Armistead Lindsey

Freshman - 816 Points (09/10/1996 / Frome)

Why Does It Hurt - Poem by Armistead Lindsey

Why does it hurt to love you so much?
And know my love is not returned.
It's like being the beggar in a gallery,
Falling for a painting,
Knowing it will never be a center-piece
In the hallway.

Why does it hurt to love you so much?
Knowing it's just my heart.
To see you in pain burns my soul,
Because you have no obligation to it,
No cause or reason, it feeds desire,
To protect, to comfort, to hold.

Why does it hurt to love you so much?
Even if I'm just another person.
No matter how much I think I know,
I will never be let it.
You torture yourself as I watch,
In this twisted horror picture show.

Why does it hurt to love you so much?
Yet I swear you just want my pain.
It is your desire to feel normal,
You listen, purely to know you're not alone.
Not to fully care I know.

Why does it hurt to love you so much?
To have had you in my arms,
To have been in your arms,
To have felt that content,
In myself, in my company. And yet,
Know it will never be mine

Topic(s) of this poem: longing, love, pain, suffering


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015



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