The elder poet

I miss the love of years ago .

Her admiration doesn't show .

The knight in armor that I was .

The man she promised God she'd love.

Arm in arm we traded rings.  

We shared our love , Our life and things.

The years have gone from one to many .

Her love for me she hasn't any .

Living together, But grown apart. 

Just a shell without a heart .

No kisses , Hugs or smooth caresses.

No holding hands, No pretty dresses.

What have I done to fall from grace ?

What am I doing in this empty place ?



  • Author: The elder poet (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 11th, 2021 16:58
  • Comment from author about the poem: These are the thoughts that went through my head many years ago. But life got better .
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 31
  • Users favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet
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  • HannahElisabeth

    "Living together, But grown apart.
    Just a shell without a heart...
    What am I doing in this empty place?"

    I grappled with this sentiment far too long before finally ending my own marriage.

    Thank you for sharing something so personal, it's beautifully sad. But as you said, life got better.

  • Accidental Poet

    Been there, done that. And life does get better ep. Very well written. 👍

  • The elder poet

    Thank you so much for the great comment. Yes life did get better. 41 years in December. Thanks again. You have a good night.

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