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love unkind

in our hearts we build a temple
and then we call it love
with sacrifice and sacred thoughts
we lift it high above
we feed the fantasy of our mind
with beauty and a hope to find
for the love we placed
above our divine
we also find can be unkind

to those not compared to the swan
those not desired but still wish on
those whose hearts belong to someone else
that possess the love we would have ourself
to those not given the gift of time
who death separates at the dawn of the find
to those that love simply ignores
that will never marry or be adored
to those forced just to pretend
the victims of kingdoms and family fortunes
to they to whom marriage was not a gift
a momentary pleasure a mere instant of bliss
to they who chased the illusion of love
whose wealth was the attraction and not true love

idols destroyed the temple we built
idols stole our sacrifice and defiled our worship
we feed the ones we hope to find
with our fondest love divine
but most of the time love was unkind
and show the secrets we try hard
not to find

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  1. Date: 7/17/2013 9:32:00 PM
    Beautiful but sad in this lovely poem John. love phyl

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 7:14:00 PM
    I wrote something for PD.take a look.take care.

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 8:07:00 PM
    very nice.still stuck on your poem hurt.hope all goes well with moving.talk soon

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 4:46:00 PM
    nicely done poet. Hey if you have time look at a new poet Margherita Russo

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 11:41:00 PM
    I just wanted to let you know it needs a proofread it's wonderful but it's got a lot of typos friend -Maddie ;)

    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 3/7/2013 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you for getting me to make the NESSISARY CORRECTIONS!
  1. Date: 3/6/2013 11:35:00 PM
    Very beautiful it's sad but touching I loved it!!!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 6:27:00 PM
    I think we share the notion that love can be very complicated. Trying to make it work requires giving of oneself and so often we forget in the heat of the moment. You always weave these wonderful thoughts and give some lesson that is helpful. Loved the complexity in this one.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 6:22:00 PM
    The only bad thing about true love is if its not returned or you loose it everyone pays the price after that that tries to love you or vice versa . Beautiful poem John.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Very creative work..Enjoyed reading this eve..God is a good God and He lets it rain on the good and bad and he lets the sun shine on both also that is true..Sometimes the rain gets withheld from the good because God is trying to get the bad to come around to accepting Him..Thanks for the kind reviews ....Sara