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From a wind-swept window looking out
upon raindrops falling on soggy ground,
alone she stands remembering a life
filled with happy memories.

How did it come to this, she asks herself,
why a love that should have lasted years
could abruptly end in the wink of an eye
like a bad dream.

Harsh words hurled and no one giving in,
pride lording over what remains of a home
that for long they tried so hard building,
sorry the hardest word to say.

Fool, fool, she curses like new-found mantra
to somehow ease the vise tightly gripping
her presently numbed, shell-shocked brain
and deaden the pain.

Now with solitude as her only company
while silence screams with the noise
announcing the finality of her misery,
she laughs yet again.

As the hard rain continues to pour down
so are the tears of regrets and bitterness,
too late wondering what would have been
had she not driven him away.

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  1. Date: 1/11/2009 8:55:00 PM
    This is sad but oh so true in life. Hope this is just a poem and not someone you knew personally. Regrets come in many forms unfortunately. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 3:55:00 PM
    Gosh Fred, this is terribly sad. The imagery of her crying in the rain is unbearable. You wrote a very convincing poem/story. Hope there is no basis to reality for it. Truly excellent. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 8:09:00 AM
    This is so longing with the wishing to have another chance. Heart breaker...and bitter tears are felt so deeply. Well done, Wilfredo! ~Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 4:27:00 AM
    My mother always said hind sight is 20 20! Too little, too late. Sometimes they just want back what they were so quick to throw away. Love this. Love the Princess

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 3:57:00 AM
    To sit , and watch as a loved one fades from reality is so sad, knowing we can do nothing to bring them back....this breaks my heart...always, Christy

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 3:33:00 AM
    That is so sad. the visual of her laughing in empty rooms is very strong, that is lunacy for you, in perfect form. Excellent. Love, Kristin

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 1:58:00 AM
    A sense of great sadness here. The description and word usage is wonderful :) Take care, Farah