My feelings were untouched until you came and broke the seal.
How can I forgive you when I had no time to heal?
You took from me my all and then led my heart astray.
I believed your many lies until the day you went away.
I have loved and I have lost so many times before.
I could never play another just to even up the score.
The pain is never less when each new love is gone.
As love is not a game and a heart is not a pawn.
Heart strands are torn apart as if entwined by fragile rope.
I look towards the heavens for just one glimpse of hope.
The nights, they are the longest with none to fill the void.
No light shines through the clouds, my trust has been destroyed.
Who knows if I will love again with a heart in mortal fear.
As I place the broken ruins upon its sacrificial bier.
Forgiveness was not mine to give; I tossed no love aside.
Who will comfort you at night; you with your everlasting pride?
Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland