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Truly Unattainable

I have always known that I was only capable of loving a woman,
More beautiful, more wealthy, more genius, and gifted than I.
The unattainable…...

Now I see that the woman I have loved have had all of these,
plus one.

They are incapable of loving another, too wounded to love. 

Truly unattainable…

I thought they would love me, if I taught them to love.
The complexity in teaching love is best left to God.

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  1. Date: 2/15/2010 7:18:00 AM
    it's true,but at least u can say u have a desire to teach someone something truely important instead of useless things, let me ask u if i go up to the counter at mc donalds and tell em u can make limestone from gun powder can i get a cheesburger for it nope, so i say lets learn some useful stuff like how to love! how to think with ur heart! =) thank u so much for commenting on all my poems it really does mean alot for people to actually relate to things i have written, well to me really!=)thanks

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 6:44:00 AM
    Beautiful sketch of your good & bad experiences of life and love. If you expect too much it is difficult to get even enough but if you do not expect much you often get too much. Many thanks for your comments on my poem. Freedom and exploitation of poor are two separate things, while I agree that any exploitation of poor by rich should be condemned but not at the cost of freedom of mind and thoughts. I am writing a book The Boatman's Song which would cover the point raised by you. love Ravindra

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 7:46:00 PM
    Very true left to God. Thanks for sharing with us all. Your visit to read my poetry and comments are very appreciated. I invite you to read. a new poem I wrote called "Vision Quest" to try to describe what that means. Your comments along with others inspired this poem. Thank You! Have a great day! Scarlett

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 6:21:00 PM
    Interesting poem. Life is a constant learning process. And we are all in the process of learning how to love. Aren't we? Thought provoking poem. Thanks for sharing. Caroline.