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I Grieve A Dream

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I Grieve A Dream

You are the tear that follows me
the ache within my soul
the bitter-sweet that sings to me
my heart you came and stole

You are a dream beyond my reach
a wish I can not touch
it breaks my heart to be so close
for I love you far too much

You are a kiss I can't make real
a whisper never spoken
a cherished thought that stays asleep
a smile lying broken

You are the one I can not have 
no matter how it pains
my dream for which I sit and grieve
a shadow that remains

You are the sun that has to set
our time just couldn't last
I need to wait for the dawn to break
while I mourn for is past.

'1st poem on poetry soup contest'
6th place

Brian strand's 'One off contest'
1st place

Copyright © Emma Mantle

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  1. Date: 7/22/2011 1:32:00 AM
    another gem, been there, theres beauty in sadness.

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 5:23:00 AM
    wow, so moving

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 3:27:00 AM
    from the heart emma its always from the heart and i can tell 7up

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 5:11:00 AM
    A belated congratulations Emma on your win in Brian Strand's "One Off" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 7:57:00 PM
    An absolute gem!Congrats on your win Emma.

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 11:06:00 AM
    Very nice work Emma. One question. Why do you use the small i instead of he proper pronoun? I am from the era when that would have earned me a D in English and it still shocks me. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 7:51:00 AM
    Talk about "titles"! This is a tear-jerker masterpiece!I am so thankful you commented on my poem giving me introduction into your world of poetry. You have a gallery of titles I can't wait to read... : ) johnny

  1. Date: 6/17/2011 9:46:00 PM
    Emma,I absolutely love this. Congratulations, a real fave for me!

  1. Date: 6/17/2011 6:20:00 AM
    Congrats Emma on your first place win in this contest with another excellent entry luv.. enjoy..

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 10:22:00 AM
    Just beautiful Emma, you describe so eloquently the way it often goes. Thanks for visiting me.....Elizabeth

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 9:25:00 AM
    Wow. Great. I could feel the emotion. If you opened your shirt, your heart would fall out. Very enjoyable read. Like your style.

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 4:53:00 AM
    this is just great, i love it, thanks for your kind words. David

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 4:11:00 PM
    ah unrequited luv Emma is so hard on a person's emotional state .. these are very touching words u penned from the depth of your heart and soul.. luv it.. my friend..

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 10:27:00 AM
    A deep line~ you are a kiss i can't make real. wow! Sad but with true beauty to every verse... Thanks for sharing,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 5:19:00 AM
    Very good entry, our words tell a story we all know..... well written my dear...Michael

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 4:27:00 AM
    Reads and flows so well, excellent write.

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 4:14:00 AM
    Beautiful wordings. Well penned.