When I loved you

iaian7 » blog » poetry   John Einselen, 12.05.07    

When I loved you, and you loved him,
and none of us could know,
the times to come, the waves to crash,
the stormy winds to blow…

When I loved you, and you loved him,
the world so sweetly calm,
the pain just starting, slowly building,
tuning for the dirge and psalm…

When I loved you, and you loved him,
and nothing could go on,
I had to resign, to thoughtless grief,
and find another song…

When you loved him, and I loved naught,
the quaking, beating drowned,
silent heart and muddled tears, and there I was,
laying dead upon the ground.

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