Carl Roussell


Again With Hope. - Poem by Carl Roussell

I
gave you
all I could
stand, fell down, then
left.

You
took it,
all there was,
till there's nothing
left.

And when I left you yesterday,
did you notice I went away?

You know you had me,
the one I would want to be
if you were near here.
When I call you by your name,
I wonder, did you call mine?

You
stop, turn,
you face me,
we erase this
past.

Life
has us
hanging on
by this thin thread,
hope.

And when I see you today
you never really turned away.

You know you have me,
the one I still want to be
when you are near hear,
when I call you by your name,
I hear you when you call mine.

I hear
you calling me,
I'm calling out to you.
Now we are reaching for us,
again.

Topic(s) of this poem: emotions, love and friendship

Form: Lyric


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a song lyric where each of the stanzas are different forms of Cinquains, except for the pre-chorus which are rhyming couplets.

Comments about Again With Hope. by Carl Roussell

  • Jonathan Little Calf (9/20/2019 11:21:00 PM)

    Beautiful song. Has it been put to music yet? Would love to hear it! (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(9/23/2019 6:28:00 AM)

    Thanks for the comment Bella. And no, the music has not been completed but it is based in the song Instant Crush by Daft Punk. Have a good day.

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  • (4/12/2019 1:37:00 PM)

    Wonderful piece of work. Love it. (Report)Reply

    (4/12/2019 8:45:00 PM)

    Thanks for the read and comment. Really happy you like the poem.

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  • Valentin Savin (2/27/2019 11:57:00 PM)

    So emotional and lovely, . And when I left you yesterday, did you notice I went away? Well done. (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(3/1/2019 4:59:00 AM)

    Thank you, Valentin, for the comment, I have been enjoying reading your poems.

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  • (2/10/2019 10:51:00 PM)

    So lovely and emotional. Good selection for the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Khairul Ahsan (2/10/2019 9:04:00 PM)

    'Life
    has us
    hanging on
    by this thin thread,
    hope.' - the best part of the poem that I liked most.
    Congratulations on your poem's selection as the 'Member Poem of the Day'!
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  • Akhtar Jawad (2/10/2019 8:48:00 PM)

    Congrats! A nice emotional poem that touches the heart of a reader. Love that has no emotions to express is a wet match box that cannot be used to lit the fire of love. (Report)Reply

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  • Aqua Flower (2/10/2019 8:41:00 PM)

    A Magnificent song of hope.....again! I love happy endings! Congratulations, Carl, on a well deservied pick for poem of the day! (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 10:21:00 PM)

    I am so happy you like the poem. And a big thanks! !

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/10/2019 6:24:00 PM)

    A sublime song, Carl.
    Congrats for being chosen...10++++
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  • (2/10/2019 5:29:00 PM)

    This is so lyrical and beautiful. A deep emotion of love advancing with each Cinquain. Congratulations for a fine poem. (Report)Reply

    (2/10/2019 5:50:00 PM)

    I am glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  • Practicing Poetess (2/10/2019 2:01:00 PM)

    Carl, this is breathtakingly beautiful!
    Like a lovesong with a happy ending.
    Definitely deserving of Poem of the Day.
    Enjoy basking in your accolades!
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    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 5:05:00 PM)

    Hello Practicing Poetess for both reading and commenting on the poem, I am truly happy you like it. Have a good day

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  • Rajnish Manga (2/10/2019 10:30:00 AM)

    Life / has us / hanging on
    by this thin thread / hope.... //.... A nice observation about inter-personal relationships. Thanks.
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    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 5:00:00 PM)

    Yes, human relationships can be a fine rope to walk. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (2/10/2019 10:28:00 AM)

    A well penned song lyric.
    Very heartwarming.
    Liked the penultimate and last stanza that convey hope.
    Congratulations for a well deserved Poem Of The Day!
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    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 4:55:00 PM)

    I am happy you like the poem. Have a good day

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  • (2/10/2019 8:26:00 AM)

    Ups and downs in a couples' life provide spices and make the lives of the partners more mature and rich at the same time strengthening the relationship between them. The life song is superbly composed. Congrats on Poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 3:55:00 PM)

    Your comments are much appreciated.

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (2/10/2019 5:09:00 AM)

    With many twists and turns it is a very nice poem. There are many ups and downs in a relationship. finally you two are together and that is the best thing. Enjoyed. Congrats. (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 3:46:00 PM)

    Not many relationships progress in a linear fashion, thanks for taking time to read and comment.

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  • (2/10/2019 3:49:00 AM)

    A write of the emotions felt time and again whilst in a one sided relationship.........well penned Carl (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 3:45:00 PM)

    Thank you for your words and I am happy you like the poem.

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  • Jennifer Birchall (2/10/2019 3:38:00 AM)

    It sounds like a wonderful song, would love to hear the full version when finished (read in comments) congratulations on POD Carl. (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 3:28:00 PM)

    Thanks Jennifer for reading and commenting. The inspiration for this poem is the song 'Instant Crush by Daft Punk (a beautiful song)

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  • Adrian Flett (2/10/2019 3:33:00 AM)

    'when you are near hear, ' Should read 'when you are near HERE' ? ? ?
    I like the gentle rhythm of the lines as they work with the strong emotions centred around love almost lost and the hope it engenders.
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    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 3:23:00 PM)

    Your comment is very much appreciated. I have been a member of this site for just about one year now, and still learning how to craft better poetry, and your comment will have an effect on future works. Thanks again!

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (2/10/2019 2:39:00 AM)

    a flute
    is playing a song of love
    for us far
    on the vast heart of world

    our breathing smells us acutely,
    calls us on the ONE STALK of ROSE

    O' Dear
    Lets go
    BE the being of UNITY
    BE the part of ETERNITY
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    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 2:55:00 PM)

    Thanks for the read and a very nice poetic comment - I much like it!

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/10/2019 2:06:00 AM)

    I hear you calling me! ! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 3:04:00 PM)

    Thanks, and I have learned so much on how to become a better poet by reading writers here. Have a good day

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  • Prabir Gayen (2/10/2019 1:14:00 AM)

    Fine piece of poetry......Congrats (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(2/10/2019 2:51:00 PM)

    Thanks and I am glad you like the poem. I have been reading and enjoying your poems as well.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 8, 2018

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 8, 2018


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