I Should Have Known

Written by: Poet JMariah

I couldn't have known it would come to this
that love would end with the sweep of a kiss
that tears would stain the dreams we shared
that mere fantasies would have us ensnared
and parting lips would forget real bliss,
but I should have known it would come to this.

I couldn't have known how my heart would break
how my life would be spent in the breaths you'd take
that empty arms would be emptier still
as words formed promises you'd never fill
and I'd be a fool for passion's sake,
but I should have known how my heart would break.

I couldn't have known you would say goodbye
that our love would be swallowed in a lie
that my soul would ache for desires we'd known
holding fast to the memories of love you'd shown
and that all I could do was sit and cry,
but I should have known you would say goodbye.


JMariah