Creative #SheLovedMeOnce

She loved me once and I threw it away
A love so pure there was plenty to spare
And yet not enough for me to keep
And not enough for me to share

Her and I loved in different ways, speeds and styles
At contrasting times and in different places
Her love for me now sat with old newspapers
Faded clothes, expired milk and long-forgotten faces

But my love for her caught in a sandtimer
With my heart waiting for the last grain to fall
Memories varying from light to dark and dark to light
And questions and questions challenging it all

Whether better to have loved and lost I’m not certain
I wanted to love you the way you did me
My love took too long to catch up with yours
And you never slowed down, more’s the pity

I will let go, I hold on with fewer fingers now
The future is coming into view more than the past
But while we’ll never be that us again
Your role in my life will last

After finding an old poem Some Things, I decided to fine tune another poem I wrote while back.

Line(s) of the Day #FortheFallen

Lawrence Binyon for the fallen

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Taken from the incredibly poignant poem For the Fallen by English poet Lawrence Binyon (1869 – 1943). Published in 1914, it is quoted on British memorial services for World War 1, as well as several other countries such as New Zealand and Australia. It seemed fitting to quote it here today, as it is 100 years today since the start of the infamous Battle of the Somme, where over one million men were wounded or killed.

Line(s) of the Day #NothingCompares2U

Noothing Compares 2U

I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they’d only remind me of you

Taken from the song Nothing Compares 2U by Irish singer Sinead O’Connor from her second album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990). Originally written by Prince for his side project The Family, the song later achieved huge success and topped both sides of the Atlantic.

Line(s) of the Day #ILovedYou

Alexander Pushkin

I loved you, and I probably still do,
And for a while the feeling may remain…
But let my love no longer trouble you,
I do not wish to cause you any pain.
I loved you; and the hopelessness I knew,
The jealousy, the shyness – though in vain –
Made up a love so tender and so true
As may God grant you to be loved again.

The bittersweet poem I loved You (1830) by Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, best known for his writings in the Romantic era of 1800 – 1850.

Line(s) of the Day #Remember

Christina Rossetti

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.

The opening lines of the poem ‘Remember’ by Christina Rosetti (1830 – 1894)

Line(s) of the Day #Always

Always

It’s been raining since you left me 
Now I’m drowning in the flood. 
You see I’ve always been a fighter 
But without you I give up.

Taken from the song ‘Always’ by the rock band Bon Jovi, from the album Cross Road (1994).