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Of Treasures Sought, Diving For Forbidden Dark Pearls

Of Treasures Sought, Diving For Forbidden Dark Pearls

I shall weave you, dear reader, words true and sincere
tho' will not be as great as those woven by poetic peers
It's truth from a life long-lived, too fast and much too wild
in the mad rush of anger, from a heartbroken child
With forlorn hope, crushed soul, and in deep, dark despair
too oft in raging heat, without purpose or will to care!
Wild young fool, hellbent on fighting this evil world
Treasures sought while diving deep, for the shiniest pearl!

Of lost loves, shattered hearts, I've had and suffered many
Yet of sweetest blessings, I have been rewarded plenty
In stark realization, this world has cut me to the bone
Immaturity, a tool used by this fool to self dethrone
And while in total chaos, I started fires I could not quell
for haunting nightmares sent my broken heart into hell!
With agony from lapping flames and deepest regrets
came punishments deserved from what rashness begets!

Her name was Beauty. She lit the stars in heavenly skies
Alluringly ravishing, soft blue, the color of her eyes
She wore a blue mini-skirt that prompted hot desires
so fierce that mere water could not quench passion's fires
In a flash my heart forbade me,  words with which to speak
my knees, hard-knocking;  my heart faint and then grew  weak!
With that confessed, dear reader, my soul was enraptured
by this graceful lady, my heart had thus been captured!

Sad that I should have to convey this sorrowful news
Too soon she was lost to me and I crashed in shades of  blues
Such rashness of youth takes a horrific toll of gifts
and within a single heartbeat my life incurred sad shifts
Had my weakness not reared its impatient, ugly head
I would not have fallen, and love would have won instead
Yet, temptation from its darkness of abodes rose up
offering the cup of a far sweeter wine that I would sup!

And in this wicked world, I heard  its sworn applause
with swiftness of truth, destroyed was love's great cause
A man thus lost, thus fallen, recalls only his painful aches
and mourning sorrowed cries, "Pity me, for heaven's sake."
Yet, justice turns its blind eye and stirs his aches even more
searing flames blaze, as they relentlessly shut the door!
From such woe-begotten lessons a youth should surely learn
If you lick a raging fire, your tongue will feel the burn!

I weaved for you, dear reader, words true and sincere
tho' will not be as great as those woven by poetic peers
It's truth from a life long-lived too fast and much too wild
in the mad rush of anger, from a heartbroken child
With forlorn hope, crushed soul, and in deep, dark despair
too oft in raging heat, without purpose or will to care!
Wild young fool, lessons taught when lightning bolts hurled
sought useless treasure when the flag of lust was unfurled!


Robert J. Lindley, 12-07-2018
Rhyme, ( 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12, stanza's) 
( Regrets And Youthful Follies, Life Lessons Learned )

(Wild young fool, taught hard-lessons in this evil world
 of treasures sought diving for forbidden dark pearl!)

Note: It was with sincere appreciation of her great poetic talent that I 
wrote this poem after reading a truly wonderful poem she had composed.
My dear friend, Lin Lane's poem, titled, "Relieve My Heart of its Ache"
gave inspiration, poetic spirit and my muse cause for me to sit and write this piece. I then sent this piece for her to see and telling her of her inspiring poem giving rise to this creation, she graciously responded by offering to edit this poem, a very kind and generous act.
I accepted and am so truly thankful, as now its quality, its flow and its shine have all been immensely increased. I dedicate this poem to my very kind and generous dear friend, Lin Lane.. Posted today as promised after my having delayed posting due to a previous promise I made to another poet and dear friend.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/9/2019 9:47:00 AM
Hello Robert, I like this poem with the twist and turns in this poem. You did a great job composing this poem. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 12/16/2018 7:11:00 PM
you wove wonderful sincere words Robert, you are an amazing poet - never forget that, I have learned so much from reading your poems !:-) As for Lin she is just awesome and many could learn from her if they took the time to read and study her works, she is an exceptional poet:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/17/2018 5:46:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I appreciate your support and such kind and sincere words! I agree, would be best if we all tried to see others for the many positives they have and not any negatives, be they real or otherwise. More compassion and less rivalry is always a good thing and promotes a more cheerful atmosphere.
Date: 12/16/2018 8:04:00 AM
A beautiful poem, honest, encompassing the pain of a lost loved one; you've penned it well, with great flow and imagery. Thank you and Lin for a very thought provoking read.
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Date: 12/16/2018 8:20:00 AM
Thank you M.L.. I am greatly pleased that you found this poem to be a beautiful poem and truly honest. I can ask for no more than that when composing. Lin , my friend did indeed increase the quality of this poem with her very fine editing, as I oft tend to make numerous errors in my composing. Nemo perfectus sit proceritas arboris et satis pervenire caelum!
Date: 12/16/2018 6:40:00 AM
Oh those lost loves, I must say I only have one that was lost through no fault of mine.. Your words are touching my friend, and only you know how how to express your own feelings and you have done that so well..
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Date: 12/16/2018 8:14:00 AM
Thank you SilentOne. I remember so well and fondly the collaborations we did years ago. I was still fairly new to this site and not at all sure about my poetry. Writing with other poets here has taught me much and age has taught me that we poets are passionate and sometimes even a bit too reflective about our own lives.. Yet such does make for great writing fodder when one decides to reveal the unvarnished truth of it all, (the good and also the bad)>.
Date: 12/15/2018 12:36:00 AM
Throned with the maturity of the human soul into you Robert.. blessed with the highest levels of insight and beauty.. every pain is a gain and a pearl of rarity you adorn your heart and soul with.. every single word is a great pleasure to read.. so much to learn from your treasured poetry Robert.. no comment can render the depth and genuineness of your poetry! A gem in my fave list.. Stay in the light of God's grace and blessings. My deepest regards.
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Date: 12/15/2018 9:30:00 PM
Besma, my dear friend, you have not only immense poetic talent but a far deeper understanding of life and this wicked world than most! I thank you for your wonderful support, your sincere friendship and the fine poetry that you as a true poet gifts this site for us to read and so enjoy. God bless...
Date: 12/14/2018 9:03:00 PM
My dear friend, what a sumptuously expressive gem this is. Your poem is vividly introspective and emotionally vibrant. Its passion reflects the wild beats of your youthful desirous heart while your artistry reflects the refinement of your wiser soul - a beautiful combination that creates the magic of your compelling poetry, Robert. Exquisite in every way and nicely shined by Lin’s edits. Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 12/15/2018 9:27:00 PM
Susan, my very dear friend. I am so pleased that you like this one. Your great poetic insight , gives you analysis this is spot on. If one survives the fires they may if blessed also retain the wisdom from such tribulations retain. Of course Lin's edits greatly improved my verses.
Date: 12/14/2018 3:09:00 PM
Your prose is so refined and elegant, love the line 'And in this wicked world, I heard its sworn applause' - so heartbreaking-
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Date: 12/15/2018 9:23:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. I try to write as my heart dictates and as it remembers the past-- remembers the good and the bad in my long life. This wicked world has so many ways to lead a young soul astray. I was lucky to have survived the many pitfalls into which I fell. God bless...
Date: 12/14/2018 1:19:00 PM
Robert, These thoughts were purely yours. Through them you've opened a window, allowing a peek at the man you once were, but that wild, heartbroken child became a responsible man, a beloved poet that I greatly admire...Many of us respect you and your poetry. Thank you for the dedication, but I merely polished your gems until they were able to glow with the luster they so rightly deserve.
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Date: 12/15/2018 9:19:00 PM
My dear friend, thank you for your friendship and your great kindness. Your words cheer me greatly and your advice and help are always appreciated as the kindness and generosity of your soul. God bless you always..
Date: 12/14/2018 11:48:00 AM
Hello Robert My Friend!! This one, is another of your great specialty rhyme poems with a deep and profound meaning on several levels with all due requisite passion, emotion, and desire. Your reference to "Beauty" at the outset of the third stanza certainly caught my eye at first, as I scanned over the poem before jumping in "feet-first" for a careful read. A true poetic pleasure to read. Lin did a great editorial job with you in helping to make the poem shine!! Superb!! A FAVE!! Best, Gary
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Date: 12/15/2018 9:17:00 PM
Gary my great friend, thank you for such kind words and as always your immense poetic insight. So true my friend Lin did a wonderful job editing and I thank her sincerely. Thanks you for the fav my dear friend!