Paul Andrew Bourne

Rookie - 161 Points (December 5,1968 / Kingston, Jmaica)

Only If - Poem by Paul Andrew Bourne

Only if
Only if
That is, only if
Only if
I had not met her
I would not have loved her

I wonder
Is it sadness, bewilderment or
I don't know
But, this I do
She was fearless to love, kind, gentle
and respectful to ALL
How can this be?

my mind is crippled with
unanswered questions
my eyes are bleeding from
my mouth is packed with bitterness
my soul is drained of substance
my life is conflicting and complex
my flatulence has no godly respect
Damn it! !
Why rose so fresh had to lower the
There's just NOTHING good about
this day
Is my sorrow the first stage of
Only if
Only if
That is, only if

Only if
I had not met her
I would not have loved her
Orderly and motherly
Dark but comely
Robust yet desirous
My icon
the closest being to God's persona
What did she do wrong?

I can't understand
Does He see
Does He really understand this
Why that life?
Only if
Only if
I had not met her
I would not have loved so much

Is it ignorance of the future
Is it love missed
Is it human fragility
Or, just God's wish
Or, is it just life's balancing
that a life so promising
meet this gentle transition
a painful change to the unknown
leaving without a good-bye
what a way to leave others behind..
in a mist of ambiguity
Only if

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 26, 2012

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