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Tears with Vince

Gone
Like I meant nothing
two years of nothing
unsurprising really
I always knew I loved more

Heart breaking
I keep it together
allowing only private tears
so family and friends 
remain unconcerned

They never knew 
exactly how much 
I loved you
We loved our way
away from them

Another break
we’d had several
and always fixed it 
but not this time
this time you left

Outwardly I smiled
went places with friends
Danced, sang
but inside I crumbled
My joy was gone

Living on hold
loving long distance
waiting for the call
a connection to prove
I was not forgotten

Friends assumed
I was good
ready to move on
They never knew
Until Vince sang his song

Right there
in front of them 
welling in silently
as the dam cracked
and then flooded

Love and Loneliness
flowed from cracks
and proved the song true
“I never knew lonely
‘til you”

Song: I Never Knew Lonely by Vince Gill
Heartbreak circa 1992

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 5/26/2015 8:32:00 AM
A well written engrossing poem filled with sadness, dealing with questions of lost love, and a whirl wind of emotions. The pain of love lost to time burns in the heart and consumes the soul. Emile #7
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/26/2015 10:48:00 AM
Thanks Emile, your opinion is always appreciated my friend.
Date: 5/25/2015 1:41:00 PM
Favorite lines among many: 'as the dam cracked and then flooded'...Yes indeed Janet, many (including me) can identify with that. My favorite song by Vince is 'When I Call Your Name' with Patty Loveless. Thank you for this - Tim
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/26/2015 8:08:00 AM
Thank you Tim.."Trying to Get Over You" is probably my fave. Yes those dang dams and there leaks get you every time. Glad you stopped by! ~Jan
Date: 5/24/2015 10:54:00 PM
Wow now one can really feel the loss and loneliness in this poem! great write!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/26/2015 7:57:00 AM
Thanks so much Arthur. I always appreciate when you stop by. Jan
Date: 5/22/2015 9:35:00 PM
Wow! I love this! I'm a huge country music fan! My friend is actually opening up for Vince August 8th! Beautiful poem!:)
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/23/2015 12:30:00 PM
Wow..what an honor for your friend! Glad you liked it!
Date: 5/22/2015 9:22:00 PM
The hardest part is pretending that nothing is wrong...putting on the game face in front of friends and family....I went through the same thing. glad you made it out Jan
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/23/2015 12:27:00 PM
Me too Tim. I think it makes us appreciate the love we find more.
Date: 5/22/2015 2:11:00 PM
Such a heartache Janet ... Can feel the sorrow in your write . The loss is as great as the love ... Great love / Epic crash ... hugs Janet ... Bev
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/22/2015 3:11:00 PM
Well broken hearts do not have to be fatal...thanks goodness...Still have fond memories of those two years...But that's true I think..the greater the love the harder the crash...I forgot my safety belt. =-/
Date: 5/22/2015 12:46:00 PM
I can relate to this big style Janet - saving face in front of family and friends yet dying inside - just a single song made memories flood back and the tears flow - great write:-) Hugs Jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/22/2015 1:40:00 PM
Best to let the emotions flow Janet - with things like this we never know when it will hit us:-( I realised from the poem that the singer was Vince :-) Hugs Jan xx
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/22/2015 1:31:00 PM
I probably should have added a note to this...as to the song explanation..since Vince in the artists Vince Gill...not the guy's name..LOL It was a rather spectacular moment, I stunned my best friend's fiance wordless..I'm sure there was a very awkward silence after I left the room but could not bring myself to care.....One should never apologize for loving.