Denis Martindale

Yeah, Baby, Yeah! - Poem by Denis Martindale

Life serves as a reminder that when I love you,
it doesn't mean that you love me...
and despite what seemed like a good start,
a bad ending is sometimes just around the corner.
That's the risk we take, it's difficult to avoid it,
loves offers all, demands all in return,
a fair exchange being all of me given to you,
all of you in return and together, the totality of us,
united, happy ever after from then on...

And how annoying, how rude, to become
a cast-off, a distant memory, so near and yet so far,
so damned close to what might have been...
To be dismissed from what was once a devoted mind,
cast out from the human heart like yesterday's dreams,
then to learn they are with someone new not you...

But if we find someone new...
how quickly we forget the ex,
bolt the doors on memories once cherished,
move on to the thrills of romance still to be...
So it is that our emotional baggage becomes lighter,
hey, cheer up, 'cos it's a new world with new dreams
and life's for living once again, yeah, baby, yeah!

Denis Martindale, copyright, November 2013.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 14, 2013

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