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They Break Apart

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They Break Apart

	


	Loves and lovers are parts in a play 
	acted from need or passion, 
	necessity or happenstance or duty 
	or merely not to be lonely for a while. 
	Loved in considered or unconsidered ways, 
	given or withheld,
	perhaps with tenderness, 
	perhaps terror,
	conscience or unconsciousness,
	in dark rooms lit by a single bulb, 
	in the sunlight of bluets and corn flowers, 
	on a stage, with a script and other actors, 
	an audience, and the potential 
	for success or disaster.
	If terrible enough or not attended to, 
	the play closes after a single performance, 
	finished almost before it’s begun.
	It may enjoy a long run, 
	the audience growing larger with each recital. 
	Most though become mere skeletons 
	draped with the dry skin of life, 
	a dragging-on rote performance bereft of passion.
	They end this way.  
	They break apart. 
	They just do.



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  1. Date: 10/22/2013 11:36:00 AM

    Hello Jack, You have captured both sides of the miracle of love. Both the Dark and light I dare say. Well done. Lov, Shar

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 10/22/2013 11:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks again, Shar... jack
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 9:27:00 AM

    The quest for love and passion will always have us searching for our part in the play....touching write Jack! Hugs

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 3/15/2013 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's true, and the hope is for the play to have a long run. Jack
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 5:23:00 PM

    Loves and lovers are part of a play. That is all we really are. It's like a show and we are the preformers. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 3/14/2013 8:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're welcome, and thanks for reading it. Jack
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 6:26:00 PM

    What a terrible cruelty death can be, I love the begin and the end is so sad.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 3/12/2013 7:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The ending is sad, but not for everyone. Some survive. Jack
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 8:27:00 AM

    Yeah, that's today's society - Well written Jack! - Nice to read something from you again. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 3/12/2013 9:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That does seem to be the unfortunate way it works. Its good to hear from you too. Jack
  1. Date: 3/11/2013 9:56:00 PM

    Very well put Jack. Liked it...

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 3/11/2013 10:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Donna.
  1. Date: 3/11/2013 1:47:00 PM

    you never know what play or person will catch anothers eye.. Each one is a mystery that may never be fully realized. Well written Jack.

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 11:31:00 AM

    A very elegant way to say "It's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all"... passion is one of things that sets us apart from the animals... without it who are we? Great musings here...

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 8:33:00 AM

    Well put! Thanks for the read.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 3/11/2013 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And thanks for the comment...