Bailey Burris

Dear Friend. - Poem by Bailey Burris

Why do you always pin your heart to your vest,
When you know how it always end, in a mess?
I think my friend Sarah said it best.
But, heres my attempt to comprehend the rest.
Love is sometimes a torturous game,
It seems the out come is always pain.
Why would the Beatles say such a bluff
Thinking that all you need is love.
It’s idiotic, you see.
We need plenty of other things.
Please believe me, please just see.
Please just stop falling for everybody.
I guess I don’t think like the rest.
I guess I don’t see all the happiness?
But love like that is just crazy to me.
Just a string of doubt is all it seems to be.
That kind of love is a pointless dream.
I know I am being harsh, but how else am I supposed to be?
And you are talking about marriage already?
Whats this?
You have only gotten one, measly kiss.
To be blunt, you are far to young.
Chances are, he’ll leave in a month.
But you’re so set on “it’s going to last”
Babe, stop givin’ your heart so fast.
I’m not trying to hurt you.
I just want you to be happy.
I don’t want you to look back,
And see everything ended crappy.
I love you to the core.
For you, I’ll always be here for.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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