Our Stars and Hearts, No Longer Aligned

Updated on May 16, 2017
Clown in the mirror
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Love is Blind! NOT

I rushed to be with you

with love on my mind

Until I saw you two together

the sight was very unkind

It seems our stars and our hearts

no longer aligned

Now I know that it is not true

“Love is not Blind!”

I saw what you wanted me to

you thought it would make me jealous

make me fight for you

But I can’t turn a blind eye

to the wrongs that you do

One thing you should remember whatever you do

I am my own person…

not an extension of you

I would rather have someone who is true

Love is not blind...

She saw that I saw her wrapped-up in you

and the sight of my hurt from your betrayal

gave her more pleasure than you

Now she,…

the tool that you used

to make me jealous

make me your fool

has walked out on you

A new love I found

to someone who can’t be faithful I am no longer bound

Love is not blind

maybe now you can see

The Clown in your Mirror

It’s not me

© 2017 Shyron E Shenko

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    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 weeks ago from Texas

      Chuck, I just now saw your comment, which I really appreciate. Maybe that is the woman you were with.

      I do hope you find someone worthy of you.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Chuck Fasst 

      3 months ago from Portland, Oregon

      This actually reminds me of the last woman I was with. Some five years ago, now. Narcissists can be so horrible. They will murder your soul ... if not more.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      9 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so very much for the comment and the complement.

      I hope all is well with you. Things are not the best going through a lot here.

      Blessings always.

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      C E Clark 

      9 months ago from North Texas

      So well written Shyron. You might be surprised at how many people in their 50s and beyond still want to play headgames like teenagers. I'm glad your poem makes clear that you don't play. I don't either.

      Hope all is well with you and John. Blessings dear friend and prayers that everyday will be an improvement and find things the best they can be given all the challenges you both face. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      12 months ago from Texas

      Dear Martie, thank you for the comment and for reading this and between the lines.

      No, one never forgets the sight, but the pain becomes less and less.

      Thank you for your insight.

      Blessings and hugs always.

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      Martie Coetser 

      12 months ago from South Africa

      Oh, this is so painful! I don't know if you've done it on purpose, but I could clearly feel the pain between the lines of this poem. Perhaps because I happen to have personal experience of seeing an unkind sight such a husband in the arms of another woman.

      Damn! Does one ever forget this kind of horrible experience and the consequential pain ?

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      12 months ago from Texas

      Peggy, thank you for the compliment and comment, I truly appreciate you.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend

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      Peggy Woods 

      12 months ago from Houston, Texas

      That is a very sad poem about the betrayal of love. You have however wonderfully expressed it in poetic fashion.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      12 months ago from Texas

      DDE, thank you so much for the comment, I appreciate you so much.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      13 months ago from Texas

      Shauna, thank you for the compliment and comments.

      Blessings my dear friend

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      13 months ago from Central Florida

      Awesome, Shyron! I love the line, "I am my own person... not an extension of you".

      Love it, love it, love it!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      13 months ago from Texas

      Devika, thank you for the compliment and comment, I appreciate you.

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      DDE 

      13 months ago

      Beautifully expressed about love!

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      C E Clark 

      13 months ago from North Texas

      I wonder if those people who want their partners to 'fight' for them have ever considered how they would themselves feel if they had to 'fight' for their partner.

      Hope you are well. Blessings dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      14 months ago from Texas

      Audrey, thank you for your comment, yes it does hurt, and each of us has to be their own person.

      You are welcome glad you enjoyed it.

      Blessings always

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      14 months ago from Texas

      Hello Mike, thank you for the compliment and comment, I do appreciate you.

      Blessings as always.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      14 months ago from Texas

      Thank you Larry for the comment.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      14 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      The clown in the mirror is a marvelous metaphor for the unfaithful. Oh, how it hurts to find the one you love and trust is cheating. YOu are your own person...yes!

      Thanks so much for your poem.

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      mckbirdbks 

      14 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Shy - Seems the lesson that love hurts has been learned far and wide. Great piece of writing.

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      Larry Rankin 

      14 months ago from Oklahoma

      Great poem!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      14 months ago from Texas

      Bill, thank you for the comments and compliment I do appreciate you. How sweet when the pain is gone.

      Blessings always to you also

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      14 months ago from Texas

      Paula, thank you so very much for the comments, I do appreciate you. Yes mind gams always backfire.

      Happy Mother's Day to you also my beautiful friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      14 months ago from Texas

      Blond Logic, thank you so very much for the comment, I really appreciate you.

      Blessings

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      14 months ago from Texas

      Ms. Dora, thank you so much for the comment, I do appreciate you.

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      Dora Weithers 

      14 months ago from The Caribbean

      "I am my own person…" This knowledge will get you through any relationship storm. I like the confidence in your poem.

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      Mary Wickison 

      14 months ago from Brazil

      Love is not blind but it can be very hurtful.

      Even if we think someone is our world, they aren't, we craft our own lives and destinies. We just need to know our value.

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      Paula 

      14 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Oh Shyron, how well you describe the needless pain this old "trick" will create. The one trick that will always back-fire to cause tears all around. Some may never learn, how sad for them. Our strength kicks in at the right times, thank heaven. Another betrayal, another hard-earned lesson.......Who's really the clown?

      Very revealing, Shy! "Happy Mother's Day" to a lovely lady.! :)

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      Bill Holland 

      14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      This poignantly brings back hurtful memories from long ago. Has any of us avoided this kind of pain? Beautifully and painfully stated in verse...well done, my friend, and blessings always.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      14 months ago from Texas

      Maria, my beautiful dear friend, thank you for the comment and compliments. I love Reba's song(s) and this one I had not heard her sing till I chose it for this poem.

      Blessings, hugs and Happy Mother's Day, Love you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      14 months ago from Texas

      John, thank you for the compliments and comment, I really appreciate you.

      Blessings always my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      14 months ago from Texas

      Thank you Threekeys, for the comment, I appreciate you.

      I am in a good place right now, and I have written other similar poems like 'Let the Bruises Show' and 'A Tribute to a Friend, Linda Martin We Will Miss You.' and there are others.

      Blessings my friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      14 months ago from Texas

      Shelly my dear friend, thank you for the comment, I really appreciate you. You are right people who use jealousy to make someone love them more are short on trust, also short on caring about anyone else.

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      Maria Jordan 

      14 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      This piece is filled with clarity, composure and strength - just like you, dear Shyron.

      And Reba's song is the icing on the cake - so beautiful.

      Wishing you a peaceful and good Mother's Day. Love, Maria

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      John Hansen 

      14 months ago from Queensland Australia

      This is an extremely well written poem, Shyron. I love thast two lines "The Clown in the Mirror, It's not me." Great job of a difficult subject.

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      Threekeys 

      14 months ago from Australia

      You wrote your poem-good on you. I am sorry for the hurt and loss. It seems that right now you are moving forward. I congratulate on that Shyron. Maybe you will write us more of your poetry?

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      FlourishAnyway 

      14 months ago from USA

      So sad that someone would choose that option of betrayal. Your poem speaks to the hurt and heartbreak. Ultimately people who choose this find that they are short on trust.

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