When Hope Departs

When Hope Departs

A Poem by Valentine

          When Hope Departs

Memories scatter into the wind...

Leaving naught where they have been.

Truth disappears...in the lies,

That often comes, before... goodbye.

Shattered lives...shattered years,

Pain and heartache amidst the tears.

Lies that flow off of the tongue,

Leaving a heart...and soul so numb.

Trying to recall some better times,

Impossible...as the heart does find.

The past is much harder to wish to recall,

When sad words have... erased it all.

             Valentine

© 2016 Valentine


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Sometimes it is better to let the memories float away on the wind. Holding on to the past just invokes bitterness.

A nice write.


Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Perhaps but for some people that have had a very sad life, that seems to be all that they know. Kat.. read more
Never let go of sweet memories. They are part of who you are. So much emotional pain in this write. Expressed very well. Great rhyming. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Thankfully memories of my husband are much more than sweet. I am not one to write very often of myse.. read more
There are many things that are conjured up in my mind as I read your poem. I think about how it felt during those dismal times in my life when I lost all hope. Your title is so telling. The loss of hope is such a dark place to be. I also think of how I forgot so much of my childhood due to the pain of being regularly raped (esp your last stanza). Such pain can erase part of our lives, as well as our memories. Very intensely true about the times when hope departs!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

I have read your writes about your youth and I feel for you. We all have pasts, some happy, some dar.. read more
Good one, Kathie. Words can produce a lot of hurt and lies, well we know what they can do, we hear them every day. Good poem

Posted 3 Years Ago


"Words only have the power you give them". I've heard that a thousand times but inside, it doesn't feel true. Good write. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Mark, just words, I often here something said, write it down and later build a poem from it. Pays .. read more
Wisdom conveyed in flowing fashion, this write hits hard and rhymes so smoothly. It's a sorrowing truth that words can create wounds that may linger for years to come. Thanks for sharing, I quite like this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Thank you Jack, guess that is why they say to think before we speak. Kathie
Jack Necron (Aubrey Jack Peaslee)

3 Years Ago

Absolutely and you're welcome!
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I don't think it's an accident the word sword is in these words. A cutting truth, Valentine

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Not all relationships are happy nor meant to be. Kathie
words can be a terrible thing,loved the write

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Ron, I expect that sometime in each life we have hurt someone with our own words as well as been hur.. read more
 wordman

3 Years Ago

especial when the words are lies..
Honest and sad words written my friend.
"Trying to recall some better times,
Impossible...as the heart does find.
The past is much harder to wish to recall,
When sad words have... erased it all."
The above lines are true but somehow we must live for them gone. They would want and need this. Thank you dear friend for sharing your words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

John sometimes it is hard for a person to just pick up and go on. Kathie
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

I know. But dear friend we must. For the sake of the living.
Wow , very nicely written. I loved the last line" the past is much harder to wish to recall,when sad words have erased it all." Though every one has ups and downs in their life. And regaining from down is much harder. And At that time only two things can boost us ,that are, our past good memories and a hope that one day all these distress surrounding us will surely over.
It was nicely written and nicely executed.
My best wishes.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Thank you for stopping by to read my write. Kathie

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