True Love's Other Side Poem by Francis Duggan

True Love's Other Side

The flame of love will last a lifetime that's what some experts on love do say
But I have known of hearts near to breaking when love's passion has faded away
For months on end they grieved for lost love and the heartache with them for years stay
Some times for loving one true and sincerely there can be a huge price to pay.

I know of this beautiful young woman Julie though Julie is not her real name
And I will not divulge her identity since that as a secret must remain
Her only error was to love completely to give all of her love to one man
Her wish was that they grow old together though all in life doesn't go to plan.

The one she loved left her for another stories like this we've heard before
And she was beyond all consoling love's ache left her with a mental festering sore
She went into a deep depression and for her 'twas downhill all of the way
To the ward of a psychiatric hospital her postal address of today.

Not all love stories have happy endings though to love truly ought not to be a mistake
But those who love truly when disappointed are those who know of the real heartache
Some novelists make millions in love stories with happy endings but all you read do not believe
Few wish to know of the disappointment felt by those who for a lost love grieve.

I know of this young woman Julie she knows of true love's other side
Her tragedy was to love truly and her mental health by lost love destroyed
She is in a mental institution and Julie is not her real name
And for what must seem as obvious reasons her identity as a secret remain.

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