Adeline Foster

Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD
Adeline Foster
Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD
Monday, November 10, 2008

When Love Dies

Rating: 4.9
~ When Love Dies

Love died and yet
The bittersweet lived on
And little knew that pride was left
Now that the love was gone.

And so it grew and filled the house
With barbs and thorns and tares,
Till peace and hope and faith and trust
Withdrew their gentle wares.
Adeline Foster
Topic(s) of this poem: poem
Kumarmani Mahakul 02 March 2019
The bittersweet lived on and love died giving a thought provoking thrill. But still love grows with love, trust and peace. This is very well realized by many people. This is an excellent poem very well penned...10
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Edward Kofi Louis 07 September 2016
Now that the love was gone! ! Thanks for sharing.
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Davy Lungu 03 December 2013
a really beautiful poem
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Bri Edwards 18 January 2013
i have an idea of what bittersweet means (especially after reading online definitions) , but i wish Adeline would tell me what she is referring to exactly. what are the sweet AND the bitter thoughts, feelings, objects, experiences or whatever that were left after the love was gone for the speaker. and if there truly was something sweet after love was gone, why did it seem that the bitter prevailed? any takers on the above question? personally i don't care much for love poems. i also see that one commenter doesn't like when other poets ask him to read poems and give reviews. at the risk of bothering him or anybody else (i don't mind the risk; what could he do to hurt me anyway? ? ?) i am now leaving the titles of four poems i have on poemhunter which deal with love. I Don't Care Much For Love Poems Soft Are You Really Better Without Me? Don't lose Heart After Losing A Love i've had four wives and at least two girlfriends whom i least for a while. 3 divorces later i may know something about love and losing it.....maybe. my 5th anniversary with fourth wife is fast approaching.
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Mark Normand 17 August 2012
Yes this is so true and some can't understand that when love dies it goes away never to return again.Only sorrow and regret remain.Very good poem and so true.
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Young Church Poetry 13 February 2012
A very true poem, pride is very destructive when it comes to love. Great work, I believe everyone can relate to your poem. Love it...........
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Reginald Francois 07 February 2012
I really like this one it reminds me of my poem - After Joy Comes Misery
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Spiros Zafiris 16 November 2011 flows very well..
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The poem said it all in two quatrains. I agree with Heather above though. 'love never dies'
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Vanessa Hughes 10 May 2011
A great poem, I loved it!
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