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Love's Retreating Tide

Love's Retreating Tide

She is a happy, happy bride
Who welcomes in her wedding day
As 'happy ever after' rides
On Love's advancing waves.

And how those waves come crashing in;
Come crashing, rolling to the shore
Euphoric on the angel's wings
That promise love and more.

Oh how she loved with love so rare,
She danced upon the golden sands
Where gentle waves kissed ankles, bare,
In Love's own promised land.

But love can scar and love can burn,
It is as weak as it is strong
And, like the tide, a love can turn
To find its voice has gone.

She was a happy, happy bride
With smile as bright as sunshine's gleam,
But 'happy ever after' rides
On such a fragile dream.

And how those dreams fell crashing in;
Fell crashing, smashing to the floor,
All fallen from the angel's wings,
Left bruised and, oh, so sore.

Struck down by Fate's ungainly hand,
This one time happy, happy bride
Left stranded, now, on lonely sands
By Love's retreating tide.

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deano

Beautiful but sad ❤️

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Tina

Thank you, my friend  <3

Tina x

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Tina

Thank you, Nigel.  Your comments are, as always, very much appreciated. I felt like doing a "painful' one, but in a story kind of way. Thanks for reading, especially at this late hour ;-)

Tina x

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Sparrowsong

Hello Tina...

A great reminder to not do it...

Seriously, who really wants to go through that?

Not me...

Either way the ending is always sad...

Show me a Happy Funeral and a Happy Widowed, then I will see the hope...

Great write!

Thank you for sharing...

Hugs...

sparrowsong

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Tina

Ahahaha   You have a very, very good point.  It's always going to end badly one way or another isn't it? 
Oh, your comment has made me smile loads. A different way to look at things ... and a healthier way too, I think.

Thank you Sparrowsong, I adore your words of wisdom :-)  :-) 

Hugs, my friend

Tina x

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Sparrowsong

Just easier on the heart my friend...

It's hard enough to lose a friend...

Why seek more pain and punishment to yourself?

It always helps help to watch first...

By that I mean watch the guy get turned down by someone else before he tries to make those Oh baby moves on you...

Give me a break...

Even that would be better...

Escape by Ambulance...

Saved!

Hugs again...

 

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Tina

😂😂😂 xx

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Tina

Thank you, Kieran. That's very kind of you to say ☺

Tina x

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Yet nothing can to nothing fall,
Nor any place be empty quite;
Therefore I think my breast hath all
Those pieces still, though they be not unite;
And now, as broken glasses show
A hundred lesser faces, so
My rags of heart can like, wish, and adore,
But after one such love, can love no more.
John Donne

 

I liked seeing how happy the bride was, then there is this sad reality at the end , unfortunately many can relate to , but no matter how broken and torn a heart, it seems to love deeper and deeper yet.

As painful as this write was, I enjoyed how eloquently it was delivered.💐🌷✍💛

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Tina

Thank you, my dearest friend, for your kind and insightful words. As always they are words of truth that you speak. A broken heart does yearn for love like no other and is capable of such deep love 💐

The poem you quoted by John Donne is beautiful. It is sobering to think that it was written such a long time ago and yet still we suffer in the same ways. Perhaps time is not as good as healing as we are led to believe 😉

Thanks again 😊 🌷

Tina x

 

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I think there's a tin line between being hopeful and living a life deception, we do often delve into our imaginative concepts , however motivated or influentially driven ,when reality favors to convey us to the insufferable.

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Tina

I think you are right. And it is a very thin line.

Kidding our selves into believing everything is okay when it's not seems to be innate in us humans. I suppose we do it to make ourselves feel better. But then, when it all falls apart it is so hard to come to terms with. 

I hope you are well 😊 ☕  💐🌷 x

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Wayne Stubbs

Tina, Tina, Tina... oh how I feel the beautiful disaster in this write, what was I saying about quality? You have just altered my mood, I can so relate to this in so many ways! 👏👏👏👏 I am on lonely sands, this is as beautiful, as it is painful, 
now, you have a gift Tina! It's as simple as that 😟😊💓💓

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Tina

I hope your mood has been altered for the better! I would hate to be responsible for bringing your mood 'down' 😉

Thank you so much for your kind remarks, they mean a lot.

I think there are many of us 'on lonely sands' ...Heartbreak Beach is a busy place!

Thanks again for reading. I am so glad you liked it.
Take care, my friend 😊 🌹

Tina x

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Wayne Stubbs

You may say bringing my mood "down" I say "inspiration" haha heartbreak beach! What a cool name! Again not a problem Tina! You're awesome 😊💓

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Wayne Stubbs

Speaking about altering moods haha did you check out my 'Add more salt' poem haha I told you it was inspiration 🤣😊💓 xx

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Tina

I haven't seen it yet, no. I will check it out later...on my way to work right now x

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Wayne Stubbs

Me too haha hope your day goes Well! 😊💓 x

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Meg Gee

Beautiful imagery and meter, I love how smooth this flowed ❤ Truly an amazing read

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Tina

Thank you so much for reading and for your very kind comments. Much appreciated ☺  I am so happy that you liked it. Thanks again 😊

Tina x

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Larry Ran

My Dear Tina,

Such tears of joy the young lady cried
With the promise of love, to ne'er be denied
Her wedding took place so near to the sea
Each wave with the promise of how happy she'd be

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But too soon came the storms and the hurricane winds
Bringing sacred vows endings, her dear one rescinds
Now all alone, her tears again come
But instead of from joy, such sadness they strum

Love,
Larry xxx
 

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Tina

Thank you so much, Larry, for reading 😊   As always, your poetic response is fabulous ❤  Thank you

Tina x

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Larry Ran

So are you, dear Tina.

Love,
Larry xxx

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