Because I Love You

Because I Love You

A Poem by Jay Ligda

Life offers no shortage of lessons to learn



You must be here to teach me
A catalyst of such sorrow
Only because I love you
How I’d like you to know
Or do I really love you
As much as I’d want to
Are my reasons too selfish
That you don’t get on the ball
At a distance you keep
Close enough that I see
Yet too far away to touch
The reasons I don’t follow
No word has been given
So your needs I don't know
Love has become thwarted
No explanation at all
What are you trying to teach me
For what lessons did I wish
From another lifetime distant
That my mind does not recall
Yet I remember what love is
The will to let go
Then his grace will carry me
Beyond all my sorrow
And in that state of surrender
I must watch you go
Because I do love you
How I’ll never know

© 2008 Jay Ligda

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Dang it!!! This is sad. Stupid lessons. :) But, you are right. Completely right, and how we fight those lessons. Oh how we fight them.

This was a nice, to the point piece. I enjoyed it very much.

Posted 14 Years Ago

Very passionate and expressive!! I like the ideas behind this poem!!

Posted 14 Years Ago

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2 Reviews
Added on November 25, 2008
Last Updated on November 25, 2008


Jay Ligda
Jay Ligda

San Francisco, CA

I mainly write as a way to clear my mind of unwanted thoughts. Most of it is too personal or rough to publish here, but here is some that I polished up to share. more..