Alone To Long

Alone To Long

A Poem by Valentine

  'Alone Too Long'

Love lies, where it was left,
Cast away...totally bereft.
It lies dying, upon the lawn,
Left unfed, for oh so long.

Love is like a living thing;
It eats the food, one does bring.
Absorbing kindness and tender care,
Feeding on the joy, it sees there.

When love is left alone too long,
Not knowing to whom it belongs;
It crawls within itself to hide,
Rejects food and finally dies.

Love was cast at parting feet,
When lovers felt the loss of heat.
It was cast out to die alone,
Having no heart...to call home.

So love lies dying where it fell,
Fading fast...as all can tell.
Leaving a world of hurt and cold,
Full of sadness and stories untold.

When love is left...alone too long,
It crawls within...and then...is gone.


    Valentine


© 2017 Valentine



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Wow I am amazed and left speechless. I loved every sentence of this poem. I loved the lines:
Leaving a world of hurt and cold,
Full of sadness and stories untold.
This poem narrates those true emotions one goes through when their love is gone. Truly well written. :)


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Valentine

9 Months Ago

Thank you for your kindness. Kathie
Najam Us Saher

9 Months Ago

Please don't mention :)



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(When love is left...alone too long, It crawls within...and then...is gone.) I happen to agree. A bittersweet write composed from the pain of loss. I hear you. ~Sharon

Posted 8 Months Ago


No, I don't believe this at all. Love never dies. It lives deep within an soul and comes back out to "play" when the right person comes along. Lots of painful emotions in this one. Lydi**

Posted 8 Months Ago


Valentine

8 Months Ago

Had to smile at your review. The ability to love may never die, but a person can kill the love you h.. read more
You are right dear friend.
"When love is left...alone too long,
It crawls within...and then...is gone."
The above lines I understood. I stood alone for 36 years. Many reasons. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote




Posted 8 Months Ago


Valentine

8 Months Ago

You alone John? That is very hard for me to picture. Kathie
When the first rush of heat passes and the passion seems to fade, that's when love truly becomes a thing of beauty. Not for all, but for a very fortunate few.
Good one, Kathie

Posted 9 Months Ago


Valentine

9 Months Ago

Ted, love needs to be fed with kindness, respect etc. It isn't just physical. Kathie
Valentine,
How many of us can read this descriptive truthful narrative and know just what you are saying. I have seen some of the loss you speak and understand somewhat where you are coming from. Love is a tender shoot and is not meant for neglect. We must use our awareness of other's pain and pray and help. I know you have a wonderful heart towards others Miss Valentine. Blessings dear lady...................................Kathy

Posted 9 Months Ago


Valentine

9 Months Ago

Kathy, love is a two way street, one has to honestly give it if they expect to receive it. Kathie
it is so true that love requires nurturing, I can't believe it dies entirely if neglected....Those seeds will remain....waiting........waiting for the right nourishment. Fine poem all the same

Posted 9 Months Ago


Valentine

9 Months Ago

But,,,those will go toward someone new. Kathie
Dr. Wood ?

9 Months Ago

exactly............don't throw the watering can away just yet
An accurate portrayal of Love and all its possibilities, both good and bad. The first stanza is amazingly well-done. The large font increases the effectiveness of this poem in my opinion, making Love seem larger than life.

Another really good poem, Valentine.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Valentine

9 Months Ago

Somehow moving from one state to another and switching comp. co. I lost my fonts. Kathie
Lovecraft

9 Months Ago

Then the font is a happy accident. :)
I could feel the life of love's essence, needing strength, needing to be fed and nurtured, and yet slowly fading away in neglect. Beautifully painful writing.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Valentine

9 Months Ago

Thank you C., I always appreciate your reviews. Kathie
but kathie love never dies,it comes and it goes,but it is always there in your heart where it was left

Posted 9 Months Ago


Valentine

9 Months Ago

Ron, it surely doesn't feel as sweet and warm as it used to though. Kathie
Yes we must keep the love fire burning.
Don't let life get in the way.
Remember how you fell in love in the first place.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Valentine

9 Months Ago

Paul, love like any flower needs to be fed, watered, weeded, and tended to too make it survive the l.. read more

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