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Author Name: Adminrich53 11 Comments
Date Added: June 18, 2006 16:06:33 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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What Dignity

What dignity,
Could there ever be in this.
In my final surrender.
In a failure of both love and friendship.

The end of a courtship,
An era of suspended disbelief.
Uncomplicated for you no more,
By my vast trail of lies.

If this is a final accounting,
There will be no allowance,
Given for pain or sacrifice.
For all invested in love and misspent.

No credit bestowed for all those long nights,
I spent alone dreaming,
About the woman I remembered,
The woman who's touch I met.

There is only some understanding,
A fragment of what is real.
A thought understood and no longer tolerated,
A mere shadow of what we once held true.

In my wake now a twist,
My eyes burn with a lasting salty kiss,
Where rivers of love once flowed,
Now walls and locks resist.

Pinned in concrete,
For your convenience,
Erected like monuments to self,
They hold you back now.

I did my best to stay with you,
No one did I ever hold more dear.
I never loved anyone deeper,
Or longed for anyone more than you.

Each day we go on living,
You didn't need me to show you how.
The promise of us collapsed in failure,
We have no choice but to go separately now.

Author's Notes:

Written October 2005

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Comment By: PremiumBruce A. Peaslee on November 11, 2008 01:58:43 PM Report
Richard - This is an interesting view into a breakup.  I guess there is a lot that can be lost, never to be regained when differences split two. Eventually, no matter how hard one clings, the breakup occurs. Poignant poem




Comment By: FreeHelen on July 28, 2006 09:36:12 PM Report
I am bad at commenting.... I just wonder how I never read any of your works before....
Comment By: PremiumGlata on July 6, 2006 10:11:47 AM Report
Such a  bitter/sweet surrender of a love that is too painful to hang on to. My heart feels for you...

Many hugs....


Comment By: FreeSoulfulPoeticKing on June 28, 2006 12:08:15 AM Report
wow, what  a very strong and heartlfelt was so deep in context and very well's sad that love has to linger away and faulter at times, but I guess that is part of it's cycle..Nice job and Keep writing..

God Bless


Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on June 21, 2006 09:56:54 PM Report
Hard hitting stuff, Rich..Try as we might, when it ain't right, now amount of wanting will make it so..I know this from experience..If it's the real deal, nothing short of death can interrupt it..VERY well written, pard...len
Comment By: FreeWide Awake on June 21, 2006 09:19:38 PM Report
This is very heartfelt Rich...full of the poets scarlet ink.
It is sad to relinquish is, I know.

Very touching poem...

Always a profound and poignant experience to read your words, fellow poet.

Best wishes to you~

Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on June 21, 2006 12:58:58 AM Report
Alot of raw emotion Rich, sad, as all goodbyes are. Terrific write Sir! Joe
Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on June 21, 2006 12:44:12 AM Report
The emotion pours forth from your words Richard. A poem seems to absorb a degree of the hurt and helps to put it aside. Hope things are less intense at this time. jp
Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on June 19, 2006 12:30:53 PM Report
Oh my dear....the pains and torments of a broken heart.

What a heartfelt display of emotions for a love that once was.

Surely you should have been deserving of another chance from your words in this write....but alas...

Hope and pray that by now life has gotten better for you.

A hauntingly beautiful write nevertheless.


Sharon JJ





Comment By: FreeHeidi Campbell on June 19, 2006 07:45:36 AM Report
Rich, Michael said it very well, you have so much to give, that has been proven right here on this sight, we are forever here for you, back in October, things were very rough for me at that point as well, but whether we realize it or not, we were strong, strong enough to pull through, and I really think you are a very strong person...despite the things that has happened...this is a very good write!!


Comment By: FreeMichael on June 18, 2006 06:57:00 PM Report
Rich,  you express a sad situation eloquently. I hope you can, eventually, put this behind you. It is apparent that you have a lot to give and someone deserves to receive it. Michael


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