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Bittersweet
by Regis Auffray

Friday, June 24, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Bittersweet

At last I chase
these aching thoughts of you
From my soul
one by one
bittersweet memories
of our affair
in this brief life
like ephemeral butterflies
rising from a meadow
they vanish in the dark forest
beyond
my consciousness
and leave my soul
empty and white
like the meadow
all ready
waiting for winter
and the snow
Thus am I allowed to wallow
in wistful masochistic melancholy
while waiting for another
to fill the void


 

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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/16/2014
The only thing I like Bitter Sweet - is bitter sweet dark chocolate.
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 1/7/2013
Reading this poem with a pause after each line does not create for a smooth flow and makes for a disruptive read because of it. Rearranging the lines may help fix this issue. Hope you understand what I am trying to say here. Perhaps that is just me though...

The content is great and moving and one readers will relate to. I know I do! Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 6/27/2010
Can another truly fill the void? If they can, I think it was never what we imagined it to be in the first place. Bittersweet, indeed. Touches this heart, Regis! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/6/2010
YES!...YOU CAME THROUGH AND SURVIVED!!! STILL LIMPING, A HEART THAT IS ON THE ROAD TO COMPLETE RECOVERY.... 'MOVES ON'. THANKS FOR SHARING. BLESSINGS AND LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader) 4/1/2010
A lovely dark dream this seems to paint--"pain is ... unique"--I tend to love bitter sweet, for some reason--well titled and well written.
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 11/18/2009
Excellent write I love your honesty! and I pray that God Himself will heal and fill every void Regis! You really have a beautiful gift that is much appreciated and loved! Be encouraged and may the Lord always bless and sustain you in all that you are going through!


Much Love,
Always!!
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 7/12/2009
Regis,
my heart aches for you! So very sad. Very well written.
amour et paix,
Nicole
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/13/2009
Powerful...and perfectly titled.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/20/2008
Regis,

You ensnared the word 'Bittersweet' perfectly . . . thanks for this!


Best regards,

Lance
Reviewed by Tabitha Carter 9/28/2008
Always find beauty with winter, as well....like a soft blanket of white protecting the earth from the frostbite that may harm the tender seedling of love. Love again, for spring is bounce-back action.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 7/25/2008
Regis,
I don't often read or disagree with others' comments, but I have to disagree with one of the comments this time. I think this poem captures the perfect metaphor for that in-between time, waiting for love to strike once more. It's foolish to hop into another relationship when the previous one was so special. After the "butterflies" fly off, the healing begins, thus the field waiting ready for snow. It's a time of reflection, self-awareness, and processing. You store the good times and hopefully let the bad times go. You titled this one perfectly! Love and Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 4/26/2008
The last 4 lines of this ruin it a bit. It's like you state all these absolutely gorgeous images and reveal a person who had grown like a butterfly and then add on those 4 lines of a person who has yet to realize that the only person to fill that void is themself-because until we can love and like being with ourselves, we never WILL fill the void we all naturally have, I love this poem so much, that the ending threw me off as this is a beautiful poem.
Reviewed by Mary Coe 2/13/2008
Powerful and deep. Very nicely written.
Reviewed by Sheri Uy 12/14/2007
This is a beautiful rendition of moving on. While thoughts of the past would like to linger a little bit more, the heart is ready for a fresh start to venture once more into a newness that can fill the void left by 'bittersweet memories'. Another work of art, Reg.

Be well,
Sheri
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 9/15/2007
Beautiful and meaningful, you have a gift.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 9/3/2007
bittersweet fruit, like bittersweet chocolate lingers on for a while, you captured that wonderfully in words and picture! Much healing my friend! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Melinda Josiah Geaumont 8/8/2007
Beautifully written - I loved the imagery of the meadow waiting for winter and snow as the soul awaits the comfort of another.
:) Melinda
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 6/23/2007
bittersweet memories are acrid and sugary and leave me feeling slightly sick. I relate to your words here. Waiting for the winter of feelings. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Dawn Dancer Lilo (Reader) 4/29/2007
I love the way your poems just piece together and don't leave you thinking there's a piece missing. I love your poetry when put together leaves abeautiful picture to enjoy.

Keep writing always and forever
Lilo
Reviewed by Debra Baker 3/14/2007
Affairs' sometimes leave bittersweet turmoil in our soul. Our thought pattern consumes the moments entwined in such bliss. Until the season's change and time standing still and alone, leave the heart open for another. Regis, this poem was spectacular, I loved it.
The picture was a perfect selection for this poem. Bravo!
Reviewed by jeff potter 3/10/2007
I don't think this is a sad poem, there's a resignation in the words and a moving on. I love the imagery as I have in a number of your poems; you take us there, to the woods and meadows to see the butterflies rise and into your emotions.
Beautiful
Reviewed by Bill Grimes Jr. 2/24/2007
It takes courage and genuine heartfelt desire to bare our souls on the alter of public criticism. I admire your work my friend and feel your intent. Thank you for having the balls to share.......

Peace,

Bill
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/8/2007
I like this poem, I like your words!!!!!!!! You have beautiful soul!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 3/16/2006
Excellent description of the hollowness at the end of an affair.

Janet
Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 8/8/2005
Wow, I feel the pain in this write...it leaves a cold hollow feeling in my chest. Wonderful job Regis.
Reviewed by Theresa Rayman (Reader) 8/2/2005
This one is aptly titled, as bittersweet is exactly the feeling I took away from it. You have a wonderful "complete" style to your writing that I enjoy very much, from the titles to the pictures you use with each poem. Good work!
Take Care-TGR
Reviewed by Michael Ault 7/16/2005
Been there. You capture the feelings.

Mike Ault
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 7/8/2005
As a tear < <tear>> falls, forms a lake- Feelings from this BEAutiful Poem Reg- swell in my mind. I like this alot- Sooo movinggggg and Honest of your feelings for a special person in your heart-Soul... REFRESh and allow the FAith to remain! Thank you 4 sharing this with us all! DEEPLY mOvingggggg... and the pict. a 1000 words and feelings appear out of it-Many HuGs 2 U- Lady,Sheee *Sheila I hope your well REg.
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 7/3/2005
Moving on is good...sometimes. It's the waiting, I don't like. Waiting is healing, though. I enjoyed this deep writing.

Hugs,
Pier
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/30/2005
Hi Regis:

This was a deep and sad poem. I've often like your writings, even in the "Blogs" section.

I don't understand why you had taken them all down.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o(
Reviewed by rita pilbrow carlsson 6/30/2005
Oh this is just adorable. READABLE poetry, you are a master at Regis.
I can only hope that one day,I will learn to express myself so deeply but so simply!So fantastically well done Regis!

The void can be filled with Many a Golden thing. What is right for the poem's head actor I do not know, but I am hoping he will find it.
With admiration. from Rita across the Atlantic.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/30/2005
Deep and painful Reg
Agree with Michelle and Chanti below
Let God fill the Void , and he will find one worthy of your love
Peter
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 6/29/2005
Regis, I like this... that soul empty and white...
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 6/28/2005
Very profound write, regis!!

" .. they vanish in the dark forest
beyond
my consciousness
and leave my soul
empty and white
like the meadow
all ready
waiting for winter
and the snow ..."

Powerful write on loneliness and longing!

God bless, Regis.

Sandie.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 6/28/2005
Powerfully soulful writing!
Reviewed by Cles Wilson 6/28/2005
Excellent write. Powerful feelings expressed showing the depth of emotions encountered.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/27/2005
Beautiful, painful and necessary, Regis. We must allow emotions' tap to run and run until the pent-up and "tarnished" waters run clear again, purged and re-energised, all the toxins gone. THEN what remains are remembrances pure and life-giving; redeeming the creative and soul-building elements of the past relationship and not it's screw-turning bullet points. So agree with Nordette and others, who see this fallow and winter field more as the virgin canvas which just awaits the fresh breath of inspiration to colour it; a vast space full of potential for hope and la piece de resistance. Your life and soul are a masterpiece and with every poem we are privileged to share a part of it's unveiling. You feed our souls as you yourself are fed. Spring WILL come, Regis; allow yourself some foetal winter sleep... every tear bottled to fall as dew again on fresh spring blades which will be even greener ... Bless you and my prayers for peace and refreshment. LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 6/27/2005
<empty and white
like the meadow
all ready
waiting for winter
and the snow>

Great imagery here, thank you!
Reviewed by Linda Roman 6/26/2005
very deep... love it
Reviewed by Dave Harm 6/26/2005
Beautiful write... I do the same thing when a relationship ends. I write a farewell letter then read it to a friend and then burn it, then it is real...
Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 6/26/2005
Strong words Regis, painting a vivid picture of the pain and emptyness inside.
Who can heal the wounds? Guess only time can...
Stay well.
Love
Amira
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 6/26/2005
We all wish for our relationships to endure. Expecting someone to fill a void is too big a request. No one could ever measure up to that. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 6/26/2005
Beautiful Reg...time of healing...
Be well and take care of yourself,

ann
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/26/2005
You've defined and devined the word, Bitter-Sweet.

Ron
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 6/25/2005
Don't wait, just live; the rest will come. Beautifully penned, Regis. Much enjoy your work.
Best,
Carolyn
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert 6/25/2005
Chilling write. Very well penned. Hope all is well w. you, take care Reg!
Reviewed by Seth Mullins (Reader) 6/25/2005
I can feel the chill wind blowing through this one, friend Regis. A brave and unflinching write.
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 6/25/2005
Very beautiful romantic poem
another gem by the great poetic spirit
love it
love and peace
Huda
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 6/25/2005
And I am certain that one who is worthy of your affections will
soon arrive. Poets never seem to be destitute for very long.
Best to you, Regis...a fine poem, indeed!
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 6/25/2005
Who hasn't ached for the filling of the void? This poem strikes at the longing in each of us. It seems your own pain runs deep, my friend.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/25/2005
"wistful masochistic melancholy"

You have coined a great statement here, Regis, something we all wish we had...Ed
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/25/2005
Awwwwww..this is filled with positive thoughts even thou heartfelt!!

"in wistful masochistic melancholy
while waiting for another
to fill the void "

I can relate to the feeling of these lines...and size of the void...well I know the perfect one to fill mine!!

Love TinkaSweets
Reviewed by Paul Williams 6/25/2005
Hauntingly beautiful Regis but with a saddness that touches deeply...I'm sure the void will be filled soon my friend.

Paul;-}
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 6/25/2005
Ah, how deeply this poem touched me, I liked this so very much, love the way you expressed the loss and pain in this, outstanding.

Reindeer
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 6/24/2005
Reg,

This is such a soulfilled beautifully expressed poem. It's gorgeous! Noone else could express these feelings so honestly and beautifully as you. You and this poem are a masterpiece! The soul and heart must release the darkness to fill with the light, the Light is always and always will be greater than the darkness. The butterflies will be born and fly free in the meadow, more beautiful than those previous now vanishing into the forest. I love the way you expressed that. Your minds eye from your heart and soul is Superb!!

je t'aime oodles and bunches! je t'aime yer stuff.
Reg/is the Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow! xoox You always remember that. xoox I've got proof!

All my loving friendship and more, Tracey
Hey remember if all else fails you've always got me. We'd be a colorful pair for sure and what a different life you'd have I'd keep ya on your toes and drive you to the coo coo farm no vehicle needed. and you'd not have time to be sad, you'd be chasin' me wanting to ring my neck.lol but true think of the excercise too you'd get. (c :) luv ya Reg. are ya smilin' you'd better be! (c :) xoox je t'aime my friend je t'aime muchas!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/24/2005
excellence in your writes
enjoyed much


William ....Peace
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 6/24/2005
"wistful masochistic melancholy"

Oooooh! Lovely!

Julie
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 6/24/2005
to wallow
in wistful masochistic melancholy

now that's certainly an original line, Regis, and it seems to fit the conflicted atmosphere of a poem which surely bled from your very soul. the poem does its job. peace and love to you, Dawn
Reviewed by jude forese 6/24/2005
beautiful ambiance and and potent to this one ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/24/2005
I hope that void is filled soon. You project your feelings so well Regis,very touching to the core...

Eileen
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 6/24/2005
Your pen is golden, Regis and your ability to paint a picture of an emotion exceptional. It is sad when we lose a love, but if we can take the time to learn to love ourselves as much or more than we loved that other, we will be fine...and when the next "one" comes along, ready to greet them without the load of baggage from the last "one". Regrouping is both sad and empowering at the same time.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 6/24/2005

Regis you are really an artist.
Here you've written another out-standing
piece! Really Good work!!

Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 6/24/2005
Gorgeous poem, but you know my view on this otherwise. That Michelle Close Mills hit it. :-)

Snow, pristine casket cover of Earth,
securing secrets of a heart on winter's holiday...
In darkness of extended chill and echoless sighs,
within the frozen shroud, frost bites,
working mysteries with wisdom,
preserving seeds for a season
until the universe releases door keys
to blooms, vibrant fields of healing color,
purple, blue, marigold, and you,
all new and ready for no ordinary love.

© Copyright 2005 Nordette Adams
~~Nordette
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 6/24/2005
Beautifully done. R
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 6/24/2005
Reg, only God is able to fill voids...people will disappoint us, or fail us in some way. Only God can be there in all the ways that count. Be well my friend. Michelle
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/24/2005
this says so much about life in general and the truth that we only learn with age and a lot of bitter lessons. Life does go on and another is always there to fill the empty gap if we allow it, but is it the one we truly want? Only you can answer that.

Felix
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 6/24/2005
Dear Regis,
It is not necessary to forget but to accept. Beautiful moments are never lost. Find wholeness in of yourself and offer that to the world. You are a special human being with so much to offer. I pray you find the love you crave and that it is returned in full measure. As always you write with such feeling. Who can fail to be moved?
With love Chanti
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/24/2005
Yes, "and leave my soul / empty and white." That is because it will be virginal once more when the REAL one saunters by, Regis.
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/24/2005
Deep feelings expressed in this write, that may be soothed or forgotten when another comes into your life to fill the void.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/24/2005
Regis,

The sadness you feel is clearly imaged in your words, and felt by the reader--you connected with my soul, dear friend.

Very powerfully written emotions--BRAVO!

(((((HUGS)))))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader) 6/24/2005
hauntingly beautiful!
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 6/24/2005
Well for something new to come in, sometimes you have to let the old go out. then it takes a moment for new things to start. tres bien.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 6/24/2005
Romantic Good Write_

But-----Only You alone Can Fill That Void...

She SIMPLE Helps You Not Overcome It --Only Relieve It!!

TRASK
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/24/2005
awwwww, mon ami, this is so sad, but oh, so beautiful! very well done; bravo!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, ton ami, karen lynn a texas. :)



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