In search of love's end - Poem by Quoth TheRaven
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In search of love's end

Did you ever love someone madly, never fully understanding why? Untrained for such distress, when they touched your hand. You shared a few days in the morning Sun, and loved on warm nights. I would bring you the moon and stars if I could, though you never wanted something so grand. So why does it hurt even more, knowing I could never fulfill your simple desires? I don't mean to make you uncomfortable with eyes that can't hide the longing...I tried so hard to walk away, even broke into a run..,once. Pride goes quickly when the heart can't be bothered with such pettiness, and seasons continue to move forward the clock. I want to be free of this chain made to hold fast my soul, I pull & pull but the links just grow stronger. So I'll travel on, looking for a new dawn, with a sutured heart that never healed.., in search of love's end.

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Date: 3/22/2020 10:39:00 PM
Beautifully written! I remember a quote I once read, ‘It’s better to have loved deeply once in your lifetime than never to have loved at all’ of course, risking heartbreak. And I would do it all over again.....hugs, Ingrid
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Date: 3/25/2020 10:39:00 AM
Ingrid, Thank you for the comment, I agree with that quote. 'Live, love, laugh, & share on all life's shores. If not for the sake of others, for God's sake, do it for yours.' -R
Date: 3/13/2020 10:06:00 AM
Richard, never change this part. It is terrific. "Pride goes quickly when the heart can't be bothered with such pettiness, and seasons continue to move forward the clock." Never change any of it actually.
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Date: 3/13/2020 10:33:00 AM
Thank you Caren, I won't change it. I have a special quote for you. “It's strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.” -Stephen King, The Green Mile
Date: 3/11/2020 11:08:00 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed your poem my friend especially your last few lines and particularly 'with a saturated heart that never healed' - intense imagery. Hope you are well. Missed commenting and receiving yours. Richard. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 3/13/2020 10:44:00 AM
Thank you Jennifer. Stay safe. Your quote: "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." -Chinese proverb
Date: 3/9/2020 3:28:00 PM
That ONE is irreplaceable in her own way. I fully understand that! I don't see it as a rip as you do. I see in him .............a jewel who forever still brightens any shadows in my day. And will always be my souls center. New lovers can come along..but will never be him. I wish him well. Panagiota xx
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Date: 3/13/2020 10:40:00 AM
Thank you for the comment. Happy Birthday Panagiota. Here's your quote: "I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then." -Lewis Carroll
Date: 3/7/2020 4:35:00 PM
Richard, wonderfully penned, I have had this kind of one sided love and it is terrible, and hard to break away from and it hurts terribly_Constance
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Date: 3/5/2020 10:32:00 AM
I returned here looking for your new poem--and found some awesome words in your response: Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
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Date: 3/13/2020 10:37:00 AM
Thank you Vijay. New seeds grow in our community. I try to show my appreciation with a seed. -Richard
Date: 2/29/2020 11:13:00 PM
Love this, Richard! Something special about the one that caused the rip in your heart.
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Date: 3/1/2020 12:13:00 PM
Kim, Thanks for that. I want to believe we all have someone special out there. Is it 'plenty of fish in the sea', or 'they're the only one for me'? -Richard
Date: 2/29/2020 10:43:00 PM
An elegant and lovely verse, that strikes a chord with romantic hearts, with its sad and passionate theme. Very nice, Richard. :)
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Date: 2/29/2020 11:12:00 PM
Evelyn, Thanks for the comment. Enjoyed your detailed Couplet 'I Bear-ly Survived'. Mothers will always protect their young. -Richard
Date: 2/26/2020 3:26:00 PM
I rarely see replies to my comments but I came back hoping to see a new poem from you and saw instead the lovely quote you wrote. that is such an amazing quote!!
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Date: 2/29/2020 11:14:00 PM
Good evening Andrea. I rarely see such amazing comments on a comment. Thank you for sharing that. -Richard
Date: 2/24/2020 1:39:00 PM
Love can be so elusive and fragile. Beautifully expressed Richard. Thank you for congrats on my new granddaughter. Just found out her name is Cosette, xxoo
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Date: 2/24/2020 3:09:00 PM
Thank you Connie..what a special day it's been for you. I love Les Miserables so of course the name Cosette is wonderful too! You can teach her to sing Castle on a Cloud... -R
Date: 2/21/2020 1:40:00 PM
I can feel the deep emotions in these lines, Richard. Love can be so heartbreaking. Love could be a gamble...and it takes two to tango! Regards // paul
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Date: 2/22/2020 10:44:00 PM
Paul, Thanks for that comment. You place your bets, you take your chances. Quote: “A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a love sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” -Robert Frost
Date: 2/21/2020 10:41:00 AM
Tale as old as time. Unrequited love is a heartbreaker. Bravo, again. You are the master, friend.
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Date: 2/22/2020 10:32:00 PM
Tara, Thank you dear. You will do just fine carrying on the poet's colors. Quote: To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that's everything. -Themis Tolis
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Date: 2/21/2020 10:42:00 AM
Date: 2/21/2020 8:04:00 AM
Very well written Richard. I also like the line, and seasons continue to move forward the clock. :)
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Date: 2/22/2020 10:26:00 PM
Heidi, Thank you my poet friend. I wore my heart right out. I hope your week-end is kind to you. Quote for love: It is necessary to fall in love... if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway. -Albert Camus
Date: 2/20/2020 3:11:00 PM
A sutured heart, by-product of love lost. Nicely phrased, my friend. Cheers, Gershon
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Date: 2/22/2020 10:01:00 PM
Gershon, Thanks, I left my pride at the door left open. But the claim check is good. Quote: “There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” -St. Augustine
Date: 2/20/2020 10:21:00 AM
An ancient theme for good reason, I love "even broke into a run...", and oh, to be burnt more than once, blessing or curse? xomo
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Date: 2/22/2020 9:57:00 PM
Maureen, Once bitten, twice shy? Let's call it a mixed blessing. Here is your quote: “And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.” -Robert Frost
Date: 2/19/2020 11:45:00 PM
Love hurts, my friend. Love would be so simple to hold on to if only we knew how someone wants to be loved...if that makes sense. A heartfelt poem, Richard. Charlie
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Date: 2/22/2020 9:37:00 PM
charles, Thanks for that comment friend, it makes perfect sense. Quote: “A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.” -Robert Frost
Date: 2/18/2020 6:13:00 PM
this is so heartbreaking, Richard. I really love this one.
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Date: 2/22/2020 9:32:00 PM
Andrea, Thank you for the comment. I hope your week-end is good to you. Quote: If you love someone, you’ll be willing to sacrifice your dreams for them. If they love you, they won’t let you. -Anonymous
Date: 2/18/2020 3:19:00 PM
Love can break us pretty badly, but then again it can stitch us up pretty good too. xo
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Date: 2/22/2020 9:13:00 PM
That's some witty medicinal humor and insight Pixie Dust..! Quote: Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. -Anton Chekhov
Date: 2/18/2020 9:46:00 AM
- Love is not easy: - It's about finding someone challenging and genuine ... a hand that feels perfect in your ... but, we do not live in a fairy tale :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/22/2020 9:11:00 PM
Thank you for that kindness Anne-Lise. I've picked a special quote for you. “But I know now there’s one thing you’ve all overlooked: intelligence and education that hasn’t been tempered by human affection isn’t worth a damn.” -Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon
Date: 2/17/2020 3:22:00 PM
Aren't we always in search of true love. Yet often we spoil a gift freely given. Enjoyable read.
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Date: 2/22/2020 9:07:00 PM
Hello Victor, I picked a Maltese saying for you. Ghidli ma’ min taghmilha u nghidlek x’int - Tell me who you’re friends with and I’ll tell you what you are. -R
Date: 2/17/2020 12:24:00 PM
There's forever a new love waiting in the wings! I enjoyed this verse. Panagiota xx
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Date: 2/23/2020 2:53:00 PM
Here's a quote. "Kisses are a better fate than wisdom, lady, I swear by all the flowers. For life is no paragraph; and death, I think is no parentheses.". ee Cummings
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Date: 2/22/2020 8:49:00 PM
How are you this fine day Panagiota? I'm sharing quotes on life & love as comments tonight. “Her hands are warm and soft. Hands I knew better then my own.” -Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride
Date: 2/17/2020 11:45:00 AM
Love can be complex as you so well illustrate, Richard--search must go on though!
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Date: 2/22/2020 8:42:00 PM
Thank you Vijay, Famous quotes: Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. -attributed to Albert Camus
Date: 2/17/2020 11:23:00 AM
The battle of pride and longing, so eloquently expressed, it pierces the heart-
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Date: 2/22/2020 8:39:00 PM
Thank you Michelle. Famous quotes: I just want you to be happy, even if that “Happy” doesn’t include me anymore. - Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride