Love Poems

In Leaving You, I Turned Away from Passion

In leaving you, I turned away from passion
So that my conscience still might spare my heart.
Though paradise has never been my fashion,
I cannot stand your pain now we're apart.
Love does not leave when it is bid farewell,
Looking back to wave one last goodbye.
Love stays, though vow and circumstance compel
One to ignore its unrepentant cry.
Vases hold the loveliest of flowers
Even as they open, bloom, and fade;
You and I must hold our sweetest hours,
Of hope and need and fierce, fierce pleasure made,
Until they vanish in the darkening shade.
Nicholas Gordon
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Name: amanda2007-07-03
yo thats made sad i hope you feel better and you did youh right thing sometimed i feel the same way with my boyfriends thats good
That is a beautiful
Name: Hussain2014-05-22
That is a beautiful board! And I think you're right--turning pain into art is wnnniig! I love this quote: "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." ~George Bernard ShawTake care, my friend~ <3
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