James Joyce

(2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941 / Dublin / Ireland)

Because Your Voice Was At My Side

Poem by James Joyce

Because your voice was at my side
I gave him pain,
Because within my hand I held
Your hand again.

There is no word nor any sign
Can make amend -- -
He is a stranger to me now
Who was my friend.


Comments about Because Your Voice Was At My Side by James Joyce

  • Red Atkins (2/18/2018 8:36:00 AM)

    The classic love triangle, the basis for the movie Pearl Harbor(Report)Reply

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  • Resh Kav (6/22/2017 8:19:00 PM)

    Triangle love story in a very short poem. nice(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard SnyderBernard Snyder (7/14/2015 12:15:00 PM)

    This is a nice poem. A sad one but a great write nonetheless! Thanks for sharing!(Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (7/14/2015 7:36:00 AM)

    This is a much better poem than the 6.2 rating given by the 21 voters so far.(Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (7/14/2015 7:34:00 AM)

    Ouch! That hurts, to lose a friend just because of competition for a woman. One must decide which is more important and let the chips fall where they may.
    Much sentiment conveyed by James Joyce in this short poem.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003