If I'm not the one
If, when all is said and one,
You find out, Dear, I'm not the one,
Don't keep me hoping in hopeless dreams,
Or thinking light bulbs are sunshine beams.
Tell me, Dear, just how things are,
Don't carry illusions on too far.
Don't let me think that night is day
And whatever happens 'we'll find a way'.
If that way is truly lost,
Please don't stop to count the cost,
But tell me gently; don't be cruel.
Remember you loved me, don't play it cool,
Don't tarnish, please, the times we shared -
Never say you never cared;
The happy memories engraved in me
Will be comfort then, so let them be.
Dearest, please do this for me,
Don't draw it out to its fatality -
A slow and painful decline to nothingness.
Let it finish, clean and right
Without the lies night after night.
I want to remember us at our best,
Not ploughing through emotional mess.
If you do find out I'm not the one,
Tell me dear, and have it done.

Comments:
 
penname   penname wrote
on 2/27/2009 5:42:30 PM
splendid. the title says it all and the poem says the rest. i like the line "not ploughing through emotional mess"

jenni   jenni wrote
on 2/27/2009 1:22:47 PM
Or thinking light bulbs are sunshine beams - nice!

Anyafay
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Written in August 1999
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