I couldn't make you love me

I cannot make you love me.
I can’t make you love me.
I couldn’t make you love me.

Lionel has a new mantra.
He felt like he was living inside the echo of her. He knew he was crazy to fall for a woman who had ‘wheels on her feet’, she never even stayed the night after their lovemaking had them spent with completeness.
She would leave, “Things to do baby, places to see!”

I want to forget you
I need to forget you
I have forgotten you.

Her face surfaces in his heart and laughs at him. “You can’t forget me!”

No, Lionel knew it was the impossible impossible.
This woman was a forever loop embroidered into his feelings that had been dormant. She woke him up.

Lionel didn’t want to be in love anymore. He and his free wheeling woman could keep their arrangement for years. He would have the touch of her skin and his maleness would enter and gather her.

It could have been perfect really. No strings but friends with the extra bits without interest.
That was it.
He wanted the interest and the whole package.
She only wanted the fringe benefits.

As she lay still her breath now driven from her body Lionel was sure he would be able to forget her now and in time the place where her body explored the finality of decay.

© K S Hardy 2010

I couldn't make you love me

Arcadia Tempest

Joined November 2008

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I forget how this ends…. you can work it out to which ever way you see it ….

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