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Once Upon a Time

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Below is the poem entitled Once Upon a Time which was written by poet Constance Gilmore. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, I could love without fear
I used to love with an open heart, unafraid
Once upon a time, I could trust with my heart
My emotions were shared with no limitations
Once upon a time, I could let someone in
Assured and confident he would take care of me
Once upon a time, my love knew no boundaries
I would go to the ends of the earth for him
Once upon a time, I loved with no fear
And then my love was tainted with his hate.

Bruised externally and battered internally
When once upon a time, I used to be whole
Spit upon, beat down, and gradually torn apart
When once upon a time, I used to be loved
Lied on, cheated on, never once was loyal
When once upon a time, my loyalty was a gift
Tears cried, heart in pain, hair turning gray
When once upon a time, I’d never knew hurt
Butterflies no more, thoughts of him cause anger
Because once upon a time, I could love without fear.

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 2:34:00 AM
    Very sad and I pray not a true story but fear it is my heart is with you xx

    Gilmore Avatar Constance Gilmore
    Date: 8/13/2012 9:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is true, unfortunately. :(