It Must Have Been Love

The classic breakup song! I’ve heard plenty of heartbreaking songs, many of which would go really well with some wine and tears. But this one is just irreplaceable. I’m certain, Gen Z will not be familiar with Roxette, but it’s a classic. And just like all my music-inspired poems, I suggest playing the song{which I have embedded below for your convenience} in the background as you read; it truly elevates the experience!

It Must Have Been Lovepoem by Ruelha

Lay a whisper on my pillow
Cause nothing else, this pain will mellow
Leave your scent here
Before you again disappear

It's winter all around
Below this ice, love has drowned
I wake up all lonely
But your'e definitely with somebody

A cold air of silence fills the room
Along with it welcomes restless gloom
I look around seeking to find
Failed attempts, I'd rather be blind

It must have been love, but it's over now
It's time to exit gracefully and take a bow
It must have been good, but I lost it
It's time to accept that fact and admit

Right from the moment we touched
And the times you become my emotional crutch
But now, our time has run out
About that, I'm not hesitant. I have no doubt

But in a parallel universe in my heart
I believe we're still together like it was in the start
But those are just blissful dreams
Reality is quite a different extreme

It was really all that I ever wanted
And now with remorse I'm inundated
I'll still love you, but from afar
Like an unattainable twinkling star

It must have been love, but it's over now
It's time to exit gracefully and take a bow
It must have been good, but I lost it
It's time to accept that fact and admit

You're all that I ever wanted
within my soul, forever haunted
Sure, you'll always have a spot out there
Concealed in the memories of irreplaceable software

But it's over now, and I'm living without
Anyway, I was the only one who checked in and out
Unrequited love, just a tepid fantasy
It had to end this way, but naturally

Where the water flows, where the wind blows
Make eternal potpourri out of this, my rose
I'll always have the best of intentions for you
But from far away; you come in that category with a few

It must have been love, but it's over now
It's time to exit gracefully and take a bow
It must have been good, but I lost it
It's time to accept that fact and ...exit!
- RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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Disclaimer: This poem is purely literary. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. To me, writing is my life. There is nothing I love more. I have a very creative imagination. Most of my poems do not hint at my life/situation. Kindly refrain from drawing such parallels. Much of what I write is purely fictional. Situations and examples may be hypothetical. I have always written about topics I am passionate about – Christianity, makeup, melancholic poetry, food, romance, women’s issues, soulful music, narratives, etc. Given the circumstances, my gender, situation, geography, etc., I feel the need to put up a disclaimer every time I write a romantic/melancholic/intense piece! Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in a disrespectful manner. That is just my humble request. Please extend me the grace of excusing typos if you notice any. I seldom ever edit due to time constraints. My writings may contain material unsuitable for children

Lyrics of Roxette’s ‘It Must Have Been Love’

It must have been love
But it's over now
Lay a whisper
On my pillow
Leave the winter
On the ground
I wake up lonely
There's air of silence
In the bedroom
And all around
Touch me now
I close my eyes
And dream away
It must have been love
But it's over now
It must have been good
But I lost it somehow
It must have been love
But it's over now
From the moment we touched
Till the time had run out
Make believing
We're together
That I'm sheltered
By your heart
But in and outside
I turned to water
Like a teardrop
In your palm
And it's a hard
Winter's day
I dream away
It must have been love
But it's over now
It was all that I wanted
Now, I'm living without
It must have been love
But it's over now
It's where the water flows
It's where the wind blows
It must have been love
But it's over now
It must have been good
But I lost it somehow
It must have been love
But it's over now
From the moment we touched
Till the time had run out
Yeah, it must have been love
But it's over now
It was all that I wanted
Now, I'm living without
It must have been love
But it's over now
It's where the water flows
It's where the wind blows
It must have been love
But it's over now
It must have been love
But it's over now

8 Comments

  1. SMiLes Dear Rue,

    “The known universe has one complete lover and that is the greatest poet. (She) consumes an eternal passion and is indifferent which chance happens and which possible contingency of fortune or misfortune and persuades daily and hourly (Her) delicious pay. What balks or breaks others is fuel for (Her) burning progress to contact and amorous joy. Other proportions of the reception of pleasure dwindle to nothing to (Her) proportions. All expected from heaven or from the highest (She) is rapport with in the sight of the daybreak or a scene of the winter woods or the presence of children playing or with (Her) arm round the neck of a man or woman. (Her) love above all love has leisure and expanse. . . . (She) leaves room ahead of (Herself). (She) is no irresolute or suspicious lover . . . (She) is sure . . . (She) scorns intervals. (Her) experience and the showers and thrills are not for nothing. Nothing can jar (Her) . . . suffering and darkness cannot—death and fear cannot. To (Her) complaint and jealousy and envy are corpses buried and rotten in the earth. . . . (She) saw them buried. The sea is not surer of the shore or the shore of the sea than (She) is of the fruition of (Her) love and of all perfection and beauty.”

    -Walt Whitman

    ~Preface From
    Leaves of Grass….

    And Yes Sure Now me:

    To Love Every Leaf of Tree
    Particularly Uniquely Now Every

    Green That Talls All Trees Greater Now

    Every Brown Breeze Captures And Sends

    To Fall Soils Wintering Green Springing New Life

    i AM The Romancer of the Leaf Yet Not one Who Brings Summer

    Roses As Gifts For i am The Living Thorn the Protector of the Living

    Flower

    That

    Brings

    Living Beauty
    of The Rose Breathing Now

    SMiLes Perhaps if i Really Had

    Goals or Aims i’d Be Still At Home

    Putting Together A New Novel Size
    Poem 60,000 or So Words as i Failed

    To Build that Skyscraper By Halloween

    And Perhaps i Won’t Make All Saint’s Day

    Either Yet So What it is only another Bi-Weekly

    Exercise Only Leaves in The Spirit Wind to Fall Wherever

    A Message In A Bottle in An Ocean Online Will Take My Soul MuSiC Yesterday

    Now Again my FRiEnD For It is True the Most Fortunate of Us Come to realize

    That Our Heaven is

    Ours to Create Now

    We Need Not Wait on this

    or that Lover or Thing to Bring

    Heaven to Us For True The Artist

    Who Seeks No Specific Target Audience

    May Color Their Soul Free For Others to Sip

    Ignore or Spit-Out if that is Not Their Flavor of Bliss

    To Feel and Sense of this Forevernow i Will Always Love

    The Leaf Either Green or Brown i Will Love The Rose Either

    Thorn or Flower For i Understand Night Makes Day And Twilight

    Now Lives in my
    Eyes Forevermore

    as i am the Leaf Green

    And Brown i am the Rose

    Thorn and Flower And i do

    Believe You Too Understand

    The Secret of Heaven on

    Earth is ours to

    Paint

    And Give

    Away For Free

    For This is the Greatest

    Love The Love Who Gives my FRiEnD

    There is the Attraction of Lust that is Possessive

    Owning Jealous And Even Murderous in Rage There is

    The Attachment That May Be So Strong That Monogamous

    Lovers Never Leave Their Home Yet i am the Leaf of The Tree

    i am The Thorn of the Rose

    i AM The FLoWeR

    Who

    Blooms

    Within i am

    The Giver of Beauty

    i Live Free Loving

    Now

    i AM

    The
    Living Rose

    And So Are You

    We Are Truly Good FRiEnDS..:)

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      1. SMiles Rue Technology
        Provides Free FLoWinG
        Fountains Of

        Resources in
        Arts And

        Sciences

        Like Never

        Before Now

        To Expand
        Human Creativity
        And Productivity

        In Free Association

        Yet Double Edged

        Sword Though

        As Any Budding
        Mozart And

        Beethoven

        May Get
        Distracted
        By A Never
        Ending Game
        Of “Candy Crush”

        At “The Bus Stop”

        And Never

        Even

        Strike
        A Creative
        Key On A
        Piano Yes

        Beyond

        All Other
        Virtues

        Focus

        On Continuing
        Creativity on
        Task Is

        Essence

        Of The Process
        Where Even Prescribed
        Lessons And Target

        Audiences

        May Destroy

        All Human

        Potential

        i See You
        GRoWinG

        Fast Keep
        Going FRiEnD

        Make The Rest
        Of Your Life

        Garden

        With

        More Beautiful
        FLoWeRS Never

        Seen Before
        As Of Course

        You Already

        Do With

        SMiles

        For i Have
        Already Sampled
        The Globe my FRiEnD

        The New Advantage

        Of An Age

        Of Human

        Potentialities

        Never Seen or
        Measured Before

        Oh What True

        MaGiC and

        MuSiC It

        Is to

        BREaTHE NoW🙌🏝🙏

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