Korean Drama "Hong Gil Dong" (poem) Unreturned Love
Unreturned Love - A Poem for the Sorrowful Prince
Prince of Sorrow
Prince Lee Chang Hui is one of the main characters in the Korean Drama Mini-Series “Hong Gil Dong”. He is born into a royal family, the only legitimate son of the king, heir to the throne. At very young age, he watches his half-brother murders his mother, the queen. The terrible memory torments him. At the beginning of the drama, he never smiles. He cries silent tears when nobody is looking, and pretends to be strong when in fact he is weighted down with sorrow, responsibility, and the fear of unknown.
All that changes after Yi Nok walks into his life. Her sunny personality puts smile back onto the prince’s face. Her kindness, purity, moves him. Through her eyes, he sees the suffering and joy of ordinary peasants, and he understands what it takes to be a great king.
Despite of his feelings for her, he knows that he can never capture her heart. Love without return is equally devastating as live without love. And here is the poem for the sorrowful prince.
You walk into my life and bring sunlight to my world of darkness
For the first time I want to be a better person, just for you
You smile at me, telling me that I am not alone
I want to believe
For you are the purest soul I have ever known
Your eyes can’t tell a lie, even though your heart wants to
I know from the beginning that I am not the one you long for
Can you see the loneliness I suffer and the tears I cry?
It is because of you everything has meaning now
Don’t take it away, just let me hold on to you until I fall asleep
Let me hold on to the memory of you, even if only in a dream
I am not as strong as you think
Perhaps you haven’t noticed, a kind word from you brings smile to my face
A sweet feeling I have long forgotten until this moment you bring it all back to me
Many times I want to tell you, but fear the words of love may frighten you away
So I wait for you to come to me instead, though I wait in vain
Am I wrong trying to hold on to you when your heart is somewhere else?
All I want is to give you happiness and wipe away your tears
Am I too late to let you know that you mean a world to me?
Don’t go. Like you promised, stay with me until the end of time
It was not my intent to be rude the first time we met
Back then I did not how to love, and how to let my feelings show
Don’t say it is too late. I have come a long way from death to the world of light
I understand now what I must fight for, and how to cherish those I care
If you are willing to give me another chance I will hold on to you forever
Don’t send me back to the dark despair, for I am not the same person as before
If you must leave, wait till I fall asleep
Let us meet again in my dream, there I shall cry no more
Words from the Author
Above is a poem I wrote for Korean Drama Series “Hong Gil Dong”.
It is inspired by the character Prince Lee Chang Hui (Actor Jang Geun Seok)
Below is a link to one of the theme songs in the drama, with some beautiful clips.
Hope you enjoy it.
To learn more about this mini-series, please follow the links below.
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Sorrow Prince On YouTube
- Hong Gil Dong MV - Don't Go (JGS & SY) #2 - YouTube
*MV starring Jang Geun Suk & Sung Yuri (episode 01 to 18) *Song from: Wanted - Don't Go..Don't Go..Don't Go.. (......)
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