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When Love Ended

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


Inspired by Joe Cocker’s song “Leave Your Hat On”

Our love ended,

the day I understood,

you were a dashing dandy,

but not in love with just me -

you can leave your hat on.

It came on a day,

when walking in the park,

you swept off your hat,

for a pretty face passing by,

as far as I’m concerned -

you can leave your hat on.

We were dining one fine night,

you were such a dashing sight,

with your hat tipped low upon one brow,

how was I to know,

it was all a gallant show -

you can leave your hat on.

Dancing in the dark,

the brim of your hat,

touched against my forehead,

as you pulled me close,

I rolled my eyes,

no Fred Astaire were you -

but you can leave your hat on.

And so it has been,

as long as I have known you,

you and your hat are dashing,

but for me, I lost love long ago,

so don’t think me cruel,

leave me as you once found me -

you can leave your hat on.

Friends we can always be,

don’t forget about me,

in nights that are lonely,

you can come to call,

I still love to see your bright eyes,

smiling and laughing at me,

together we can weather every storm

and be so very strong -

just leave your hat on.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee

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