The only thing I knew was pain,
And you showed me what love was.
All I had experienced was crude desire,
And you wanted me like no-one else
Ever had.
I'd burnt my faith,
And then the ashes of my faith, away.
And still it felt safe to believe you.
Any sadness I had,
I know was only brought with me.
It was my only possession, still,
You convinced me to throw it away.
How did those arms, that held me so closely,
Learn to bar my way to your heart?
How did the love that used to guide me
Suddenly blow out?

I have spent some time in your company,
Since we parted.
You loved me, and you protected me then.
And now that both are gone,
I admit there is nothing left to attract me.
Nothing that I want,
At least, not that badly.

Ahhh, but your love...
I would have that back a million times;
I know it could have sustained me
All my life.

Perhaps you will never know, how much I returned it.
I hope that it will never show, how much you burned me out.
Man that I love,
Now, as ever before.
But you leave me better than I was;
At least this time, I am strong enough to walk away

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Wed 16th Jun 2021 03:30

Thank you for your poetic response, Nigel

Tears are evidence of a rinse cycle,
After which, we will be fresh and new.

Thanks also to everyone who has clicked 'Like' for this poem

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Nigel Astell

Wed 16th Jun 2021 01:34

Each tear of sadness shed
still keeps safe inside
the love you once had.

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