Were I To Lose Her Now Poem by Adrian Flett

Were I To Lose Her Now

Rating: 4.4


I met an old man
he ought to know
and he said,
"If you love her let her go."

You tell me, old man
to let her go.
Show me how
and I'll show you
furrows of joy.
Instead glands of sorrow
in awesome piles
of desperation
gather in vacant eyes.
I'll show you
taut gut clenched
in paroxysm of fear.

Stubble chinned booze
ticks time quicker
but stubborn cerebral lobe
is slow to join
in the rout;
instead - remembers.

Her golden gossamer threads
out and out, float in space
bind me secure
but a single snip
at her whim or will
severs me to
orbit as if unhinged
from this globe.
Just a raft beneath me
in screaming, rushing silence.

But she is here;
in her scent of neck hair
nose buried deep
safe to quell the sheer
gut twisting fear.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: loss,love and dreams
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mahtab Bangalee 07 November 2018

seized I the dream let the passion go out too far the blue shining morn comes as the new born dew as grasshopper on the grassy leaves and humming on my ear - seize not, grip not beauty born for free will come with ring knot combine you with happy! /// lovely loving poem

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Adrian Flett 08 November 2018

Thanks for your comment, Mahtab

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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 November 2018

Such a loveliest verse to describe this love, the spirit wants to, but the flesh is too weak, I would say., Adrian. Well worded, and a fascinating read altogether. Congratulations on being chosen as The Member Poem Of The Day. Hurray and God´s Blessings in Abundance, Amen.

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Adrian Flett 08 November 2018

Enjoyed your discernment of the poems meaning.

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Susan Williams 01 November 2018

THe best poem I have read in weeks. You are the real deal. I am putting this on my fav list, you on my fav list, and showering this with thousands of 10's!

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Unnikrishnan E S 28 February 2022

" stubborn cerebral lobe " … it is easy to say, "if you love her, let her go"… but Love does not heed this advice… Gossamer memories linger.. wonderful poem on love and separation!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 March 2020

Dear Adrian, A CLASSIC poem resonates perpetually, so true, that's why I add this now to MyPoemList, thank you so much for having created this Classic (in my very eyes, sure!) poem, Adrian, I so admired the words in this Immortal poem. Thank you so much that I have known you through PoemHunter. God's Blessings in Abundance.

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Chinedu Dike 22 November 2019

Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful piece of poetry nicely brought forth from the heart. Thanks for sharing, Adrian.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 07 November 2019

A beautiful poem is well executed. Thanks and congratulation for being selected this poem as the member poem of the poem of day

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Bill Cantrell 07 November 2019

Wow, emotions intertwined in verse after verse, a very beautiful poem! ! Congratulations for worthy poem of the day!

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