Rich Young

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A Broken Gemstone - Poem by Rich Young

Dedicated to the wonderful ladies who shared their troubling stories -of what caused them to fall out of love with their partners-men we need to listen closer to our loved ones!


A Broken Gemstone

Oh I had love
But instead of treating
It as the the single Gem
It was
I fractured it into
A million pieces
And squandered
Every sparkle
Until all I had
Left
Was myself

For like so many
Before me
I took the
Broken Path

I chased greed
for material things
I chased my own
Pleasure
And I shut
You out

I chased power
And got it
And lost all
Of you
In the process

For my work
For my golf
For my hobbies
For myself

I chased empty
Dreams

Never as I wandered
That broken road
did i realize
That without you
I was nothing

Not before
Nor after

It took a break
In that broken
road
To make me
Realize

That you are
The same

It is I who
Has changed

But the past
Rarely can be
Rebuilt

The path and its
Sorrow
Can no longer
Be changed

So the tears
Fall
Not for me
But for you

I have wronged
You
And lost you

I have destroyed
Your esquisite
Love for me

No glue will mend
the
Broken Gemstone

I pulled back
And dwelled deep
Into my tortured
Self

Shutting out
The one person
I should have
Loved
Above all else

And so it is
I wander
And search
For the love
I lost

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008



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