Affairs of the Heart

Affairs of the Heart

A Poem by Einstein Noodle
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loosely generalized observations ;)

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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


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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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You always, always touch one's heart, Mr. Gene! Your understanding of how life hits us with sadness (or happiness) seems so deep, so utterly sincere. Love can make people fly into secret, beautiful places.. but, in so many circumstances can drop us into hell itself. Seems that whoever and wherever, we can find the right person and live forever content -- or never quite recover from the stain of our tears over another.

There again, loving needs be a two-way emotion... it's the finding of it that either tills or hammers the heart. You've said so much even with two versions.. you have THE way of saying.. .. all sorts.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

dear emma ... you made my day ... you share your life here and see into others poetry so well .. it .. read more
emmajoy

8 Months Ago

Waving across the b'weathered miles, sharing a touch or few of joy. Yes?
How biting yet beautiful this poem in showcasing the idea of being left alone and lonely, seeing someone you loved so dearly love someone else! We all have been through this at some point or the other. Loved the different perspectives. Thanks for sharing, E:):):):);)

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

wow...deear fatty breezy!!!! i am so tickled to have your visit ... you have been absent for a while.. read more
You can't help who you fall in love with. And love hurts sometimes. Particularly when you just can't move on or forget that special one. And how it affects you still even to this very day. Deeply emotional, heartfelt poem Einstein. They say in general men never show their feelings. But when it comes to love. They really feel with everything deep inside them. And never forget and try to hold onto the past sometimes. As that is their way of coping with their great loss.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

spot on Dawn ... men do feel deeply when it comes to falling ... when it happened to me i not only t.. read more
Hello E!
Very interesting observations made here and I loved reading them. Life is indeed a bit unfair in love and war and the fittest get away with the best. Its seldom a level playing field. I personally feel that we are all at the giving as well as the receiving end of rejection at some points in our lives and it just contributes to our growth. As I take stock of my life so far, I have little to complain about. I do sincerely feel that we should not look back once a chapter is closed, saving us and others a lot of angst in the future. I agree with Chris. There's so much you've given your reader to think about.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

thanks Divya! so glad this spoke to you in such a way... i so agree that these kinds of experiences .. read more
I often wonder which learned more the one that won the pursuit or the one who lost? I can say the one who loses remembers it better. Losing brings us humility.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

Hi gene I could stop by and read your stuff for a year and I couldn’t come close to the kindness y.. read more
Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

now now now young man! yer just beginning the second half of life ;) i sure feel your pain and waili.. read more
Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

I thank you for that. I try to be a better man the last part of life
This is so beautifully written. I am quite awestruck actually. Such a crisp, clean use of words about much more than just its top layer of meaning. And I speak from experience of a lot of this.To use your words Gene. Wonderful says I. Simply beautifully written.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

ahahahaha thanks so humbly much my friend...coming from you this is thrice the blessing Mr. Word Mas.. read more
Ken Simm.

8 Months Ago

At the risk of gushing I'm so glad about that.
You are a marvelous writer. Every journey has its steps, ups and downs. Every adventure has its clues, winning and loses. I take your message in that regard of life's realities. Relationships are not easy. Outcomes are not cheap.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

you are a seasoned Vet sir ... hard lessons well won says i! thanks so much for stopping by .. alway.. read more
Sami Khalil

8 Months Ago

Much obliged and muchly welcome.
The first cut is the deepest as the song goes and after a heart has been broken, I am not sure it ever totally heals. Unfortunately, in almost every relationship, there is one who loves more than the other...and that starts the problem. Such an emotional write....you are a keen observer of the human condition. Lydi**

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

i sure appreciate your encouraging and generous review Lydia ... and i think you speak wisely about .. read more
I think we humans are essentially selfish creatures. We often use others as skipping stones, and in turn become skipping stones ourselves. So it's a kind of a cycle of breaking and mending trusts and finding the right one in between, although I do think some are the 'right one' for us at that particular time...just my take and what your poem here made me think over..I like your imagery especially in the last three lines. Interesting piece.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

i think you are so spot on about that Doc! we do it and are done unto all the time until we kind of .. read more
Your words written with the skill of the ancient writers my friend.
"For every woman
who finds her man
three are broken
unable to stand"
The above line. Reality of real life. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

hey brother! nice to be hanging out at the same time this morning ;) glad you enjoyed and thank you .. read more
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

I enjoyed this one and you are welcome my friend.

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