Should the broken heart persist
in it's courageous pursuit
Of love when the pain insists
That the broken heart remain mute?
Will my heart become dissolute?
Should the flame of love abate
More each time we love in vain,
Should we then our hearts berate
For causing us such awful pain?
Will I ever know love again?
I always ask myself this
When I chance to love anew,
Before I choose to resist
I first ask, What would the dead do?
Should my heart die, or live anew?
If the dead could rise again
Perchance to love one more time,
Would they fear Love's bitter pain
Or, would they think the pain sublime?
I've always chosen love each time!
Timothy I. Brumley