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Plight of the Romantic

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Plight of the Romantic

We love who we love whether we should or not.
When we look at others, we feel the pull of them, but not the same kind of pull exerted,
when we look at the one we've allowed entry and residence in our heart.
Obsession, or true love, aren't they both fearsome.
Survivor's of either gain a maturity and ability to forgive not common,
if they can still care for each other, when no longer together, 
after this dance of dreams.
Why blame anyone or ourselves,
when our minds can't control the choices of the heart.
Should our minds decide never,
when our hearts don't know what kind of always,
but believe there will always be an always.

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  1. Date: 5/11/2015 9:25:00 PM
    Hi Randolph.. Wow, you're a featured Soup Poet on their home page.. I'm impressed with your write! Hey, send me a line when you get a chance.. Blessings!

  1. Date: 5/10/2015 10:58:00 AM
    Randolph :) Congratulations on having your poem featured this Mothers Day. SKAT love

    Byrd Avatar Randolph Byrd
    Date: 5/10/2015 11:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, I am a mom to George the Cat. :-) Randy
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 11:30:00 AM
    - Nice poem, Randolph! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Byrd Avatar Randolph Byrd
    Date: 5/10/2015 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks you so much, I am "mom" to "George the Cat." :-) Randy xo