patty barnes

Rookie (01/06/1961 / Everywhere, Illinois)

The Companions - Poem by patty barnes

With hands clenched at my side, I stand in rage
How could this happen, I screamed to the sky
I gave up my heart, my body, my soul
What I thought was true love, was but just a lie

A deal is a deal, a heart for a heart
You took yours from me, I want mine back
'It's not that easy', whispers pain with a laugh
'Your mine for awhile, a fact is a fact'

But I did nothing wrong, just gave into love
Why should I be punished, why should I pay
'You took a chance', reality said with a smile
Then loneliness took my hand to lead me away

With pity beside me and hatred behind
I traveled awhile down the road of despair
'Don't bother with love', said my companions to me
'Just stick with us, 'cause life isn't fair'

But I want love I cried, so just leave me be
I'll try again and again if I must
We may meet again, though I hope not too soon
For I'm seeking true love, I'll not settle for lust

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  • (2/22/2007 11:10:00 AM)

    Great poem. I've talked annd walked with your companions too. Hey, keep that hope alive.. Love will find a way. Zen (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, January 21, 2011

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