Love Intended #-1, #-2 & #-3

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The theme is identical for all 3 poems. Wording varies slightly. Presentation is distinctly different. Poem #-3 differs from Poem #-2 in that words, which do not, normally, begin with an upper-case letter in a normal sentence have been restored to lower-case. This is in response to comments of those who do not enjoy reading text where each word begins with an upper-case letter. Though my reasons for doing so are explained in my response/s to such comments. In other postings as well.


THEME:

Mainly, it is about how God blesses us with success in the different aspects of our respective lives. In this case, love, companionship and marriage.

The theme and wording presented themselves after many years of thought and being informed by my subconscious mind while in that state between wakefulness and sleep. When many of my ideas and inspiration(s) occur and overtake me. In other words, this is not just another technical writing exercise.


PRESENTATION:

While writing this, I found, I had written 24 lines of 5 syllables each. It occurred to me that this was close to being a Shakespearean style (14 lines of 10 syllables each) sonnet. This 1st draft became "Love Intended #2". Lines 13/25 & 26 and 14/27 & 28 were written to meet the requirements of the Shakespearean style sonnet format. Prior attempts at this form have always eluded me. Want to know what the reader may think.

Submitted: March 20, 2007

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Submitted: March 20, 2007

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Love Intended 1

By

Edward J. Bradley

 

For Whom! Among Them! Was I Intended?

Which Of The Women? Would Give Me Her Love?

If We Reached God’s Ear! Could It Be Bended?

Would He Tell Us Dear?: "You Two! You’re To Love!"

 

Had We Met Before? Or Cheated By Fate?

Were You Ever Mine? Tell Me! When and How?

School, Work, Church Or The Door? Now It’s Too Late?

Is There Time Enough? For Each Other Now?

 

I’m Told, You’ve Been Near! My Lover And Wife!

Neither Did We See! Nor The Other’s Scent!

Never Did She Appear! In My Lonely Life!

Hiding! Where Was She? Whom God Never Sent!

 

My Life’s Been Ill Spent! Now Left All Alone.

If, To Me, You Appeared. You Were Not Known!

 

Copyright (C) Edward J. Bradley 2007

 

 

Love Intended 2

By

Edward J. Bradley

 

For Whom Among Them Was I Intended?

Which Of The Women Would Give Me Her Love?

 

If I Reached God’s Ear Could It Be Bended!

Would He Tell Me Dear?  It’s "You!", I’m To Love!

 

Had We Met Before?   On A Double Date?

Were You Ever Mine?  Tell Me! When and How!

 

School, Church - At The Door?  Working! Out Or Late?

Have We Time Enough?  For Each Other Now?

 

I’m Told, She’s Been Near!  My Lover And Wife!

Neither Did We See - Smell Each Other’s Scent!

 

Never Did She Appear!  In My Lonely Life!

Hiding! Where Was She?  Whom God Never Sent!

 

If You Did Appear.  Were You Ever Known?

My Life’s Now Ill Spent And I’m All Alone.

 

Copyright (C) Edward J. Bradley 2007

 

 

Love Intended 3

By

Edward J. Bradley

 

For whom among them

was I intended?

Which of the women

would give me her love?

 

If I reached God’s ear,

could it be bended!

Would He tell me dear?

It’s "You!", I’m to love!

 

Had we met before?

On a double date?

Were you ever mine?

Tell me! When? and How?

 

School, church - at the door?

Working! Out or late?

Have we time enough

for each other now?

 

I’m told, she’s been near!

My lover and wife!

Neither did we see?

Smell each other’s scent?

 

Never did she appear!

In my lonely life!

Hiding! Where was she?

Whom God never sent!

 

My life’s now ill-spent

and I’m all alone.

If you did appear.

Were you ever known?

 

Copyright (C) Edward J. Bradley 2007


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