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Love Denied
by Budd Nelson

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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memories that maybe should have stayed silent from so long ago. I still had issues with getting them right. June 24 2012


She did not sneak into my life
we had known each other many years
neither my first love nor first lover.
I had went off to do service
and came home only on a leave
when a friend threw us together.
Neither of us expected it
but the ignition of our lust
exploded like pyrotechnics.

Now lust burned into searing love
a passion that consumed us both
married in haste before I left.
Eased at the beach near my training
we kissed, held and loved the night long
and let no one cool our ardor.
Rather quickly the time ended
I left for foriegn shores alone
and here in my troubles began.

She could not stand being alone
so soon after returning home
she was to be found nowhere there.
I did not get a Dear John note
my heart shattered, love not for me
so a judge and lawyer were found.
Next time home between tours of war
she found me and the fire relit
but when gone again, so was she.

In the years that did then follow
one more time she did find my space
this time narrowly I held sway.
No woman or girl ever held
my sanity and heart so firm
in their fickle grip after that.
Gone is the pain not memory
loves have come and later the loss
I wish them all love even her.


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Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 7/2/2012
Budd,
Outstanding write of emotions and memories.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Diana Legun 7/2/2012
Compelling introductory line "She did not sneak into my life" and setting for an alluring story. I like your style in the brevity of phrasing, which is more condusive of energy than if there had been added detail. "this time narrowly I held sway." carries overtones of many connotations, acute wording. The image of "...firm in their fickle grip.." gives added grace to the last line "I wish them all love even her." Marvelous and beautiful closing. In my eyes this is a deep thermal pool of aqua water, gorgeously scaldingly stunning....The Morning Glory Pool ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Laurel Lamperd 6/26/2012
What a sad sad story, Budd. I wonder if you hadn't gone to war how your lives would have panned out. Rainbows
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 6/26/2012
Amber and myself know why this sort of thing happens. Things happen for a reason, perhaps not to our own understanding why. I fully believe she is from your soul group, and perhaps unresolved issues from a previous life. Yes, and I can only say for myself and quite sure Amber would agree, reincarnation is alive and well for all.

People will come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime as they are supposed to. And in her case step back out, but the good thing is she left you with a memory as you did her. Relish in the good memories of love even if the pain was difficult. She gave you something you needed as you did her.

Beautiful Budd

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/26/2012
Riveting..you got my heart beating on this one for sure, beautifully expressed as sadness drips~
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/26/2012
Kool writing style, Budd...sad story, but penned in a great fashion!

Anna
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 6/25/2012
SIN_NER_SIN_ING...Sooooooo Clever *Budd*
all in caps at each beginning of each
phrase in disguise!!!! But loved the
poem also....


Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/25/2012
Bury these memories is all I can say, though I know that is harder said than done...e
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/25/2012
If this is true, she sure had a hold on you. I think if some of my exes returned, I would turn them away. Old chicks don't learn new tricks.

Ron
Reviewed by Odin Roark 6/25/2012
As well you should, for having experienced a "love" war of my own, I can attest to the validity that pain, not memories, will fade with time, but... unlike you, I have managed to stay clear of such drama repeated by finding a person who shuns most expected and accepted norms of the female psyche. Fortunate for me, "respect" has been learned as the longer lasting value of a relationship, for without it, love has no chance. It also helps immensely for both parties willing to express the feminine and masculine sides with equal fervor and confidence. Ironically, love follows rather effortlessly when mutual "respect" is sought and realized first. Another amazing revelation, age differences are really the most challenging factor, yet ultimately the most mundane elements in the judgment of rational intelligent long lasting compatibility and yes, love. I've had long lasting relationships of 23, 19 and now, without the anchor of a marriage certificate, I'm working with the real thing, going on 9 years. Again, respect was the factor missing most in other tenures, now the basic ingredient. Helps to find the partner is one's muse as well. I wish you well in your journey.
Reviewed by Richard King 6/25/2012
Budd, I have a DICK-IDIOM which seems appropriate here. It goes like this.

IDLE THOUGHTS/ROMANCE
“Love is like a simmering
pot of liquid.
Once you light a flame under it,
constant attention is required,
lest it boil itself dry.”

I don't know how that could possibly help you at this late date, but your rather revealing poem brought it to mind. Sometimes our writing process really makes us open up.

Nicely done. Dick
Reviewed by Laura Fall 6/25/2012
A heartfelt and touching write Laura
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/25/2012
This is a connection of a deeper kind. When this type of attraction occurs it is spiritual in nature, one cannot resist it. You two were lovers in another lifetime, that is why you keep finding each other. Sometime in another lifetime, you will be together and it will be the right time.

Much enjoyed this poem.

Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 6/25/2012
Sometimes a certain person, be that person female or male or younger or older, sometimes the love of that one single person remains within our memory throughout the time of our life. For me there was one special girl who's memory still stays with me sixty years since last seeing her. The thought no longer bothers me, but yet the thought is still there. Good words written here Budd.
Mark
Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/25/2012
YOU COULD HAVE WAITED FOR HER FOREVER...BUT SHE? ONE CANNOT 'WAIT' FOR 'LOVE'...WHEN THEY HAVE NEVER KNOWN TRUE LOVE. THANK GOD THIS IS IN THE PAST AND YOU ARE WELL OVER IT. I AM REMINDED OF THAT OLD SONG(SUNG BY NATALIE COLE)ENTITLED, 'I WISH YOU LOVE'. IT TAKES TIME TO GET THERE, BUT WHEN YOU ARRIVE THERE...YOU CAN WISH THEM...'LOVE'. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/25/2012
Relationships such as those remind us that yes love can be beautiful and magical but it can also be fleeting and we should enfold and enjoy each minute of it. Yes they may have caused you pain my friend but alas...also...such wonderful memories that other's may not have been as fortunate to share.
fee
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/24/2012
Strange, how something so precious as love, can be so easily be thrown away by so many now a days, I could feel your pain in your every word. Peace,
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/24/2012
Fickle means inconsistant. This was her nature. She was born with it. 'Too bad you were a victim of her mental birth defect. It had nothing to do with you, hon.

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/24/2012
I'm with Sandra, I feel my heart has been hacked thrice. Damn! Tough, man, the memories are almost as bad as the real thing sometimes. Hope you can finally and forever bury them.
Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader) 6/24/2012
A renascence of memories will leave us bleeding. You have brought me to the place as clearly as though I, too, had been there. Well done, Budd. As always, you write with feeling and paint with realistic imagery...

Sandy
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