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First Love
by John Rockie Coppolella
Sunday, August 22, 2010
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Do you remember your first love? I will never forget mine.

This poem was a lifetime coming to birth,
A pail full of memories, anguish and joy,
Now it is ready into the world to be born,
Written simply about this girl and a boy.

You came a ray on sunny summer’s day,

My mind taking wings with other things,

Fresh out of school you made me a fool,

You played fiddle with my heartstrings.


I fell so in love with you, 

Just the girl next door,

Though I knock no more.

Truly it was you I adored.


“Prove you really love me.”
“If it's real it will forever last.”
You said cruelly staking my heart,
I cried, "My love will pass the test!”


You toyed with me,

In your girlish way.

I fell hard for you,

I gave myself away.


Your kitten-ness and fun smile

Expanded my life with pure joy,

You were not just any ole' girl,

And I was no longer just a boy.


When you tired of me,

When you had your fill.

You tossed me aside,

I did think myself to kill.


My awful pain and darkness ruled,

Chaining me down for many years,

Facedown in a dungeon of despair,

Crying, I drowned in a pool of tears.


It is a crushing sad cruelty of life,

That we can never give out love,

Or reveal our hearts without risk,

Nor can I ever unlove love.





















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Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 1/31/2012
Reviewed by Susan Smith 9/9/2010
Such a range of emotions ... from youth and innocence to older, sadder, wiser.

"Nor can I unlove you ... my love"
Love abides forever.
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 9/2/2010
Fell BLESSED that at least you HAD a first love.. I have never had such a glorious experience..I know I know..the pain's no fun however even the pain is a sweet kind of pain isn't it?
Oh well, perhaps in another time and existence I may be blessed with a first love.. grateful for you have 'lived' much because of her ( still ARE) just look at what you have created because of HER.. :)))

Beautiful work.. :))


Vesna :)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/28/2010
My first "love" I can recall vividly. She was in grade one and I in grade two. I can still see her wearing a white blouse, short red and black plaid skirt, white tights, black shoes and her short dark hair with bangs. Her name was Louisette. She never hurt me except when her family moved; I was devastated. I've had other loves since then and I can relate to what you express as it applies to more than one of them. Thank you, Rockie. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 8/25/2010
We never forget our first love. Mine left me and moved to Australia. I ended up getting a very bad ulcer that is still around. It is better to have loved than not loved. Even though it hurts like a knife the experience is worth the pain. Take care, ~Chessly
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/22/2010
Me H S School G Friend Her Parents Broke Us Up,i.e. My Momma Called It Puppy Love--You'll Get Over It...

1974 I Go PA Tow Car Back CA--1st Day Pull Gas Station I Hear Girl Yell Hey Bud- Turn It Was 4'8' Doris (Divorced) 3 Of Her 6' Tall Kids-She Married Pill Hill (Thief)Reformatory Jerk!

I Thank (God) It Happened (H S Break Up) That Very Moment--I Could Be Paying $ Child Support 6 Kids -Huh! I Said Hi- Got In My 73 Olds Got My Ass Outa There Real Fast!

IT BE SO: Some People Just Don't Know How Lucky They (You) Are!!

Keep Em Comen...

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/22/2010
Yes, Rockie, every breakup seems to chip away at the heart, some more than others. I know this feeling. Your poetry is becoming more expressive, feelings-wise. Nicely done. Hope you are well:)
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/22/2010
poignant read
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/22/2010
Rejection by the one you love can be a devastating feeling and one not forgotten.
Reviewed by The Poetess 8/22/2010
Sounds like real love to me -
The kind that drifts upon the sea
Until it dares turn back to land
And reach out for another hand.
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