Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Letter



The letter was worn, with inky smears,
words were faded by long dried tears.
But time cannot fade the feelings within;
when hearts are broken, no one can win.
No one to fault, no one to blame;
pride protects feelings, hearts to reclaim.
Years have passed, hearts have grown old;
feelings have died or long since grown cold.
Still, the letter holds silent questions inside:
what could have been had both hearts tried.     



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19 comments:

  1. Such a simple truth makes this all the more beautiful and very sad.

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    1. I appreciate your thoughts, Gail. Thank you.

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  2. Oh my, Annie, you did it again, you almost brought tears to my eyes - I am quickly blinking them away.
    This is so beautiful...
    Thank you for being my friend.
    And for sharing your poem with my Saturday art.

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    1. Claudia, I am touched. I try to move people when I write. I want them to feel. To have you say this makes my day. Thank you for being my friend, and for inviting me into your art world. Hugs.

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  3. "had both hearts tried"... questions from the past.

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    1. Exactly, Pix. Too many have regrets, and sometimes miss what they do have because of it.

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  4. One never knows, but my heart of heart believes anything is possible when both hearts try. My mother always said, what's meant to be will be. This was really lovely, and thought-provoking for me!

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  5. A beautiful poem Annie. I know of someone who never tried again and stayed single with only regrets till her death. Such a sad story.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  6. Your writing could be the lyrics for a great song.

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  7. Such a lovely poem. Years from now, people won't even know what a hand-written letter looks like!

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  8. A sad "what might have been" poem. Lovely!

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  9. Excellent writing as always. I think we can all relate.

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  10. I relate as I have had a similar feeling. Many of us here have. I wish sometimes that my heart and the other HAD tried with the vigor that the impasse deserved.
    xo

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  11. Wow, that was really moving, McGuffy Ann. Especially the last line.

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  12. That was so moving!!! There's more of a story there. Or, maybe that's how the story goes until we find The One who completes the tale. :)

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  13. Another very powerful story. You truly have a talent for touching our hearts with your words. Thank you. Love and warm hugs, Janet

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