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A Broken Appointment
SO Sandra Osborne (USA / )

A Broken Appointment

You did not come,
And marching Time drew on, and wore me numb.
Yet less for loss of your dear presence there
Than that I thus found lacking in your make
That high compassion which can overbear
Reluctance for pure lovingkindness' sake
Grieved I, when, as the hope-hour stroked its sum,
You did not come.

You love not me,
And love alone can lend you loyalty;
-I know and knew it. But, unto the store
Of human deeds divine in all but name,
Was it not worth a little hour or more
To add yet this: Once you, a woman, came
To soothe a time-torn man; even though it be
You love not me.

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Comments (4)

Hello Sandra, your poem reflects to my life, if you know what I mean. It's a great poem really. It would be perfect for my class poem reading contest. Thanks
My real name isn't Morgan, but my first name is Jessica. I don't intend on telling anyone anything about myself except my first name. I like your poem.
A poem hiting the point from East to West and to South from North
Very biting and to the point. I like it! Thanks.