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'
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (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.
    (Report) Reply

  • (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
    (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]