The dichotomy of love

You opened my eyes 

then shut them again

the sun shone

then came the rain

the joyous rapture

and the ceaseless pain

unbridled laughter

that today sounds insane

once a transport of delight

now a trip down memory lane.


◄ The laden sky

Arborial Winter Repose ►


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Jon Stainsby

Wed 16th Jan 2019 08:51

Hi Big Sal, truth is definitely not black and write.



Big Sal

Mon 14th Jan 2019 12:26

Nostalgia is the color of roses, but is truth really black and white?

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Jon Stainsby

Sun 13th Jan 2019 19:48

Thank you all for the comments and likes.

jennifer Malden

Sun 13th Jan 2019 17:41

Great poem, and unfortunately how true - there are always the 2 sides to loving someone. (Don't tell anyone, but I had to look up dichotomy again - di OK = 2 - but the chotomy?) !!


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Brian Maryon

Sat 12th Jan 2019 20:21

Nice rhyming Jon, and a good poem to boot.

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Sat 12th Jan 2019 19:26

It is better to have loved and lost, said someone once, than never to have loved at all.

That's all well and good but sadly often misunderstood.

Jon what an insightful poet you are my friend


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racha chafik

Sat 12th Jan 2019 18:26

and the sun will shine again and again i love your poem

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keith jeffries

Sat 12th Jan 2019 18:05

True words clearly spoken in a poem rich with experience.
Thank you for this


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