All These Loves

All These Loves

A Poem by Alan G Stephens
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Every love is dear

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All these loves of yesteryear

I hold so dear as not to break,

By twisted branch of thorny stem

So no man's grasp could quash and crush.


But gently held in open hand,

With thoughtless gaze to reminisce

Reveals a truth of time's healed pain

Of yesteryear this gift I take

 





© 2017 Alan G Stephens



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Your heart has penned to page elegantly majestic words that I doubt seriously anyone in their youth of young adulthood could possibly understand ... You gotta be around a while, take few black eyes from the sucker punches of love, to understand what I believe you are trying to say ... Those loves of yesteryear had good times and bad, and the bad has caused us pain, sometime because we caused the woman we loved pain, but as we grow older the fondness of those memories becomes more and more dear to us, even to the point that those black eyes somehow take on new meaning that now we can look back upon as very blessed to have experienced just in having had the opportunity and chance to know her in your life ... I know nothing of you, or your life, but I can speak of mine, and your words above have spoken and stirred memories in mine that I never wish to forget no matter the pain I felt back then ... Beautifully expressed ...

Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alan G Stephens

6 Months Ago

Really, thank you! I'm sure we're not the only ones but it does take one to know one, so they say.read more
Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn's Poetry

6 Months Ago

At the moment, I am torn between to loves ... My love for reading good stories in that I am halfway .. read more



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Great to read this one, Alan. I love the rhythm and the way each line flows into the one after - making the poem appear seamless and fluid. There is also a timeless quality to this piece of writing. Even though the poem is about looking back into the past, it avoids drifting into nostalgia and sentimentality. The language is solid and muscular, and your focus is precise and clear-eyed, which is all the more remarkable, considering how much emotion this piece must have stirred within you. Overall, note perfect. A beautiful piece of writing with real depth and substance. Simple on the surface, but with multiple layers of meaning. Like a pebble dropped into a still pool, your poem resonates across the mind to the outer shores.

Posted 1 Month Ago


They oft say
You can tell so much of a man by how he treats his lost love
Some might be bitter but remain in preservation of something that once lived

This is extremely touching
thank you for sharing a piece of your heart

Posted 6 Months Ago


Lingering Soul

6 Months Ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=salo_epyCz0
Alan G Stephens

6 Months Ago

Aww man! What an excellent version! I've not heard that one before. He certainly takes some beating... read more
Lingering Soul

6 Months Ago

Glad to be of assistance :)
Your heart has penned to page elegantly majestic words that I doubt seriously anyone in their youth of young adulthood could possibly understand ... You gotta be around a while, take few black eyes from the sucker punches of love, to understand what I believe you are trying to say ... Those loves of yesteryear had good times and bad, and the bad has caused us pain, sometime because we caused the woman we loved pain, but as we grow older the fondness of those memories becomes more and more dear to us, even to the point that those black eyes somehow take on new meaning that now we can look back upon as very blessed to have experienced just in having had the opportunity and chance to know her in your life ... I know nothing of you, or your life, but I can speak of mine, and your words above have spoken and stirred memories in mine that I never wish to forget no matter the pain I felt back then ... Beautifully expressed ...

Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alan G Stephens

6 Months Ago

Really, thank you! I'm sure we're not the only ones but it does take one to know one, so they say.read more
Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn's Poetry

6 Months Ago

At the moment, I am torn between to loves ... My love for reading good stories in that I am halfway .. read more

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Alan G Stephens
Alan G Stephens

North Cornwall, United Kingdom



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Looking to explore creative writing. I've written songs, poems and short snapshot stories but only ever for my own consumption and expression. I'm eager to learn how to improve so any criticism is mos.. more..

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