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One Stone

I stand before you just an empty shell
My dreams and all my fantasies are dead
You’ve changed my paradise to living hell
Betrayal’s sting to sorrow’s strife you’ve wed

Was I not good enough to meet your need?
Did I fall short in giving of my love?
Oh, tell me now, how could you do this deed?
Have you no fear of God who rules above? 

Was she much better than I am to you?
Was her embrace a sweeter, safer place?
I love you still; you know my heart is true,
Yet no regret or love shows on your face

My heart is dead, and soon your eyes will see
One stone that marks my grave, then pity me!

For John Lawless's Contest
One Stone
November 13, 2007

Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 11/16/2017 4:21:00 PM

    Eileen, glad I found this.....it missed the placement in my contest .... curing me of "Premier" contests and their limitations.
  1. Date: 11/16/2017 1:11:00 AM

    A powerful, deep sonnet, Eileen. Love it - and in particulat the brilliant final couplet. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
  1. Date: 11/15/2017 8:35:00 PM

    You put such emotion in this write Eileen, as only you can. You got me feeling so emotional, and then I saw it is for a contest. A winner in my eyes already. Just brilliant...Maria xxx
  1. Date: 11/15/2017 12:12:00 AM

    No man is worth dying over, but the pain is so great it feels like a death sentence. You expressed that kind of heartwrenching pain so exquisitely Eileen! Best of luck in the contest. : )
  1. Date: 11/14/2017 10:04:00 PM

    Yes, Eileen, drained of love can make one feel like one of those hollow stone garden ornaments, pretty on the outside, nothingness within. A fine write, good luck in the contest. Viv x
  1. Date: 11/14/2017 9:57:00 AM

    Dear Eileen: Lovely this poem of yours. A vivid complaint with flair. Leon
  1. Date: 11/14/2017 1:32:00 AM

    So sad so heart-rending.This 'one stone' is the metaphor of true love-massive and rigid.Regards.
  1. Date: 11/13/2017 8:41:00 PM

    Beautiful and sad, my best to you lovely xomo
  1. Date: 11/13/2017 7:03:00 PM

    You did this very well Eileen. You have washed us in sadness and if we are not careful we will be pulled under by the undertow of emotions. Good luck in the contest although I expect no luck will be required.
  1. Date: 11/13/2017 4:55:00 PM

    very powerful and perfect for the topic of the contest. best of luck, eileen...
  1. Date: 11/13/2017 12:16:00 PM

    Infidelity ... the ultimate betrayal in an relationship, such sad lines Eileen and the final couplet is heartbreaking. good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx

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