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Tear Stained Love
by Kathleen L. McDonald

Thursday, November 25, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Sometimes love isn't what we expect it to be


Tear Stained Love

 

There was a time I loved you beyond life

I put all my aspirations behind me

Your ambitions and dreams to fulfill

No matter how long it would be

 

But it was not to be a fairy tale love

There were no glittering stars up above

You had other things on your mind

For me there was never any time

 

It was all about you right from our first date

I never realized it until it was too late

I gave my all and you took it in

Now I don’t know where I begin

 

My pillow stains with tears of love

As each night I dream my dreams

Nothing is as it should be

There is no eternal love for me

 

Temper and abuse were your traits

I found out much too late

No feelings seeped through your tough skin

Your tenderness and love I would never win

 

Leaving was my best choice

I needed to be free and use my voice

No more tears will I ever shed for you

No more unmarked avenues

 

 

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Reviewed by baz busbe 4/17/2011
Such a sad story but one that shows such strength as they leave the abuse behind. Great write. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 1/26/2011
Kathy,

What a heartbreaking love story. And you are correct, love isn't always as we expect it to be. Wonderful write.

Mary
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/30/2010
So sad when love is one sided, so good when one finds the courage to end it.
Reviewed by stan nassano 11/28/2010
Some say...we are here to learn lessons, Life's ahard lessone which your poem brings to us in a very real poigant heart breaking way... thanks sorry, Life is hard is what i 've learned thanks fro sharing
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 11/26/2010
This speaks so well of a broken heart Kathleen. Hang in there until the right one comes along; the one who will appreciate all you have to give.

Peace and Blessings,
Marcia
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/26/2010
As always Kathleen you put your heart and soul into your writing and it shows...beautiful.
fee
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 11/25/2010
We all need a love doctor at times to give us advice on the best partner. There ain't no cure for love, Leonard Cohen sang it well.

I hope you are looking back, Kathleen, from a place of happiness!
Reviewed by Andy Turner 11/25/2010
Heck! I sure can empathise.
It is an insane pain when the "love of your life" is selfish, arrogant, uncaring and perpetually blind, living in their private, tiny world.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/25/2010
I really think there are people who do not know how to love; it is a great affliction and capable of doing much harm. Thank you, Kathleen. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 11/25/2010
Kathleen,I feel the pain in your words... Truly, I feel the pain in your words and would so wish for you a happier and a brighter future with whomever you find that you love, that loves you in return... My best wishes to you my dear friend.
Mark
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/25/2010
So many wait too long before they escape. Last sentence shows the brutality in this kind of relationship.

George



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