expectations

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  • Lost Love

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    written October 2006...I forgot about this one.

    expectations

    Expectation

    Thinking, once upon a time
    I knew what to expect
    From the mysteries of life and love
    My heart did not protect

    But laid it rather at your feet
    A brightly burning prize
    To warm you in this hard, cold world
    With passion undisguised

    Sadly, it was not enough
    And never could have been
    To satisfy the monster
    That lives beneath your skin

    Or maybe it was just too much
    The love I tried to share
    And threatened to disturb the mask
    That you still choose to wear

    When living lies supplant the truth
    When darkness hides the sun
    My soul will cry, forevermore
    As from your love I run

    I thought I knew, so long ago
    What loving you would mean
    My expectations were so high
    The fall killed all my dreams

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    DiStefano commented on expectations

    08-27-2009

    Every time I read one of your poems ... I feel like I have to go back to school. Awsome.

    Shadow70 commented on expectations

    08-12-2009

    A good illustration of how we can convince ourselves of anything. How we can replace truth with lie. How we not only can convince ourselves that we can be someone we are not, but that others are not who they truly are.

    TheInspiration commented on expectations

    08-09-2009

    i def can relate 2 this 1, being married 4 6 yrs 2 a man dat dnd't no how 2 appreciate da type of woman i am... loving him 2 much & da expctncy of getn dat luv bac n retrn... woe was me... glad i got away from it all... thnk u....

    Artie commented on expectations

    08-02-2009

    The last stanza sums this up perfectly. 10 from me.

    Qualin commented on expectations

    07-28-2009

    TENDER YOU ARE ONE OF THE BEST POETS ON THIS SITE...THIS A PERFECT EXAMPLE...THE SUBJECT...THE WAY IT FLOWS RYTHM...AND RHYME...POETS OBSERVE THIS IS THE WAY IT'S DONE....QUALIN

    tenderpoison

    07/28/2009

    that is a very large compliment Q...thank you sincerely.

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    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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