Cbones Ogaraf


I'M Gone (Loves Last Light) - Poem by Cbones Ogaraf

I see it all so lucid now
this movie is quite clear
My love for you speaks volumes
yet you plainly cannot hear

You burst into my presence
thinking I have time to spare
to listen to your grievances
your problems and your fears

It's not that I don't love you
It's not that I don't care
I just can't hear more questions
about the color of your hair

Or 'is my writing funny? '
Or 'do you love me still? '
I tell you 'yes' to all of this
and pray my actions show

I cook for you, I doctor you
and hope this sickness goes
And someday soon that you will see
just what my heart bestows

Your question if I 'think you're fat'
is causing me to glare
All of these things weigh down on me
it's more than I can bear

Your constant needs engulf me
and are driving me insane
approval, love and loneliness
and constant fear and blame

'Do you think that I am pretty? '
you will ask me every day
I have answered it repeatedly
yet it never goes away

You never let the past alone
- it sleeps not very long
I'd like to think you love me
yet no sex means I'm dead wrong

I'd like to think we're active
But the truth is coming out
The only thing you like to do
is T.V. on the couch

You say that I'm not here for you
and it makes you overeat,
yet the pain of feeling nothing
cannot be healed by treats

Most visits to the doctors
and the dentists through the years,
were caused by yo-yo diets
and your crazy, crazy fears.

How am I supposed to feel
when you always bring me down?
All I want is happiness
but all you do is frown

You never seem to notice,
when I'm busy or I'm sad
and instead of looks of kindness
all I get are looks of mad

Your constant interruptions
break my conversation's flow
I know I need to do my work
and plan to make it so

Trying to help, I mentioned plans
for you to reach your dreams
when I try to tell them to you
you just roll your eyes and scream

I shouldn't really blame you,
because I've earned no pay for years
and all of your respect for me
has vanished with the tears.

I feel that all your love for me
has stopped or gone away
I guess your love is really gone
we have a fight each day

I have to go away now
there is nothing more to hear
My ship of love is set to sail
off this ocean of despair

I have to go away now
there is nothing more to see
My ship is raising anchor
open water calling me

One day I hope you're happy
One day I hope you'll find
the gift that fills your emptiness
with peace and love and light.

I saw it all so lucid then
this movie is quite done
My love for you spoke volumes
you ignored me, now I'm gone.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Husband's frustration with vain, neurotic wife.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 26, 2013


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