ENCHANTED LOVERS

ENCHANTED LOVERS

A Poem by Ellen Hammond

 

 

Softly glowing, fiber optic flowers,

Sensuously illuminate the room.

Romantic melodies luring lovers,

Enticed memories of our honeymoon.

 

Two silhouettes dancing in the shadows,

Intimately entwined though not alone,

Intensely evoked loving thoughts of you.

I even sensed a waft of your cologne.

 

This reservation could not be cancelled,

Wish you were with me, for our special date.

But your boss sent you out of town again.

Our last anniversary, you worked late.

 

You’re working hard to become a partner,

The firm has become your focus in life.

I understand. But from my perspective,

You need more time for your children and wife.

 

My wistful thoughts turned so melancholy,

‘Til the enthralled couple started to rise.

Still in their euphoric bliss, they stumbled.

Suddenly, I was looking into your eyes.

 

© 2009 Ellen Hammond


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Dear Ellen,

Does this ever ring true! Work, work, work. Don't I know about it. It used to be that work was important, but it didn't take up all my time. Now it's 24-7. And I know my wife doesn't like it. Well I don't like it. Nobody likes it. It just that we're pushing so hard. So much has been commited to lose now if we don't just push a little further. But it's almost addictive. It's knowing when to quit that's the hard part. And I look at my partners. They're working too. Sacrificing family time, personal time, income for the company. It's almost like a betrayal if anyone of slacks off. It's been years like this. Everyone is exhausted. Health has been compromised. Relationships have been strained. But we see that horizon just before us (really!). But when we get there will there be another? I can already see it building. Sigh. Choices. What to do? Sigh. Push, I guess, but maybe not so hard. This is a real dilemma, and I think about it a lot. I have to. My wife wants to know when things will get easier. So do I.

Very well written. Touched deeply.

Best regards,

Rick

Posted 12 Years Ago


4 of 4 people found this review constructive.




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Dependence has to be one of man's greatest failings. That which is material will always fail us, and yet we are inevitably and often unfortunately attached to it. This is a sad example of such dependence... What kind of society have we grown up in that we feel the need to depend on that which is many times unimportant and destructive to provide for and be approved of by our loved ones?

Beautiful write, and sad.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Such a heartbreaking piece. I can feel the despair as it slowly rises through your life as career takes silent precedence over all things.

Very well written.

Posted 12 Years Ago


This covers quite a large time span Ellen and I agree with you about 'family coming first' but I think that men have a different mindset in that they are looking after their family and have a need to, feel obliged to, earn money to keep bread on the table, they just don't see it from the wife's point of view. Fuzzy wuzzy home time with the kids becomes a luxury by comparison. Sad but true, it is seen as a responsibility, one that can bring a family to the point of divorce. I have a feeling that this is factual and personal and therefore it is difficult to review except to say that you have excelled in the writing department as always...a very tight piece, well put together.

Helen~

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

And so the old addage goes: "The best things in life are free." We stumble and chase after the material not realizing that what matters most in life can never be purchased in the first place. When people reflect upon what's most important in their final hours, it's never monetary or material. This poem is truly touching and you are so eloquent. I was this person until recently (in some ways I still am). I believe that you are probably one of the most prolific writers I've ever met. Continue using your God given gifts lady!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Meeting those goals in life so often mean losing much more in another area in life.....
what a sad write, but well done!
it moved my thoughts to remember what is important....home, family, friends...money comes and goes,.....:)

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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I've seen this story time and time again and it is truly so sad.. Too many people live for the money they can earn instead of the love they should give off.. This is a combination of society pushing those ideals in people as well as people just wanting more... We forget that love is what's most important ...

This is a sweet sad story which for some is an on-going epic..

Congrats on bringing it to life :) People can connect...

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ah yes, I'd call this a grass-widows lament. We wait, we worry, we get fed up, but we can't function without our better half. At least that is my interpretation of the poem. A masterpiece I may add. Smiles M.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is written with so much thought and care. I'm sure your words will touch hearts all over the world.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dear Ellen,

Does this ever ring true! Work, work, work. Don't I know about it. It used to be that work was important, but it didn't take up all my time. Now it's 24-7. And I know my wife doesn't like it. Well I don't like it. Nobody likes it. It just that we're pushing so hard. So much has been commited to lose now if we don't just push a little further. But it's almost addictive. It's knowing when to quit that's the hard part. And I look at my partners. They're working too. Sacrificing family time, personal time, income for the company. It's almost like a betrayal if anyone of slacks off. It's been years like this. Everyone is exhausted. Health has been compromised. Relationships have been strained. But we see that horizon just before us (really!). But when we get there will there be another? I can already see it building. Sigh. Choices. What to do? Sigh. Push, I guess, but maybe not so hard. This is a real dilemma, and I think about it a lot. I have to. My wife wants to know when things will get easier. So do I.

Very well written. Touched deeply.

Best regards,

Rick

Posted 12 Years Ago


4 of 4 people found this review constructive.

I love the rhyming in this poem! I liked the fact that for once, the word "alone" was not rhymed with something more typical, like "own" or "phone." (even though I do it all the time)
Well written.

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 3 people found this review constructive.


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