Do I Love You?
Do I love you?
Yes, of course
Did I always?
Yes, of course
' Then, why? ',
that I can
give no answer.
I simply did
what I had to do.
I told the lies
you needed to hear
and acted the roles
and painted the smiles
on the masks
I had to wear
I built the sets
which you needed
to walk through
in order for you
to stay with me.
For, it was always
about the whys
and not the lies.
It was never the lines
but what's between,
where the meanings died.
All that smoke
and all those mirrors
and the mirages
I needed to make
all for you
and never for me.
We had to dance
Dance of Deceits.
It's what gives
the life which
gives no damn
about our hows,
and, of course,
Mike Acker's Other Poems
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Comments about this poem (Do I Love You? by Mike Acker )
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(24 January 1572 - 31 March 1631)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
- Invictus, William Ernest Henley
- Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
- If, Rudyard Kipling
- The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
- If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
- An Almost Made Up Poem, Charles Bukowski
- Daffodils, William Wordsworth
- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
- Inspiration, Henry David Thoreau
- Dreams, Langston Hughes
Poem of the Day
- Flying out, maryline vautravers
- From God to God, Prof Niamat Ali Murtazai
- Conscienceless, hafiz qasim
- Al Contorno L Ser Humano, Zoila T. Flores
- Pernickety, hafiz qasim
- Turning In, Michael P. McParland
- True Love 3, Michael P. McParland
- True Love 2, Michael P. McParland
- Dream Number 4 (love), Smoky Hoss
- True Love, Michael P. McParland