unrequit'd love

unrequit'd love

A Poem by j.r.

you hang your head heavy and weep

     for someone, something not deserving.

ragg’d look upon you, tired tears

     streaming the creases of your weary skin,

i take my masculine hand,

and smooth the edges of your face,

brush the fallen locks from your eyes,

whisper love

     through tender breaths;

i breathe into your sobbing mouth.

fret not my love of that unrequit’d,

but instead only of the thing itself,

for it is a perennial gift

     that blooms with e’ery season new.

just know that i will ne’er waver,

and will always care more than you can spare--

the same for me as was for you.

© 2010 j.r.

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You have a way with poetry that makes each poem a pleasure to read love!
Your style is uniquely inviting!
The devotion in this piece is wonderfully coiced!

Posted 10 Years Ago

I love the line, "i breathe into your sobbing mouth". There is something so beautiful captured here. Your style never ceases to be fresh and fulfilling for me. Please, keep writing :).

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on July 15, 2010
Last Updated on July 16, 2010



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hello! :0) i'm a 31 year old poet from arkansas originally, but now live in alaska. i enjoy writing [obviously ;0P], reading, fishing, hiking, karaoke, and just chillin' with friends. most all of t.. more..

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A Poem by j.r.