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Worth it?

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Michael
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0 posted 06-21-2015 08:39 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael


Worth it?


He knows she’s lied, he sees her soul,
And yet he can’t help love her still.
He wonders if this makes him weak.
If respect him she ever will?
His shattered consciousness unwhole,
‘Picks up the pieces, one by one.
All those truths he will never speak,
That will one day see him undone.

Oh she loves him, that much is clear,
But still paints a picture for him.
He don’t need change, he just wants her
To not keep things hidden ‘tween them.
And yet to tell of this brings fear…
He’s seen her rant, knows that she buys,
(As heart and soul and mind concur),
Belief to her very own lies.

She does not know he would forgive—
Even knows she will slip again…
But she is his reason to live,
So he won’t look to where she’s been.
It’s her nature that drew him close,
So how could he condemn her now?
The very love that they compose
Still so tethered to it somehow.

…And so he just paces the web,
His love, so pure, now hard to yield.
To give it, himself selling out,
To not, life alone surely sealed.
In every waning moments’ ebb,
His very integrity blurred;
All feelings for her still devout,
He utters not a flippin' word.


Michael Anderson

6/14/2015

...How many hours of night or day
In those suspended pangs I lay,
I could not tell; I scarcely knew
If this were human breath I drew...

Byron

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1 posted 09-30-2015 01:48 PM       View Profile for Ticklefingers   Email Ticklefingers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ticklefingers

Love.

It'll make you and break you and there isn't anything you can do about it.

I think.


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She told me "play one for your supper Danny and maybe you'll get breakfast".

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The last one that uttered a "flippin" word to me I beat into a flapjack!

It was just a thought which made them run. It was just an act that killed them.

Constance
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3 posted 11-13-2015 07:01 PM       View Profile for Constance   Email Constance   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Constance

Of course it's worth it. At least until you decide it isn't. Sometimes we make ourselves slaves to our own vision of love- or the fear of losing it. You did a fine job of describing this. Good poem.

smiles,
Constance

 
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