Never Her Heart


She accepted Mark’s invitation to dinner,

She had been alone far too long,

He had gentle ways and a broad smile,

She thought, “What could be so wrong?”

 

He treated her like a lady,

Showing courtesy in every way,

She was inwardly pleased,

She thought it rare in this modern day,

 

Conversation was light and witty,

He was open about his life,

He talked about his children,

And even discussed his ex-wife,

 

Catherine, too, appeared open,

With no secrets left to hide,

She explained she was a widow,

But not all did she confide,

 

When her husband died tragically,

Her world came crashing down,

She had pledged her love to him forever,

And she still felt honor bound,

 

She enjoyed Mark’s company,

And learned to enjoy his touch,

But as for her past and her heart,

She wouldn’t share with him much,

 

If Mark was truthful about his past,

He thought she might simply faint,

Mark had once been a real bad boy,

While her husband had been deemed a saint,

 

Mark still had some baggage,

Left from when he was wed,

Yet Catherine knew she had some too,

Her first love lived within her head,

 

She gave Mark all she could give,

She was compassionate and kind,

She was willing to give her body,

But she couldn’t ever share her mind,

 

He wanted to love her completely,

But her coolness ate at his heart,

How could they share life together,

When they remained a world apart,

 

When she talked about her first love,

Mark knew he could never compare,

When they made love it seemed as if,

She was but wasn’t there,

 

Notes without any words,

She was the melody of a song,

Her mind was on another,

For her husband she still longed,

 

She talked about her first love,

Often with friends and family,

But Mark felt shut out of her life,

He wanted to belong desperately,

 

An empty life was not for him,

He needed someone who shared,

Catherine clung to memories of her true love,

And Mark thought she never cared,

 

He left one early morning,

He had nothing left to give,

His love had never been accepted,

And he still had life to live,

 

He wanted her hand in marriage,

But he felt rejected instead,

And now she wonders why he left,

As she sleeps alone on her bed,

 

Mark still searches for someone,

Although now his chances are slim,

He’ll wonder the rest of his life,

Why Catherine could never love him.

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Never Her Heart

    • Life gives us so many chances to be loved but if we choose to live in the past, life leaves us trapped in our own world. Thanks for the comments. May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    • Stories taken from life are easy to tell. Thanks, Charles, for the response.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    • Since I admire your poetry, I find your comments encouraging. After reading your poem last week it reminded me of experiences I’ve had from the male point of view. Your stories and poems are always a hit with me. Thanks again for your comments.Dan

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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