Black Poetry : It's Better to have Loved......

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  1. Sunshyne

    Sunshyne Active Member MEMBER

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    In 1981 I graduated high school
    In 1991 the reunion was grand
    But in 2001 My life would change
    For on My Special Day I met this man

    It had to be fate
    As it was not our intended scene
    We were going to party somewhere else
    But changed our minds mid-stream

    We arrived at our usual "Spot"
    a celebration we were ready to make
    For me and a few other birthday friends
    With wine, champagne and a little bit of cake

    As we strolled across the dance floor
    My girlfriend tapped me " Hey You"
    That guy looks just like your type
    I said "your right...I saw him too"



    I inquired to find out who he was
    From a friend with my same birthdate
    He told me "There's no need to know"
    "He's about to leave and may not wait"

    I guess he chose not to leave
    So fine and distinguished was he
    That he moved his stool a little closer
    So he could talk to me

    We struck up a good conversation
    I was so glad it was my day
    It gave me a boost of confidence
    To say the things I would say

    I was captivated by his smile
    Those devilish fangs do have appeal
    He had me hook line and sinker
    I was his fish......He just had to reel

    Our courtship was genuine but swift
    Most people would say "That's not real"
    But when you find that special someone
    You have to trust what you feel

    Our relationship time was strange
    In a good way...not to fear
    As a day together seemed like a week
    And a month seemed like a year

    I was really quite amazed
    At how quickly I did fall
    But I cared for every part of him
    Though he was married and all

    Now this is where I look bad
    For feeling the way I do
    You're wondering if I thought of his wife
    I did....as I was once one too

    I just couldn't help the way I felt
    And I hope you don't get mad
    Just remember it takes two to tango
    I wasn't the only one being bad

    I tried not to think about
    The wife and child at home
    Because when we were together
    It was me and him alone

    It lasted only about 3 months
    Till a voice inside me would shout
    "Send him home to his wife"
    "Cause they need to work it out"

    I had to ask him first
    If he wanted his marriage to work
    When he said "Sometimes I do"
    I knew I had been the jerk

    I won't say it was easy
    Cause what I really hoped he'd say
    Was "I really want to be with you"
    But I wouldn't hear those words that day

    I love and care for him enough
    To hope they do work it out
    Because family: Man, Wife and Child
    Is ultimately what it is all about

    So we no longe have a "Thing"
    For that part of us had to end
    But my computer still talks to his
    Cause as he says "we'll always be friends"

    But one good thing did come out of it all
    For Love he did bring to me
    I used to think it didn't exist
    Until he opened my heart to see

    I also used to never believe:

    IT IS BETTER TO HAVE LOVED & LOST
    THAN NEVER TO HAVE LOVED AT ALL....

    .....Well, at least not until I met HIM

    Thank you for bringing Love and Joy into my life
    (even if for very briefly) and showing me how to
    open up to it.......


    :heart: :) :love:
     
  2. Aaliyahmonet

    Aaliyahmonet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That happened to me once. As long as ya'll can be friends, then that's the best of luv.

    Mo hope 2 ya Sunshyne,

    Aaliyahmonet:)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed it's better then nothing at all .....i'm feelin ya .
     
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    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    deep peice
    something to think about
    Love and Loss - for me the jurry is still out
     
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    Nia Maishani Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Welcome, Sunshyne. This flowed with Xtreme style. A touchy issue served up nicely.
     
  6. Sunshyne

    Sunshyne Active Member MEMBER

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    I just want to thank everyone for making me feel welcome and expressing you appreciation of what I have written. I only write about what I know and have felt in my heart. I hope that one day I can aspire to be a "Deep" as most of you. But for now I have to start somewhere.

    Keep writing and keep encouraging others to do the same
     
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    Bittersweet.

    It's good to still be able to see some beauty in the midst of hurt.

    very poignant....relatable.





    And :birthday:
     
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    Sunshyne this was so simply sweet:)
     
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    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sister Sunshyne

    You have shared a deep flow.

    Thank you and you are a good poet, expessing
    what is in your heart and on your mind is all it takes.

    This can only come from the heart.

    Thank You for sharing
     
  10. sarcasm4eva

    sarcasm4eva Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very nice poem...we've all been there. i truly believe that its better to have loved n lost than never love at all..keep your head up
     
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