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Secret Love

Rating: 3.2

Not one kind look....one friendly word!
Wilt thou in chilling silence sit;
Nor through the social hour afford
One cheering smile, or beam of wit?

Yet still, absorbed in studious care,
Neglect to waste one look on me;
For then my happy eyes may dare
To gaze and dwell unchecked on thee.

And still in silence sit, nor deign
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Brenden Lisk 04 April 2012

This poem sucks big dong. You should kill yourself

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Carlos Echeverria 04 April 2012

Unbridled passion thwarted by ambition; in this modern age-the roles are inverted. Would a man be brave enough to share his secret love?

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Juan Olivarez 04 April 2011

Excellent poetry, the lamentation of a scorned lover, scorned for a career not another woman, the cruelest blow of all. The pleading of a lover for a bit of attention, and being completely overlooked. Amelie Opie was an excellent poetess.

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Thank you for sharing this awesome write - it's inspired me to add my own ending to the story: And aught of life I dare to define as envy’s suffocating fumes, conspiracy that’s crossed the line to pave the path to many tombs… But I am fine and choose to be to breathe in the air of the truth… To love and live means to be free and swap weary lines for eternal youth…

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Tee''k Aminu 04 April 2011

Nice, long and very creative. I luv d poem so much i wish it was written by me.

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Jesus Diaz Llorico 06 February 2021

my favorite from Ms Amelia Opie

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Manonton Dalan 25 January 2016

secret love we all have one

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Ratnakar Mandlik 25 January 2016

Amazing poem of clandestine love and longings bestowed by it on one who loves. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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Girija Vijayan 25 January 2016

The pain behind the rhythm is touching. A very good one!

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* Sunprincess * 27 May 2014

................love should never be kept secret....cause the one you love may have the same feelings for you....if kept secret and love was never embraced....then it would be a tragedy...

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