Saturday, May 30, 2015

Love's a cruel master



You have a cruel heart
That's my thought before dawn breaks
Hidden in darkness

I feel like crying
Instead I show a brave face
To greet the morning

Good, it is raining
Those sad tears will not be seen
Washed away now

Love's a cruel master
I have been whipped once again 
And learned nothing

Charity's my name
I give but get nothing back
No satisfaction

There are two answers
Red wine or dark chocolate
I think I'll have both

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34 comments:

  1. Is it love or loneliness that's cruel....but red wine and dark chocolate...always reliable..mostly good

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  2. When one is hurt in love everything seems dark

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  3. The dark chocolate and red wine would make a perfect cure.. it really works...

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  4. Love can be cruel sometimes.. its how we face the circumstances and manage to recover is the main challenge! Loved this insightful piece!

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  5. we always learn something. we always grow.

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  6. The ultimate cure-all! Love's a cruel master, but Cadbury and Shiraz are great ones!
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  7. Hmmm, I don't think red wine or chocolate would compensate for the whipping and giving everything and getting nothing back.

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  8. But they will never fill that space love has left. Never really.
    I feel you on giving and getting nothing back. I think we have made love into something so hard to live up to, at times.

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  9. the frustration is well brought out...

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  10. well ... i have always been a fan of dark chocolate.... nicely written

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  11. Indeed, take both! You never know which will work...

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  12. Those are my go-to's as well. Good one, Robin.

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  13. Oh I have sung this song Robin and wondered will I never learn...many glasses of wine and squares of dark chocolate were consumed...love this!

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  14. Sometimes, we just have to meet our own needs--red wine and chocolate is a favorite combo of mine!

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  15. I say pour yourself a glass of red wine..it works for me..

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  16. No matter how many times we are whipped by love, it is still a good feeling Robin.

    Red wine and chocolate to celebrate the lessons learned in love :)

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  17. i relate to the part where it concurs that the rain hides a person's sadness. true, that's why i love rainy and stormy days. beautiful.

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  18. I once had a magnet on my fridge that read: "Every day I fall in love with you more and more. Well, not every day ... yesterday you were pretty annoying." Indeed, love is a cruel master. Keep that red wine and dark chocolate, close by. Smiles.

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  19. Yes, wine and chocolate help with the broken heart. Falling is life just ride along.

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  20. ah the rain comes just in time

    much love...

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  21. 'Good, it is raining
    Those sad tears will not be seen' ~ how many of us have this thought.... and still I couldn't resist the smile..about 'learning nothing'....

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  22. That smacks like a wet towel on flesh - ouch.
    Red wine and chocolate fine companions!

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  23. You capture the pain of a broken heart so well. But I especially like your cure.

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  24. A depth of sadness and loss here. Hope the chocolate and good red wine do the trick, if only for a time.

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  25. For all of the sadness, I had to smile at the cure.

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  26. One way relationships can be a real killer... Thank goodness for grapes and cacao beans.

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  27. Old Egg,

    The pick-me-up should give a modicum of satisfaction. There is little that can ease the immediate pain of a broken heart..Only time. Superb poem.

    Eileen

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  28. Red wine and dark chocolate sound like a pretty good cure for the ills of love! Love that the rain can hide the tears.

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  29. i love this! your comparison of love as the cruel master. this poem totally pulled me in emotionally.

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