it." Voted up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Flashmarket thank you

      blessings

      Debbie

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      A beautiful poem about the power of love and how someone can miss use it. Vote up!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Audrey.. Thank u so much..

      Blessings

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Joyce you are so kind.

      blessings my friend

      Debbie

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      The end of love, the betrayal of love--really pictured perfectly--and I love your title--really beautifully done Debbie!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Ah! Debbie your poems are so breathtaking beautiful. Joyce