Affairs of the Heart

Affairs of the Heart

A Poem by Einstein Noodle
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Affairs of the Heart

For every man
who wins her heart
A man stands in shadows
torn apart

For every woman 
who finds her man
three are broken
unable to stand

Sunrise could not find him in  heart's shadow
No sharper edges wrought to cleave those bindings;
locking the pain with loss and despair
another had won her love. 

disregard replete; he moves
one to another, another; and another 
now in bliss, remiss of those memories,
he weds while broken stems alter Sunrise
no longer kissing their lips
hands only brushed the pearl of their veils now
fingered shards, shred them to shrouds 
three to cover each.

03/10/2019
E.


*the first two verses were one of those "flash inspirations" one has the tendency to think they are genius, only to throw them out when read later ..i know you all know what i mean ... but i didn't throw them out because it "felt" right .. so i added the second two verses ... trying to say the same thing in a bit different way ... would love to know your thoughts on them

© 2019 Einstein Noodle


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Dear Mr E. I found your poem moving. It also brought a memory back of an aunt by marriage I was very fond of. She really cared for me at a time my parents were 400miles away. I was young. She said to me to hang on to my man and look after him because there were other women round every corner waiting to prise him away. She wasn't wrong there, that's exactly what happened.

That loss is incredibly difficult to deal with, there was much pain and I sensed that in your lines you yourself understand that loss. Loving someone who doesn't feel the same way about you sucks. Sometimes you may meet someone else, but that broken trust shatters the heart and it takes one hell of a lot of glue to stick it back together.

Do not bin this piece. You have much to say here. This reader fekt your words on an emotional level.

Chris





Posted 9 Months Ago


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Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

oh no Chris ... as i started to read your review i thought it would be a more happy story with your .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Hugs very gratefully received. I am so sorry for your loss. Your words have a universal appeal. Loss.. read more



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There was a particular girl I was fond of for years but it was wasted thoughts. She wound up with someone else and put me in the friend-zone. That hurts. I've gotten over it but I remember the feelings well. Don't delete any of this, it's all important.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

oh man!! you too???? yes... that's one time the friend bin is not a fun place to be ... for me she w.. read more
dear Gene... I do understand how men and women hurt each other when
sharing intimate times together. Even without the physical moments, we can hurt each other, because love can be shown by sharing close encounters, by baring ones soul and experiences. If two people have only been intimate with one partner, that is beautiful. However, it is not necessary to feel guilty if two people grow out of love, and choose to make another life. I do believe if children are involved, they need to be responsible for them. Unless we have walked in someone's Moccasins, it is difficult to Judge. There is a lot of heartbreak in the naked city. I fear Wars and violence more than anything. Hurt to think how children and fine people are abused with trafficking and so forth. These are the things we may be able to help to a certain extent when we vote at the voting booths and try to be for the less fortunate and also preserve the many years it has taken to build our country in a civilized environment... where free enterprise is preserved. Others can learn trades and be Farmers and provide healthy meats and produce. Amen
truly, Pat

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

ahahaha look where you went with this Pat.... what a treat you are! yes! lots of life goes into our .. read more
this is so moving...she moves on, finds another. For him, there is no other to love as much, and what love he finds is second best, does not make him happy. It is like Stephen Stills sang.."if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with."
torture, pure torture.
and i am glad you didn't toss those first two stanzas...
j.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

thank jacob ... great song .. i saw them in CA about 12 yrs ago and they still had it ... the Canadi.. read more
Great evocative poem of love lost and love found, not quite first love but possibly stronger because, keep writing the good stuff, E,

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

thanks gram! i truly appreciate the encouragement ... it comes at a good time ;) cheers me friend!read more
E., so much truth to your poem. It seems we often, maybe always, measure later loves from our first. We compare and sometimes imagine things that never existed -- like she might have actually loved us. Sometimes, though, we find good fortune in unanswered prayers when a greater love finds us (and we're on the inside looking out).

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

yes indeed ..and oh how the what ifs can stay with us ..no matter how happy now nor how long ago the.. read more
love sure is a battlefield, not even sure if there are winners and losers.
But in the 21st century, women don't seem to take any crap anymore.
But the game of love is also fun, and that's why we all compete in it.


Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

how true how true ... the times change .. and love seems always a game ... even when true of heart ;.. read more
I love the idea of playing with words. Even though your first two verses are perfect in expression... some times we have the urge to put point of view in a better frame. I am glad you did rewrite the poem to your satisfaction, E. We write first and foremost for our( writers) complacency, and post only to see the rejoinders.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

how true how true ..with hope the rejoinders are things we can draw from ... thanks Mrudula .. for s.. read more
The first two stanza were in fact a spout of light glad you didn't ditch them and sorry those other folks did get ditched... my empathy falls victim to conundrum of whom the other three were the rejected or were you rejected by the three. is it the veil of death of the three or the veil of simple time and memories past loss. it doesn't matter is suppose for each scenario is a loss and flow of its own probably should read this more but that's what the bunny has seen :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

the bunny knows all says i! what you see is what you get eh!? ;))) the basic thing is that men typic.. read more
My doctor of 25 years (or more) shared with me something I thought I would never live long enough to hear another human say. He told me how when he first saw his wife to be, that he was going to marry her. Then he went on to tell me that if somehow she would leave this earth before him, that he wouldn't want to live anymore. I said to myself, "Oh S**t!" , finding the sublime is in no way connected to one's ability. Happenstance is everywhere, happing, all at the same time and no matter how close love resembles UFO'S, witchcraft or sorcery, it is none of those things. It is just two people looking for solutions to hurt or extreme loneliness.
The first stanza here is a teachable moment to everyone and anyone who wants to write a love poem.
(1)Sort out all the truth from fiction. (2)Expound on that thesis.....great poem...dana

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

i just love your voice Dana!! i said it before and i saw it now ;) and i am grateful and uplifted by.. read more
How true Gene, how true! Nature is not only survival of the fittest but one has to be competitive as well to win at all costs or you lose. Someone will always win and there will be casualties. Great write Einstein.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

thank you so much again for taking time on me pages Andrew...so happy you related and connected ... .. read more

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