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Posted: November 16th. 2008 2:41:41 PM

Views: 840

Why do you love me?

by Vincent

Age Group: Adult

Why do you love me?
I am flawed, cracked, eroded.
By the very sands of time itself.

Why do you love me?
I will die with only these two hands, a pauper.
And all you will be left with, is a husk.

Why do you love me?
Have I not caused more grief than joy?
Have I not failed, more than I have suceeded?

Why do you love me?
You say I am handsome, yet I see only the wretched being that I call myself, me.
Flesh is easily traded for the synthetic.

Do you truly love me?
Do you truly want me?
My soul cries every night for love or release.
My heart weeps a thousand tears for either.

Emptiness, where love once resided eons ago, is the only feeling within me left.
Where there once was shouts of joy, only the echo of silence prevails.

No honor is done on my behalf
No tribute is paid towards my sufferage
Only the lash and manacle, are my rewards
The scars and wounds on my soul, my only trophies

You seek not me, you demand my blind obedience.
You love not me, only the actions that bring you pleasure

Why do you love me?

Author's Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
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