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Below is the poem entitled Stop which was written by poet Rita Faria. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Please, stop… Please. 
I’ve stopped it long ago,
Long enough for you to stop too.
I don’t love you…

But then why do I in all sobriety
Keep counting every step you’ve taken from me?
I don’t want you.
But I want you here…

We know how to keep our distance;
One simple touch a day 
If that much, I shall say…
But we’re not frightened of anything.

I am strong, you’re strong.
Why not fight those silly feelings?
Or as it turns out slightly tough,
Just hide them till they turn to dust…

See I balance with melodies
You equate your numbers
But nothing comes to equal
When it comes to our problems:

Both pushing from opposite sides
We’re either cold or almost tied
And when it seems clear in your voice
You’ll come up with some other noise

And I’ll be here, you’ll be there…
We’re sure apart, but you’re everywhere!
And just as one day you’ll give it all
Next day you’ll only leave a whole.

And so I’ll ask you now once more:

Please, stop… Please.
I’ve stopped it long ago,
Long enough for you to stop too.
I don’t love you…

… So please stop making me do so.

Copyright © Rita Faria

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 9:25:00 AM
    A heart wrenching poem. A good write. I have reads you for the first time and would certainly like to reade more of your work. I am also from Portugal and live in Sintra Area. It seems there are only 6 poets contributing on poetrysoup from Portugal. Two of them are my friends. We are wondering if we can form a group of Portuguese poets, if we all live in the nearby vicinities. Please visit my poems and share your comments. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 6:28:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this morning Rita. May the sun shine down on you and bring great joy to your life now and always. Love, Carol