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Tom Billsborough

Preston Lancashire England
Tom Billsborough
Preston Lancashire England
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

I Saw You Often

Rating: 3.9
I saw you often with your head bowed low,
As if in sorrow from some awful wound,
Inflicted long ago.
And even when you smiled
Residual sadness lingered in your eyes,
As though you carried blame
For a loved one's harm,
Caused by another.
Unjust burden which I wished you shared.
I should have asked, if I'd dared.
It's now too late as we are far apart.
Yet I keep your warmth and sadness in my heart.
Tom Billsborough
Topic(s) of this poem: memory
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COMMENTS
Susan Williams 24 September 2020
Tom, This is the highest form of love being demonstrated here- -a no-matter-what... through- thick-and-thin.... kind of love- - both yours and hers. This poem matters in this tired, prejudiced. uncaring world-=- I wish we had so many more like you and maybe it would be a kinder world/ 10- -I mean 5 stars not that the rating scale is working
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A B Faniki 07 September 2019
Heartfelt poem. I enjoyed it imensily thank your for sharing such beautiful poem. :-
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Jane Campion 02 August 2019
A warm memory is all that we can have. Great write.
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Mahtab Bangalee 10 July 2019
the separation; the sweet parting makes a leaf of souvenir, a happy memory sometimes it brings pleasure in alone friendly......./// beautiful
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Valentin Savin 28 January 2019
“Unjust burden which I wished you shared. I should have asked, if I'd dared”. We have a saying in Russia: we never know what we will find, what we will lose. Well written. I liked it. Thanks
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tom billsborough 28 January 2019
the lady had divorced her husband. Something her elder daughter hinted at, about her younger sister made me think child abuse had been involved. But I couldn't be sure. Perhaps, as your saying goes, it was wise not to pursue the matter, especially if I had been mistaken.
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Akhtar Jawad 05 April 2018
It's now too late as we are far apart. Yet I keep your warmth and sadness in my heart. An emotional decision followed by a deception in love nicely painted.
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Bri Edwards 26 October 2017
been here already; the poem page i mean! :) bri
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Tom Billsborough 27 October 2017
Always welcome a return visit.
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Tapan M. Saren 27 August 2017
I love the simple diction and the poem is deep as well.
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Bri Edwards 25 November 2016
i now see that in a previous comment here i wrote: i wonder if this is a personal tale from your life, or just imagination. hmm? ......i guess i had not read or you had not posted your Poet's Note earlier. no, wait! you still have no P. notes. i read It was someone I loved and still think about her in a response you made to another's comment. you know, i hope, that the responses [as far as i can tell] only appear on the poem's page, to which i rarely return. bri :) and you left more info at another comment. you COULD communicate/ask now if you have contact info. do you DARE! ? ? bri ;)
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Tom Billsborough 25 November 2016
I know where she lives but it's on the opposite coast to mine. She was someone I knew. I'll tell you about it sometime, Bri
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Tapan M. Saren 07 September 2016
Those last four lines are amazing.. More beautiful love poem indeed.. Thank you Tom sir.
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Tom Billsborough 08 September 2016
It was someone I loved and still think about her. Thanks, Tapan. Just read your last two poems. Very impressed.
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