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Poem: One Day He Will Realize

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

"It's Too Late" by Dolly Parton


One day he will know
there is more to life,
realizing he threw it all away.

Sharing love with someone who truly cares
is the most satisfying moments
one could ever know,
it’s a shame he cannot understand this feeling.

Things of this world
may make him feel good
for a moment,
but no one will be there
when it counts.

"Here Without You" by 3 Doors Down



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 17, 2019:


You are so right!

It is not any greener.

Thank you for reading.

Donna Rayne from Sparks, Nevada on December 17, 2019:

So true, Brenda! They don't realize what they have until it's gone and that's when they actually get a look over the fence and find the grass isn't greener after all!

Excellent poem!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 17, 2019:


I am happy you can relate to my poems but it makes me sad.

If you can really relate then you too are having a life that is a struggle around each corner.

Some days it is hard to wake up greeting the world but we do it anyhow.

As for the man...i get that. I feel sorry for him too...but yet i know he deserves it at the same time.

Have a pleasant day!

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on December 17, 2019:

Brenda, I relate so much to your poems. You could be writing my story. I feel sorry sorry for the man who will end up alone, but not real sorry because he brought it on himself.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 12, 2019:


Thank you...i guess I like seeing reflection.

I appreciate you reading my work.

manatita44 from london on December 12, 2019:

Pretty reflective piece, Brenda. Interesting.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 11, 2019:

Oh Clive...

You are so funny. That made me smile.

I doubt if a little bump would help...maybe a jolt of lightening...lol.

Thanks for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 11, 2019:


I love your quotes...they are so true.

Yes, sometimes we don't know what we have until it's gone.

I know this is a sad one, but at least it's written well.

Thanks for reading.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on December 11, 2019:

Sounds like he needs a baton over the head....just a little bump to let him realize love.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on December 11, 2019:

Well written sad poem. It so true when they say “The grass isn't always greener on the other side." And also "You don't know what you have until it's gone." Somtime we don't realize whats right infront of us until its too late.