Broken In Two

Long ago relationship broken in two

Years of believing–I thought that I knew

Some days time heals no wounds


Intimate heart open to you

Worrisome thoughts about you ensued

Long ago relationship broken in two


Cherished feelings turned into blue

Unfeeling selfishness took over too

Some days time heals no wounds


Stunned disbelief was my cue

Still you wanted me–I couldn’t construe

Long ago relationship broken in two


Ghostly feelings of being rendered askew

Midnight’s deep haunting that I stare into

Some days time heals no wounds


Many years later, no longer in view

You have no more power; I’ve bid you adieu

Long ago relationship broken in two

Some days time heals no wounds

My entry for Monday’s Poetry Potluck:  Void, Loneliness and Sorrow   http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2011/06/poetry-potluck-void-loneliness-and.html

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  1. jgavinallan

     /  June 18, 2011

    Gayle:
    I can feel the emotion in you as it was written.
    time heals no wounds…the bitter truth.

    hugs
    Jaye

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  2. love it Gayle :)

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  3. Some times pain brings remembrance or vice versa. May you find peace or vice versa.
    Michael

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  4. I agree and I know, “Some days time heals no wounds”
    lovely write…..

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  5. I love the line ….. intimate heart open to you. It is with an open heart that we give our deepest love freely knowing that we can be wounded. You have described this very vulnerable openness beautifully.

    Namaste,
    Izzy

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  6. What a powerful poem. It is true – sometimes time doesn’t heal the wounds. I’m glad you can look at it more objectively now, but I love the honesty in that statement. People over use that cliché and although it can apply in some cases, there are many times that it simply does not apply. Memory is a powerful way to keep the wound open. Again, I’m glad that it has no power over you anymore.

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    • Thank you for a wonderful comment and sharing with me.

      Yes, a lot of the pain has now gone but sometimes it’s hard to escape the memories that pop up now and then–ouch! But I still do marvel sometimes at how I’ve been freed from feeling that power over me. What a gift!

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  7. It does take time often, but you have done it and gone on to write a poem that resonates for all who read it. Bravo! :-)

    Thank you for this.

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    • I’m sure many can relate to this–don’t you think, Jamie? Relationships sure can be difficult lessons to learn from–I still try though. :)

      Thanks, Jamie!

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  8. Beautifully emotional!

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  9. a healthy, wise decision. beautiful poem gayle.

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    • This was another attempt at a villanelle. The topics are usually ones of romance, memories or melancholy.

      Thank you, Trisha.

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      • P.S. I think you would be good at writing these, Trisha!

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        • it is beautiful as a poem, and as a villanelle i still remember your first one, that was amazing.

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          • I think I like my first one better but I wanted to try another one. Thanks, again.

            I really think you could do a good job with this style, Trisha, because you have such a romantic way of writing anyway.

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          • villanelles are long, long poems, right now not in my plan :) :)

            this one is sad, thats why the first one is more attractive. but this one is splendid too.

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          • Thanks, Trisha.

            Well, maybe someday you’ll give it a try. : )

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          • not in near future. i am trying to bring back life to my free forms and writing form poetries side by side and trying to make them alive.

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          • Whenever you’re ready. : )

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  10. Miki

     /  June 21, 2011

    Lovely rhythm, lovely rhyming! A broken heart can only mend if the keeper allows it to let go and move on…

    Great poem!

    Miki

    http://mikspoems.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/through-my-window/

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  11. This is lovely.
    Even if time heals wounds, the scars remain.
    Have a great day :)

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  12. What a powerful, beautifully expressed poem. The emotions were so heart-felt, it was aching this poem

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  13. Noreen

     /  June 22, 2011

    Lovely heartfelt poem Gayle x

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  14. moving words.

    perfectly done.

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