Adrian Flett


Were I To Lose Her Now - Poem by Adrian Flett

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.

Topic(s) of this poem: loss, love and dreams


Comments about Were I To Lose Her Now by Adrian Flett

  • Rebecca Navarre (2/19/2019 6:27:00 PM)

    Powerfully moving, painted with such
    depth and heart! .. Ever so very many
    10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ...................+++++
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    Adrian Flett(2/20/2019 3:27:00 AM)

    Rebecca I appreciate your comments and thanks for them. It is encouraging to know what other poets think of what we do.

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  • Prabir Gayen (2/15/2019 2:50:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem dear poet...... thanks (Report)Reply

    (2/15/2019 4:21:00 AM)

    Thanks Prabir for reading and enjoying the poem

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  • Valentin Savin (1/28/2019 10:12:00 AM)

    Well thought and written. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

    Adrian Flett(1/29/2019 4:12:00 AM)

    Thanks Savin I appreciate your thoughts and comments.

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  • Prabir Gayen (1/2/2019 2:18:00 AM)

    Fine poem dear poet................ (Report)Reply

    (1/2/2019 2:39:00 AM)

    Thanks for your comment Prabir

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  • Nadia Umber Lodhi (11/7/2018 9:10:00 PM)

    man
    he ought to know
    and he said,
    If you love her let her go.
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    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 1:56:00 AM)

    Thanks for reading, Hadia

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (11/7/2018 8:24:00 PM)

    One of the best poems I have ever read that vividly depicted love and loss of love.
    Very touching and mesmerizing lines that touched the core of the heart.
    The penultimate and final stanzas are very moving.
    10 and on to my Poem List.
    Congratulations for a well deserved POD.
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    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 1:58:00 AM)

    Rose thanks for your comments

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  • Fiadh Fida (11/7/2018 6:21:00 PM)

    gut twisting fear. thanks for sharing the poem with us (Report)Reply

    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 1:59:00 AM)

    Hi Fiadh thank you for your response

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/7/2018 12:42:00 PM)

    But she is here! ! There with her muse.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 2:02:00 AM)

    Hi Edward and thanks for reading the poem

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/7/2018 10:51:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem on love and dreams having touching expression. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day. (Report)Reply

    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 2:03:00 AM)

    Thanks so much for your response, Kumarmani

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  • (11/7/2018 9:04:00 AM)

    beautifully penned! congrats! 10++ (Report)Reply

    (11/8/2018 2:05:00 AM)

    Susheela, I'm glad the poem was enjoyed by you, thanks.

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  • (11/7/2018 5:34:00 AM)

    Oh this is so well scripted deserves to be POD.....thanks for sharing.....10++++++ (Report)Reply

    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 2:06:00 AM)

    Glad you appreciated the poem thank you Deepak.

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  • Gajanan Mishra (11/7/2018 4:35:00 AM)

    Show you furrows of joy, beautiful (Report)Reply

    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 2:09:00 AM)

    Hi Gajanan, I'm pleased that resonated with you, thanks for your comment.

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  • Aaron Marchant (11/7/2018 4:22:00 AM)

    An excellent choice for poem of the day - Adrian has a unique style. (Report)Reply

    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 2:10:00 AM)

    Aaron, thank you for your input much appreciated.

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  • Adrian Flett (11/7/2018 3:10:00 AM)

    I wrote this poem many years ago and it seems to resonate still. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (11/7/2018 1:57:00 AM)

    A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever, as Keats wrote and I cite him here for your creation, Adrian! A 10 and much much more you deserve. I so admired reading this time and again. Keats was right. (Report)Reply

    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 2:12:00 AM)

    Hi Sylvia, thank you for those words, they mean a lot to me.

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (11/7/2018 1:49:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 2:13:00 AM)

    Enjoyed your discernment of the poems meaning.

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (11/7/2018 12:53:00 AM)

    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(11/8/2018 2:15:00 AM)

    Thanks for your comment, Mahtab

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/7/2018 12:26:00 AM)

    Adrian, such a splendid poem of the day.
    Congrats for being chosen.....10++++++++
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    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 2:16:00 AM)

    Hi Bernard, thanks for reading it.

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  • Practicing Poetess (11/7/2018 12:24:00 AM)

    A pretty poem obviously penned by one who knows love.
    A worthy pick for Member Poem of the Day!
    Congrats, Adrian
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    Adrian Flett(11/8/2018 2:18:00 AM)

    I appreciate your comments on the poem, thank you.

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  • Susan Williams (11/1/2018 1:00:00 AM)

    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! (Report)Reply

    (11/1/2018 2:57:00 AM)

    I'm glad you enjoyed it Susan and thanks for your comments.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 17, 2018


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