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I Don't Understand What Happened To Us I Don't Understand What Happened To Us

I Don't Understand What Happened To Us
I don't understand what happened to usOr why you have turned away.Of course you are free to do as you like,But first I have something to say. To me it had seemed we could go on forever,So close were our hearts, and at ease,So much did we share, yet the words never faltered,So I thought as time did as it pleased. Whatever I did that has made you unhappy,Or am that is not to your taste,Or would be were I to return to your graces,Or won't be if I am replaced: I want you to know that your friendship is somethingI... Poems - Post by : kongu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2494

Although Our Love Is Over, It Remains Although Our Love Is Over, It Remains

Although Our Love Is Over, It Remains
Although our love is over, it remainsAn unfrequented garden in my heart,Its beauty quite inseparable from pain,A wilderness where once was willful art.I hope a little piece of you is stillReserved for me, a place you may not go,But where my room, untenanted, can fillA moment with my music, sweet and slow.There are no wishes like a former lover'sThat from the dark, repentant night must shine.And so though we have both moved on to others,I send you from afar this Valentine.... Poems - Post by : waramro - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1834

The Pain Will Never Go 
away The Pain Will Never Go away

The Pain Will Never Go 
away
The pain will never go away;The wound will never heal.The evil that was done to youIs now your eyes, your heart. The black will never turn to gray;The blood will not congeal.The violence is never through;The past does not depart. Time will merely make you whole,Consuming what you are:Part sufferer, part comforter,Part victim, part new... Poems - Post by : debbob - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 3667

Memories Of Life At 
home Memories Of Life At home

Memories Of Life At 
home
Memories of life at homeRarely reach the sea.Beneath the bare swept surface muckLie dreams that turn us cold. The best that we can do is tryTo savor what is served,Love the lust of a sinking sunAnd make much of precision.... Poems - Post by : ecmagic - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2796

To Mrs. Quinn, Queen Of Poetry To Mrs. Quinn, Queen Of Poetry

To Mrs. Quinn, Queen Of Poetry
To Mrs. Quinn, the Queen of Poetry:Having held for twenty years your teasAnd given to us all the gift of beauty,Now you may at last enjoy your ease,Knowing all the pleasures of your duty.You've walked among the loveliest of trees,Out gathering the harvest, rich and fruity,Undying words that feed the will to be.... Poems - Post by : rchimo2002 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 3840

There Is No Moment Large Enough To Hold There Is No Moment Large Enough To Hold

There Is No Moment Large Enough To Hold
There is no moment large enough to holdThe yearnings and accomplishments of years.Praise be that tale never will be told:Too long for memory, too trite for tears.Yet I have labored in the cause of beauty:"See this!" I said. "And notice well its grace."All else was merely etiquette and duty,The pride and passion vested in a place.And in people of a similar dedication:The teacher's urge to share the craft of joy,To pass it to another generation,A gift that time might otherwise destroy.How sweet to have so long sojourned with you!Now I am done. Look well to what you do.... Poems - Post by : bernardhustler - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 970

Retirement May Not Be What 
it Seems Retirement May Not Be What it Seems

Retirement May Not Be What 
it Seems
Retirement may not be what it seems.Even though it means, "To tire again,"To most of us it is the stuff of dreams,Infinite afternoons of restful Zen.Reality, like dreams, cannot transcendElopement into some quite other state.Mirage or monument, all things dependEventually on memory for their fate.Now may your memories of us be... Poems - Post by : luvthree - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1449

People Who Are Certain Are A 
curtain People Who Are Certain Are A curtain

People Who Are Certain Are A 
curtain
People who are certain are a curtainDraped between the object and the word.One sees only formulas repeatedTirelessly, like stones thrown at the wind. Such faith is evidence of little faith,For faith knows very well it cannot know.Doubt becomes a glass through which one seesA star or... Poems - Post by : Christine_S. - Date : May 2012 - Author : Unknown - Read : 2474

Little Do The Others 
know Little Do The Others know

Little Do The Others 
know
Little do the others knowHow much I hurt inside.But you, who must know everything,Care little for my pride. You, with eyes of steel, rebutWithout a word my pain,And with a passion pitilessUndo me once again. The truth is ever loving, thoughIt recks not how we feel.And you, who are the truth, love meToo much to let... Poems - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 787

I Look 
across I Look across

I Look 
across
I look acrossThe palm of God's great handAnd see the peaceThat underlies my pain. No tragic lossOr grief can be so grand.Through life's short leaseSuch sights our hearts sustain.... Poems - Post by : stepbystep - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 3290

How Might One Untie The 
knot How Might One Untie The knot

How Might One Untie The 
knot
How might one untie the knot That binds one to God's love? For love imposes innocence, And innocence, remorse. The tenderness that time forgot No caustic can remove: The... Poems - Post by : coolhiptrendy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1346

Gratitude, Like Love, Is 
part Of Being Gratitude, Like Love, Is part Of Being

Gratitude, Like Love, Is 
part Of Being
Gratitude, like love, is part of being,Remaining when all else is left behind,Absurd and yet quite natural, a yearningTo give to light the worship of the wind.In gratitude we find a gift worth givingTo something that no gift can serve at all,Unburdening ourselves of unspent feelingDammed behind a thick and willful wall,Else cut... Poems - Post by : Biz2005 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1210

When God's As Real As Santa 
claus When God's As Real As Santa claus

When God's As Real As Santa 
claus
When God's as real as Santa Claus,And temples are works of art;When the Bible's living literature,And the Universe has no heart:One feels grateful,But to whom? When the ritual vestments of faithAre seen only from outside;And the strength to live in the voidBecomes a matter of pride:One feels grateful,But to whom? When life seems... Poems - Post by : CMartin371 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2467

To Thank You Is A Gift One 
gives Oneself To Thank You Is A Gift One gives Oneself

To Thank You Is A Gift One 
gives Oneself
To thank you is a gift one gives oneself,Having felt the fullness of one's being.As you might--or not--be listening,None knows more than his own gratitude.Knowledge is beside the point, the gulfSo wide between us there's no hope of seeing.Gifts require givers, so one singsIn thanks that in oneself some grace might move.Vast quantities... Poems - Post by : ezmktg - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 840

Why Am I The Mirror Of Your 
heart Why Am I The Mirror Of Your heart

Why Am I The Mirror Of Your 
heart
Why am I the mirror of your heart,Reflecting without depth your deepest pain,Revisiting your hell again, again,As though you were a well-wrought work of art?Why do I vicariously take partIn suffering you barely can sustain,Witnessing your agony in vain,Tracing chaos too profound to chart?Each night obsessively I come to you,Eager to devour your bitter fruit,Uneasy through the doldrums of my day.Watching is,... Poems - Post by : b-savvy.com - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2565

There Is But Little Hope For 
slaves Of Fortune There Is But Little Hope For slaves Of Fortune

There Is But Little Hope For 
slaves Of Fortune
There is but little hope for slaves of fortune,Who will not share their failures with their will.Mastered by the wind, they blame their portionOn chance, which sets their course for good or ill.But one's bad luck fits snug on who one is;One's fortune is the lyrics of one's song.Each will find the label that is hisUpon the luggage he has brought along.To be a cause, one must first admitThat one was... Poems - Post by : AzlanKasim - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 3104

One Cannot Make Another 
happy One Cannot Make Another happy

One Cannot Make Another 
happy
One cannot make another happy, Whatever one might do or say, For happiness remains a choice Not even love can hope to sway. The sacrifice of time and strength... Poems - Post by : samurai - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 3308

Loose Change Loose Change

Loose Change
Loose change (was that lose change?)Spends easy. Like favors.Like mornings or afternoons.Time is easier than touch,Being there easier than being.How often, unthinking,Do I spend a yesTo avoid breaking me?... Poems - Post by : gzissis - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 716

Lately I've Been Having Vivid Dreams Lately I've Been Having Vivid Dreams

Lately I've Been Having Vivid Dreams
"Lately I've been having vivid dreams,"You said. "Perhaps it is the drugs, or perhapsThe tumor presses hard against my brain.In any case, I've seen some lovely things,Things I have not thought of many years,Come back now with such yearning, such delight,That I could weep for joy to be alive.I dreamed we were at Grandma Rifka's house,Your father, I, and Rifka in the dark,Silent for the things we could not say.The moon invaded, and cold beams like iceCame in among us, crystallized the air,And like cold spokes transfixed us where we were.We could not move nor speak, though within meThere feebly stirred... Poems - Post by : darkhorse4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 3504

I Need To Talk To You I Need To Talk To You

I Need To Talk To You
PARENTS:I need to talk to you, my dear,Of many, many things:Of what I wish and what I dreamAnd what my silence sings;Of all the things I want for youAnd all the things I fear,And all the things I try to sayBut never can make clear.I wish that you could know me, yetI'm glad that you do not.Sometimes I see in you the unformedPerson I forgot.I wish I could protect youFrom all that conquered me,And make of you a mirror ofThe self I could not be.CHILDREN:I need to talk to you, right now!I've got a lot to sayAbout the way you handle... Poems - Post by : bobzbazzar - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2629