ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

First Love - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

I’ve been around the block a time or two.
Long since; I lost my childish innocence.
For what I lost I gained some recompense.
One of the bitter lessons life has taught.
I loved her: She loved me or so I thought.
Her practiced lies defeated my defence.
I fell because I lacked experience.
I was a toy to her just something new
to play with for a while and then discard.
I was seduced, betrayed and cast aside
to satisfy her selfish vanity.
I learned to cope but found the lesson hard.
So now I view romance suspiciously.


Comments about First Love by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • (10/10/2007 8:43:00 AM)


    Hi Poet, Sad and Beautiful poem....
    This reminds me of a song....'The First Cut Is The Deepest, '
    It is sad, but it happens to most of us.
    Because our hearts have been broken, when we
    find our true love, we understand its beauty,
    it is a never ending gift, most precious.

    Brilliant, poetry......'ENJOYED'
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  • (7/28/2007 2:44:00 PM)


    Great poem, i like it, very explanatory and deep
    i know i am young, but i have felt the same
    you're all numb inside, like your soul is frozzen
    then you build a huge wall with gards to protect yourself
    nice poem.
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  • (7/25/2007 11:53:00 AM)


    I couldn't read to the end...It was that good. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (7/18/2007 2:57:00 PM)


    I really enjoyed this write, Ivor. Beautifully explained and produced. Loved it.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011


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