Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hopeless Romance



I saw her again
After a bit of a break
She lowered her eyes

She knows I like her
But always keeps me at bay
She’s married of course

I’ve flirted with her
Many years without number
It’s a game we play

I kissed her the once
A crowded street, broad daylight
She just whispered “No”

She enjoys the care
But gives no encouragement
Faithful to the end

What hopeless romance 
I hope I am in her dreams 
For she is in mine                                                                                        


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27 comments:

  1. nothing quite like pining for someone who you know yo cannot have

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  2. And that last verse is the fantasy of it. I think attraction rules all of our relationships, from teh safest to the most dangerous.

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  3. We all dream...maybe we have to..literally and when we're zzz'ing...

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  4. It keeps the the fire of love alive and that is most desired. It may even relate to hopeful ventures in other aspects. Wonderful write oldegg!

    Hank

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  5. oy... it's always difficult if one wants just friendship and the other a little bit more...

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  6. Dreams are the essence of man, it is the glory of the divine in us, dream hold a world of hope and maybe expectation. We can but hope.

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  7. ah being hopeless romantic. hey it's free and as long as it inspires you - go for it even in dreams.

    by the way, i saw on your list that you watched Lunch Box. it was one of my favorite films seen last year too :-)

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  8. It is nice to have a dream life & hope that the other has one too!

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  9. i am glad she knows the boundaries...i wonder if she has ever shared with her husband though....if not, then perhaps you are her little secret....

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  10. It is an interesting relationship you have portrayed, oldegg. It seems the people involved know its limits. For how long?

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  11. ... too bad for the one who longs for that type of love and has no one

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  12. You are a hopeless & hopeful romantic, smiles ~

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  13. To be there and knowing what you want and never can't.. so romantic, but still you have the dreams.. sweet.

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  14. beautifully done and there always one that got away. But sometimes that is a good thing, especially if they have a husband who could give your head back on a plate ;)

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  15. Hi Robin - a well rendered piece - with real truth - we've all been there... Hey! Ho! With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  16. A hopeless romance is, at least, romance! I'm glad she is faithful. That gladdens my heart. I enjoyed the wistful read, Robin. Thank you. I love from afar too, it is much safer!

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  17. I'm not so sure of the judgement and why the author insists on engaging in a known rejection :-( Unless of course, failure is a reassurance of their feeling of self worth.
    As far as this piece goes it was well expressed.
    ZQ

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    1. We do not go to an art gallery because we want the paintings we like at be on our walls at home, or admire a mountain view but want to see it from our window. To show that we appreciate beauty, personality or conversation in a person does not mean we want to steal it but merely show our admiration and to let that person know how we feel about them.

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  18. How romantic, forbidden love.

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  19. Oh the dangerous romance....wonderful read...it brings back some memories but that's all I'll say!

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  20. She likes the attention, but there's no chance of fulfillment. Interesting chemistry, I wonder what keeps the poet hanging on to longing.

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  21. "Me and Mrs. Jones" comes to mind. Well written.

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  22. There's something quite delicious about unrequited love. I think it's that we don't ever have to see our fantasies fade away in the face of reality.

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  23. Falling in love with married people is a begging for heart ache. It is setting yourself up for disaster.

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  24. You might have torn her heart with such feeling.

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  25. Hopelessly romantic it was is...
    And fanatically lovelorn he is!

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