the one i loved most

After Death

no two loves are the same.

i forgot to bury my hope

in the grave with you.  

i could live a thousand years

or marry a thousand beaus

have infinite children



no blazing afternoon

will shine with your pride

no future ever

holds any love

like what you took with you

into the other side of eternity.

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life_used_to_be_lifelike's picture

This is so beautiful. It

This is so beautiful. It about moved me to tears. Amazing write. 

"It is a terrible thing to be so open. It is as if my heart put on a face and walked into the world" -- Sylvia Plath.

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thanks lifelike,

i'm glad to hear that!!!  i guess i musta did something right lol

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I agree some loves burst open

I agree some loves burst open like sunshine rain others show you different beautes in love. Some are ugly, and some just make you so darn proud and are uplifting no matter what the circumstances were. The best loves are in my opinion the hardest to hold on to because life does not cater to love, only living. X great poem ♡♡♡♡

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's love, but not as we know it."

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thanks ssmoothie :)

you're so right, life doesn't cater to love at all.  love exists in spite of life.  :)

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Each love is individual,

Each love is individual, which makes this loss completely irreplaceable. 

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you're right!

that's exactly what i learned.  it just took me a long time to realize i was putting unrealistic expectations on other people i loved, expecting something similar to that, without realizing it.

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A Real Brother

Sorry For Your Loss.
I have one
That I Love too.

And would never want to lose.


For You

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thanks :)

what does WML mean?

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I wrote something else but nothing will ever be enough

To fill that spot in your heart .

You have people that still love you in a unloving world.

No matter what you hear about all this love

There is plenty of hate and at the least

Forced indifference.

I don't know why but .....

I have strong feelings at times.

I feel your loss more because of my losses.  ( I guess ).

I wrote a poem called WML

and especially this time of year and to you

May you have all you need.


If you didn't guess by now

WML means With My Love.

All the Best to You and Yours in the Coming Year.

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aww thanks ks

that's really nice of u!!

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Love Your Writes

There is such intensity and artistry in your poems and I love reading them - Stella



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I agree totally.  This is my

I agree totally.  This is my first experience of these poems, and I feel the old excitement of enjoying the first glimpse of a great poet's world.  Reminds me of when I first read Wallace Stevens' poetry, way back in 1978.


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Wow, thanks!!!

That's such a good compliment!

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Every word of yours that I

Every word of yours that I have read has earned every word of mine in my comments.  You remind me very much of something the poet Dara Weir said when she introduced me to Stevens' poetry way back in October of 1978.  She said, "He pays you back for the effort to read."  You do, too.  That's why I will keep reading.  You pay back the time and effort with a bonus.


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Thank you again!!!  

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aww thanks stella :)

your compliment means a lot to me.