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To Have Never Loved (A Sonnet /Nans Class)

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hoot_owl_rn
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To Have Never Loved

‘Tis better to have loved and lost they say
Than never to have known true love at all
But I, who’ve watched love quickly slip away
Would rather not have taken that cruel fall
O'er many loves, those tears of loss I've cried
But those be mild, and darling, oh so few
Compared to when, my love, you up and died
And took my broken heart along with you
So now, I live here lost inside my pain
Your memories are only in my mind
I’ll never feel true love like ours again
My heart is gone, this shell is left behind

And to the grave my voice will surely call
‘Tis better to have never loved at all

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)



[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 11-13-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-13-1999 10:07 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Ruth, I can understand the pain here. Very nicely written.
Elizabeth Santos
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Tis better to have loved and lost and written a poem like this
Elizabeth
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3 posted 11-13-1999 10:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ruth, sadly touching and well done!

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Deeply touching. This was a great piece of poetry, thanks for sharing.
~X~

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Oh Hoot..heart wrenching indeed....I wish you peace my friend...(((hugs)))
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you all of you for your kind replies
Systematic Decay
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Ruth, this is very beautiful, but very heartbreaking....

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8 posted 11-14-1999 06:30 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Ruth, I said it before and I say it again....so beautiful !
hoot_owl_rn
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Systematic and Munda, thank you
Master
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Beautifully written Ruth, but I'll have to disagree... I belive in "Tis better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all."
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Hoot, this is a beautiful sonnet, and the sentiment lovely. But I'm gonna vote the other way. That which was most precious while we had it can still be most precious though gone.

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12 posted 11-15-1999 08:49 AM       View Profile for Snow White   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Snow White

How about
'Tis better to have loved a prince they say
Then to have lived alone with seven dwarfs
Who whistle on thier way to work each day

Hey Bashful...what rhymes with dwarfs??

[This message has been edited by Snow White (edited 11-15-1999).]
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Heavy sigh here.
Well done Ruth.
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As I said before in the workshop, it's a beautiful piece. Very touching, Ruth.
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Ruth, you nailed my heart to the wall with this one. I agree one hundred percent...most of the time, depends on my mood. Right now though, I agree.
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

I don't really believe this reflects my line of thinking, but actually can't say for sure.
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Very touching Hoot and very beautifully written........

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