DARLING

DARLING

A Poem by Betty Hermelee
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love poem based on a song

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DARLING

My darling

how shall I absolve myself

I let you wander to a star- lit sphere

I gave you to the wings of a hawk

to fly you through the breezes of time

where may I seek you?

hence, my life a shadow of myself

 

My heart shakes alone my sweet

I cry all night with my loss

when I awaken, my spirit worsens

I can’t meet the day

I remember a face

that must be yours

happy people pass me by

I stand on the edge of life

 

I sent you away

your passion was all mine

you offered your soul, your flesh

unconditionally

 

Your kiss, calm as glass

a feeling I possessed you

though I was selfish

fate is to yield your return

I crave you at this moment

 

 

 

 

 

© 2021 Betty Hermelee


Author's Note

Betty Hermelee
I’m listening to Mandy by Barry Manilow on Pandora
https://pandora.app.link/jryxzuzzWkb
This poem is based in his song MANDY, from the 70's

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what a great poem over a great song and songwriter. oh that yearning never dies, it yields but never dies. such a hard pill to swallow when you realize that you are suddenly old and there is nothing to be done of it. I'm still gulping glasses of water to choke it down. great piece

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks Patricia for a thoughtful review
Best
B.
Most Songs are Poetry... if we live in present time...
with sentimental feelings... like the embrace of aging Wine.
truly, Pat

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

nothing like aging wine; Thank you my dear Pat for your original thoughts.
Truly' B.
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Will have to listen to the song, which by the way will be totally against the grain as Manilow is totally not my bag, to understand how your words fell from listening to his:)
Hope you are well

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your honest review!
Best, B
I remember listening to this song incessantly becuz I could not resist the heart-yanking pain of how it makes a listener feel. You've captured that same yearning suffering yowling sensation that unrequited love used to deliver back in the day (before we became tough ole birds) *hee! hee!*

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

You’re right Margie, no more heart yanking, will just have to listen to him over and over; thanks .. read more
And I'm listening to the words of this love song and applying it to myself. And finding lots of points of contact.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks Ken, really appreciate it!
Best, B.
I love Barry Manilow, He is one of my favorites, This is wonderful..
Neil Diamond is another favorite of mine. I enjoyed your write

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks so much for your review!
Best
Betty
and that song is supposedly about a dog...but I wonder...

beautiful song...
and I really like the poem....isn't so true, when we are at our loneliest and unhappiest...others always seem to be smiling, rejoicing, loving...
"Oh, Mandy, you came and you gave without taking, and I sent you away"
j.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

4 Weeks Ago

Lovely review J…. I didn’t know about the dog!
Best, B.
This one is the voice of regret. The speaker, for reasons unnamed, has made a breach with one once beloved. Perhaps this occurred in a moment of passion, as the result of hard words exchanged. Now, at a later time, the mistake is realized, the loss understood. Romantic love does suck at times.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

4 Weeks Ago

Yes it does John, case in point….thanks for your comprehensive review.
Best, B..
funny, my memory is getting so bad that I had to ask Google to play it for me!
You have very nicely done it justice and now Google is playing many of his others
Forgot how much I enjoyed his music

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks so much Dave, yes I grew up with Barry Manilow and loved his cheesy love songs…
Best.. read more
You could not have picked a better sad love song than this all time classic. I loved Barry Manilow's music growing up. He sure could sing a good heartbreaking song with the best of them. This poem truly does pay tribute to that classic "Mandy". Thank you B for sharing your work with us.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

4 Weeks Ago

Sometimes we forget about the great classics; but I couldn't forget this one, a real tear-jerkier! T.. read more

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Betty Hermelee
Betty Hermelee

Black Mountain, NC



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My love of poetry results from my love of art. As a painter I am able to express myself on a canvas. As a poet my words come from my heart, my moods, sometimes sad, mostly upbeat. I like to use vivid .. more..

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