Hal Caufield


How Do I Live - Poem by Hal Caufield

Tell me, tell me,
My dearest June!
What words do I use
To prove to you
That I love you?
How do get across
To you, my rising sun,
That you are the one?

How do I stop this
Rollercoaster ride
And impact your life,
Once and for all,
With such force
As would end all doubt
Of what I am about?

How do I prove to you
That I adore your smile,
Your pout, your frown;
That I would give my life,
My death, my then, my now,
But to know that you are mine?

How do I stop you
From telling me
You might love – him,
And in so doing crushing,
Crushing, crushing
All words, all sense, all good?

How do I live, my love,
Thinking that you may not
Want to be mine?

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  • (2/12/2010 10:40:00 PM)


    It is always the one sad poem that really touches me. The poem that makes you hope for the writer to find someone new, to experience that happiness again. That one sad poem is one of the reasons why I love poetry so much, and this one sad poem has only reinforced that love. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 12, 2010



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