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Encroach Upon My Person

Updated on June 17, 2013
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Encroach Upon My Person

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Encroach upon my person,

and I shall slap you silly.

Leave me alone,

and I shall morn the loss.

Hold me, reject me,

embrace and disregard me,

never fail to be there,

for without you I am lost.


This irony of thought is exhaustive,

wearing me thin.

I wish love was easy,

like a fresh summer breeze.

Inhale and let its goodness imbue,

not drag me this way and that.


Stop agreeing to disagree,

let me wallow in self-pity,

and then lick my wounds.

Who are you Mother Teresa?

Let me drown in my ambiguity,

to follow my ragged course

and reject your acceptance.


Come here so I can push you away,

I despise your compassion

and commitment to love,

when I am running for the hills.

Go away so I can pursue you,

seek you out to dismiss you.


Who am I to deserve your kindness,

your caring, understanding ways.

Who am I to reject you,

lost in my fears.

Why is love so hard?


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again for your kinds words, Dallaswriter. I'm glad you cconnect to my thoughts.

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      dallaswriter 6 years ago from North Carolina

      I can certainly feel all those emotions and have a time or two! Tony, I do so love your poetry and this was another excellent read... voted up and awesome!

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