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The Sad, Lonely Bard

Follow me down but don't chase too hard,
I'm resigned to my lot; the sad, lonely bard.
You can try to save me, but it won't be worth it
You may well love me, but I don't deserve it.

I wish things were different, really I do
That I could commit, build a paradise with you.
We could have been great, don't think I don't know it
I'm being sincere though don't know how to show it.

Why are you here, why do you try?
It kills me each time I cause you to cry but,
Hurt you I will, it's all I know how
So it's best we forget and bury this now.

I've chosen my road and you're welcome to take it,
It's dark, cold and dusty, don't think you'll make it.
Dare, follow me down but don't chase too hard,
I'm resigned to my lot; the sad, lonely bard.

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  1. Date: 9/10/2012 1:57:00 AM
    Awww, this was touching and sad, including the title. I loved every heartfelt line. Keep up the great work! :) Always, Laura

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 10:32:00 AM
    John words like this all may follow..David

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 8:26:00 AM
    Wow, let me say from a woman who loves a man such as this... DO NOT sell her strength short. I am sure she knows how you are, and in truth you hurt her less than you think. If a woman can love a man like this, she has seen more pain than he can ever give. As for her chasing to hard, in love is there such a thing? Maybe you have never been loved so hard to let her. Just know only the few and brave cling to this type love. Chance it for the hell of it. :)

    Lipari Avatar John Lipari
    Date: 5/2/2012 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the wonderful comment Danielle! Please be aware that this piece was not written lightly, I have not sold anyone short. It comes from a well seated place dripping with the experience of this relationship. I do agree with you on the fact that there are certain types of love that I am yet to experience! I appreciate comments like these more than you know...keep them coming! :)