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Poem: I Remember a Time

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Poem Summary

I remember a time tells the story of how one no longer sees the sparkle in his loved one's eyes. He knows the love has disappeared. He had plans to share their life together but understands he must set his love free. If he could see the sparkle in those eyes he would remain.

"Goodbye To Love" by The Carpenters


I Remember A Time

I remember a time
when my love
sparkled in your eyes,
now it is only
a fleeting memory.

I do not remember
the day or hour it changed,
only the heartache I felt
as I held back the tears,
realizing your heart was no longer mine.

I had dreamed
of our future together,
I wanted
to be there
standing beside you,
facing our life together.

If only your eyes
had a sparkle
I would remain,
but it is senseless
if I can not
be the one
you desire.

"I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 16, 2021:

A time when love sparkled in your eyes

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 05, 2020:


Thank you.

Have a great day.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee on September 05, 2020:

beautifully portrayed....

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 25, 2020:


Thank you.

I look forward to reading your work.

Enjoy today.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on June 24, 2020:

'It's senseless if I cannot be the one of your desire"

Oh, so true dear

Lovely poem

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 02, 2019:

Thank you, Kenneth.

I appreciate you reading my work. I am so happy you think it is fantastic.

I am delighted you enjoy my writing.

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on June 02, 2019:

BRENDA: fantastic poem. Touching, very sad, but very true. I enjoyed your work. Keep up the fine work.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 12, 2019:

I can feel the heartbreak in your words. Good work, Brenda.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on February 12, 2019:

I felt this one.

Amazing stuff...simply amazing

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