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Cursed

Cursed

‘Tis but again I see that love is cursed,
and nothing more than dreams of simple fools.
A poisoned wine, which cannot quench my thirst;
hope’s bitter grapes, crushed flat by garish ghouls.
 

Whilst there are some who tout true love as real,
I’ve found no proof to back such haughty claims.
And thus, my blackened heart, I shall conceal,
as dying embers ebb within love’s flames.
 

But I’ve survived alone—I’ll rise again,
to walk life’s rocky roads in solitude.
I’ll think of times of how, and where, and when,
you once were mine; and thus, in gratitude—
 

I’ll dream the dreams that only lovers do.
And, come the morn, I’ll wake up missing you.

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Terry Kay

Dean,
i was thinking about you yesterday wandering where you've been. Love has certainly come and gone for me. And I love them all still. Enjoyed and related to your poem.

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Dean Kuch

Hey, Terry.
I've been getting my manuscript together for my book "Beyond the Pale: A Collection of Dark Poetry"  to be ready for publication by October. I had a little window available to take a break, so I took advantage of it to spend some time with the good folks here at Cosmo.
I appreciate you taking the time to read and review this sonnet.
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Thanks so much again.
~Dean
~♥❤️💀❤️♥~

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Syd

Hi Dean, if this poem is written from experience then let me assure you that there are plenty more Pike in the pond 😆

True love does exist. I really enjoyed this piece.

Take care  - Syd 

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Dean Kuch

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me on this, Syd. I appreciate the read, my friend.
I'm sure what you say is right...for some.
But, you first have to want an Eros type of love and be willing to invest the time in order for it work.
I'm not -- not anymore.
Much obliged, 
♠♣♦ ~ Dean ~♦♣♠

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Tony Taylor

A Brilliant Sonnet PROFESSOR!! (as usual)
You have definitely gotten to that place where just about everything you write is way above par...... and the consistency of your subject matter should make for a fine compilation!!..... Please let me know where and when I can purchase "Beyond the Pale.." dear poet brother!!...... after the wedding stuff is over next month I'll have some music for you to check out...... stay in touch..... it's so good to see you back on the pages man!!........PINNED this one!!...... kick ass write!!....... peace n stuff!!......T xo 👏👏👏✴👌

 

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Dean Kuch

Thanks so much for reading and for your kind support as always, Tony.
I sincerely appreciate it!
Congrats on your upcoming blessed union as well.
I wish you and Cherie a very long, fruitful and happy life together.
It couldn't happen to two nicer people.
I will most definitely keep in touch.
~Dean
♠❤️♥~💀~♦❤️♣

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Charu Shawd

Hi Dean
So glad i got an opportunity to go through your work. Lucky me !!
There is nothing more tragic than lost love. Its like mourning the death of a living person.
Nevertheless, nowhere it means a person cannot walk alone. Every experience teaches us something valuable and with what you have written, it seems like a life changer in this case.
we grow and learn and become better with every passing day!!
Excellent this one 💕
 

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Dean Kuch

I say "lucky me", Charu. :)
I'm really glad you decided to take a look at my writing and I deeply appreciate your input.
You're also absolutely right in saying that we should use our life lessons as learning experiences. If we can learn from our mistakes which, in turn, make us stronger & wiser individuals, then those mistakes were well worth making.
With gratitude,
~Dean
~♥❤️💀❤️♥~

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Charu Shawd

Oh i feel so humbled by your approach Dean
you are so deeply talented and a beautiful soul xx
 such an honour to connect with u 

💕🕊

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Rae Rae

Your writing is a wonderful read...you are blessed with real talent💚💚💚

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Dean Kuch

Thanks so much for reading my sonnet, Rae Rae.
I am very glad you enjoyed this.
With gratitude,
~Dean
~♥❤️💀❤️♥~

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Dean...I love your work!  I am always inspired..You are a master at the sonnet....and although this feels hopeless and melancholy over love, it comes across as genuine and from life experiences......I once could relate to this write myself...from hurt and betrayals in love....But then again, I am getting married next month so hope arose despite the pain.....and faith returned....There are some people who just cannot commit and ruin the sanctity of what a devoted relationship should be...but then again, I have seen some awesome relationships around me in life that inspire me to take that chance when you have an opportunity to be with your soul mate....Love can be a curse or blessing...but to me it is worth the risk to find the real thing!  Love this. xo Cherie ;) 

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Dean Kuch

I am very happy for you, Cherie.
I don't begrudge anyone who's been fortunate to find true love and a soul mate. I think it's great to be able to trust someone that much.
It's better to share your life with someone you love and trust rather than being alone.
I will add it's not for everyone, however, and for some of us love simply isn't in the cards.
I'm sure you've heard the old saying, "Lucky at cards, unlucky at love."
I have lots of female "friends" but refuse to let my guard down. It's cost me a few relationships but I look at it this way.
Better safe than sorry.
Thanks so much for reading and best wishes on your upcoming nuptials.
~Dean
~♥❤️💀❤️♥~

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Larry Ran

Dear Dean,

In dreams you're always close to me
Such happiness I feel
But I wake up to the reality
These visions were surreal

.
For we parted a long time ago
Our love not meant to be
The passions would no longer flow
Drifted out to endless seas

Peace and Love,
Larry xxx

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Jeff Miller

I like this picture in words you really show a lot of feelings in what is said here it’s hard to come across something so right that in then end of the story your all alone listening to your own words 

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Wayne Stubbs

Hello Dean!
hope things are going ok with you, 
excellent piece and so very soul searching 👏👏👏😊

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