She had buried her dreams

In the deserts shifting sands

Had left her aspirations

In strange and exotic lands

Had lost her one and only love

To somebody else’s wife

Though sad and hurt she realized

She was now free to live HER life 

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  • Accidental Poet

    This is SOOOO good Fred. An understatement when I say excellent. Job well done.

    • FredPeyer

      Thank you so much, AP. Am glad you like it. The next one will be quite different.

      • Accidental Poet

        But I know it'll be just as great Fred.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        THANKS FRED ~ Your excellent Poem mirrors my MANTRA ~ "Better to have Loved and lost ~ than never to have Love at all" I am an optimist ~ so I consider all LOSS as RELEASE to enable me too "To be free to live MY life again ! Yours BRIAN

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks so much Brian! A lot of people could use some of your optimism.

        • Christina8

          This is such a fabulous write. So many poets on MPS and just folks in real life ought to see this poem! It's empowering! Great job!

          • FredPeyer

            Thank you Christina. How we deal with challenges can make us either better or worse. Being the optimist I am, I go for better!

          • WL Schuett

            Very good poem Fred , uplifting and inspiring

            • FredPeyer

              Thanks so much WL, your comment means a lot.

            • Goldfinch60

              Very good write Fred, living your own life is a dream to which we must all aspire.

              • FredPeyer

                Thanks Goldfinch, you are so right, but it is not always easy!

              • myself and me

                "Though sad and hurt she realized
                She was now free to live HER life "
                This is wonderful, free again.

                • FredPeyer

                  Thank you m&m! Hardships are challenges to be overcome and it is up to us on how we want to deal with them. One of my 'guiding lights' is Helen Keller!

                • Anna Marg

                  Great poem as allways!

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thank you so much, Anna. For me, writing a 'good' poem is like the blind chicken story. All the chicken has to do is pick long enough and it will find some food.

                  • Louis Gibbs

                    So much truth about us all in this fine poem, Fred.. Being thrust out of a relationship can result in an empowering spurt of growth. Painful, but often productive.
                    Good and insightful write here!

                    • FredPeyer

                      Thanks Louis, you said it all! Great comment, very much appreciated, my friend!

                    • SorrowfullyHappy

                      beautiful write

                      • FredPeyer

                        Thank you so much, Xavier! Glad you like it.

                      • orchidee

                        I'm gonna clear off and leave KP to it! lol. In my case 'Better not to have loved (?) KP at all'. doh! lol.

                        • FredPeyer

                          Thanks orchidee, I am always looking forward to your comments and how you will get KP involved! 🙂 And I have not been disappointed here, you did it again, and very cleverly, I might add!

                          • orchidee

                            Oh woe! It's utter misery! I shall keep grumbling. It's enough to make me want to write horror-genre poems! lol.

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