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Too Long Ago

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Too Long Ago

The love song in my heart now echoes in the wind.
A sad romantic melody lamenting how I sinned.
The story's one that no one should or ever have to know.
Well anyway, it's ten lifetimes and much too long ago.

But if you'll listen, I'll sing a song.
How something so right can go so wrong.
You live your life waiting for the light.
Then the clouds roll in and it turns to night.

Salvation comes, kneels by your side.
Smiles, and fills your foolish pride.
You make mistakes with nothing to show.
It was your life, but too long ago.

You spend your days searching, trying to find a clue.
How someone who had everthing now can't even make do.
The choice you made has to be paid, to even up the score.
The game is done that no one won in the heart sunk fields of war.

She was an angel, I tarnished her wings.
Now her love in someone else's heart sings.
And  the love in mine is a dull dim glow.
For no one understands, too long ago.

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 9:08:00 PM
    wow, I actually found one of yours tonight I had not seen before. I had thought I'd seen them all. this is really nice. SAd but well told tale . Thanks for taking time today to see my poems. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
    this is sad, but very well written. great rhyming, too! ~ thanks for the "crime" comment on my poem - i thought it was so obvious, but i guess it wasn't as obvious as i thought. i appreciate all your comments!

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Well this is a finely told story. , I know it well. "men" tarnished angel wings good line,, so long ago. you have an awesome day anyway ;} and thank you for reading my poems ;} going to fav's.

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 5:20:00 PM
    An old story told in your own sad way. So many of us have been there and live with our regrets now. That grass looks so green on the other side of the fence but when we get there its always more of the same. This speaks to me Robert, you have a way of doing that. I posted one just for you!

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 10:40:00 AM
    this is awesome robert, a love lost,too long ago, yet so poignant today...

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 7:42:00 PM
    Pretty good story telling