Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 100,656 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

This Feeling Keeps Me In Tears - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I trusted to know what love was when it came.
I thought I was prepared...
And aware of it!
I knew in my heart,
I would be able to define it.
Able I was to separate infatuation...
From an urge to please a passing temptation.

Until you left me with an addiction I miss.
A craving only you can satisfy.
I deny this as love,
Because this feeling keeps me in tears.
And I should be dancing!
Expressing nothing but joy.
I could...
If I held you again.
And that can not be love.

No!
That can not be love.
No!
That can not be love.

I refuse to accept it.
Not like that!
It can not be.
Not for me.
Not like that!


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 4, 2008



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