Joking About Love - Poem by Virginia Cairns
What many people don't realize
Is how a joke can really hurt people
It may seem funny to you
But may cause others emotional pain
What is the worst topic though?
To each person, the answer is different
The main ones are racist, love and weight
The one that to me most is love
Why do I say love you ask?
When all of the others are terrible
Because out of all those subjects
Love is the one that affects us in every day life
Love is why people commit suicide
Love is why people are so incredibly happy
Joking about love
Is like joking about death
It's not funny at all
It's very cruel indeed
But what joke is cruelest about love?
The joke of falsity
Pretending to care
Faking emotions hurts the worst
Saying 'I love you'
Touching me passionately
Hurts terribly worse than anything
More than death itself
Saying 'you're my lover'
Mumbling 'I only want you'
Then laughing in my face
Makes me beg for death
That joke is cruel
Justice is non- existant
To you I beg
To you I cry on bended knee
Please don't joke like that anymore
Don't slowly kill me ever again
The pain is too much to bare
It's slowly eating me alive inside
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