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Don't Speak To Me of Love

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hsystems
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0 posted 04-10-2000 02:17 PM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

Author's Note:  I wrote this one after an especially  bad break-up.

    Don't Speak to Me of Love

Don't speak to me, in glowing terms,
Of love, and all its charms -
Of gazing at a moonlit sky,
Wrapped in a lover's arms.
Don't tell me how the earth stands still,
When two hearts beat as one;
Or how the light of souls, entwined,
Outshines the morning sun.

Don't fill my head with images
Of shooting stars, on high,
Or songbirds, singing sweetly,
In a brilliant azure sky.
Don't paint a picture of the world
As seen through love-struck eyes.
For, lovely as such views may be,
They're really only lies.

A foolish poet, once was I,
Believing love was kind.
I trusted my heart's vision,
And, alas!  My heart was blind.
It led me down love's rosy path,
Carefree and unaware;
It hid, from me, the pitfalls,
And the thorns that flourished, there.

And, now, with bruised and battered heart,
I take a silent vow:
I never want to hurt, again,
The way that I do, now.
So, spare me talk of sweet romance,
And matches formed above.
At least, until my heart has healed,
Don't speak to me of love.

      -Troy J. Hoecherl-

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Meadowmuse
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1 posted 04-10-2000 06:22 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Such a beautifully rendered poetic plea. Wonderful in rhythm, rhyme and flavor...

(this describes, perfectly, my own state of mind about every other day it seems...)  

~ Claire
Tara Simms
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2 posted 04-10-2000 10:22 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Troy, I commiserate.  We've all been there at least once.  Expertly worded!

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


babeluv73
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3 posted 04-10-2000 11:22 PM       View Profile for babeluv73   Email babeluv73   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for babeluv73

sniffle, sniffle...
I can totally relate. I've been there so many times. I hope all goes well for you. Remember...it's his loss not yours.
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4 posted 04-10-2000 11:27 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is breathtakinly beautiful, Troy! Very well written!

Denise
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5 posted 04-11-2000 12:37 AM       View Profile for WhiteNite   Email WhiteNite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhiteNite's Home Page   View IP for WhiteNite

Wow. =)

 "The storm rises up when the shadows descend
every beat of my heart every day without end
I will stand like a rock I will bend till I break
till theres no more to give if thats what it takes
I will risk everything I will fight I will bleed
I will lay down my life if thats what you need
every second I live thats the promise I make"

I have no idea who wrote this... tell me if you know. =)
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6 posted 04-11-2000 02:35 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

the way i feel right now i sympathise with you wiping tears cried for a love so true
love can be a bitc* sometimes

Jeffrey
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APPLAUDING Fantastic work Troy...one word PUBLISH!!!!!
A Romantic Heart
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8 posted 04-11-2000 05:23 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

To not speak to you of love...Well I LOVE This...and Love seems to be what you write about best!

 "Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O,no! it is an ever-fixed mark....William Shakespeare

JamesMichael
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9 posted 04-11-2000 05:50 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Yes Troy I think we have all felt these feelings when our once treasured love...our once treasured hopes and dreams have found themselves in the lovers graveyard rotting away.  Remember the song This diamond ring doesn't shine for me anymore...James

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hsystems
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10 posted 04-12-2000 08:35 PM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

WOW!  Thank you all for your kind words!

Claire - Yeah, I've been there more than once, myself.  But, on this particular occasion, I decided to put it on paper, rather than let it fester.  Expressing the emotions this way really helped me to clear away the clutter and get on with my life.  

Tara - Yep!  Hearts can be fragile, and heartache is nothing new - but it always feels like it is when you are the one it happens to!

Babeluv - thanks!  Things are going MUCH better for me, now.  

Denise - (blushing)  Why, thank you very much!  Breathtaking?  I don't know about that, but it certainly was heartfelt.  

WhiteNite - glad you enjoyed it!  

Jeffrey - Yep!  Love can be the best or the worst thing that happens to us - sometimes both at once.  

Hoot - You made my day!  And, FYI, I already HAVE published (follow the link in my sig)  

Romantic Heart - Thanks so much!  And, while we're on the subject of love, I LOVE your username!  

James - Yes, I do remember that song.  Glad you could relate!  

Again, thanks for all your wonderful comments!


Troy

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Lone Wolf
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11 posted 04-12-2000 11:41 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Troy,
this one touch me!!  Can you see into my heart?  I am thinking so.  Thanks for posting it.  A pleasure to read.  
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