Author Archives: hopeless romantic

226 – Sempre Fine

When does love begin?
When does love end?
Is love forever?
Or never- ever?

Past present future
Yesterday today tomorrow
It’s here where forever lies
Where love forever abides

Is love?

Does love’s arc
Ever parallel your reality?
Does the past
kiss the present?
Does the preset
Hold the future?

How long does your forever last?
Is there a forever and a day?
Ageless love
Timeless love
Un sempre per amore
Sempre fine
ti amore per sempre

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025 – Another Place Another Time

She watched me off with another
A longing in her heart to be my lover
Her lips remained silent her eyes an occasional glance
A love denied never a chance
The pain of remembering A love locked away
A love in limbo promised for another day
Tears kept in a bottle dreams kept on hold
Solitary nights thoughts without ever so cold

A love that lingers is a love forever
It never forgets to remind
For unforgotten love is a love forever-never
A lover’s haunt played in rewind

Over time the heart remains fast
It carries love’s burden always in mime
Memories and dreams locked in the past
Waiting for the moment to come together
Another Place Another Time

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021 – A fool’s Love

Am I a fool for still loving her?
I was a fool for handing her my heart
Maybe it’s because I loved her too much
To love her any less wound tear me apart

I grieve for a love I can never have
A love that I once held in my arms
A love that only a fool would understand
A special love between a woman and a man

Fools hold on to dreams to beautiful to last
Never knowing in their hearts that they may pass
Fools hold on to love no matter how it seems
To let go would leave an emptiness full of forgotten dreams

Although A fool soon learns that with love comes pain
A fool’s heart will still go on
Searching for another love to dream of
For without love a fool’s heart cries in vain

But fools sometimes turn wise
Playing games that only wise men play
But they soon realize
That a fool’s love is the only love that survives

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225 – Love and Life

Hold on to love
The poets say
For like water
Love and life
Just drift away

How do you keep the love from fading?
Time doesn’t heal as they say
Time only moves love further away
Leaving remnants of love’s decay

Life will cease
Thoughts to descend
To a place unknown
To a place with no end
Where love dies
Only to be born again

Mortality is bitter
Life paralyzing
When love’s not realized
It flows into eternity
There to remain
An unfulfilled memory
No longer to sustain

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162 – Life’s Expiration Date

When the twilight appears
And the day’s put to rest
Your thoughts are your own
To ponder alone

No one talks about it
As if it’s taboo
That mortality that
Lives inside you

You awaken to that deep darkness
The darkness that follows
The darkness that swallows

You wake up in a cold sweat
You cogitate on the sound of your last beat
The sigh of your final breath
But it will keep
You put it to sleep
For it can wait
Life’s expiration date

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118 – What do we do?

What do we do when it’s no longer there?
The love the two of us shared

What do we do with the memories we made?
The ones that linger on, the ones that never fade

What do we do with the dreams left behind?
The ones that were yours
The ones that were mine

What do we do with the time on our hands
When we no longer share each others plans

What do we do when time lies?
When destiny rules
When fate distrusts
In our hearts they can never take away
Those things from us

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098 – Loving Two

Loving one is beautiful
Loving two is grand
Never dreamt never planed
But to whom do you offer your hand?

No one lives with an indecisive heart
A procrastinating heart will tear you apart
Torn between, you soon discover that
You became a disenchanted lover
You realize to discern is something you have to learn
It therefore becomes no surprise when you surmise
Holding on to two is hard to do
Letting go of one can’t be done
No matter who you choose
You will always lose

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092 – Do you Really find love?

Do you really find love in your dreams?
Do you really find love at first sight?
Do you really find love when you wish on a star?
Do you really find love if your heart tells you so?
Do you really find love in your very first kiss?
A memory you just can’t dismiss

Do you really find love in the morning dew?
April showers, fragrance of spring.
Garden flowers, a walk in the park,sunshine after a summer rain,
Warmth of a winter’s fire,or the touch of winter snow?
Are these the times that tell you so

Many follow their dreams looking for love
Others follow their hearts
while others do not know where to start
But here’s a question I believe to be true
Do you really fine love or those love find you?

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262 – My Time is Your Time (To Jennie)

Tears of silence
Flood the room
Surrounded stares
Sighing declares

You have one thought
As you lie and wait
Voices you here
Are not so clear

Dreams disappear
No longer needed
Life is still
No longer pleaded

Prayers in the room
Rise above
Joy and sorrow
Mixed with love

You stretch out your hand
You hear but can’t see
You feel the touch
That means so much

Your memories are locked
No more to be made
Shadows of family
Begin to fade

You cling to your faith
As you always do
Looking for peace and rest
Waiting for you

The angel came
Quenched the flame
Escorted you to heaven
In your Savior’s name

“The righteous perish and no one ponders it in his heart;
Devout men are taken away and no one understands
that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly enter into peace;
They find rest as they lie in death.”

Isaiah 57(1-2)

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259 – It’s Time to Say Good- by

“Giving up doesn’t mean your weak;
It means that you are strong enough to let go” unknown author
Not easy saying good-bye
Began with hope
Fell victim to fate
Time meant to borrow
Has left only sorrow
“Sadness flies away on the wings of time” Jean de la Fontaine
Empty silence
Empty tastes
Open prays
A barrage of tears

You owned the night
You ruled the day
Out of my hands
You slipped away

Back in ’09
Wanted to find
Lost in ’63
A part of me
Quickly learned
Love’s revere
“Let no one who loves be unhappy even love unreturned
Has its rainbow” James M. Barrie

These poems were yours
It’s always been
It started with you
It ends with you

A heavy sigh
Brings a sad good-bye
To lay my  pen aside
With humility and pride

I’ve done my best
I’ve past the test
It’s time I put it to rest
“True love doesn’t have a happy ending
because true love never ends.
Letting go is one way of saying
I love you.”
Unknown author

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