For so long I wanted to hold on to your light
So I imagined that dream I longed to reignite
But over time I have grown
Better to brighten the light on my own
For I felt a kind of love, connected to part of your soul
But it soon faded, as you returned to your real goal
The moments and laughter that we shared
Led me to believe you deeply cared
But was it all a bit of a game?
Still, I can’t walk away in shame
My intentions were so true
And my heart was left quite blue
But I have worked to rise above
There is more than one path for love
© 2020 Nella DiCarlo
Nella DiCarlo (author) from Guelph, Ontario on August 02, 2020:
Thank you so much for your feedback on the poem. Best wishes to you.
DREAM ON on July 31, 2020:
Love is wonderful and heartbreak is part of life. It would be nice one without the other but it could never happen. I think when our heart is broken we know such sadness that it reminds us we don't want to go through that again and we don't want other people to feel the pain we feel. Thank you for writing such a beautiful poem. I try to forget about the sad times but maybe in some crazy way they make the good times even better. Have a beautiful night.
Hasibul Islam Apon from People’s Republic of Bangladesh on June 10, 2020:
Heart break can really suck every ounce of happiness from one's mind. However strong are those, who can keep on going no matter what.
It was a good read.
Nella DiCarlo (author) from Guelph, Ontario on March 16, 2020:
Thank you everyone for your encouraging comments and feedback !
Caitlin Goodwin from Walt Disney World, FL on March 14, 2020:
Love is heartbreak, but what's life without love????
Mitara N from South Africa on March 14, 2020:
Absolutely well written and well said...
Sometimes love can be tricky. To rise above, noting there is more than one path. Already on the road to recovery.
Thank you for sharing
RoadMonkey on March 14, 2020:
Yes, we can feel so good when we are in love, yet you have pointed out that we can use that love, even when it has faded on the other person's part, to make ourselves better. That is TRUE love.
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 14, 2020:
This is a beautiful poem and I believe there is more than one path for love.
Liz Westwood from UK on March 14, 2020:
I appreciate the way you worked through the emotions in this poem to a positive and upbeat ending.
Lorna Lamon on March 14, 2020:
A beautiful piece Nella and I liked the last two lines which are full of hope and truth. Loved it.
Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 13, 2020:
Nice one. Well narrated.
Nella DiCarlo (author) from Guelph, Ontario on March 13, 2020:
Thank you Kyler, great feedback.
Kyler J Falk from California on March 13, 2020:
Though I wish I had never known the bitter feeling of heartbreak, the sweetness of the love I've shared and continue to share with others makes it worth it; your poem reminded me of the value of what I have and what I have lost.
Thank you for sharing.