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Better to Have Loved

The axiom reads Better to have loved and lost The lost disagree

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/9/2014 6:53:00 PM
hey I didn't see this one before. oh man I better search maybe there is more of you i was missing. i like the loving part would agree though.xx
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/10/2014 1:24:00 AM
Better to have loved, I suppose, but the lost part can be devastating. And there's lots more of me Cas, you just gotta look in the right places...xxx...mel
Date: 4/25/2014 12:52:00 PM
Nice Haiku Mel...really liked it
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/10/2014 1:29:00 AM
Thank you David. I don't usually say much about my writes, except during a reading Q&A session, but this was an assignment in college--Modern Poetry, I think, and as it was the only Haiku I ever wrote, it stuck in my head. I felt like resurrecting it :) Fear not, I have three ready to go for Linda's Haiku contest. Have a great weekend...mel
Date: 4/12/2014 10:16:00 PM
I don't know Mel, I think, I like keeping what I find. oh! I'm kidding with you Mel, it is better to have love, than not have it all. Goodnight......... SKAT
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/13/2014 1:02:00 AM
Post Scriptum: I made #1 new poet--thanks to you of course. I know you've got this site wired. Let your friends know there's a new Sheriff in town. xoxo mel :)
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/13/2014 12:18:00 AM
Indeed my sweet. And you may kid with me anytime--I'll be kidding with you. Heck, I kid with everybody. I did stand-up years ago (The Improv) but writing is harder; it's difficult to tell when one is kidding--unless we employ the infamous lol. I have my own acronym: wmp (Wet my pants). Feel free to use it :) Hugs // mel :)
Date: 4/12/2014 7:55:00 PM
this was thought provoking. I sure enjoyed seeing one like this tonight. Ignorance is bliss and those that never have loved do not know what they were missing?
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/13/2014 12:34:00 AM
Right you are Andrea. You're a perceptive and gifted poet. Yeah, it's a valid question. I went through a heartbreaking divorce--years ago, and it hurt. But the joy and ecstasy of those early years, and when we were dating, and I could be anything to her--a White Knight--I wouldn't trade that for anything. Thanks Andrea; see ya soon. Hugs // mel :)
Date: 4/12/2014 4:58:00 PM
Just seen you have made it to NO 1 best new poet - well done Mel - I only made it to no 3. Hugs Jan xxx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/13/2014 3:35:00 AM
Enjoy it while you can Mel you will be knocked off the top spot soon but fabulous that you made it. Hugs Jan xx
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/13/2014 12:58:00 AM
Found it! That is very cool, and I would never have known had you not told me. Thank you my dear. Thank you indeed. Love and hugs mel :) #1 new poet? Awesome!
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/13/2014 12:08:00 AM
Wow, that's news to me. I wonder where I would find that? What an honor--does that come with a plaque? lol. I already have plaques, but this is something to be proud of--unless you're playing with me. T is further evidence I'm not a hack, and that the blood of Emily (my distant cousin) courses through my veins. Thanks Jan. Love ya, mel :)
Date: 4/12/2014 12:15:00 PM
Very clever haiku Mel really hits home! Hugs Jan XXXXX
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/12/2014 2:19:00 PM
Hi Mel Am sure Big Ben and parliament are fine I don't actually live in the 'UK' but on the Isle of Man home of the world famous TT races. Glad you met the Queen shes a fab ambassador for the UK. Hugs Jan
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/12/2014 2:12:00 PM
My dear friend Jan. How are you. How's Big Ben and Parliament. Did you know that the Queen visited Australia while I was living there, and I had the honor of meeting her--for about five seconds :) It was awesome, though! Glad you liked my Haiku. Hope all is well with you. hugs and peace // mel :)
Date: 4/12/2014 9:02:00 AM
Yes, the age old question. As one who has lost I say right on. Love, daver
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/12/2014 2:07:00 PM
Sorry about the loss, Daver, but I myself am a fellow love loser--so I can relate. Hurry back now, ya here. Luv and peace // mel :)
Date: 4/12/2014 7:38:00 AM
Shall we say that it's a double-edged sword!! strong haiku. // paul
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/12/2014 2:04:00 PM
Hi Paul, and I'm honored you think so. And it is a sword, double-edged or otherwise. I'm enjoying your writes and will look for you soon. Blessings and peace // mel :)
Date: 4/12/2014 7:24:00 AM
I love this Mel...I had to endure a divorce as well and I still am looking for love...lol...There is no greater feeling. As an old song goes "love is a drug".
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/12/2014 2:01:00 PM
Yep, or the other song, Lookin for Love in all the Wrong Places. Soory about your divorce Tim--SUCKS! But, as they say: Cest La Vie. Hang in there my friend, and drop by soon. I'll bust out some beer, or brownies or whatever. C-ya mel :)
Date: 4/12/2014 5:37:00 AM
I am sure when in the mist of the deep feelings of love lost that it would be a very difficult emotional time like having a close family member to die..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/12/2014 1:54:00 PM
My pleasure Sara; I enjoy your poetry. And thank you for dropping by to say hello and comment. As Dirty Harry remarked: "Comments make my day!-" Well, something like that. And I'm sad to reveal, I lost the love of my life--and am grieving still. It is painful--losing love and grief. I think grief is the most painful emotion we have to endure in life. Come back soon. Blessings// mel :)
Date: 4/12/2014 2:19:00 AM
Ain't that the truth! Like this a lot
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/12/2014 2:28:00 AM
True enough :( Thanks for the visit. If I'd known you were coming, I'd have baked cookies. Oh well. You're a doll. Thanks again hugs // mel