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A friend opened his heart to me one day, telling me how lonely he was without his wife who’d sadly passed away. He told me his favourite song ever was “0nce Upon a Time” sung by Tony Bennet and he used to sing it for her. Also he told me some of their love story, how they met and got wed and the lovely life they’d shared. That same day I wrote this poem for him, he loves it. * * *
Once Upon a Time
“Once upon a time never comes round again, we live and we love till our hearts break in pain.”
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Once upon a time I said we should wed Your pretty face blushed as you answered "yes" For fifty eight years we shared wedded bliss Love for eternity, I'd promised this. Ours was a match made akin to heaven Gift wrapped in love of purest fine essence Every magic moment, minute and hour Had the charm of sweet roses in flower. It's lonesome without you, tough moving on Days are long from dawn to setting of sun I cherish the memories, we were blessed With many treasures in our memoir chest. I look to celestial stars every night Wishing you were safe in my arms, held tight On a high cloud in the somewhere above To hug and kiss showered in fairy dust. I'd not swap one thing of those precious years The family we made, so close and dear Living the dream with both our hearts entwined In sheer rhapsody, once upon a time.
24th July 2021

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Date: 7/24/2021 7:11:00 AM
A beautiful write Belle. Such an heart touching gift to your friend. Many would be able to relate to the thoughts in this poem. Thanks for your help. God bless you!
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Date: 7/24/2021 4:55:00 PM
God bless you too Rama, I haven’t forgotten the time you helped me, that’s what friends are for. Thank you for your comments on this poem… Belle
Date: 7/24/2021 4:46:00 AM
Wow! Thanks for sharing this. God bless you.
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Date: 7/24/2021 4:51:00 PM
Thank you so much Beata. God bless you too… Belle
Date: 7/24/2021 1:29:00 AM
What a beautiful gift you gave him Belle, I can't imagine life without my soul mate, yet I know we'll all be in that position one day. We have to savor each and every minute. Tom
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Date: 7/24/2021 4:50:00 PM
Thank you Tom, we have to treasure each precious moment for no one knows when their heart will be broken… Belle
Date: 7/23/2021 10:57:00 PM
A touching poem to which I, unfortunately, I relate so well. Fours since the death of my wife and I wake up in the morning expecting her to be near me. But that is Once upon a time and will not come again. Hugs
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Date: 7/24/2021 4:38:00 PM
Thank you Victor, I know that you still feel the loss of your lovely wife, for the one who remains there’ll always be heartbreak and pain… Belle
Date: 7/23/2021 8:16:00 PM
WoW! Belle, What a lovely and heart-tugging well written write. You penned such a beautiful tribute about two people in love. I’m adding this to my fav collection. Have a wonderful evening:-) Alexis
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Date: 7/24/2021 4:31:00 PM
Alexis, thank you so much. It’s always nice to hear of a love like this that once existed and still does in the heart of the one who’s been left behind… Belle :-)
Date: 7/23/2021 8:13:00 PM
Such a beautiful poem, Belle. I loved it, and I'll bet he did, too. It was a marvelous gift you gave him.
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Date: 7/24/2021 4:25:00 PM
Thank you very much Milton, my friend did love the poem, as did his son and daughter… Belle
Date: 7/23/2021 7:58:00 PM
Belle, this is truly lovely! Such a thoughtful gift for your friend. Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 7/23/2021 8:05:00 PM
Thank you Kim, so very nice of you. Blessings to you too… Belle
Date: 7/23/2021 7:47:00 PM
A beautiful and touching tribute Belle, best wishes
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Date: 7/23/2021 8:03:00 PM
Thank you so much Joseph, I truly appreciate that… Belle
Date: 7/23/2021 6:09:00 PM
aww Belle I have a huge lump in my throat reading the notes and moving poem, going to add this to my faves - a poem that sadly many can relate to when they lose a lifelong partner, hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/23/2021 6:25:00 PM
Thank you Jan, I hadn’t heard the song that my friend really loved and looked it up. There’s a version by Hayley Westenra on YouTube that’s so beautiful it brings tears to one’s eyes. Hugs, Belle xx