Below is the poem entitled Love Ill-equipped which was written by poet
Taormina. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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As we traveled together in directions we didn’t really know;
I believed with everything I was that you and I were meant to be.
But I kept you tethered and I was angry that you slowed me down
I didn’t realize how living like that could end so badly.
Of course I’m sorry and I’ve tossed away that rope of obedience;
I had it tied to my own neck as well and we both suffered for it
I see now that if you try to own anything, owning will own you.
But now my respect for you keeps me on the outside looking in.
There’s a lot of twisting roads in this life and I’m certainly on one;
But regardless of what I do I will always love you for trying.
You weren’t wrong to choose me it’s just that I loved like a coward
But I’m braver now even though there are still no guarantees.