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One Last Time

I pondered on how I could 
revive our love,
wandered over the mountains, 
through the clouds above-
I needed much more than you 
could ever give,
a reason for completeness, 
had so much joy to give-

I forgot how sensitive lost 
time could ever be,
regretting all the moments
of strange possibility-
I was sanctified, 
as you lied, 
I wept, 
I cried- 
was I too blind to see?
All the dismay in front of me…
oh, you left, 
and I tried-
tried to save our love one last time. 

A loss so great to endure
in such madness, 
a cost paid so pure created
in sadness-
a panic of wisdom and
a relief so deep, 
I didn’t want to hear you,
for your secret, I did keep.
Forgiveness reeks down my
trembling spine,
I was listening, 
you defied-
oh, you left, 
and I tried-
tried to save our love one last time. 

Free me and lose me, 
need me and choose me-
toss me aside, 
a love so denied-
oh, you left, 
and never tried-
to save our love…
one last time. 

August 1st, 2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 8/5/2017 11:08:00 PM
Wonderfully-crafted poem, full of emotion and heart-wrenching melancholy - all my favorite things! This is exquisite, Laura - I so adore your writing, and a well-deserved win! Blessings and congrats! <3
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 8/5/2017 11:09:00 PM
I have to fav it!
Date: 8/5/2017 3:55:00 PM
Hi Laura, fantastic poem. I love this line, 'Forgiveness reeks down my trembling spine'.., memorable and the poem, tender heartbreak. Congrats on your placement!
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Date: 8/4/2017 2:37:00 PM
So lovely Luloo. Congratulations on your high placement! : )
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Date: 8/4/2017 1:43:00 PM
Really beautiful poem Laura... congratulations for the win.
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Date: 8/4/2017 12:20:00 PM
I thought this must be you Laura, the style and the internal rhyme, gets me every time, congrats on a fine placement, in a very difficult contest to judge!
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Date: 8/1/2017 3:19:00 PM
- A beautiful heartbreaking poem, Laura - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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