A Response To Love Unrequited - Poem by RIC BASTASA

i've seen love offered
which i did not love for once
and for fear that
i may mislead love to a place
not intended for it
i simply ignore it

i had love and spent it all
until i do not have any

i am not that happy if you
ask for
that higher standard of
having to live away from misery

but i know love and i know how to throw it away
so that i may cause no pain at

or that it may not cause any pain
at me

(for who likes pain?
i too, want to avoid
that unnecessary pain
that i do not wish
to bear with out any

what i wish to tell you
is this: i have learned to live
at least in my mind
that on nights that i am just
myself in bed and with
no other
in peace shall i
soundly sleep

and you who say
that you do not love me anymore

i shall reply:
i really don't care.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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