Love Poem: Regained
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Written by: Tony Bush


From love, I had refrained,
Blanked it from my heart,
And all that then remained
Cold blood and muscle steel;
Resolve from love abstained,
That you and I should part,
My freedom thus obtained,
Surrender was the deal.

But feelings unexplained
Ran riot through my head,
For nothing had I gained,
Just loss and emptiness;
A blacker rain had rained,
The words I once had said
Lay heavy and complained
That truth should now confess.

The love I once contained,
No longer coloured black,
My mind renewed and trained
To struggle for the good;
My joy no more disdained,
I fought and got you back,
My paradise regained
To be just as it should.