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Author Name: Adminrich53 15 Comments
Date Added: September 16, 2006 03:09:32 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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There To Know
Just how everything might be,
Few are ready or worthy to see.
Dispatch the uncertainty of love and pain,
Lest your heart be broken again.
Yet, put a mirror to your face,
Imagine you're surrounded in grace.
See from the eyes of love,
Just how you're seen from up above.
Tell me I don't follow what you assert.
Instruct me how I'll bring you hurt.
Tell me how we risked so much,
 While it was important to share a touch.
Say again things happen for a reason,
How love knows its own season.
Relate activities and your heartache,
All the things, gladly, I dared to face.
Step for a moment into my place,
Take another look into your sweet face.
Feel my love at this time, perfect,
Brimming over, since I became your subject.
Look deeply in the mirror and smile.
Realize why I'm lost like a little child.
See a universe in your eyes as I do, Princess,
Imagine it's you I'll forever miss.
Words couldn't answer the question of us.
Action would, that had been my purpose.
You tied a fighter's hands behind his back,
As if you saved the best for last.
Forget we might have fought side by side,
Say it couldn't change what you feel inside.
Ask yourself how love can ever be,
When life's about all other priorities?
Words hold no power to take your hand, 
Left eclipsed by sadness, here I cannot stand.
You rule my sweetest dreams, even so, 
In that land, you're always there to know.

Fare thee well.
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Comment By: FreeLORETTA PITILLI on August 23, 2009 08:49:09 AM Report

This was so sincerely expressed.  There is such pain when your lover is lost.  My son is going through this pain for the first time.  He has been with the same woman for 5 years and now she said goodbye.  he is broken like the poem reveals.  So hard to watch as a mother.  It  seems as though it is just as painful for me.  Thank you for this  Peace, Loretta

Comment By: FreeJohn on December 12, 2006 09:36:06 PM Report
Loved this poem. Very touching and heartbreaking. Well written and expressed.
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on October 21, 2006 02:58:26 PM Report
As I read this again and again I recognize the dignity you ingrain in your poetry.  You beautifuly demonstrate a willingness to start over, it dominates the lines and yet, there is a hopelessness here that tears at my heart. Sometimes, all we have left is our dreams...but they are never enough. Logic and emotion mingle in this poem, the two seem sorted in your mind but they are not viewed the same by the reciepient of this poem.


Your heart is exposed here Rich and bleeds upon the page. *hugz to you dear one* Your tender expressions are noted...this is highly emotional and well spoken.  



Comment By: FreeNathaniel on October 5, 2006 07:01:46 PM Report
Hello Richard,

I liked this very much, Good write!!


Comment By: Freeb doneff on September 30, 2006 05:57:18 AM Report
Rich, you have such ease and grace, style and eloquence when you write love. YOu can never enjoy things you never knew..but you can write about them..odd, isn't it? (smile)
Delicate and bold, all at once, and a read you can be proud of.
Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on September 28, 2006 10:03:39 PM Report
I read once that what the heart wants the heart gets.  I don't know about that anymore.  Your write kind of blows a big hole in the theory.  Any more I think is it easier to find love or keep love when found?


You have a way of keeping the reader in your work until the very end.  A readable quality is a lot of poetry, in my humble opinion. 

Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on September 24, 2006 03:49:55 AM Report

As len said, you sure put your heart out there. You like to bear you heart, I'm glad you entrust it to us. Hope things are better!

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on September 22, 2006 01:48:50 AM Report
Perhaps YOU are the one who is afraid of attempting to restore this relationship. Perhaps YOU need to do the mirror work. (????) 

"Show me how something else, Could be more important than to touch you." The way I see it, these telling lines shed light on the which I say, this isn't something anyone can show you (or whomever you refer to here) for it must live inside of a person. If anything comes between the love you have for your lady or the love a woman has for her man, that becomes the person's love as it has proven more important than her/him.


Soulful piece here, very rich with emotion and great food for thought. Well done!

*thinking out loud* 

Comment By: PremiumGlata on September 19, 2006 09:10:00 AM Report
When there's one of the two that won't give it a's doomed. Rich, this tore at the heart strings...and I felt every single line!

So sadly beautiful...

wishing you healing and hope...


Comment By: FreeTobi on September 18, 2006 10:36:58 PM Report
Words spilled from a heart broken and betrayed. Truly heartbreaking write here, yet filled with grace and a deep love that can be felt in the ripples of its loss.

Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on September 17, 2006 02:20:28 AM Report
A very sad and wistful piece Rich, but written with a sincerity that would touch the hardest of hearts.
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on September 17, 2006 12:00:25 AM Report
This one makes me sad all over, Rich...You pour out your heart here. The feeling is real and intense...yer pal, len
Comment By: PremiumPamela A. Lamppa on September 16, 2006 11:46:49 PM Report
Sometimes we get so caught up in what we are doing and what we are feeling that we forget to see ourselves as others  see us and then, miss those opportunities for happiness.  It is rare they come around twice....A lovely piece. ~Pam 
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on September 16, 2006 11:28:30 PM Report
Sometimes love, like this poem, is contradicting. We will never know if we don't try though. Very creative write Rich, Joe
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on September 16, 2006 09:46:04 PM Report
 They say what will be ..will be.... But if you don't take a chance how will you ever know???It is a shame she will not give it another chance..sometimes that  is all it takes..(((

You'll certainly never miss,

What you were never there to know.

This says it all... my friend how will she ever know??
Hugs from Texas ~ Scarlett


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