“Tears Masquerading As Perspiration”

I
needed someone
to love me
like
I
loved
you.

I
met her on the beach.
We nodded
then spoke.
We talked
then loved.
I
let
myself
be sucked in.
Again.

As time went on
I
realized the empty spot
in
my
heart
was only half full.
Having someone fawn
over
me
was not enough.

I
turned her away.
But.
It was too late.
Now.
You
belong to someone else.
Not
me.

The heat
of the sun
cools
under the heat
of
my
love
for
you
and tears
masquerading
as perspiration
stain
my
face
and clothes
when
I
think of what
I
have lost.
Forever.

(Written for dVerse, Open Link Night, Week 105. July 16, 2013.)

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13 Responses to “Tears Masquerading As Perspiration”

  1. billgncs says:

    what fills the rest of the hole ? nice VB

  2. brian miller says:

    oh man, a very real feeling…there are some loves you will never replace…no matter what you try to fill it with, or who…and that you do have to live with for the rest of your life…

  3. Mary says:

    This is very sad. Sometimes one doesn’t realize the value of something / someone until it is over….you have captured that sadness here with your words. I admire the honesty of this write & wouldn’t change a word!

  4. Vb, I like the “tears masquerading as perspiration” line. Too bad he didn’t realize earlier that fawning is worse than useless.

    janet

  5. This was heartfelt, and the mistakes weep.. The lost moments that change the course of our lifes. The title is great and that part of the poem

  6. Written with heartfelt truth.Striking title.

  7. ManicDdaily says:

    Very poignant and universal. k.

  8. aka_andrea says:

    regret for what we have lost or carelessly given away….do you ever find peace with those emotions?

  9. Rowan Taw says:

    My heart has displaced itself temporarily, as it flutters in reaction to the sad words.

  10. Very sad outcome. I was hoping that the speaker would realize the importance of loving and accepting oneself before being able to find someone to really share love with.

  11. claudia says:

    oh heck…sometimes we realize only how much someone meant to us after they’re gone… and then there are gaps that never can’t be filled… a felt write

  12. Kutamun says:

    The river of love never runs smooth…

  13. Miriam E. says:

    such sadness in this… love can be cruel sometimes…

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