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Poem: Fading Love

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Fading love is a poem about how in the beginning their love is strong but her feelings begin to slowly fade when he makes her feel like she is not at home.

She detaches herself and find solice in the comfort of her flowers. A home is where the heart is.

"Tamyra Gray - A House Is Not A Home - The Best Ever American Idol Performance "

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Fading Love

In the beginning,

she feels head over heels in love

with every fiber of her being,

content to spend the rest of her days with him.


His smile is like a school-boy crush,

displaying honest actions of a man in love,

boasting out loud, “Nothing is too good for his girl!",

holding her hand in his,

securing the windows and doors

for times she will be alone.


But the instant he is upset

the look of hate looms in his eyes,

like a dagger

cutting into her heart,

speaking a hurtful tone,

reminding her this house

is not her home.


Her love slowly fading

detaching her heart from his fervent hold,

she creates a space for emotional freedom,

taking joy among her flowers

listening to the sounds of nature,

where her heart belongs.

"Toby Keith - When Love Fades "

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 18, 2020:

Gypsy,

Thank you so much for your kind words.

Have a nice day!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 18, 2020:

Very expressive verse and wonderfully penned,

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 18, 2020:

Liz,

It is a sad one but many people can relate to it.

It can turn the corner if both want to nuture their love for one another.

Take care.

Liz Westwood from UK on November 18, 2020:

This is a sad poem, which illustrates emotions familiar to too many people.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 18, 2020:

Tiyasha,

Thank you so much for a beautiful description of this piece.

The fleeting nature and arusing complications...that is great.

Take care and stay safe.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on November 18, 2020:

A very practical and true description of what love can be. The fleeting nature and arising complications have been beautifully described. Enjoyed the read.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 17, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

I really enjoyed reading your comment.

Love hate relationships are two side of the same coin..I like that.

Yes, one does not give up on a relationship without giving it another try first.

But being able to see the beauty in other things is a step in the right direction.

Stay safe and take care.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 17, 2020:

Nice expressions, and sad but true. We see it around us in so many relationships. But, I do believe that love-hate are two sides of the same coin. Before giving up on a relationship, one must try to mend it, at least once. If it doesn’t work, life gives us so many more beautiful things to keep us happy.

Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 17, 2020:

John,

It is sad, but sometimes people just take love for granted.

This was one I grabbed from the old pile because my words to write have failed me once again.

Take care.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 17, 2020:

A sad read, but this is a common scenario I am afraid. Love needs nurturing, especially when differences/obstacles arrise.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 17, 2020:

Bill,

I am glad it no longer is the way you live today.

We all learn. For some, it takes more time.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 17, 2020:

Manatita44,

Excitement...like you were feeling a great enthusiasm.

It showed through your words.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 17, 2020:

Peggy,

You are right. Love needs nurturing along the way to survive.

Luckily we know she has what it takes since she nutures the flowers.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 17, 2020:

Ann,

Thank you.

It is always great to be around flowers.

True colours eventually fade through.

Have a good one.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 17, 2020:

Pamela,

Thank you.

I am delighted to know my words expressed this one.

Glad you liked the videos.

Take care.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 17, 2020:

This would have been my manifesto when I was in my twenties. I'm very grateful it no longer is.

manatita44 from london on November 17, 2020:

Strange word this time! 'Excitement?

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 17, 2020:

Love should be nurtured, just as her flowers are. At least she can find comfort in the latter.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 17, 2020:

Manatita44,

Thank you for your excitement!

I appreciate you stopping by to read.

Hoping you have a peaceful day.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 17, 2020:

When things are suddenly not right, maybe selfishly, then we see true colours coming through! Best for her to stick to her flowers!

Great poem.

Ann

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 17, 2020:

Love can certainly fade when someone quits treating youwell. Your poem expresses that very well. You made a great song choice as well. I like your poem, Brenda.

manatita44 from london on November 17, 2020:

A familiar trip for many and yes, our HOME is so much bigger! The song is indeed special! Thank you!!