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I Heard You Crying in Your Sleep

I heard you crying in your sleep
But I was fast awake.
How long and lonely was that night
As my heart began to break,

And as I heard you weeping so
It was finally clear to see,
That I was more in love with you
Than you ever were with me.

But that's the way it is with love,
It's not a perfect thing--
And even the most lovely song
Can be difficult to sing.

What happened to my sweetheart?
She is no more fast asleep;
Chasing butterflies and rainbows,
She has no more need to weep.

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Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 5/19/2014 12:05:00 PM
WOW! This is so true. It has been said - that in Love - one person always loves more than the other. Thanks for sharing this with us... Lucilla
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/20/2014 1:52:00 AM
Lucilla, thank you for dropping by. It does seem that way, and I guess I wanted to communicate that. Glad you read this, and that you got it. You must be a romantic, like me :) xxx...mel
Date: 5/19/2014 10:00:00 AM
Love your style, Mel! You sing of love with class. This is heartfelt and lovely all at one go. cu // paul
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Date: 5/20/2014 1:58:00 AM
Thank you Paul. To know me is to know I have a great capacity for love; people, animals, whatever. But true love, that magical mystery that makes men sing and think of spring...ah, that's worth waiting for. Thanks again, Paul. I wonder, though. Does one have to lose love to really appreciate it?...mel
Date: 5/18/2014 1:00:00 AM
Hi Mel, WOW...WOW... I know your poem's short and all.... However, this reminds me, of a moment in my past life. I would cry every night, I never shared my tears, with my x- fiance. Anyway, one day, he turned around, and sang the same song with me. I thank him...That's all.... Your poem's amazing... heartfelt, and understood.....xox~ Linda
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Date: 5/18/2014 1:56:00 AM
P.S. Brevity is the soul of wit. Short and sweet, that's me--not literally, I'm 6'0 tall :)
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Date: 5/18/2014 1:54:00 AM
Thank you Linda. Such praise from you means a great deal. Why any guy would give you cause to cry, I don't know. I'm a guy, and I don't understand them. Now you know why I didn't want my daughter to get married, but she did...damn! I have an extra tissue if you need it :) Peace and love...xox....mel
Date: 5/17/2014 5:34:00 PM
:( you're making me cry.
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Date: 5/18/2014 12:39:00 AM
Seems I have that affect on women these days lol Guess I better lighten up :) Thanks, babe, for the visit and heartfelt comment. Now here's a tissue...xoxo...mel
Date: 5/17/2014 10:13:00 AM
wonderfully written with a great ending...
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Date: 5/17/2014 1:55:00 PM
My good friend, Ilene. And how are you? Glad you could drop by and read this rather simple and depressing write. I very much appreciate the kind comment. Have a great
Date: 5/17/2014 7:47:00 AM
Mel it is like a knfe in the heart...I endured this for over a year.... Best weight loss program I was ever write as ever my friend
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Date: 5/17/2014 1:59:00 PM
Hi Tim. Yeah, it's the wound that doesn't heal. Love! Anyway, I'm glad you came by to read and comment. It's nice to know that are some--like you, who will read this and feel the pain. Only after tasting bitter food does white bread make you smile...mel
Date: 5/17/2014 2:45:00 AM
Oh Mel this is so sad but so beautifully written it made tears well up in my eyes. Great work as ever. Hugs Jan xxxxx
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Date: 5/17/2014 5:57:00 AM
I think you are beyond help regarding my avatar Mel my lovely friend! Hugs as ever your Iron woman xx
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Date: 5/17/2014 3:12:00 AM
Also, your avatar looks like a panda with some blue thing in its mouth. I may need therapy :)
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Date: 5/17/2014 3:09:00 AM
Ah heck. I didn't mean to make you cry; but I'm glad you did. This write will appeal only to the romantics out there--like you. Thanks Jan, for reading this simple write, and for getting it :) Love and hugs, my dear...mel