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Only Make Believe

Love me though it's only make believe
Kiss me though I really know
You hold me close to just deceive;
Let that one sweet second flow
Over me lest it sink and break
My poor heart, for pity's sake.

Lend me faith for my belief
Give me from your eyes a smile;
Take away this wretched grief
And hold me close a little while.
I suffer now and surely know
You tease me with my forlorn woe.

Sing to me sweet and low
Tell me that you gently weave
Dreams of me although I know
You only play at make believe.
It hurts so much although it's plain
You are the one who scorns my pain.

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  1. Date: 6/19/2012 6:35:00 PM
    Marvelous enjambment! Neat ababcc rhyming... make believe as a child is fun, but as an adult it may lead to heartache. Well done, Elizabeth! :)

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 11:11:00 PM
    If only to pretend,I love you now. If.only now I can pretend to take to the world you wish. And give you the wish you kiss. And take you miles away from the worries of today. I would take you away today.

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 9:59:00 AM
    Titles draw me in. Pretending is fine as long as we know its pretending.

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 8:05:00 PM
    i could have given this to april. john

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 10:37:00 AM
    Another wonderful poem you have penned. Enjoyed the rhyme one of my fav type of poems. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 5:49:00 AM
    liz this is too much god has given this earth a true rhymer who can express her heart with the pen please make sure you email the title of your book i will buy

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 9:20:00 PM
    Hi! friend, you have adorned a picture of a state where one really cries with heart for love, even after knowing its results beforehand. Nice one, loved it and giving thanks for your sweet comment on my

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 4:21:00 PM
    Hi Elizabeth, awesome this, such profoundness and grief in every word. Thank you for your wonderful comments on my work. wish i could read more here on soup, but time is a major factor, but hoping to catch up one day in the near future. again love your poems. harry

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 2:46:00 PM
    Good Grief Charley Brown! :) I hope you get the gist of what I'm saying. I saying this is good grief. It stinks when you have to explain. Oh well. Write On!

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 8:12:00 AM
    keeping positive thoughts will make all dreams come into reality elizabeth.. great expressions of hurtful luv but true luv is not this way.. keeping faith is the best way to receive luv... it happens in it's alloted time zone.. excellent words luv..

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 4:51:00 AM
    a totally superb piece that begs for understanding and love.. i am so mystified by you lines; very fluent dear lizzy! love this...

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 3:34:00 AM
    Each poem from you is a totally new experience in itself. Remarkable! Just how do you do it???

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  1. Date: 11/5/2011 3:10:00 PM
    Hmm Lizzie... i think your write here was great, hope there is not too much of your own experience therein..

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 12:24:00 PM
    A very, very heartfelt poem...thanks for the comments.........George

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 11:45:00 AM
    What a sad write this is, Elizabeth! Hopefully not based on true experience though? Either way, a touching write!

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 10:51:00 AM
    This is a marvelous writing, Elizabeth. God! I like your writing style.. :)

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 10:14:00 AM
    an excellent portrayal of a woman's heart and her cravings for love even if it's all artificial. loved it

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 10:02:00 AM
    from you very soul,,and through your emotions and experiences,,are words that flow, that are so beautiful to read and takes us to a place in our hearts that mean everything to us,,,thanks for sharing your work,,and many special comments with me.....

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 9:28:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your work..Sad that this could happen but it does..Very great persentation of the idea..Thanks for the kind review of my work about Janet Frame...Sara