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It wasn’t the usual sort of break-up
They’d both been there before,
An exit through a cold, familiar door –
Cold, because, after all, sex had weathered, worn
And when that was become old, ideal love shorn,
It was come – clime for renewed summertime

Ideal love, for them, had become youthful folly
Because as their lives had progressed,
Unable to find one who passed perfection’s test,
They both, horny, lonely, settled for second best –
The bed of passion, the soul unfulfilled,
The heart of heats dampened, still.

Hopefully, one day they’ll have a revelation
That life’s resolve be not self-glorification,
That life, for all manner creatures is spiritual,
Not limited to the bed chamber, but universal,
Not of mind, but of immortal soul
Life’s actions imbued with purpose, God as goal,


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  1. Date: 4/1/2013 11:20:00 AM
    great write,,,, that's why I don't like jumping into the fire,,, I ask why you wanna stay when there's nothing there;} love the write.

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 4:39:00 PM
    Oh yes indeed Daver...this so much reminds me of my dear wife...long after the passion and desire was gone, there was somthing far better...a little glance, a knowing smile, unconditional love...thanks my friend - Tim

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Every relationship, in order to be successful, should aim not at the carnal but at the spiritual person, although the first can, very well, be used as a way of coming together in oneness! Beautiful and deep in thought poem!

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 12:45:00 PM
    love this thoughtful write, Daver

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:30:00 PM
    Returning to this one. It really is a good one, my friend.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 11:01:00 AM
    Great poem. Everything changes as we get old. Real love stays. Everything has it's time in life. Thanks for reading my poem . Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 8:50:00 AM
    Daver I love the move from the physical to the mental state of the relationship, good luck...David

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 1:43:00 PM
    Yes I think I got the drift of this thoughtful and eternally worthwhile write Daver.."

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 11:05:00 AM
    Dave, love this. If for the contest, I am wishing you all the best ;) hope you are doing good. Love W

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 10:49:00 PM
    this is lovely, and I admire you not focusing on the physical aspect of love, but in the end, realizing it's about the soul. good one, Daver.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Being in love is not the same as loving someone through a long life. - Sometimes it goes wrong. - A very good poem Daver. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)