Treasure Island

Lawrence Beck

A Price Too High

I wanted her so badly that I curbed
My appetite for alcohol. I cleaned
My living room. I started wearing
Nicer clothes, and spoke as if I
Loved my life, and held my tongue
When those around us voiced their
Wretched right-wing views. I tried
So hard to win her love, but couldn't,
And, when I was through, when
She arrived one evening with a man
Who was, by nature, all the things
That I had tried to be, I rose at once
And left in sorrow, not for losing
Her, but because I had lost myself.

Submitted: Monday, August 25, 2014

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  • Jacqueline Nash (8/25/2014 5:21:00 AM)

    Love this poem, it is so sad and I'm sure many have experienced this. I hope it didn't really happen to you but if it did I hope you find yourself again. Poem flows beautifully, well written. (Report) Reply

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