Love Unrequited

I loved him once,
He with azure eyes.
He skillfully seduced me,
With all his lies.
He left me broken.
My heart in despair,
Until one day I woke,
And wondered where…

I…

Had been these past fifteen years?

I felt as though I were dreaming,
Not really here.
Had I been bewitched,
By his blue eyed stare?

Do not pity me,
This life I’ve lead.
I am glad that I have awoken,
From being the walking dead…

Going through motions,
Not really living.
Hanging onto words,
Reading into their meanings…

Looking for hope,
Where none did lie.
Sacrificed my soul,
To stall off good-bye.

I had been bewitched,
By a love that was never there.
A falsehood of lies,
Leaving me unaware.

Love Unrequited,
My Heart was deceived.
I have had enough time to grieve.

Time to move on.
Time to start living.
Time to forgive,
Time to stop missing.
Time to end all my…
reminiscing.

Time for me to realize our love was never there,
In his azure eyes or,
his penetrating stare.

© 2008 Christine King

Love Unrequited

Cking1575

Linton, United States

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Abraham Cowley wrote of the emotion (in “Anacreontiques: Or, Some Copies of Verses Translated Paraphrastically out of Anacreon”):

“A mighty pain to love it is,

And ’tis a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain."

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