Love Hurts - A Collection of Short Poems
These poems are from a few years ago, and as much as I say I'm a cynic, a lot comes out when I translate how I'm feeling into poetry. And when I'm hurting from a broken heart, especially so. From various times, caused by various people, and a reminder that what we think is love can also be quite the opposite.
Flames forever blazing
I see fire in your eyes
When they fight your fire
With their ice
Stay, stay burning
Roaring flames within
Melt loving hearts
Scald harming hands
Don’t surrender to the cold
I find what brings me a floating calm
I am numbly laughing and light on my feet
My mind dancing to a merry tune
As everything fades away
I feel nothing but this is how I atone
Insincerity blurs with practicality
As I hide behind a Cheshire smile
Innocence is a conspiracy
And conspiracy is me
It’s nothing new, my broken heart
Instead it’s rather brittle
My sadness I hide behind a smile
‘Cause to most it matters little
The train left and you were too late,
Left just waving in the smoke.
By the time you'd caught the next one,
Your heart was broke.
Let me tell you good luck,
God knows I wish you well.
You said that you loved me,
Words never I thought you'd tell.
Took me into a fit, it did.
Never expected that to be true.
We said goodbye, thought it was best.
Every day my mind goes back to you.
You said we were always more than simple friends,
I think you were 'bout right,
I don't shed tears over just any soul.