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After The Love is Gone


Larsen M. Callirhoe
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Larsen M. Callirhoe

After The Love Is Gone

 

How do we look back

when yesterday is all we had.

The dreams we shared.

The smiles we had.

Now it is all gone.

 

For awhile love is all we could do.

Everything is now! For the moment;

Everything is now and me

centered around the worldly things.

For awhile our love was strong.

But what is right became wrong.

 

Something happened along the way

and yesterday is all we shared

Daylight has come and gone.

You just don't care you saved your best

for after we were divorced.

 

I found another woman

that dances on the clouds with me.

 

Don't be so brave

my old friend

We used to share

a small two room Condo.

 

Love was like chasing the miles

like the starlight does travel

thru empty space.

You were out chasing the clouds away

The rain came down on us.

Don't you remember how the stars

used to sing and dance for us.

 

But that was so long ago.

Holding hands with your heart

Now our love only sheds tears.

Now it seems all I do is look at a old picture

of the way it used to be.

 

Sentimental fools

we used to share a dance or two.

That was so long ago

Now we are old and grey.

 

We look back

and what did we really share.

A past that is no more.

It is just a reflection

That bounces forever

into eternity.

 

Like a match that burns out

so was the flame of our relationship.

 

We both have moved on

and are happily in love

with our new companions.

Our new lovers

are suffice.

 

What we shared was

something beautiful

something special.

 

But now

After The Love Is Gone

we both agree

we have moved on.

 

Time is short

so I toast a glass of wine

to you my old friend

for no one can destroy

the memories

we once shared.

 

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

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After The Love Is Gone

 

 

We both have moved on

and are happily in love

with our new companions.

Our new lovers

are suffice.

 

 

 

 

 

The last lines above read to me as awkward. Are sufficiant? Maybe or do suffice. but otherwise a good piece- The most 'mature' of this series- painful, but with a languid acceptance even celebration of what once was. Excellent!

 

DC

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This is quite lyrical, Victor, especially the first three verses. And this part delivers more than at first meets the eye:

 

Don't be so brave

my old friend

We used to share

a small two room Condo.

In a subtle way, it seems to say, "Who do you think you are? Remember where you came from!" Well done!

 

Tony

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Vic, I like the sound of this poem. Nostalgic and possitive at the same time.

I love how the poem is starting.

 

Well done Vic.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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goldenlangur

Hi victor,

 

So much packed into this poem that allows the reader to interpret it in our own way.

 

 

I read this as a looking back with a sense of loss but there are also moments of joy at the love, friendship and closeness once shared.

 

 

 

Thank you.

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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