I Was the Reluctant Lover

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I was the reluctant lover
She was a Goddess divine
I was not as brave as a man should be
And so her heart was never mine

Oh, am I the fool of legend
Am I the only one
Who loved and lost as I never tossed
My hat in the ring till the girl was gone?

And as I look at the picture
Her face and smile come to mind
May we always find a beautiful memory of another
Though we may never meet another of their kind.

I was that hunter with his dogs
Who left the lady sitting naked and alone
To hunt for all the vanities of life
And lost the lady he desired as his own.

A hunter hunts for glory and alone
And relishes the company of his hound
But the greatest hunt is of the heart
And for me will the quarry ever be found?

Should she again come into my range
Then with arrows and hounds I shall descend
And stop the hunt, and run the hounds
And maybe for me be a happy end?


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<Deleted User> (24803)

Sat 18th Jul 2020 07:47

Awww...you missed your lady love.....but your regretful heart speaks volumes about the love you hold for her in your heart. Bitter sweet love. Hope you got the arrows in the right place after all these years.

Lovely write!!! Loved it so so much.

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Thu 26th Aug 2010 16:41

Hi Tomas, captures that feeling of regret very astutely. An excellent write and one many people will identify with. TB.

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Wed 30th Jun 2010 21:38

I enjoyed reading this sad tale, even though I will never understand
how someone could never have the courage to let someone else know
how they truly feel...

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Andy N

Tue 29th Jun 2010 08:05

lovely again, tomas.. looking forward to seeing you towards the end of the week! hope you are reading this!!!

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Lynn Dye

Tue 29th Jun 2010 07:54

I enjoyed this too, Tomas. Agree with Ann about the accent!

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 29th Jun 2010 06:52

I love this Tomas - I think Ive commented on it before. It is beautiful - I love the image of the huntsman. And your accent is so beautiful!

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