Would

I would have your sighs
For just one moment
Gaze into your eyes
If only for this
To turn and walk away
And shake my head and say
‘I’m sorry that it had to end this way’

I would have you weep
For just one memory
Or secret that I keep
If only for this
To wipe the tears away
And shake my head and say
‘I’m sorry that you came to feel this way’

I would have you try
For sweeter love words spoken
That I would then deny
If only for this
This final last display
When I shake my head and say
‘I’m sorry that I ever felt that way’.

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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12 Responses to Would

  1. Oh Helen this poem makes the heart break for the persona. So many sentiments of ‘if only’ and sadly our lives are made up with a variety of such situations. Again I have enjoyed your work, thanks for sharing.

  2. “Liking” to acknowledge reading the piece.

  3. Reminds me of a girl I knew. She was sorry it had to end as well. I never knew what went wrong.

  4. Helen this is amazing!

  5. This is truly a touching piece. I really love it. 🙂 xxxx

  6. fibee5 says:

    A very moving poem, so beautifully written

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