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· Relative Terror

· A Different Point of View

· Death and The Dreamer

· Flutterby

· Light, Dark, Gray

· About Self

· One step to far...

· A warning in vain

· Think Before You Speak

· On Being Thankful

· A Dead Giveaway

· My Councilor

· Farwell to a friend

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  To Begin and Fall
by JoAnna Drelleshak
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Just another on the roller coaster that is life. Written in the 1980's.


Everyone I'm close too

Seems to always go away.

What did I do so wrong in the past?

To make me hurt today?


The little security I had,

Was demolished long ago

By someone who felt it inside,

But refused to let it show.


Is anyone every sincere,

Or is it just a game to play?

"I love you" shouldn't mean so much.

They're just words people say.


"It's better to have loved and lost,

Then to have never loved at all."

Have I ever really loved?

Or did I just begin and fall.

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Reviewed by Shirley Long 4/12/2014
Lovely romantic poem JoAnna. I enjoyed reading it today. Each verse
conveyed a message about love and I really liked the verses "It's better to have loved and lost, then to have never loved at all". I agree.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/8/2014
Not much has changed in the past 30 years.
Reviewed by pat medlin 4/7/2014
thoughts that most can identify with...nice expression of wondering
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/6/2014

poignant read

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/6/2014
Could've been me writing this back in the 80s when my wife left me for no damn reason at all.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/6/2014
Great poem!! And I couldn't agree more on Diana's comment.

Reviewed by Diana Wiles 4/6/2014
If someone leaves, it means they were not meant to be with us...and some of us have many more experiences than time we generally become more balanced, and draw better experiences and people more suited to us into our lives...also as we get older we tend to see these 'relationships' more philosophically...or at least try to!
Best wishes,
Reviewed by Isabella Koldras 4/5/2014
..."just begin (to love) and fall"...ingenious play

on the phrase to "fall in love" begin

with...who knows?...

Enjoyed your poem, immensely!

Thank you JoAnna, for sharing your verse.
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