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One-Sided Love

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One-Sided Love

How do you give solace to a girl with a broken heart
when your heart has not yet mended from her falling in love with him?

How do you answer her questions for advice
when you know the best advice to give further damages your chance?

How do you lend a shoulder for her to cry on
when your entire body aches to embrace her lovingly?

How do you listen to her plans for making up
when you wish your friendship could be replaced by romance?

Silently, you suffer the torture of one-sided love.
Stoically, you pretend to be happy as her friend.
Selflessly, you let her go when you desperately want her to stay.
Stupidly, you swallow those three words you want to say.

You try convincing yourself you are happy by her happiness,
even though her happiness with another makes you depressingly sad.

You wear the mask of a brother-like relative
even though the jealously is driving you mad.

To leave her far behind would mean your freedom and your end.
Never to know her as a lover, you will suffer lonely as a friend.

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  1. Date: 9/4/2013 5:38:00 PM

    All the while hoping she'll see you in a different light .....heart touching write Joe. Good job making me feel the pain of one sided love. Hugs

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 5:46:00 AM

    As Gail says, you have a talent for engaging the reader, beautiful poem Joe, there is a tender heart beating there, I can't hear it, but I can feel it, across the miles, take care dearest man, xxx

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 4:02:00 PM

    Joe, I just love your writing. I have a way of rhyming words so magically and with deep feeling. This truly expresses a one sided love in its heartbreak. Hugs and love, Gail