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Envy, A Heavy Cross

I know there is a heaven, you
have taken me there, I know 
there is a hell I have lived
that despair.

That despair of knowing you
lie in another's arms, succumb
nightly to some others charms

Each minute I die, drown in
every goodbye, and fill my
pillows with every tear that
I cry.

Absence is a lonely place, a
vast and dreamless space,
with only memories of your
consoling face.

Are his whispers as true as
mine, does his love fill the
soul, do your hearts as one

I know there is heaven and 
hell, that you and loss have
worked your spell, it is only
in memories that I live and 

Memories can be unkind, 
peace and contentment so
hard to find, this life 
without you is so confined.

Now I stand the lapping
shore, await the call of 
Aphrodite's foam, knowing
that once this heart, you
lived and called your home.

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  1. Date: 12/16/2010 12:20:00 PM
    Memories like those you describe are not only unkind, Daniel, they can torment us. You describe the feeling of envy so well in your eloquent words, my friend. Most of us have felt this at one point or another. I can still recall that hot swipe of envy that struck me when my first boyfriend found a new love. The only thing that helps is finding a new love and that is easier said than done. Excellent poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 5:39:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Daniel. Have a beautiful day. Love, Carol