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Forgive me for loving you, even though you never asked, a secret kept like a pebble in my shoe, now smarting. If heart dares to belong, it's just a weakness from my past. Make scars worth the fight, put back the pin from grenade you grasped, moment of truth arrives, met with two lips bruised and parting. Forgive me for loving you, even though you never asked. I thought I walked the streets alone, wearing a grotesque mask. You were inside me all along, sweet message imparting., if heart dares to belong, it's just a weakness from my past. How I've missed your awaited touch, and hoping it would last, our sun grant'd pardons galore, for love's kindled restarting. Forgive me for loving you, even though you never asked. I didn't say why I came back, you never took me to task. tho' written in an inkling, the tear your eye was guarding.. if heart dares to belong, it's just a weakness from my past. You never miss something until it goes and die is cast. Your present regifted, from a long ago departing. Forgive me for loving you, even though you never asked. If heart dares to belong, it's just a weakness from my past. 26 December 2020

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Date: 2/4/2021 10:29:00 PM
"Two lips bruised and parting." Powerful write and your lines piece together well in this form.
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Date: 2/6/2021 10:33:00 PM
Juliet, Danke schoen, we'll all get there one day. I promise & pray. -Richard
Date: 1/15/2021 4:20:00 PM
Belated Congratulations, on POTD, Richard. What a beauty you've written. Fair Winds & Smooth Seas.
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Date: 1/16/2021 8:45:00 PM
Regina, Thank you “O Captain, My Captain”.. -Richard
Date: 1/1/2021 8:23:00 AM
Fabulous villanelle my friend. Your pen is always spilling forth provocative and moving work. Belated congratulations on POTD! Happy New Year and all blessings for the coming months. Linda
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Date: 1/1/2021 6:25:00 PM
Linda, Thank you, this comment brightened my day. 'Your pen is always spilling forth...' I liked that! I keep wet wipes around for just that reason. Did you listen to the song? -Richard
Date: 12/31/2020 8:36:00 AM
High in sophisticated structure and striking wake-up metaphors. It impresses and arouses emotions. This is a lesson in the writing of a villanelle - complex but understandable. Very well done, Raven.
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Date: 12/31/2020 5:56:00 PM
Geoffrey, Thanks, I hope this last day of 2020 has been a friend to you. Forgive me the grenade, I didn't want to let it go. Pun quite intended..Happy New Year friend... -Richard
Date: 12/30/2020 5:20:00 PM
A truly wonderful POTD poem my friend. You most certainly nailed it with this one! Every stanza gold, a fav.... God bless..
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Date: 12/31/2020 5:59:00 PM
Thank you Robert. We both know which poem I would've wished for POTD, at least from this week. Glad tidings and better health for us all in the new year. -Richard
Date: 12/29/2020 6:52:00 PM
"Il cielo in una stanza" (The sky in a room) When you are here with me ~ This room no longer has walls ~ But trees, infinite trees ~ When you are close to me ~ This purple ceiling ~ No, it no longer exists ~ I see the sky above us ~ Let us stay here ~ Abandon yourself as if ~ There was no more ~ Nothing, nothing more in the world ~~~~~~~~~~ Play a harmonica ~ It seems to me an organ that vibrates for you for me ~ Up in the immensity of the sky ~ For you and me ~ In the sky ~~~~~~~~~~~
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Date: 12/29/2020 3:25:00 PM
Deeply moving and so descriptive--deserving to be POTD, Richard. Janice
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Date: 12/31/2020 6:07:00 PM
Thank you Janice. It was a first for me. My best wishes for you in the new year. -Richard
Date: 12/29/2020 5:52:00 AM
Wow...this is good...Love the writing style here...Congratulations Quoth TheRaven on POTD...and all the best for 2021.
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Date: 12/31/2020 6:12:00 PM
Arturo, Thanks for the comment. Wasn't it you that wrote 'Captured by Your Smile'? That was truly inspirational to me. I hope the new year finds you writing more inspiration poet. -Richard
Date: 12/29/2020 3:46:00 AM
Strong metaphors and heartfelt refrain - very well done! A fave! I had to edit this as I found out, as I hoped, that this would be a POTD! Congratulations!
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Date: 12/31/2020 6:01:00 PM
Kim, Thank you for the kindness. I wish all the best for you in the new year. -Richard
Date: 12/29/2020 2:49:00 AM
WoW! Richard, What a well-written write. Each word and each stanza blew me away! A poem filled with a deep love that all wish to experience in their lifetime. Congratulations on the poem of the day. It was well deserved. Have a great day:-) Alexis
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Date: 12/31/2020 6:05:00 PM
Alexis, Thank you for this comment. I wish that true love were as easy as writing a Villanelle. I wish you all happiness in the new year. -Richard
Date: 12/29/2020 2:31:00 AM
Lovely writing, my friend, A treasure and blessing. I appreciate your talent. God B L E S S you always. Congrats on POTD!!!
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Date: 12/31/2020 6:03:00 PM
Thank you, it's been quite a strange yet wonderful year. We'll see what the next one holds for us. -Richard
Date: 12/29/2020 1:57:00 AM
Tom my friend, I came to Poem of the day, and just before I opened the page up, I thought to myself it will be Tom I'm sure, well here we are - congratulations Tom for a perfect poem of what 2020 was like and how we are hoping for 2021. Your POTD is superb enjoy your having been honored today. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 12/31/2020 6:20:00 PM
That goes double for me Tom. And a Happy New Year too. -Richard
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Date: 12/29/2020 3:39:00 AM
Thank you very much Jennifer, soup mail. Tom
Date: 12/29/2020 1:28:00 AM
Forgive me for not reading your Villanelle until now. It's quite lovely in its melancholia, Richard, and congratulations on it being choses as potd. I think we all must have some weakness from the past...
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Date: 12/31/2020 5:57:00 PM
Happy New Year Jenna, may all our weakness' past. -Richard
Date: 12/29/2020 12:18:00 AM
That’s beautiful Richard, love’s something that’s constantly regifted, memory is the gift made for this, Congratulations on poem of the day. Belle
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Date: 12/31/2020 8:08:00 PM
Belle, Some of the best gifts thought of were regifted. And they count themselves lucky for it. -R
Date: 12/28/2020 11:00:00 PM
Wonderful Villanelle poem, Richard, I love the line, " like a pebble in my shoe, now smarting." I walk my dog everyday on a gravel parking-lot at the baseball fields and how I don't know, but always get a small pebble in my shoe and have to stop to toss it out.. it is smarts. :) Poem good for a win. Happy New year. Hugs Eve
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Date: 12/31/2020 8:11:00 PM
Eve, Thank you pebble wearer friend. Always save the best for last, this year and the next. -Richard
Date: 12/28/2020 7:16:00 PM
Thank you PS and all you wonderful poets for your comments on this Winter day. And thank you Andy Warhol for the fifteen minutes of fame. -Richard
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Date: 12/28/2020 6:58:00 PM
Magnetic and hypnotic! Congrats on POTD
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Date: 12/28/2020 5:48:00 PM
"Forgive me for loving you, even though you never asked, you never miss something until . . . " So tender and heartfelt. Your words caress gently around me. Congratulations Richard, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 12/28/2020 4:49:00 PM
Well done! Congratulations on POTD!!
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Date: 12/28/2020 4:04:00 PM
Splendid poem, and congratulations on POTD... :)
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Date: 12/28/2020 10:26:00 AM
Beautifully expressed Richard, an excellent villanelle, I have recently written one and know how challenging it is, many congrats on POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/28/2020 9:26:00 AM
Beautifully expressed! Congrats on your POTD! Well-earned!
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Date: 12/28/2020 9:17:00 AM
That pebble in your shoe, smarting, got me, hook line sinker. Fantastic poem Richard! Congratulations for POTD honours! xomo
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Date: 12/28/2020 8:55:00 AM
Richard, a beautifully pen Villanelle poem full of deep love, congratulations on receiving POTD with this beauty _Constance
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Date: 12/28/2020 8:43:00 AM
That feeling.., do you know it? When you click on Poem of the Day. See something so familiar. And realize it belongs to you. Thank you all for this present, a Christmas miracle, truly. -Richard
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