The High Stakes of Heartbreak

The High Stakes of Heartbreak
The High Stakes of Heartbreak

Hearts break,
mistaken the love through hope’s eyes,
and dark the abyss of the shadow of loss,
those pillars of future crumbled,
the sacrifice of belief now despised.

How fickle she is, this goddess of love,
bursting with fervor, then turning away,
and trust has been lost, the surrender to a soul
that now is dismissal placates
all manner of reasons to stay.

The hurt is cellular,
as if the soul paralyzed in regret,
and life just eventuates without any grip,
as we float in a purgatory, a non-existent plight,
as if in a light-less malaise.

We pin such hopes on love,
forge a future in our minds so complete,
when we fall, we fall far, into the wreckage of our dreams,
and amid that loss, the world loses favor,
our senses dulled.

Love of all things,
we strive to have in our lives,
it is our security, our justification and reward,
our chosen partner a facet of ourselves,
a reflection of our acceptance of living.

Yet when love changes, it changes us,
when love breaks a heart we are immersed in loss,
all our reasons for life dissipate,
as we have so relied on love’s embrace,
and find ourselves truly alone.

It takes time to recover,
as the pain of loss is a weighted burden
effecting all aspects of life,
and that feeling of betrayal lingers long,
for we believed in love, truly.

But love never betrays,
it is we who deviate from the path,
and in forgiveness we should bury the past,
to cleanse our souls and know love is ever-present,
should we choose to see.

We may live in anger, live in denial,
but love never denies, never takes us for granted,
and each time we fall, we seek once more
to be within its hold,
to be within the peace and bliss it can bring.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “The High Stakes of Heartbreak

  • July 26, 2018 at 9:23 PM
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    You explain the transition of love in a clear way to understand, Tony. Love is never lost, it is the one loved that is gone. Love never dies, it just goes to a quieter place. Well done on this nicely penned verse. Take care Tony.

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  • August 15, 2018 at 7:50 AM
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    Your last stanza summed it all up for me Tony. I have lived with many regrets in my life, and a deep, meaningful LOVE was never one of those regrets. But it was never to last for me, the deepest cut and loss was of my last 20 year marriage. I don’t look for love any longer, if it finds me then hopefully I will still be able to respond to it in like kind. When love disappears it hurts immensely. I’ve learned now how to live without it in my life, my solitude and reclusive has helped dampen the loss of love. Do I feel it still, yes indeed I do, yet I swore to myself that I would never search for it again nor be tricked into by the masquerade of a beautiful woman. Well penned my friend, I know the feeling that heartbreaks brings with it.

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  • August 15, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    You do indeed Vincent, my marriage was 23 years and the scars are there for life. I’m much like you: not looking for love but if it happens I hope I can accommodate and be not too rusty. lol Glad you related my friend.

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