Too late

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She came into his life
Like a rainbow through the grey
Bringing light into his sorrows
And easing his pain
Her love for him unconditional
Not playing any games
Of this he wasn’t accustomed to
Having been burnt by previous flames
He wondered what she saw in him
Questioned her motives for months
Why would someone so sexy and intelligent
Fall for him — a no one
She tried to make him understand
That she loved the man he was
Despite being broken and burnt
He was passionate about many a cause
She showed him his inherent goodness
And how he made her smile
But none of this could he believe
As he loathed the man inside
He tried to test her feelings
By shutting her out
She made an effort to reach him
But his emotions he would not let out
After months of trying to communicate
She finally gave up hope
Tearfully she told him she loved him
But with this turmoil she could not cope
With her gone, he realised he loved her
But alas, he was too late
The pain settled back in his heart
As he surrendered to his fate

***Inspired by the Write Tribe Wednesday Prompt***

Until next time,


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  • Rainbow Hues
    21 February 2014 at 11:08 am

    Lovely poetry, very straight through.

    Sometimes a person’s fears overwhelm them so much that they are unable to make positive decisions at all! Sorry for him!
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 February 2014 at 4:38 am

      So true Kajal… And sometimes when we don’t love ourselves we almost don’t expect others to love us!

  • nabanita
    21 February 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Wonderful poetry…Sometimes fear prevents us from doing what we actually should… !
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 February 2014 at 4:39 am

      Thanks Naba…fear is a paralyser at times

  • Shailaja V
    21 February 2014 at 1:30 pm

    This is so tragically beautiful. I was torn between the pathos of the situation and your incredible expression of the pain. Wonderful poem!
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 February 2014 at 4:40 am

      Thanks for the lovely comment Shailaja!

  • Kinmin
    21 February 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Very poignant and moving PB.. and beautifully written! πŸ™‚
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 February 2014 at 4:40 am

      Thanks Kinmin… πŸ™‚

  • Mi
    21 February 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I know! πŸ™ Sometimes we shut ourselves and the other person moves on and then it’s too late!!

    I haven’t read poems on your blog… you seem to be very good at it! Lovd this one!
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 February 2014 at 4:41 am

      Happens more than we’d like to think Mi. Thanks…I do find poems easier to write than stories… πŸ˜€

  • vishalbheeroo
    21 February 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Tragedy of love. Beautiful and soulful poem:)
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 February 2014 at 4:42 am

      Thanks Vishal…it is tragic indeed…

  • dreamzandclouds
    21 February 2014 at 10:19 pm

    loved your poetry! πŸ™‚
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 February 2014 at 4:42 am

      Thank you Dreamzandclouds!

  • Sulekha
    21 February 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Heartbreakingly beautiful poem, loved it a lot. The worst part in a relationship is when one ignores the loved ones pleas, shutting them out.

    • Psych Babbler
      22 February 2014 at 4:43 am

      Thanks Sulekha….it is hard when one party doesn’t communicate. Been there, experienced it and did not like it!

  • Titaxy
    22 February 2014 at 1:31 am

    well written, PB. sometimes we do realize things a little too late. sigh.
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 February 2014 at 4:44 am

      Thanks T…happens more often than we realise I suppose…

  • Michelle Liew
    22 February 2014 at 2:23 am

    That’s precisely why we should be confident of ourselves and our decisions!
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 February 2014 at 4:45 am

      True Michelle… But sometimes the self-hatred is so strong we don’t see why someone else would love us.

  • vishalbheeroo
    22 February 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Beautifully expressed and emotional. Lovely poem:)
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  • usha menon
    23 February 2014 at 12:39 am

    Very poignant and touching !! Alas, it took so much time to realise his love.
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    • Psych Babbler
      23 February 2014 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks Usha…sadly it happens more often than we realise…

  • shikha dingh
    23 February 2014 at 4:19 pm

    it reminds me of my own story…..but now it ends too..:(

    mine here – myflowingfeelings.blogspot.in

    • Psych Babbler
      23 February 2014 at 8:28 pm

      πŸ™ That’s a shame Shikha. I wrote it from personal experience too… *Hugs*

  • Viji Venu
    27 February 2014 at 5:48 am

    Beautiful compositions. It is mostly the fear and the sense of insecurity that invades most of the positive things in life…so sad!
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  • Anita
    9 March 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Sad when people shut out the people who love them… better to give love a chance.
    Lovely poem! πŸ™‚
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  • sachin
    23 March 2014 at 10:51 pm

    love the way u write!!
    newbie here πŸ˜€ waiting for ur opinion abt my blog ^_^ ^_^