Posts tagged ‘heartache’

September 26, 2017

#68 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

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September 21, 2017

TRANSPOSER

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

filled with intensity
passion and emotion
a symphony of love
virtuoso of pleasure 

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September 16, 2017

ALLEY CAT

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

the soul of a hunter
restless
elusive
always on the move 

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September 14, 2017

#56 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

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September 7, 2017

BEING ME

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

being me
is hurting you
it’s sad to say
but still it’s true 

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September 1, 2017

#43 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

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August 29, 2017

#40 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

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August 20, 2017

A LOSING BATTLE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

as she signs the final papers

she keeps blinking her eyes

thinking of vows, remembering lies

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August 20, 2017

HAIKU: MORE THAN A PICTURE CAN SAY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

A poem can convey

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August 16, 2017

I LISTENED WITH MY HEART

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

she read the words upon the page
then took it like a man
her eyes got red and misty
but not one teardrop fell

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August 15, 2017

HAIKU: IT’S NOT WORKING

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I choose not to care

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August 13, 2017

THE HARD WAY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm  

the hard way to learn
is don’t listen
don’t heed
the warnings you see 

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August 6, 2017

THE END

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Have we reached
the final page
of the final chapter 

The End of our time together

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August 4, 2017

AN EXILE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

there’s a certain
sadness
in his eyes
that words cannot express

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July 18, 2017

THE LOVE I PLANNED ON

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

I lost the love I planned on

when I lost her

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July 18, 2017

OLD TOY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I’m an old toy
up on a shelf
replaced by a new one
I’m all by myself

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July 16, 2017

SPECIFIC REQUEST

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

In disbelief,
He described
her exact words to me
they were:

unambiguous
definitive
descriptive
emotional
heated
final
and
specific

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July 15, 2017

A MARATHON SLOW DANCE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Even if our

Last Dance

was a Marathon

Slow Dance

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July 12, 2017

YOU SAY THAT YOU LOVE ME

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

You say
that you
love me 

But your
eyes
betray you 

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July 11, 2017

AS HE WAS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

tie ‘em
leash ‘em
train ‘em 

and fence ‘em in
because

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July 11, 2017

OUR LAST DANCE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

We started our Last Dance
five years ago
when we got the final diagnosis
we were dreading to hear 

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July 5, 2017

DON’T LOOK BACK

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

It’s the hardest thing to do
when you still love them
and you wish you could
recapture the magic
that used to be 

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July 1, 2017

AN EMOTIONAL NUCLEAR EXPLOSION

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

She set off
an emotional
nuclear explosion
when she said,
“I want a divorce” 

I was blinded by
a burning truth
searing my soul 

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June 30, 2017

WHAT AM I TO YOU?

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

What am I to You?
a spouse, a friend, a lover
a ship passing in the night
a momentary pleasure
a memory with no name

What am I to You?
a soulmate for a lifetime
a playmate for a good time

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June 30, 2017

AM I YOUR RICH YOUNG RULER?

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The rich young ruler
had asked Jesus,
“What must I do to be saved?”
and after every thing
Jesus told him
he answered, “I have done that”

then the final question
that passed between them
was from the rich young ruler
to Jesus

“What more do I need to do?”
Jesus looked deeply
into his eyes

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June 29, 2017

THE TOUCH OF THE NEW

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

he didn’t mean to do it

he just fell into the trap

and when he finally told her

she gave his face a slap

 

how could you do this?

she yelled, then cried

I’ve trusted you forever

how long now have you lied?

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June 25, 2017

THE KEY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

she wants to keep the key
it seems rather strange
since she’s left
            the city
                        the state
                                    and me

she needed to distance me
            with time
                        with miles
                                    with an affair

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June 20, 2017

MAKING THE HURT STOP

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

a drug

changes the feeling

ends the pain

makes the hurting stop

 

you

changed my world

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