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You Once Loved Me
by John H Bidwell
Friday, June 18, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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You Once Loved Me

There was a time; it seems so long ago,
And far removed from all that we now know-
A time forgotten, soon as it was past-
When I believed that love was meant to last.

As chapters pass and all the plots unfold;
The happy ending never to be told-
And I still stand on what was once our stage-
Stuck in the past, before you turned the page.

Still in the scenes those two young lovers played-
Unmindful of mistakes that would be made,
Or intervention from some bitter hand-
The things that I will never understand.

It’s such a stage, so beautiful a place-
Where lovers met, where all was but God’s grace-
And I’m still there, a solitary man-
With gone- my dream of any kind of plan.

I never dreamed that any witch’s brew
Could make a witch of one as kind as you-
Antagonists must come and play their part,
And leave you bitter too, without a heart.

You gave away your child, too much like me?
So innocent and trusting as can be.
A part of you that had to be denied-
The truth that only witches need to hide.

Your child and I are fine, you get some praise-
From one you did not love enough to raise.
But you once loved me, beauty still remains-
Your memory became our phantom pains.

John H. Bidwell





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Reviewed by stan nassano 11/5/2010
wow,stuck in the past, you nailed this one,I like how you kept the form with out loosing the power of the poem,sounds heartfelt if so,hope someday you leave the past behind,but thanks for sharing
Reviewed by David Maclellan 6/29/2010
John, this is truly a work of raw emotion that must have taken courage (and a bit of reflective pain) to pen. Chin up buddy, a great write and a sad, emotive read.
Best regards, David
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/28/2010
Painful, honest, and truly John, you share a universal and timeless theme of this world/life via your verses here. Thank you, friend. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/21/2010
John it's so painful to read but so honest and real. Beautifully, powerfully penned, deeply felt.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 6/21/2010
A fine achievement in verse, John
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/19/2010
Sad, intense, powerful....and well done.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/18/2010
The amazing thing about this poem is the ability of the writer to still be able to look back with kindness if not complete understanding.
Reviewed by pat medlin 6/18/2010
one does well without interventions of witches'll see

beautiful sad words...patmedlin
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/18/2010
This is such an intensely beautiful poem.
It sounds as if the journey has been thousands of miles, keep urging your horse forward ~
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 6/18/2010
Your poem is filled with heartbreak and it brought tears to my eyes. Amidst the heartbreak this reader sees a small ray of hope still remaining. There are times when life really stings and the pain is intense. I applaud you John.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/18/2010
Powerfully penned, John, one feels the sadness in these lines. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 6/18/2010
John: A very intense poem about Love. Don't ever give up hope, my friend that one day the woman of your dreams is out there waiting for you to find her.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/18/2010
Wow! Very sad tale unfolded in such a striking way....well done, John. I truy enjoyed reading your poem.


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