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And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be

Rating: 4.5

You lose your love for her and then
It is her who is lost,
And then it is both who are lost,
And nothing is ever as perfect as you want it to be.

In a very ordinary world
A most extraordinary pain mingles with the small routines,
The loss seems huge and yet
Nothing can be pinned down or fully explained.

You are afraid.
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Tom Allport 15 October 2017

a wise worded poem of if only life would be much easier? if only I had gone to Sefton Park school instead of going to Earle Road school I might have turned out to be a proper poet? ......................wonderfully written BP and best wishes.

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Chloe Knight 24 May 2016

you good at poem you x

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Chloe Knight 24 May 2016

you are good at poems x

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Language evolves. We no longer use thee and thine and nowadays we’re more likely to use her rather than she in such a sentence. In this poem the use of her is more lyrical than she which sounds distant and more strident. It also adds to the symmetry of the line and is more evocative of the lover’s sadness. A poem, unlike prose has a wide, acceptable margin of syntactic flexibility. There’s nothing to be gained by sticking to grammatical correctness here than it would to punctuate e e cummings. It’s best to let the integral beauty of this poem simply to wash over you.

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Jemima Rivas 18 March 2014

Brian I Love this Poem Its true to live and love :) Its real I've truly felt it ..................... but Should you make them as we want it to be or try to accept it?

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Eugene Levich 17 March 2014

Brian, This very lovely poem is marred twice by the same glaring grammatical error: You lose your love for her and then It is her who is lost, should read: ... it is SHE who is lost, The verb to be in English (with one exception) in all its conjugations always takes the subject pronoun. (The exception is: Woe is me!) I hope I haven't offended by pointing this out; I thought this poem too fine not to be corrected. E. Levich

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Maya Hanson 17 March 2014

This is a great write! beautiful

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Thomas Carolan 16 March 2014

this is a true account of the whole meaning of lost love, and then it is both who are lost, I like this poem there is so much in all the lines here, I personally INJOYED

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Shveta Sahal 16 March 2013

Last few lines are beautiful! simple and yet so deeeeeeeep..great penning!

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Apphia Grimonia 17 March 2012

i'm impressed after read your poem..it's really beautiful...great poet u are..

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